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Random passing out, memory loss, loss of muscle control in face (mouth/ eyes)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2010
  • 08:23 AM

My sister has started passing out randomly earlier this year. The first few times it happened while she was standing at work, every few weeks or so. The doctor told her it was a female issue or exhaustion. The passing out increased in fequency, and she was told it was a seizure disorder. Her driver's license was taken away, they put on seizure meds, and they put a monitor on her. After the monitor she was told it was a heart problem, and she underwent heart surgery to redirect blood flow through other arteries since the doctors said that one of them was not pumping enough blood. They took her off the seizure meds and put her on several others. During this time her episodes began to happen more frequently- to the point where she currently has an episode 5-7 days out of the week. Her symptoms have increased as well. She has woken up twice now with no memory of the day before, her episodes are lasting longer, and the last couple times her muscles have frozen in her face- she was unable to talk or even open her eyes. Any light people could shed on what this is and how to deal with it would be much appreciated. My family and I are very scared.

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