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    My 9 year old son - soon to be 10 next week told me last night that he was light headed. He said his head felt like it was empty and that he felt like he was in a movie. It was after church last night, he was playing around with the kids in his room, but nothing really physical like running.
    I am so worried about him. He is on atenolol. He wore a 24 hour holter monitor a month ago and everything was fine. he wears one of these once a year. He said he has only had this one other time.
    I'm really worried about him. Is this just a normal thing he will have?
    His septal measurement is around 21-26 mm.
    Thanks
    Barbara

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    Hi Barbara

    I get lightheaded almost every time i stand up lately, I think it is to do with the medications giving you lower blood pressure ?. I am sure someone else in here will know more details

    take care

    Vinnie

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      Hi Barbara.

      My dauighter complained of lightheadedness and fatigue in a way that really had us worried. She had not yet been diagnosed. We took her for a screening and a cardio workup. They said she was perfectly normal, but perhaps was suffering from not drinking enough. So we started making sure she got enough to drink each day and the symptoms disappeard.

      That being said, lightheadedness is one symptom almost every one of us has experienced. I would take it seriously.

      Peace,

      Leon
      God Squad co-moderator
      Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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      • #4
        Barbara, Please call the HCMA office and have a chat with Lisa. She will be able to help you work thru info for both you and your son. Best wishes, please keep us posted, Linda

        HCMA office - 973-983-7429

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          Barbara,
          Fist of all - How are YOU? It has been a while since we chatted.

          Yes, lightheadedness happens to many with HCM. I would discuss this symptoms with your sons doctor sooner then later. It may be nothing and it may be something. (dont you like how specific that was ).

          Take care,
          Lisa
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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