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teen daughter with headaches, bradycardia, and dizziness

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  • Posted By: worriedmom5
  • July 19, 2008
  • 02:22 PM

Recently my 15 yr old daughter has been complaining of being dizzy and the feeling of falling backwards everytime she gets up. She has also had a headach, which gets worse with the episodes. Loss of appetite and just feels yucky. This stared 2 months ago with her sitting at a table and she thought she fell backwards.
Dr. had said she might be dehydrated, but she has been drinking lots of water. Yesterday the symptoms were so bad that they did an ecg. her heart rate was only 48. The dr. drew blood and told her to increase her salt intake and continue to drink lots of water.
Any ideas?:confused:

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  • Could be electrolites. How's her blood pressure? Diet? Too much pop? If I were her mother, I would want her to have a stess test with a cardiologist. She's not pregnant?
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree she should see a cardiologist
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
  • is she on any medications? i also found this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromuscular_dysplasia#Signs_and_Symptoms this doesn't mention bradycardia, however when i was searching your daughters symptoms on google i clicked on a link that said something about fibromuscular dysplasia and a heart rate of 52, however i could not read the article without subscribing.
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
  • What kind of blood tests have they done on your daughter? A Na+ (salt) imbalance is possible but easily detected on a blood test and it is secondary to other problems especially in America where most people intake 5 times or more of the salt the body needs. I have found that many Doctors are often too presumptuous by the appearances of things although there are many great doctors out there. Is your daughter really thin? This may lead a doctor to think she is not eating due to the social pressures on youth to be thin. Do you have a copy of the EKG? Make sure your cardiologist gets a copy of the one they did for comparison purposes. Where there any notes involving the QRS wave or anything that sounded like that? Does the dizziness subside if your daughter puts her head down or sits back down? Are there any fluctuations in blood pressure differences when she sits, lies down, or stands? They should have taken her blood pressure during all three positions. There are many problems that could exist to cause those symptoms and a going to a cardiologist is highly recommended so they can further study her heart. I hope everything goes well for you and your daughter. Keep going to the doctor and if you don’t get the answers you need from one go to another and get a second opinion.LRayne
    lcrayne 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Recently my 15 yr old daughter has been complaining of being dizzy and the feeling of falling backwards everytime she gets up. She has also had a headach, which gets worse with the episodes. Loss of appetite and just feels yucky. This stared 2 months ago with her sitting at a table and she thought she fell backwards. Dr. had said she might be dehydrated, but she has been drinking lots of water. Yesterday the symptoms were so bad that they did an ecg. her heart rate was only 48. The dr. drew blood and told her to increase her salt intake and continue to drink lots of water.Any ideas?:confused: What are her periods like? Are they heavy? Is she taking any medications including birth control? Does she eat regularly or skip meals? How much water does she drink daily? Does she have any abnormal sweating during these episodes? Does she feel cold or warm, does she have cold hands and feet? I'd get copies of all blood work done and check her thyroid, iron, and B12 levels. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • get her doctor to send her to a heart specialist! to rule out it being caused by heart issues.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
  • I also had this condition when I was 14 yrs old. It was an awful feeling to have. My mom took me from doctor to doctor without any satifisfactory answers. Finally, we saw a neurologist at Columbia Presbyterien Hospital in NYC and they did a slew of tests (all negative) The doctor took my blood pressure in 3 positions, laying down, sitting and standing and found great fluxuations. I was diagnosed with teenage blood pressure syndrome - was given 2 mg of valium and gradually after 3 mos all symptoms disappeared and I no longer needed the medication.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Great replies!I would also check for any possible Tick born infections. Has she had any bug bites or rashes? Best wishes, hope it gets figured out soon. ~~JerseyLymie
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • PLEASE check into OI (orthostatic intolerance) symptoms can come on gradual.....here are some of the symptoms: Excessive FatigueExercise IntoleranceRecurrent Syncope or Near Syncope(passing out/near passing out)DizzinessNauseaTachycardiaPalpitationsVisual DisturbancesBlurred Vision Tunnel VisionGraying OutTremulusnessWeakness - most noticeable in the legsChest DiscomfortShortness of BreathMood SwingsMigraines and Other HeadachesGastrointestinal Problems
    aliceanna 41 Replies Flag this Response
  • What kind of blood tests have they done on your daughter? A Na+ (salt) imbalance is possible but easily detected on a blood test and it is secondary to other problems especially in America where most people intake 5 times or more of the salt the body needs. LRayne The salt may not have been recommended to her to correct a salt imbalance. Salt is sometimes given to fainting patients not due to them being low on salt.. but rather to raise Blood volume and BP. Low Blood volume can cause low BP and fainting.
