Help! Fainting and whole body tics

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My daughter developed what we think are tics three years ago after a concussion. They start in her neck and spread down the body. They are usually brought on by stress and aggravated by stress but can also happen during her sleep. We have had them under control and she hadn't had an episode in months when she suddenly fainted two months ago. The faint lasts 2-5 minutes usually but we have had a couple of episodes lasting 15-20 minutes. It is happening more and more frequently. At first once a day or every other day, now it can be 8 times an hour. MRI, echo, sleep deprived EEG, Holter monitoring all normal. POTS screening negative Her heart rate and oxygen stay stable through the episodes. The only problems the doctors have found they say are unrelated- low Vitamin D, B, magnesium, folate and immune deficiency IgG and IgA.

Last night the episodes were happening one right after another for two hours. One episode was 20 minutes long and she had what looked like a whole body tic or convolsion three times during it. This is new. ER won't help because with her heart rate and oxygen normal it isnt an emergency.

Help! This was a normal, active 18 year old who exercised daily.

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    Try mental health supplements and try mental relaxation issues. You said it stemmed from stress, it could be that stress is causing these things, but the doctor should be able to prescribe something for positive brain function, because this is what it all boils down to.

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