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Comment from: TJ, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I fainted from low blood potassium.

Comment from: nicki, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

After showering and getting dressed this morning, I apparently fell, hit my chin on the sink counter then landed on the floor. I remembered seeing the clock say 6:05 Am and then not again until 6:45AM. I woke up not knowing anything, with blood under my head (my chin was cut open). I ended up at the dentist with 8 broken teeth, then to a doc for stitches in my chin. I will be going to my regular doctor tomorrow and I'll be back for many other dental appointments. This has never happened to me so I am anxious to know what might have caused it.

Comment from: sunny, 55-64 Female Published: April 01

I had severe stomach cramps. I laid down then I felt like I had to go to bathroom. I got up halfway to the bathroom and passed out. I finally woke up, though I didn't even know I fainted. My husband was there, and I had moved my bowels all over.

Comment from: lmark, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 07

I had just finished an hour long workout with my personal trainer when I fainted. It was not until the very end of the session (after doing sit ups) did I just feel light headed. Then I fainted, but regained consciousness within a few minutes.

Comment from: priscilla, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

Spent a couple of hours out in the sun and when I started to walk back to the car I began to feel lightheaded. Next thing I knew my husband was helping me into the car -- I had fainted and the really freaky thing was that I wet my pants when I fainted.

Comment from: max, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

Not really sure to be perfectly honest! I have MS and type 1 diabetes. I have been very tired lately but when this happened I felt fine. I was actually having a good day! Then my legs suddenly started to feel weak. I started getting weird pains up my back, told my daughter I felt like I was going to pass out. I went and sat down but by then my ears were ringing so badly I couldn't hear anything but a hum. My heart was racing, I broke into a sweat, and I mean instantly soaked! I managed to calm my breathing down a bit and then felt nauseous. Got up to go puke and next thing I remember is being on the sidewalk, looking up at my daughter going "are you ok Mom?" After I got myself back to feeling somewhat ok and got home, my legs from my hips to the top of my feet felt like they had Charlie-horses. Chest still felt weird. Next day, legs are a bit better but still felt ...off! Doctor appointment on the 5th, see what she says but any ideas in the mean time....I am happy to hear them!!!

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