    taniaaust1 2,267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Recently my 15 yr old daughter has been complaining of being dizzy and the feeling of falling backwards everytime she gets up. She has also had a headach, which gets worse with the episodes. Loss of appetite and just feels yucky. This stared 2 months ago with her sitting at a table and she thought she fell backwards. Dr. had said she might be dehydrated, but she has been drinking lots of water. Yesterday the symptoms were so bad that they did an ecg. her heart rate was only 48. The dr. drew blood and told her to increase her salt intake and continue to drink lots of water.Any ideas?:confused:Did you ever get a diagnosis? Did it go away? My 14 year old son has the exact same symptoms, but the dizziness and head ache are 24/7. He's been diagnosed with postural blood pressure, but I don't understand why he has it all day long. So far he's been sick for 3 weeks, attending school only 1/2 days due to fatigue.
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  • is she eating products with sucralose or splenda? how about aspartame- these would be in diet foods, sodas, candies and sugar free gum and all foods really you have to check the labels- lite yogurts, atkins diet foods and candies,diet or lite ice cream like blue bunnie or bryers, fresca has it and it is not diet - so read labelsall of the artificial sweeteners mentioned above are poison- they cause multiple symptoms and you can check the internet under their names to find testimonials of their neg. affects to people. People have real horror stories about these products and how the symptoms disappeared after they stopped eating, but some were already having to have surgeries- like tumor removals and seizures. check google, facebook groups, youtube - you will find them there for you to read and learn
    founddog 188 Replies Flag this Response
  • Recently my 15 yr old daughter has been complaining of being dizzy and the feeling of falling backwards everytime she gets up. She has also had a headach, which gets worse with the episodes. Loss of appetite and just feels yucky. This stared 2 months ago with her sitting at a table and she thought she fell backwards. Dr. had said she might be dehydrated, but she has been drinking lots of water. Yesterday the symptoms were so bad that they did an ecg. her heart rate was only 48. The dr. drew blood and told her to increase her salt intake and continue to drink lots of water.Any ideas?:confused:Instead of medicines, try to adjust neck muscles. A five minute job can solve all the problems. You can write to me PArjuna85210@yahoo.com
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  • I am wondering did your daughter take a vaccine- called Gardacil ?If so please research this on the google and read as much as you can find on it- stay away from the Merck research or tailored sites because this is the company who puts the vaccine out. Thanks - hope your daughter finds her solution ASAPA good cleanse if she did take the vaccine and a good cleanse is a good idea- they clean the body from toxins that make the body sick- they are simply a fiber filled routine diet for a week or so and this flushes the body.
    founddog 188 Replies Flag this Response
  • Recently my 15 yr old daughter has been complaining of being dizzy and the feeling of falling backwards everytime she gets up. She has also had a headach, which gets worse with the episodes. Loss of appetite and just feels yucky. This stared 2 months ago with her sitting at a table and she thought she fell backwards. Dr. had said she might be dehydrated, but she has been drinking lots of water. Yesterday the symptoms were so bad that they did an ecg. her heart rate was only 48. The dr. drew blood and told her to increase her salt intake and continue to drink lots of water.Any ideas?:confused:Yes!!! I began having terrible headaches at about 12 years old, but began getting the dizziness suddenly when I turned 42...Have her checked for a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) or Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)....The dizziness turned out to be a mini stroke and I was found to have a PFO (hole in heart) that I had at birth but was never detected. If your daughter has ever been diagnosed with a heart murmur one of the aforementioned could be the problem and if she has not it could still be the problem as I mentioned happened with me. I went for years having terrible migraine headaches because of that. Good luck!
