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Headaches, dizziness that leads to a seizure like collapse.

Since i can remember i've gotten migraine's, not usually too frequently but recently i've been getting 2 or 3 a month and headaches weekly. Also i've found that when i'm particularly tired and stand a cold feeling spreads all over my body and then i begin to lose feeling in my legs and my knee's give way, while at the same time my eyes cloud over. Normally i find something to hold myself up with but occasionally i lose control over my body and end up falling to the floor. When this happens its extremely unsettling because i'm concious throughout and i'm unable to move or speak. Twice i've hurt myself, the last time i hit my head off the radiator.  It doesn't happen often, every few months, but i do often get dizzy and every time i do it's frightening because i don't know if i'm going to fall or what as i can't control it. It's been happening for around 2 years now. I haven't visited my doctor about it because i'm sure i'll be told to drink more water or eat more salt etc. My mum thinks its because i sleep too much but to be honest, so do most teenagers and they don't end up collapsing. Could this be serious or am i just overthinking something trivial? Oh i'm female and 18 if that helps?
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1542096 tn?1293162924
It sounds to me that you really do need to go to your Dr. and have a ful work-up.  it could be something small or it could be serious, but if you are osing you balance and faling it is angerous to you and needs to be addressed before you really hurt yourself.  I had similar problems and found that I have a serious disorder, so I suggest that you confide in your doctor and try to get to the bottom of it.
351246 tn?1379682132
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Well, not all teenagers sleep much. If you are sleeping too much, collapse once in a while, then it would be worthwhile to rule out postural hypotension, hypoglycemia, anemia, PCOD, mitral valve prolapse in heart, and thyroid disorders.
Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP to run tests and examination to clinch a diagnosis.
Take care!
1486688 tn?1333853707
You need to get to the urologist to make sure there is no electrical problems going on.  This sounds scary.  Don't put this off.
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