My daughter will faint when exposed to sunlight.

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My daughter faints every time she stresses herself too much in studying and even in too much exposure to sunlight. It will take her hours before she wakes up. I was thinking she has a bad heart condition or something so I have her checked by a physician one time. However, the doctor told us that there is nothing wrong with her. I have a foreign feeling that this is not good anymore. Is that still normal? Or should I worry about her health?

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    Hello, have you had any more information on your daughters condition, any other symptoms apart from what you have stated? has she had heart tests?

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    my daughter is going through something similar - with her she faints after showers (warmer showers) & physical exertion (PE etc). i have POTS, i bought a decent fingertip heart rate monitor and i've logged all of her attacks. my advice would be to do this and see your GP for a potential referral. we're seeing our GP this afternoon re a referral. pots uk have s list with paedatric cardiologists that specialise in pots & associated disorders. i foind my pots cardiologist there and he is amazing. i currently take ivabradine & midodrine. when we have pots attacks plenty of water (copious amounts) a pack of high salt crisps, raise legs about the heart and cool down with fans. if it is pots, add salt to every meal. let us know how you get on snd good luck, it is scary but there are things that can help xx

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    Very odd, i know that its natural for sunlight to affect tiredness and relaxation. It is good for her to stay cool summer is coming so make sure she stays cool, being cool can lower stress levels and counteract stress.

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