• 16 days ago

    15 year old Cheerleader

    Hi. I am not sure the best way to explain, so I will start at the beginning. My daughter is 15. She is an all star cheerleader. She has been complaining that she is having some issues during practices that are concerning. When she is practicing she experiences several symptoms. Dizziness, pounding heart beat, difficulty breathing, feels like she will pass out, vision gets dark, can't see straight.
    I have taken her to her primary doctor and they said it was due to an ear infection. I do not agree with this answer. This is making her miserable and she leaves every practice in tears because of how awful this is making her feel. Could this be a heart issue? What should I do? She has a follow up appointment for the ear infection next week and I plan to ask about these symptoms again, since she will be seeing a different provider at her dr office, but what should I ask about or what could this be from? She loves this sport, but these issues are ruining it for her. Nothing we have tried is helping. Need advice or input from anyone who may have similar issues.


  • 14 days ago

    RE: 15 year old Cheerleader

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