For the past few years I have been getting terrible head rushes when I stand up. I often get dizzy and black spots appear. In the past two months, I have collapsed twice from just standing up. When there was nothing for me to grab onto to steady myself when I became dizzy, I must have either blacked out or fainted. A moment later I regained consciousness to discover I had hit my chin on a table on the way down and slammed by head on the ground (also bruising my knee and elbow). I am scared. Why is this happening?
Additional information: I am only 19 and have no other medical conditions. I'm 6'0, 140 lbs. After blacking out, I am able to function normally again in seconds, but am left with painful bruises. Am concerned that if this continues, I will end up breaking bones/needing stitches. Please help.
I'm also 19, but have some other unknown problem which you can read about a few posts down. One of my fairly infrequent symptoms is a partial blackout and dizzyness when standing. I thought this to be a drop in blood pressure, which is possible, but today I realized that from my nausea, I may not be eating enough. In other words, a decreased blood sugar.
Hi your symptoms sound alot like my daughters. she was 16 and very thin she passed out at a concert and they rushed her to the hospital. they said she was fine. i went to follow up with her dr and she refered us to get a tilt table test for a disorder called neurocardiogenicsyncope. its a fainting disorder. she tested positive and then was able to get the help she needed. it has to do with you heart and brain not staying n sync. its nothing to be alarmed about. it happens to alot of people. look up on the inernet just type in the disorder i gave you and it will tell u all about it. also when the dr saw her she did her blood pressure and waited about 2 min and did it again and it kept going up and down which is another sign of this disorder. they like u to drink alot of water and stay out of hot places. don't stand in one place for along time that can cause u to pass out. anyway just read about it it will tell you alot then if u have the symptoms tell your dr and ask for a tilttable test. dont worry my daughter is doing great now hasn't had any problems.
Hi, I really can relate to you on your symptoms you have been having. When I stand up at times, I get these head rushes all the time. Sometimes they can be really bad and everything starts going black. If i dont hang on to something I fall over cause i completly loose my balance. I shake uncontrollably for a few seconds then im fine. It usually happens when i get up from sitting down. I have passed out before from this. A couple days ago I started feeling nauseas and weak, my hands started to shake and i broke out in a sweat and needed to sit down. That happened in the mall. I am trying to figure out what I have, I seen a doctor today but what Tula wrote above seemed to bring some clairity to the situation. I hope you are feeling better now. Thanks for your question, it would be nice to get to the bottom of this. Heidi40
hey ; listen im 16 years old nd have the same thing; i dont know what it is but i went to the doctor for it its been goin on for teh last 6 montsh nd i finally went yesturdayyy ; i went for a catscan nd blood work everything came out fine besides the catscan the doctores todl me that theres somthing abnormal on the left side of my brain ; they dont know what it is though ; but im goin for an MRI tomorow and i wil soo let you know what they say ; i know its scaryy like belive me i start gettin dizzy then finalyy i open my eyes nd im liek on the florr not realizing that i even passed out or faintedd .. but i think you shoudl deffianly go to the doctor or a hospital to get that stuff checkd out cause iit can be other symptoms!
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