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Here goes... I've been having these dizzy/fainting spells. For a week it was at least 2-3 times a day. I never black out. I just get dizzy and collapse. Everything gets kind of fuzzy and thud. I hit the ground. I've seen doctors left and right. I have no problems with my blood sugar. We did a heart monitor test for 48 hours and that came back clear. My blood work is fine, no iron problems, no potassium problems. I saw a neurologist and he thinks it's nothing neurological but we're going to do an EEG anyways just to make sure. I'm an active, healthy 17 year old girl. I take care of myself. I don't know where to turn to next. I just want my life back. If you have any ideas, I would be grateful to know them. Thank you.
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Have u been involved in a MVA or a fall?...did they do a MRI of ur cervical spine and brain?

I pray u get answers soon.

"selma"
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Hi There.
as you said you are 17yr old girl, so am sure you must be in high school & many a times it does happens that due to excessive study stress or irregular sleep and diet, your body gets torn our and loose energy level.
all you need to do is, have a proper diet and consume proper fruite juices & veggies. Try to avoid non-veg in yr diet, b'coz yr body consume more energy to digest it.
try to do meditation in the morning for 10mins & Dont ignor yr break fast.
Try this for atleast 15 to 20 days. Am sure you will definitely be fit and fine again. And your wont require any doctor.
Take Care.
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
There are many causes of dizziness, lightheadedness, passing out, blackouts etc. It is difficult to comment without examination. I am just enumerating the possible causes. You can discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Dizziness could be due to postural hypotension (blood pressure falling with change of position), internal ear problems and cervical spondylitis or compression of cervical spinal nerves. All these cause dizziness when you get up from lying down position or when you change position that results in a change in the level of your head. Cervical spondylitis and ear problems also cause dizziness on changing the position of the neck.
If ear is the cause of vertigo (rotator movement of self or environment) then it could be due to benign positional vertigo, Meniere's disease, vestibular neuronitis and labyrinthitis. Other causes of dizziness are otitis media, trauma, side effects of drugs, and fluid in ear. All these causes will have to be ruled out one by one by your ENT through specialized test. If it is blocked Eustachian tube, then doing a valsalva maneuver (Done by taking a deep breath and blowing while pinching your nostrils and closing your mouth) will help. This will help clear the secretions in the tube that connects the back of your throat with your ear.
Other causes are anemia, claustrophobia, GERD, hypoglycemia or low sugar and some endocrine problems. Endocrine problems, such as an underactive thyroid (called hypothyroidism), overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism), adrenal insufficiency (called Addison's disease), low blood sugar levels, and in some cases, diabetes, may lead to hypotension and hence lightheadedness and an off balance feeling.
Certain types of epilepsies and seizures too can cause similar symptoms. If you have an accompanying headache then you must also look at benign intracranial hypertension. Heart problems too should be ruled out in your case. If all other tests are normal, maybe an ECHO should be done to rule out mitral valve prolapse. Patent foramen ovale too could be the cause (commonly known as hole in the heart). It can also be chronic fatigue syndrome if all other causes are ruled out. A brain lesion too can cause dizziness but often there are other neurological signs such as numbness, tingling, loss of function of a limb etc.
Discuss these possibilities with your doctor.  A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Take care!
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