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fainting from lights?

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  • Posted By: nnnicole
  • May 23, 2007
  • 01:44 PM

Yesterday while at my new job, a light was turned on above the examining table. It was a big heat lamp. Soon after I started to get hot which I thought was normal since this was the purpose of the lamp. Then my eyes blacked over and I fainted.

Later on in the day I was setting up a cage for an animal with a heat lamp in it and the eyes started blacking over again, but I had time to catch it and put my head between my knees which made the feeling pass.

These symptoms have occured before when I was on stage or watching concerts. I just thought that I was afraid on stage, and I thought the problems at concerts were due to large crowds of people.

Can this fainting be caused by the lights? Any cures?

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  • nnnicole I have heard of photosensitive epilepsy (CSI episode) - flikering lights to include florescent lights (as they flicker) causing a epileptic siezure. But you say you are fainting, has anyone witness the fainting? Or is it your own account, you know you were "out" but can not say whether or not it was a siezure? If you are not sure, I would make a DR's appointment. It may be wise to make a DR's appointment regardless. Hope that helps
    Cala1234 57 Replies Flag this Response
  • There was another woman in the room with me. She said that I looked really woozy and then leaned on the table and then slumped to the ground. She didn't say anything that sounded like a seizure, but she was trained with basic paramedic skills and helped me get blood to my head fast which may have prevented it. Thanks for the advice.
    nnnicole 1 Replies Flag this Response
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