(Closed) Help, I keep fainting and I'm scared :(

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Ittybittymonster:  Definitely go see a doctor. My best friend kept fainting, it turns out she has some sodium deficiency or something like that and her doctor put her on something like salt pills and she no longer faints. So it could be as easy as a singular doctor visit and prescription to solve your problem! *fingers crossed* 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@Ittybittymonster:  Please go see a doctor! Fainting (esp. if you don’t have a history of it) can be anything from something simple to something much more serious. Either way fainting can cause injury so please go get looked at!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Please see a doctor.  You could be dehydrated or have low blood pressure. 

 

Also, please keep us updated.  Sending hugs.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I faint.  It terrifies my husband.  My fainting is for medication that affects my blood pressure/sodium levels and stress.  For a while, I wore a monitor that I would press when I felt a spell coming.  It recorded EKG activity. A cardiologist looked at the results and from there was able to determine I wasn’t fainting from cardio issues.  

you should see a doctor.  Like the previous poster mentioned, it could be a simple easy fix but you should rule out heart issues. EKGs are not painful and give the doctor lots of good info.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go see a doctor. I have a history of fainting related to vaso-vagal syndrome–it’s really nothing and brought on by only a few things (over heating and dehydration are my big ones, but low sodium also seems to make it more likely).  It’s decreased a lot with age and now I can usually sense when it’s coming and head it off (haven’t actually lost consciousness in like 8 yrs despite having spells of the symptoms).  Fainting can be caused by lots of things, most really simple and non-worrisome, but you need to get checked out to be sure.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

It could seizures (consult a neurologist) or it could be stress. Low blood pressure can lead to fainting also so stay hydrated.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ittybittymonster:  Good luck at the doctor!  Please take care of yourself!  I have some fainting issues but only get it once every few years or so and my doctor has been trying to figure out what it is (she’s thinking hypoglycemia but not totally sure yet).  Definitely important to keep in touch with doctor!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

This is not something you should be letting go. You need to be at a hospital to get this checked out.

ETA: Read your other post: Good luck at the doctors. Hopefully it is nothing serious.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Hyperventilate:  I agree wuth this. I would have gone to the doctor immediately after the second fainting spell. Now that you’ve had a thrid, I would definiteily go to the hospital. I’m not trying to make you scared, just trying to make sure you do the right thing.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Go see a doctor. I used to have this problem. I’d pass out from dehydration and/or low-blood sugar. Later it started happening because of migraines. Whatever it is, a doctor will help figure it out and treat you.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 

 

@Ittybittymonster:  

 

as a doctor myself, if you are having frequent fainting spells, including one tonight, you should probably go to urgent care vs the ER tonight.  

 

“fainting” can be as benign as dehydration (unlikely since this is an ongoing problem), a hormonal or electrolyte problem that can be fixed with medications, a neurological problem (like a seizure), or a cardiac problem.  Some cardiac problems that cause “fainting” (not to freak you out) can also result in sudden death, even in “healthy young people,” due to otherwise asymptomatic arrhythmias.  If you are fainting frequently and it happened tonight again, I really think you need an EKG, like now, not like tomorrow.  It is probably not your heart, you will probably not have anything horrible happen tonight, but if it’s even a possiblity that you could (and it is), then you need to get it looked into NOW.  

 


Sorry, I know this is scary and I’m probably not “helping” you feel better, but this is what I would tell my sister or best friend.  And I’ve been a physician for several years (and in my speciality this is something we deal with, so it’s not like it’s been ages since I’ve dealt with the heart and lungs or anything like that)

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Ittybittymonster:  I had this happen to me nearly two years back, the first time i fainted i was at my desk, i fell forward, smakced my head on the desk, fell on the ground and had a seizure in front of everyone (I don’t remember anything) but my co-workers were horrified!

After months of tests and feeling terrible I found out i’m aneamic (severe iron deficiency – I now get injenctions and take lots of supplements and vitams) definitely ask to be checked for this it’s very common in women. Hope this helps 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Ittybittymonster:  I had this happen to me nearly two years back, the first time i fainted i was at my desk, i fell forward, smakced my head on the desk, fell on the ground and had a seizure in front of everyone (I don’t remember anything) but my co-workers were horrified!

After months of tests and feeling terrible I found out i’m aneamic (severe iron deficiency – I now get injenctions and take lots of supplements and vitams) definitely ask to be checked for this it’s very common in women. Hope this helps 🙂

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