For awhile now DD has been doing the turning purple, breathless, gasping cry when she really gets upset but recently she's had a few occasions where she works herself up into such a state that she goes limp and passes out in my arms. It's really freaky and supposedly DH did this intentionally when he was a toddler. I am at a loss for how to deal with this because sometimes the things that set off the crying cannot be avoided, ie removing her from a dangerous area or an inappropriate toy and she doesn't seem to be doing this intentionally. I usually try to calm her and hold her, but I don't want this to become something that she uses as a weapon against us. Anybody dealt with a similar situation or have any advice?