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My son keeps Passing out after running on windy days

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  • Posted By: mstormy
  • May 7, 2007
  • 02:47 AM

Well my son is 17 ,190lbs 6'2" and has asthma other wise in good condition. Since the 8th grade and about once a yr. he passes out. I have nailed it down to after he is running the mile. At first I thought it was is Asthma. Went to a heart specialist and the took eeg, brain scans, echo gram. She couldnt duplicate it, so she summed it up to low blood presure not his Asthma and to take salt when this happens. He has fluids and eats great and even takes a breathing treatment before he runs. Well this last one on Friday he passed out at school again after running the mile. But he felt okay and continued on with school as he hates to miss any of his classes. That was at 930 am then after lunch at around 12pm he was walking to class and passed out again, this time the teacher informed me he was shaking for a good 20 min, eyes were twitching and one of the kids said hes eyes roled back. He hit his head really ******n the assfault. Sounds to me like he is having seizures instead of an asthma attack or his heart.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
worried mom......:confused:

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  • Did they do a 48 hour holter moniter? (ECG monitering).He should be checked for long QT sydrome which has fainting spells as a prime symptom and is commonly diagnosed in children and young adults.Treatment is simple -- pacemaker.Insist on the holter moniter if he has not had it.
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  • hi!Yes he has had the 48hr monitor and nothing:cool:. So were going back to a nerologist, and the cardiologist. Then I asked for a pulmanary function test. actually demanded:mad:!!! Because it happens once a year, when the weather is hot and windy and after he runs his mile. thank you:D
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