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amother




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Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 8:28 pm
My ds fainted this past week. He got up from his bed felt dizzy. He walked down the hall to my room asked me a question and collapsed..bh he got up and seemd fine said he needed to drink. I took him to his pediatrician and they did a covid test, strep test, neuro exam and everything was fine. The next day he tested positive for strep even though he had no symptoms whatsoever.
Not sure if its related to his fainting. Also, this past year every time he fasted by the end of the fast he get the chills and vomits. When he runs same thing happens..I think he has dehydration issues and I want to get him checked..what kind of doctor would I take him to?
Ps he was diagnosed with Gilbert syndrome but I dont know if thats related ( something to do with the liver but the doctor who diagnosed it never said he'd have issues)
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dankbar




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 8:35 pm
Check for sugar, bp, seizures, circulation, heart, lungs-oxygen.
He should get a full detailed cbc first by his pediatrician & then go from there. Refuah Shleimah!
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amother




Navy
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 8:38 pm
Look into POTS
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amother




OP
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 8:58 pm
dankbar wrote:
Check for sugar, bp, seizures, circulation, heart, lungs-oxygen.
He should get a full detailed cbc first by his pediatrician & then go from there. Refuah Shleimah!


He did a cbc and bp and it came out fine bh...sugar is a good idea..would that be an Endocrinologist? Circulation..he actually has blue hands all the time but doctor said not an issue.
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amother




Orchid
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 8:59 pm
Don't think he needs a work up _everything you mentioned sounds normal with the faint in
g being caused by ortostasis.
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amother




OP
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:02 pm
amother [ Navy ] wrote:
Look into POTS


Never knew there was a name for that..I used to get extremely light headed when standing up..tg..much better now.
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amother




Lavender
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:04 pm
How old is he,
What is his height and weight
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amother




Chartreuse
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:10 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:

Ps he was diagnosed with Gilbert syndrome but I dont know if thats related ( something to do with the liver but the doctor who diagnosed it never said he'd have issues)


Dehydration and fasting can make effect the bile production and that can lead to fever, chills, dizziness etc.

ETA - he can see a hepatologist or GI for liver issues.
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amother




OP
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:11 pm
amother [ Lavender ] wrote:
How old is he,
What is his height and weight

He just turned 18 and is 5'11 and 134lbs
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amother




OP
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:14 pm
amother [ Chartreuse ] wrote:
Dehydration and fasting can make effect the bile production and that can lead to fever, chills, dizziness etc.

So this syndrome can be the cause of his issues.?.the doctor who diagnosed him never told us he would ever have issues with it..very blase about it ..it was a gastroenterologist who found it in blood work she sent him for she never to us to follow up with another doctor..should I?and what kind of doctor?
Oops sorry..just saw your recommendation!
Ty!!
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amother




White
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:17 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
So this syndrome can be the cause of his issues.?.the doctor who diagnosed him never told us he would ever have issues with it..very blase about it ..it was a gastroenterologist who found it in blood work she sent him for she never to us to follow up with another doctor..should I?and what kind of doctor?
Oops sorry..just saw your recommendation!
Ty!!


Call Shuky Berman for a recommendation.
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amother




Chartreuse
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:19 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
So this syndrome can be the cause of his issues.?.the doctor who diagnosed him never told us he would ever have issues with it..very blase about it ..it was a gastroenterologist who found it in blood work she sent him for she never to us to follow up with another doctor..should I?and what kind of doctor?
Oops sorry..just saw your recommendation!
Ty!!


It could be (or it might be something completely different). But it could certainly fit.

Some info

https://www.healthline.com/hea.....drome
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amother




Cyan
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:36 pm
amother [ Navy ] wrote:
Look into POTS


I was going to say this.

Did you try cardiologist?

I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension which I don't know if it's the same as POTS. My blood pressure drops when I stand.

Weirdly it's almost non-existent now, because I'm not super skinny anymore
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amother




Aqua
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:44 pm
amother [ Cyan ] wrote:
I was going to say this.

Did you try cardiologist?

I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension which I don't know if it's the same as POTS. My blood pressure drops when I stand.

Weirdly it's almost non-existent now, because I'm not super skinny anymore


How was it diagnosed?
What type of dr diagnosed it?
Was there any other treatment other than gaining weight?
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amother




Salmon
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 9:46 pm
amother [ Chartreuse ] wrote:
It could be (or it might be something completely different). But it could certainly fit.

Some info

https://www.healthline.com/hea.....drome


From the article this poster linked it totally seems like it’s due to Gilbert’s!
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naomi2




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 10:44 pm
I don't know anything about this but maybe get a second opinion about the blue hands. That doesnt seem ok.
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bobeli




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, Jan 16 2021, 10:52 pm
Look in to vasovagl syncop.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/dis.....50527
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amother




Mint
 

Post Sun, Jan 17 2021, 1:39 am
My husband used to have fainting spells when his bp dropped due not eating/drinking properly or when he changed positions fast. Since he loads up on gatorade if he doesn't have time to eat proper meals, doesn't happen anymore bh.

Blue hands can be a thyroud issue. A heart or circulation issue.
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amother




Copper
 

Post Sun, Jan 17 2021, 6:24 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
So this syndrome can be the cause of his issues.?.the doctor who diagnosed him never told us he would ever have issues with it..very blase about it ..it was a gastroenterologist who found it in blood work she sent him for she never to us to follow up with another doctor..should I?and what kind of doctor?
Oops sorry..just saw your recommendation!
Ty!!


Was the doctor frum or at least Jewish? A non-Jewish doctor might just not take Jewish fast days into account or know they exist. Most non-Jews in Western countries don't have or know any religious full fasts, and if they do, they don't know it's without drinking as well. With the exception of Muslims.
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amother




Bisque
 

Post Sun, Jan 17 2021, 7:11 am
Why is the pediatrician not guiding you?
Hss he had an ekg?
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