My 9 year old son has been experiencing syncope episodes for the last 5 years, since he was 4 years old. The doctor ordered an EEG (brainwave ultrasound) and it was normal. This morning he passed out at school again this morning, and I took him to the doctor again. His blood sugar and blood pressure (at laying down, sitting, then standing) were checked, and he was hooked up to an EKG. He also peed in a cup. Doctor ordered a fasting glucose test next week.
I know some people experience syncope for no reason, and I'm sure he's fine. As long as the doctor is keeping track of all the times he's passed out (6 times in 5 years so not often).
Has anyone else experienced syncope, or their child, and have any suggestions on how to prevent it?
Answer by coala at 4:24 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
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