I usually get a little lightheaded and black out when I stand up too quickly. But today and yesterday It's made me completely passout. Where I fall and don't remember falling and loose all hearing and sight. I wake up on the floor. Just wondering if that's a cause for concern or if it's normal for people with MS.
I was hoping you'd tell me it was normal. So I wouldn't have to call the doctor. It's always a pain to get a hold of someone. Thought maybe I'd check here first before wasting mine and their time calling them.
I agree call your Dr. I do this and I have ms but after being sent to electrophysilogist for the fainting I also am diagnosed with autonomic dysfunction which my neurologist says is secondary to ms but its not the norm. It's probably a benign thing but have it checked out and be sure ur drinking plenty of fluids.
Passing out while standing up is typically related to a fall in blood pressure. The condition is called to as "Orthostatic Hypotension." Make sure you are staying well hydrated. If you are taking any medications (including Over the Counter Meds) be sure to bring a list of what you are taking to your doctors appointment. In the mean time, consider standing up more slowly to allow your body to adjust to the change in position.
I've read of this occurring when MS is causing problems with the autonomic nervous system. It's not a common problem if it is MS related. My cousin, who has MS does this. Her MS has caused ANS dysfunction.
I've experienced this lately also..not a complete fainting..but close. Would like to know what your doctor has to say when you get back.
So, what did the doctor say about you blacking out? Losing complete consciousness is serious as Alex said, when the brain is being deprived of blood and a person falls it is something that must be checked out.
I know first hand about this. 5 years ago I fell once and split my head open. I spent 4 days in the hospital as they tried to find a cause. Simple orthostatic hypotension would not cause this they told me. Their list of rule out diagnoses were seizures, aneurysm, heart abnormality such as an arrhythmia or congenital defect, MS, electrolyte imbalances,etc.
I see my PCP the 25th. It was the soonest they could get me in. So I still don't know anything. I will post what she says. Although this Dr. is not my MS doctor so I don't know what she will have to say about the relationship with it.
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