STARS Patient Information
Fainting has long been associated with 18th century women who wore their corsets too tight. “Why goodness, I feel faint,” was a common line in old movies or romance novel. So, as a woman who regularly ran three to five miles and lifted weights at the gym, as a woman who thought she was pretty tough, I was surprised when I started fainting.
When I had my first syncope episode I was 20 years old. I had passed out and remember waking up surrounded by my parents.
Hi my name is Steve. I'm a keen fitness enthusiast! Last summer, without warning, I blacked out in the early hours of the morning.
I am Hayley and I’m 24 years old and I’m a Teacher. I began to have syncope attacks at the age of 13.
When I was 11 years old I went with my family to have a ’flu jab. I became incredibly heavy and the world faded away.
I'm Natasha and I’m 17 next week. From as young as I can remember I have always been different. I have constantly had to be careful.
I have suffered occasional blackouts over the past few years - about 6 or 7 in total.
On August 30th, 1997, my seemingly healthy 22 year old daughter, Emilie, died suddenly.
Mary Ellen's Story
Three years ago I had a brilliant job that I loved but because of my falls and other symptoms I was accused of having a drinking problem.
I am 20 years old and suffer with neurocardiogenic syncope (also called vasovagal syncope). I had my first real episode aged 14.