What happens when I… FAINT?
Experts Clinic, 22 September 2015
Reflex syncope, aka fainting, is the most common cause of syncope (sin-co-pee), which is, according to STARS Patron, Dr Adam Fitzpatrick, ‘A sudden, short-lived loss of consciousness caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to the brain.’
Case Reports of 'Syndrome' Appearing After HPV Vaccination
Medscape, 18 September 2015
The European Medicines Agency is currently conducting a safety review of HPV vaccines following reports of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), but the agency emphasizes that this review "does not question that the benefits of HPV vaccines outweigh their risks."
Hornchurch mother tells of daughter’s debilitating illness as Recorder investigates HPV vaccine
Romford Recorder, 18 September 2015
These are the piercing words of Hornchurch mother Nicola Kelly, 41, as she describes the impact of a debilitating illness called PoTS on the life of her teenage daughter Erin.
'The last time I went on a date, I passed out': Woman who suddenly faints claims it's stopping her finding love - and food and laughter make her illness WORSE
Daily Mail, 8 September 2015
Maggie Saunders, 31, has vasovagal syncope, which causes her to faint. She also claims laughing too hard or eating food like potatoes triggers it.
Fricke fighting against all odds
The Times Tribune, 8 September 2015
Kathleen Fricke had no idea what had just happened to her, but it sure was scary.
Diploma in Syncope and related disorders
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 1 September 2015
After the success of our inaugural Diploma in Syncope and Related Disorder last year, we are happy to host this programme for 2015-2016.
Student with POTS faces fears
The Charlotte Observer, 27 August 2015
Sydney Feinglass is grateful for the people who have helped her cope with her POTS diagnosis and symptoms. “The hardest part of my journey,” she said, “is when I was keeping it to myself.”
Micturition syncope (passing out when passing water)
BBC Somerset, 25 August 2015
People who pass out while going to the toilet could be wrongly diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a national charity.
Fainting Spells: Why You Need to Know the Facts
Health News, 24 August 2015
As scary as it may be, fainting – also known as syncope – is actually very common. It occurs in about one-third of the general population, and there are a number of different things that can cause someone to pass out.
POTS: The teen disease you’ve probably never heard of
New York Parenting, 21 August 2015
Julia Swanson was a vivacious, smart, and fun-loving teen until, quite abruptly, she wasn’t.