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  • I had this same feling of falling. I went to several doctors and finally found that it was "acute vertigo". it makes you feel dizzy, sick at your stomach and it very scary sometimes. go to a Ears, Nose and throat doc. vertigo does not always feel like the room is spinning. mine makes me feel like I am falling or bouncing up and down.Recently my 15 yr old daughter has been complaining of being dizzy and the feeling of falling backwards everytime she gets up. She has also had a headach, which gets worse with the episodes. Loss of appetite and just feels yucky. This stared 2 months ago with her sitting at a table and she thought she fell backwards. Dr. had said she might be dehydrated, but she has been drinking lots of water. Yesterday the symptoms were so bad that they did an ecg. her heart rate was only 48. The dr. drew blood and told her to increase her salt intake and continue to drink lots of water.Any ideas?:confused:
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 27, 2009
    • 10:48 PM
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  • I had this same feling of falling. I went to several doctors and finally found that it was "acute vertigo". it makes you feel dizzy, sick at your stomach and it very scary sometimes. go to a Ears, Nose and throat doc. vertigo does not always feel like the room is spinning. mine makes me feel like I am falling or bouncing up and down.She has gardasil poisoning - go to Let's_Talk_about_Gardasil Yahoo group.They will share how they were able to heal their daughters it through the diet.Good Luck - They will help you with all the emotions you are experiencing from this nightmare. love
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 28, 2009
    • 00:13 AM
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  • My daughter is just 15 and has the same sort of things going on, really stressed about it and after reading all these posts, I am even more so. Anyone got any more information to ad about these type of symtoms?
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  • My daughter is 12 and has been having trouble for 5 weeks, similar to this thread. I have picked her up from school many times because the school nurse called me, and school has only been in session for 6 weeks! She is dizzy a lot, has headaches a lot, and just feels run down. She has been running low-grade fevers often. Last week, we had a CMP and CBC done, and her neutraphils came back at less than half of what they should be. Yesterday, I had another CBC done and her neutraphils are back to normal, thank goodness. The docs are saying that some bad virus just wiped her out and now she is rebuilding...but I'm not so sure. The headaches and dizzyness and fatigue seem to be getting worse, not better.Several weeks ago, after about 10 days of feeling bad, I took her in and she was diagnosed with hydrastatic hypotension, which is the when the blood pressure drops in sitting and standing positions. She carries water with her everywhere and salty snacks. However, this is not the only issue going on, I know it, I feel it. I'm a mom, and I'm not the mom who freaks out at every sniffle and heads to the ER. I am very laid back, don't freak about things and gather information. But I am freaking out now. Well, I was. When her neutraphils were so low, the fear was that she had some kind of life-threatening disease, most of which, with that issue, are bone marrow related and not good.I just feel like something is still going on. On August 2, she had vaccines and I wonder if this is related. She had a DTAP booster, her second Varicella, and Meningococcal vaccines. Has anyone had issues with that? She has never had the HPV vaccine, I feel we don't know enough about it.She has started to develop a little, with a small amount of hair and some breast tissue, but has not started menstruating yet. She's very small and thin, only 75 pounds and 4'10", but it is not a weight issue, she is just that way genetically. She eats fine, her appetite is the only thing that really hasn't been affected. I make everything from scratch so we are not eating a bunch of processed foods, but I am seperated from my husband and I know she eats more crap over there. Once a week I allow my kids to have the boxed macaroni and cheese. We have lots of fruit and veggies and my biggest sin in the snack department is Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. I do have flavored water with artificial sweeteners and I feel like, as one of the other posts stated, they are poison, so I am phasing those out and working on a good recipe for our own flavored water made with water and natural juice. She really drinks mostly plain water though, that's what she likes.Any thoughts?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 11:36 AM
