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Crohn's Patient... lifetime of random fainting??

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  • Posted By: CosmoGirl89
  • February 18, 2010
  • 07:06 AM

Im 21 years old -female.. only severe medical 'disorders' would be Crohns Disease -been diagnosed for over a year, with 1 large abscess removed/temp ostomy bag. Im also slightly enimic, and overweight.
Ive had episodes of fainting since I was much much younger -less then 10 episodes in my life, I would guess. They are very random and very spread apart. When I was little, the sight of blood would trigger it (happened twice), but since I have gotten older, Im not sure whats caused these episodes.
The two factors that have seemed to be common are heat, and lack of nutrition and/or hydration? Im not even sure about that.
Before I faint, its hard to explain but basically, I can feel myself **heavily** "shutting down". Slight confusion, cold sweats, and dizziness. Its a "train wreck" kind of feeling that takes over my head, and then my body, and progressively gets worse until I pass out.
There have been instances of where I feel the symptoms, but do not pass out.
Ive asked doctors about this before, but do not get clear answers. I do plan on getting some extensive blood-work done, to make sure there is no risk of diabeties or something worse... if it sounds life threatening.
Nonetheless, I plan on talking to my new doctor about this the next time I go in. Unfortunately, my appointment isnt until a week from now, and Ive just had another episode tonight and kind of wanted answers ASAP. I would try to get a sooner appointment, but my new doctor is very busy all the time and doesnt even take new patients right now.
If anyone could point me into any kind of direction, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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