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vasovagular syncope.....or not?????

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  • Posted By: jenncp3
  • October 9, 2008
  • 03:36 PM

My husband is 43 years old. He has meneires disease. He also has syncope spells unrelated to his disease. Recently in May he collapsed, and came to about 5 seconds later....feeling fine, no confusion, not any visible signs of a seizure. After 3 days in the hospital and several tests later, they came to the conclusion that he had vasovagular syncope. Jump ahead to October, My husband was sitting on his "Lazy Boy" watching television,feet up, totally relaxed, and tells me something isn't right, I look over at him and his head slumped over and his mouth was drawn sideways, his eyes fluttered and hands making slight movements, lasting no more than 10 seconds, he came to hearing me before seeing me, and felt fine immediatly afterwards. Ofcourse he asked me, what happened, and I told him. We are going back to the neurologist....Hopefully to find something out regarding this. Strangely enough, our 21 year old daughter has been "passing out" over the last two months atleast 7 times, one of which she fell down the steps and sprained her ankle and knee........:confused: Can anyone tell me what might be going on????? VERY SCARED, COFUSED AND WORRIED!!!!

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  • It's really important that you let the doctors know that more than one person in the family is having these issues. I am no expert, but epilepsy is one possibility. There are many others. Meniere's may be a misdiagnosis. Here's a medical article that gives different diagnoses for seizures: http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic376.htm
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 9, 2008
    • 07:09 PM
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