Fainting and numbness

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I have passed out more than once, now it is without warning, I also have episodes of numbness in my fingers, and shaking with cold, even in the warm weather? I tend to have lower blood pressure, however when I do have any trauma, it seems like all the blood is drained from my body, and I pass out...I don't recover quickly...I come to, but feel completely drained for hours?
should I be asking for imaging regarding the numbness? What could be causing my fainting ability and could it be related to my fusion? Is it normal to have that bulge? Thanks in advance for your help.
Endocrine problems, such as an underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism), adrenal insufficiency (called Addison's disease), low blood sugar levels, and in some cases, diabetes, may lead to hypotension and hence lightheadedness and an off balance feeling. Certain types of epilepsies and seizures too can cause similar symptoms. If she has an accompanying headache then you must also look at benign intracranial hypertension.
but for the last month, they seem to have gotten worse, i have passed out twice, and another time i would have fainted if i hadnt been laying down, im constantley dizzy and dissorientated, headaches have now become migraines and i have them all day, it feels like my head is gonna pop if i bend over, sneeze, cough or stand up.
i ahve been suffering of severe depression and have been on medications since august 2008, but lately i have been experiencing a weird feeling in my head can't unexplainable. it's like numbness or like loosing conscious for a split of a second and it reoccurs every 5 minutes. a week a go i have fainted a fter feeling a great deal of dizziness , banged my head on the floor and lost total conscious,i woke up after a while not knowing what happened?? i did MRI tests but they were fine.
My daughter, who is 19, started having migraines several years ago. She was treated with topomax and her migraines went away. Then, several months ago, she started having "tightness" and "pressure" in her head again. Sometimes she would have pain in the front side of her head and the back of the other side of her head. Then she started passing out. It appeared that she would just fall asleep and she would stay that way for up to 10 minutes or more.
Basilar migraine consists of headache, usually in the back of the head both sides, with dizziness, loss of balance, difficulty maintaining your posture, ringing (or some sound in your head), bilateral numbness/tingling and weakness (may not be symmetrical - such as numbness in one place and weakness on the other side), muffled hearing, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, visual problems, such as double vision, confusion or lethargy, fainting.
As a youth I fainted on a few occasions and can relate my current experiences to that same feeling of increasing tunneling darkness of the vision and resulting tingling/numbness as the episode subsides,with some episodes feeling very close to completely fainting. I often exercise all areas of my body while working, although to a comfortable level, and have begun drinking water regularly in the hope of combating these symptoms.
I am a 39 yr old female. I have had several spisodes of fainting with numbness and tingling of all extremities. One of the episodes I had tempory paralysis of all 4 extremities as well as purple color and they curled up. I was told I hyperventelated. I have been having the numbness in my arms and legs nearly constant now and I now get chest pains. I do not know what to do or where to go. I have had many differing exams from CT's to MRI's to EKG's. All state normal.
Initially it was tough trying to catch some sleep but that got better but when i sleep and i wake in between i feel dizzy,i feel pressure in my head and i think it affects my ear and mouth too,sometimes i feel sharp pains in my ear especially the left one.My ankles sometimes feel numb and my arms too.Recently my palms feel tingly and my butt aches.I've done an ECG and it came back fine.I've also done a CT Scan and everything is fine.
Since the beginning of February I have been suffering fainting and near fainting spells. Sometimes I can feel it coming on (tinitus like sound in my ear, blurred vision, can't hear or speak properly and headaches), sometimes it comes on so fast I can't tell till it's too late (One time I was talking normally to a friend and was feeling fine, then turned around and fell feeling horrible). This happens all the time at work, outside on the street, in the mall, etc.
Last night while driving home from work I had a severe hot flash that caused me to almost faint. My fingers and toes began to tingle, followed by numbness in my hands and feet and then numbness in my arms and legs. I had shortness of breath. Could all of this be brought on by a hot flash? If so, can hot flashes be brought on by stress? This is the third time it has happened and it's scary - especially while driving.
I had a fainting spell 2 months ago, as I was losing my balance I hit my head ( just above my right eye) lost consciousness, I ended up with a big black eye and lots of swelling and a bump at the injury sight. I did have medical attention the day of the fall from fainting and there was a CT scan done ... all came back normal. But since the healing of the sight of injury I have numbness and tingling around my eyebrow all the time. I have seen my doctor about this...
