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Posted by: Tian | 2017/12/24


Tiredness and feels like fainting. What could be the cause ?

Hi there for the past 6 months my girlfriend has been experiencing tiredness and feels like she is going to faint. She had blood tests done and they found nothing. She was diagnosed with Vertigo by our general practitioner and told to see an ear and throat specialist, the specialist then came to the conclusion that she does not have vertigo and her ears and throat etc all looks fine. Her blood sugar and blood pressure is also perfect. Is there anything you can think of that might be causing this problem. She is still using the pills that were prescribed for the Vertigo that seems to help slightly. She is a non smoker and drinks occasionally.

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert
- 2018/03/15

Hi Tian

Has your girlfriend had an MRI scan to visualise her blood flow? It may be a good idea to consult with a neurologist about her experiences.

Also, if she is extremely tense or highly strung, the increased heart rate will also cause quickened breathing, and can also make a person feel like they want to faint.  If she is suffering from anxiety or any psychological difficulties at the moment, then seeing a psychologist / psychiatrist for the correct treatment and management should then relieve her of the anxiety and tension which should result in her feeling better.

Generally, vertigo is categorised by quick spells of spinning or the sensation that the room is spinning. Lightheadedness is different from vertigo - where it feels as if you have stood up too quickly and that you may faint.  This is usually vascular and should be assessed by a physician.

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