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  • My daughter is 12 and has been having trouble for 5 weeks, similar to this thread. I have picked her up from school many times because the school nurse called me, and school has only been in session for 6 weeks! She is dizzy a lot, has headaches a lot, and just feels run down. She has been running low-grade fevers often. Last week, we had a CMP and CBC done, and her neutraphils came back at less than half of what they should be. Yesterday, I had another CBC done and her neutraphils are back to normal, thank goodness. The docs are saying that some bad virus just wiped her out and now she is rebuilding...but I'm not so sure. The headaches and dizzyness and fatigue seem to be getting worse, not better.Several weeks ago, after about 10 days of feeling bad, I took her in and she was diagnosed with hydrastatic hypotension, which is the when the blood pressure drops in sitting and standing positions. She carries water with her everywhere and salty snacks. However, this is not the only issue going on, I know it, I feel it. I'm a mom, and I'm not the mom who freaks out at every sniffle and heads to the ER. I am very laid back, don't freak about things and gather information. But I am freaking out now. Well, I was. When her neutraphils were so low, the fear was that she had some kind of life-threatening disease, most of which, with that issue, are bone marrow related and not good.I just feel like something is still going on. On August 2, she had vaccines and I wonder if this is related. She had a DTAP booster, her second Varicella, and Meningococcal vaccines. Has anyone had issues with that? She has never had the HPV vaccine, I feel we don't know enough about it.She has started to develop a little, with a small amount of hair and some breast tissue, but has not started menstruating yet. She's very small and thin, only 75 pounds and 4'10", but it is not a weight issue, she is just that way genetically. She eats fine, her appetite is the only thing that really hasn't been affected. I make everything from scratch so we are not eating a bunch of processed foods, but I am seperated from my husband and I know she eats more crap over there. Once a week I allow my kids to have the boxed macaroni and cheese. We have lots of fruit and veggies and my biggest sin in the snack department is Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. I do have flavored water with artificial sweeteners and I feel like, as one of the other posts stated, they are poison, so I am phasing those out and working on a good recipe for our own flavored water made with water and natural juice. She really drinks mostly plain water though, that's what she likes.Any thoughts?I think your mom gut is right. I think your daughter could be having a reaction to the adjuvant in the different vaccines. Any way of finding out what manufacturer the vaccines were? Can you ask your doctor? Just ask the nurse over the phone. Tell her you want to find the patient information insert on line and need to know the maker of the three vaccines your daughter took. Tell her you are keeping a log on the vaccines she takes and their manufacturer because she is having a reaction. You are under no obligation to disclose ANY other information. LEgally you do have the right to know. (for you)I know form the MANY moms who have suffered these types of symptoms and worse- (blood pressure is VERY IMPORTANT- get a monitor from the drug store and keep on eye on her) that the vaccines were the reason ( Gardasil=the HPV vaccine) and that the adjuvant is the reason- the liquid which acts as catalyst to irritate the body which would then allow the antibody in to the system. (usually the adjuvant has a metal - aluminum or mercury both poisons, and then they also use Polysorbate 80. )that also is not recommended for the body to consume- if you want lots of information - I have collected many sites on my FB group- "Say NO to Aspartame, Sucralose/ Splenda, Gardasil and other dangerous 'foods"Google the things above and go to YOUTUBE and search these topics and read- don't get hung up on the political part of all of this- go to as many health places as you can to search the information on Polysorbate 80 the vaccines your daughter took with the words "Adverse reactions" or "side effects" google adjuvantthimerosal in vaccineslike http://www.vaccineinformation.org/thimerosal.aspfrom the IMMUNIZATION COALITION- and then look for sites from non-IMMUNIZATION friendly sites- and see which one you trust or believe most-this is a personal opinion type of thing but I am noticing that those people who know their bodies and have had neg. reactions tend to have issues trusting the govt. or immunization sitesso decide for yourself and do not forget to PRAY for guidance- it has helped me FIND Many things- and learn many things- seek and ye shall find- I promise.(this is also the case in healing your daughter)for other moms who have suffered similar issues - yahoo groups :let'stalkaboutgardasiltruthaboutgardasilvaccines DO injure the public- pray and HE WILL GUIDE YOU- PROMISE.
    founddog 188 Replies
    • October 9, 2010
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