1126418 tn?1326169592
Black outs
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.
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572651 tn?1333939396
This is not Normal - this should be reported to the doctor.  This is NOT MS - this is a problem with your blood pressure and change of position.

This sounds to me like orthostatic hypotension, which occurs when you stand too quickly.  It is a fairly benign problem but absoluely should be checked out by a doctor.

let us know what you find out,
Lulu
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667078 tn?1316004535
Black outs or fainting mean blood is not getting to your brain it can be benign and it can be serious. This needs to be addressed ASAP at least with your GP.

Alex
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1126418 tn?1326169592
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.

Thank you
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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.
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1396846 tn?1332463110
I agree with everyone, call your doctor and get checked out. Better to be safe than sorry. Like everyone said it could be nothing but then it could be something. Good luck and get to calling :)

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1126418 tn?1326169592
Ok I just called and left a message on the nurse's line.
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1453990 tn?1329235026
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.

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1126418 tn?1326169592
Yeah i kinda figured
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1453990 tn?1329235026
You'd be surprised!  Patient says: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."   Doctor says: "Then don;t do that!"  

Glad you knew, but at 49, I have been known to do that "One Tequila, Two Tequila , Three Tequila , FLOOR!"  thing every few years or so, and I should know better!

Hope your Doctor has some answers for you tomorrow.
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1126418 tn?1326169592
LOL Thank you
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279234 tn?1363108849
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.
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279234 tn?1363108849
Here's one article on it:

http://www.theaword.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85:autonomic-dysfunction&catid=76:itches-and-twitches&Itemid=39

Take Care
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739070 tn?1338607002
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.

Let us know what your doc has to say.

Take care and stand up slowly,
Ren
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1126418 tn?1326169592
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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Read the article you gave. thank you!
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1394601 tn?1328035908
If it were my body?  The next time it happened, I would be in the ER.  Things like this I don't mess with....losing consciousness and falling is serious.
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