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Blackout, numbness/tingling, shaking, weakness

I'm 19 years old and I've been having these spells for about 5 years now. Most often the symptoms are minor and include loss of vision/blackout as well as similar effects on my hearing, along with a tingling/buzzing sensation all over my body but is concentrated on my tongue, hands, and feet.  They happen when I stand up from laying down or sitting. They occur anywhere from once a week/biweekly to several times a day. The symptoms are sometimes more severe. These times include the blackout/hearing loss and tingling, but those symptoms are much worse, and also include uncontrollable shaking all over my body, weakness, and I need to sit down or hold onto/lean on something to prevent myself from falling over. I experienced similar symptoms after giving blood once. That time resulted in passing out (I'm not sure how long I was out for, and it was due to not eating before donating, no one's fault but my own). They can last anywhere from 5 seconds (the lightest ones) to a minute (the most severe. This has only happened about 3 times).

I've done some research and have found things like hypoglycemia and some types of seizures that fit the symptoms, but I'd like someone else's opinion?
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I would follow up with your primary care doctor and ask for lab tests and explain what is occuring, too many things at this point to rule any out.
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It does sound neurological, perhaps something about the vagus nerve.  There are probably a number of neurological conditions that could be causing these spells.  I couldn't name them all for you, but a neurologist could certainly help.  Have you seen one before?  I do have experience with neurologic Lyme Disease, and all of your symptoms could possibly be caused by Lyme.
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I would definitely see a neurologist.  Most likely it's something they can control, but it's definitely not something you should ignore. Best wishes to you.
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