Fainting spells recovery

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Avatar n tn She does not remember the interval of time a few minutes before fainiting, fainting itself, and the recovery cycle after fainting. Lately, she has been having 1 - 2 faints per day. She has taken a catscan, EKG, and EEG tests plus numerous blood tests. None of these have indicated a neurological abnormality. They are running a thyroid test and we should have the results in a few days.
Avatar m tn My mother has had bouts of fainting and light headedness. Sometimes they come weekly and other times not for 2 months. This has been going on since 2007. She has been admitted to hospital on a number of occasions but each time they have not come to any conclusions as to a diagnosis. These attacks of light headedness last 2-5 minutes. She slurs her speech, gets pins and needles in her arms, and sometimes but not always faints.
Avatar f tn My 19yo dd was just diagnosed with chiari after 2 years of suffereing from severe headaches, numbness on her right side, fainting spells, and other symptoms. She works as a CNA (certified nurse assistant) caring for elderly people in thier homes. She doesn't live at home. My question is about her work, how long she may need to be off -she is independant and has no sub at this time, so we need to arrange this or she will have to quit.
Avatar n tn During recovery, He had, what I call the near fainting spell, 5 hours after the percedure. When he has these spells, his color drains, he becomes claming and faint, he has actually completedly passed out on me two years ago, During this time (at the hospital) his heart rate droped to 22 and his blood pressure dropped really low. The Cardilogist says he is fine. I was glad he had a spell at the hospital so they were able to monitor him and see what we have been saying.
Avatar n tn I do get diarrhea with bad cramps maybe 4 or 5 times a month, but not to the extent of fainting. Both times the fainting/diarrhea attack happened to me, I had just finished eating. The diarrhea lasted about 3-4 days, with some minor rectal bleeding. Also, I've noticed that when I get the "milder" diarrhea attacks, they're usually in the morning, anywhere from 5 min. to an hour after drinking my morning cup of coffee, or after eating lunch.
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Avatar n tn Every fall we have also experienced some kind of fainting or seizure spells. She never completly passes out, but shows all the signs of fainting, drops her head like she is fainting but we can always say her name and she will respond then try to sleep again. She gets very pale and sweats, we put her head between her legs and she slowly recovers. But since she does not seem to completly lose conciousness is this really consider a fainting spell.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend was born with atrial fibrilation and after 26yrs he has finally gotten a pacemaker put in.Although he seems to still be having dizzy spells, chest pains, trouble breathing and just the other day had an attack due to problems with his pacemaker. The doctors replaced it but last night another attack occured and they don't seem to be getting better, he lost consciouness this morning as well.To add to his problem he is now being diagnosed for Hogkins disease and is at stage 3.
Avatar m tn Changes in position can trigger changes in blood flow and blood pressure resulting in syncope (fainting). Usually there is a spontaneous recovery with no adverse effects. There are many other situations which can also result in a syncope episode and need to be ruled out. Medication side effects, dehydration and changes in oxygen levels to the brain are also potential triggers, You are taking the initial step in seeing your surgeon for a clinical exam.
Avatar f tn Next day I was weak - like I just recovered from the stomach flu and most musles of my lower body were aching from convustions/shaking I had during pre-fainting spells. I assume that my pulse before the last syncope was normal - not more than 75 bpm. I tried to climb the stairs over and over while measuring my pulse. It does not show much increase, just a few beats per minute more. And yet, the episode(s) happen again and again - every few months - but very unpredictably.
464237 tn?1315674393 I have been haveing near fainting spells and now I get sudden sensations of droping like on a elevator out of nowhere. I am having heart test done and a doctor told me that he thinks I may have Mitral Valve prolapse. I am so worried because I know that some people have to have valve surgery and it's open heart and that terrifyies me so much.If anybody can give me any personal experience related to MVP please do. Have you tried beta blockers and have they helped?
Avatar n tn I have had a couple spell of numbness of the arms and almost fainting from the spells. I was told to go to a ear, nose and throat doctor to see if I had an inner ear infection. He confirmed that I did not have any inner ear problems and suggested that I be tested for high blood pressure. My family doctor took a blood test, ekg , and blood pressure. Everything was fine. He has suggested all along that this might be a virus, however he cannot confirm.
Avatar f tn I have had these spells for the last 18 years. I don't know when they are going to hit me but I feel them coming on. The symptoms are always the same. First I get lightheaded and if I am walking I start to stumble, I get very weak and have severe nausea. I get a weird and tingly sensation that runs throughout my body,have difficulty breathing , I sweat profusely from head to toe and people have told me that I turn gray and seemed zoned out.I can hear people talking but I can't talk.
695116 tn?1261014096 I'm always lightheaded, in a dream like state, tingly/numb face and lips, my neck hurts, my face turns red alot and it feels as If I'm not getting oxygen to my head, I'm having memory loss too, It feels as If I am drunk or something. I get fainting spells. It's scary! At first she thought it could be my carotid artery but she did not hear a bruit when she heard my artery with her stethoscope. My blood pressure and pulse is fine. I hear a swoosh swoosh sound when I lay down though.
