Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/27

Black out

In December after I woke up and got out of bed and went to the kitchen to make some coffee, I passed out three times in the space of a few minutes. After I had a pass out spell I felt hot, sweaty and nauseous. I went to the doctor two days later, who checked iron, kidneys, FBC, blood pressure, blood sugar and was all okay. I passed out again this morning, only once this time and had the same reaction afterwards. I felt hot and sweaty and felt nauseous. After sitting for a while I felt better. I am taking 1 trepiline at night to prevent migraines, otherwise am generally a healthy 33 year old female. Is this something I should worry about or should I view this again as an isolated incident? thanks for your advice.

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Dear Anonymous
Common causes of fainting are low blood pressure, heart arrythmias, nervous system causes or pressure on a blood vessel going to the brain. Some kinds of epilepsy can cause something called "drop attacks", and low adrenal gland function can also cause fainting.
I think you should maybe have an ECG of the heart just to exclude arrythmia, and if this keeps on happening they may need to look further to find the cause.
Dr Bets

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