I have been dealing with syncope, migraines, and numbness in the left side of my body for a year and a half now, I get sudden sharp pains in my fingers and bottom of my foot and toes. I get spikes and drops in my blood pressure and will have anywhere from 1-20 syncope episodes a day. I am frequently dizzy and sometimes lose my vision for a few minutes a day as well as my left side mobility. Literaly my left side gets stiff and weak.
Most recently, there was numbness in the facial areas, neck, hands, and legs. While parking his car in the garage tonight, he suddenly was unable to open his eyes and wasn't able to see. He has seen doctors, whom all were unable to identify the problem. The ambulance was called, but he denied treatment. What should be done? One doctor diagnosed the lump as a blood clot. Out of great concern, I called the ambulance for him, but he is refusing to be admitted to the hospital.
This started yesterday, severe pain shooting down my neck and spine and filtering into my arms down to my hands. The pain would ease off and on in my hands but then they would be tingly like they were asleep. This morning it is the same way. I could barely lift my arms today to do my hair or even brush my teeth. It was exhausting. So my question is, is this something that some of you may have experienced? My husband wanted to rush me to the hospital last night but I wouldn't go.....
When I had insurance I went to the doctor for progressive left side numbness and after all the tests they couldn't find anything wrong. Of course they made me feel like a hypochondriac. When I mentioned some heart palps they said panic attack. Since the beginning of this year I have felt crummy. They never looked at my heart, probably because I was so young for that stuff. This last thing with my heart just felt so different from all the others It made we worried enough to go to the ER.
When I get up quickly I experience Dizziness and some numbness in my lower extremities..The doctor just said I have low blood pressure. The condition is getting worse. Can eating more regulated meals ( I am thin) and some type of exercise help or is there something else that I need to be concerned with. I am worried and my Dr. just seems to blow this off...I am in my early 70's. HELP....
Many possibilities exist, and depend somewhat on your age, your risk factors, and the nature of your symptoms (whether or not the numbness started suddenly or gradually, whether it is a complete loss of sensation or a tingling, whether it is an objective finding on examination or it is only a feeling that you have etc). The most concerning cause of constant numbness on one side of the body is a stroke. However, the transient, propagating nature you describe and your age make this less likely.
Hyperthyroidism should definitely be looked into since you have shakiness and loose stools. Also please get sleep studies done. Sleep deprivation and improper sleep can cause a number of problems. The symptoms that you have enumerated point more towards spinal nerve compression at the cervical vertebral level. CT scans and MRI were done on the neck? High or low blood pressure and postural hypotension should be ruled out.
Lately, I have experience slight twitches/spasm/ticks (I really cant tell the difference) more pronounced in both my arms/hands and shoulders. Obviously, the numbness and shaking are constant and the twitching seems to want to be added to the list as well. Baffled, what is all this?
what worries me is that the last two incidents have occurred within the past six months of each other, the closest i have ever experienced two very-near-fainting episodes (cold sweats, extreme dizziness and blurred vision all coming on very suddenly)... knowing what was happening each of these times i have been able to stop from fainting by sitting down and drinking water or soda, and cold air also helps.
I am a 27 year old man from Indiana. For the past three years I have been to two family doctors, two neurologists and three cardiologists because I have fainting spells on average every 4-6 days. From November 1998 when they started to January of 2001, they have maintained this "schedule"; however, on January 15th, 2001, I had a fainting spell and when I "woke up," I had lost feeling and function of both of my legs. This has continued with every blackout I have had since.
This isn't a cure for the cause of what's making all this happen, but my belief is that i have some sort of internal blockage again that causes the cramps, and because of the fizzyness of the japps that its forcing the food past this blockage and relieving me of the terrible pain and stopping me from fainting and smashing my head and face to pieces. I really hope this can bring relief to people suffering as i know how bad these episodes make you feel, not only physically but mentally.
I'm not diagnosed with MS but I'm getting an MRI at the end of the month due to symptoms such as allodynia [skin sensitivity], trigeminal neuralgia, other parasthesias and muscle twitches, fainting and heat-triggered symptoms [such as pain and heaviness in legs after a hot bath]. Very general symptoms basically).
Hello, Some of the conditions with widespread body and joint aches are fibromyalgia ,chronic fatigue syndrome,polymyositis (means 'many muscle inflammation') and polymyalgia rheumatica.Muscle twitchings and numbness can be due to acid-base imbalance in the body,low sodium,calcium and vit D,muscle fasciculation syndrome,motor neuron disease,chronic fatigue syndrome,hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism,diabetes or autoimmune diseases.
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