Avatar f tn The fainting spells also may be caused by a vasovagal reaction. I have sinus tachycardia, meaning my heart rate is generally too high and i have to take beta blockers to keep it down. At the same time i got diagnosed with that, i also got diagnosed with having vasovagal episodes. I had blacked out 8 or 9 times over a few years. Before i black out i will get dizzy, very sweaty, and colors may start to look strange.
9027016 tn?1401256609 POTS often begins after a pregnancy, major surgery, trauma, or a viral illness. It may make individuals unable to exercise because the activity brings on fainting spells or dizziness. CCI= cranialcervio instability....it is a weakened area of the cervical spine...many times made worse by decompression surgery as a lamenectomy is done which chips away at the C1 and C2 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or EDS is a connective tissue disorder...the tissue that hold our joints together get lax....
Avatar n tn She still gets dizzy and fainty or nearly faints, gets sweaty, sometimes due to the low blood pressure, and is especially susceptible just prior to her period. Her headache gets worse after one of these near fainting spells. Also, when she is startled awake, her headache gets severe immediately and takes about 4 hours of bed-rest to calm down to a tolerable state. She can't work, and can't go to school full time. College is being put off until we solve this problem.
Avatar n tn Several times, my doctor and tried to lower the dose as I was often fatigued, however, the PVC's would start up again and I was having fainting spells. In October when my doctor referred me to the cardiologist, my resting heart rate was 36bpm. She assumed it was because of the atenolol and again lowered my dose to 12.5 - I have fainted six times since lowering the dose, so we have gone back up to 25mg.
510168 tn?1211331189 org/wiki/Electroencephalography •to distinguish epileptic seizures from other types of spells, such as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, syncope (fainting), sub-cortical movement disorders and migraine variants.
Avatar f tn arrhythmias), fainting spells (medical term: syncope) or heart failure. Uncommonly, cardiomyopathies can be associated with dangerous heart rhythms called ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation which can be fatal. Peripartum cardiomyopathy has some special considerations. It usually occurs during the late part of a pregnancy or after the delivery. The cause of peripartum cardiomyopathy is not known. Women often present with weakened heart muscle and heart failure.
Avatar f tn Judes Aortic Valve replacement + Mitral Valve Repair September 2009 Mechanical Mitral Valve fitted Recovery was much better after the second surgery but I am still struggling with breathlessness and on exertion such as a walk my vision becomes like kaleidoscope and on occassions I have lost my vision. I also have infrequent fainting spells.
967168 tn?1477588089 I've had fainting spells since age 9; and been suffering off & on for about 5 - 6 years with SoB, CP; & Dizziness, exercise/exertion intolerance for 14 or 15 months. 7/1/2009 I had an echo that showed Mild Concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and Mild Tricuspid insufficiency, Trace Mitral valve insufficiency but the Pulmonic valve was not well visualized due to a technically difficult 2D echo. Dilated left atrium with normal left atrial pressures; LV diastolic function: E/A 1.
Avatar f tn When my father was a child, he would hold his breath when he was angry until he would faint or come close to fainting. It could be something as simple as that, but it might be more. I have a son with a heart condition, and for us fainting would be a huge sign of trouble. I wouldn't mess around with fainting. Has she been examined by a cardiologist? If not, please ask your peditrician for a referrel. I wouldn't dismiss it as normal. It could be something more serious.
Avatar n tn You must have a lot of compression going on in your neck from the goitre to be having fainting/dizzy spells. I also had dizzy spells but only when lifting my hands above my head. Due to the size of my goitre (more than 3x bigger than it should have been) I opted to use a head and neck surgeon - called an Otolaryngologist. I did this because they should have more expertise in this area as they only work in this area.
Avatar f tn Its bad enough to feel all the rumbling in my chest, but then to take my pulse and feel pauses that seem way too long is just crazy. I tell myself I am not fainting or in pain so I must still be ok. Has anyone else had spells with a lot of couplets? I keep hoping that the extra long pause in my pulse does not mean its a couplet. I know on my 30 day event it showed some. When reading other posts on here, I dont see others talking about them. Please, anyone else with bad spells of them?
Avatar n tn Hi there, My daughter is 23 and after 4 years of complaining to doctors about painful periods, fainting spells, fatigue, pain on urination, lower back pain, leg pain, they have finally discovered she has a hemmoragic cyst 10cm X 3cm X 3cm. She has been told many things over the years, including that the pain was in her head, so she was relieved to finally find out the reason for her symptoms.
Avatar f tn feel disorientated during my dizzy spells. If any of these sound familiar please let me know. I would appreciate any advice whatsoever! Take care - God Bless!!
779797 tn?1263621835 I'll try to answer as many of your questions as I can, keeping in mind that everyone is different and recovery may vary a bit. 1. I'm gonna say the average for your body to start getting use to no drugs is about a month, but you may find yourself getting mental cravings sporadically for a very long time. 2. It will pass. You can help along a little by eating good, drinking plenty of fluids and getting some exercise.
Avatar m tn After hearing from 50 posters about their stomachs, I thought I would share my digestive story. I am a 57 year old woman and have lived with "indigestion" my whole life. Stress is a great trigger which can start all the problems rolling. But my stomach even controls my blood pressure! In 2002, I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and Barrett's Esophagus. I was told that if I did not have a Nissen fundiplication, I would be die of esophageal cancer within 5 years-I was 47.