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Comment from: adely, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 06

I fainted couple of days ago for the second time. First time happened two years ago. I have a spine injury and suffer from severe migraine headaches. The doctor did ECG and brain scan but could not find any obvious reasons. I had migraine symptoms at the time and got up to take sumatriptan. Next moment I found myself on floor. I am very worried it could happen again whilst driving or something. I have sound in my ears like water moving and pain on the right side of neck.

Comment from: jade123, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

I have fainted twice within a year, but I've never had any health issues in my life. The recent one just a couple of days ago was at a concert, and I had only been there for about an hour or so when everything slowed down and my body didn't feel like my own. I kept noticing small things about people walking by, like their skin and I began to see little white spots in my vision until the white spots got bigger and I guess I passed out then. My friends said that I just fell straight backwards and my eyes rolled back and I had no pulse for a minute. The people carried me out of the crowd and I was out for about 20 minutes until she poured ice on me. Even after I was conscious I was still very disoriented and had a hard time understanding and responding to the paramedic's questions but he checked everything and said I was fine and to not drive. But on my way home I had this pounding headache. Even after a couple of days the headache remains and my entire body is sore.

Comment from: Sassy Senior, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I have fainted since I was in 4th grade. I am now 61. I was diagnosed with sinus tachycardia in 1989 and have been on beta blockers ever since. Time to time they have had to be changed and dosage adjusted; but currently on 50mg. Tenormin. July 24 became lightheaded while singing hymns at church and I sat down as I knew the signs and didn't want to faint and cause a scene. The following Sun., July 31 it happened again; only during the sermon I became very lightheaded. I leaned over and even lay across my husband's lap trying to avoid fainting. I finally realized I was going to either faint; so I asked him to help me out of the sanctuary. He helped me through the double doors in the entrance hall where I had to lay down. A nurse who attends there saw me and followed us and helped by getting some wet paper towels and water. Once I was able to get up my husband and I left. I saw my electro physiologist and cardiologist today and he said I appear to be fine and advised me to continue as I've been. He only wants me to drink more water and Gatorade for electrolytes and if I have another episode he wants to do some kind of EKG test where they go up through the groin and stimulate my heart and see if he can recreate the episode. I have had tilt table and did not faint. Very confusing.

Comment from: jay122176, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I was grocery shopping. I have a history of TIAs and stroke. I got dizzy in the store and blacked out and fell to the floor for a few seconds. I got up and walked to the pharmacy to sit down.

Comment from: Snowy, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

I was in a store at the checkout line when I started shaking. Then I could not hear anything, and I fell backwards, fainting. It was the weirdest thing.

Comment from: Evan, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 09

The cause of my fainting was an article I was casually reading in a magazine. A person was telling how he had had a heart attack and mentioned feeling pains in his chest. At that point I started to feel a pressure in mine, and a strange sleepy feeling, which culminated in my losing consciousness. I don't know how long I was unconscious: it may have been only a few seconds. I don't know why reading the article had such a drastic effect!

Comment from: Deidra, 35-44 Female Published: January 22

I start to feel like I'm about to faint when I get too warm or the kid's are fighting with one another.

Comment from: Sdnvncmck, 13-18 Female Published: May 01

About 3 years ago, when I was 12, I was at the vet for my dog's check up. I was standing up for quite a while and I started to feel really sick. I couldn't see properly and everything was blurry. Before I knew it I was on the floor with the vet and my family standing around. My chin had been cut open and there was blood everywhere. I hadn't really felt dizzy after that until last year. I was standing up in science. The felt very faint but was too afraid to tell anyone, I had a substitute teacher that day too. So I ended up waking up on the ground with the whole class looking at me... The science teacher was shaking with nerves. This time I had smashed seven teeth, cut my chin and broke my jaw. Ever since that day I've been fainting pretty frequently. I have been tested for basically everything possible. The tilt table test came back positive so basically all my doctors have said so far is not to stand up. It's not really working though. I am now 15 and I'm scared I'm going to have to live with this for the rest of my life, it's wrecking it. I pass out nearly every day now.


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