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Blackouts

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  • Posted By: bec_walker
  • November 3, 2007
  • 09:00 PM

My boyfriend suffers from blackouts. They only last a very short time - less than two seconds probably. His head falls back and he gets a momentary loss of consciousness. When they happen he jerks and shakes his head in shock as if he's just been woken suddenly from sleeping. They happen at random times in the day and in all kinds of places and situations.

I am worried about him and would like to know more about this kind of thing as I've searched the internet and can't find anything specific to this problem. A lot of sites mention alcohol but he doesn't drink that much. He suffers from depression and has been on valium for several years so I wondered if that might have something to do with it, like a side effect. Other than that I can't think of anything. He seems pretty healthy to me. :confused:

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  • This is a serious symptom that need medical attention. It could be caused by a number of things and most likely controlled by meds. Make him see his doctor ASAP. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2007
    • 05:02 PM
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  • this is what happends to ME! it comes absolutley out of nowhere and it feels like someone turned the light off the quickly switched it back on. And while that happends i feel cross-eyed, also i loose all my sences and when this happends i just fall like i just died . this happends only for a few seconds . 3 seconds tops . what does this mean?:confused:
    bubbles:\ 4 Replies
    • August 14, 2010
    • 04:51 PM
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  • DOES ANY ONE KNOW whta this means ?:confused::confused::confused:
    bubbles:\ 4 Replies
    • August 18, 2010
    • 07:09 AM
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  • My boyfriend suffers from blackouts. They only last a very short time - less than two seconds probably. His head falls back and he gets a momentary loss of consciousness. When they happen he jerks and shakes his head in shock as if he's just been woken suddenly from sleeping. They happen at random times in the day and in all kinds of places and situations.I am worried about him and would like to know more about this kind of thing as I've searched the internet and can't find anything specific to this problem. A lot of sites mention alcohol but he doesn't drink that much. He suffers from depression and has been on valium for several years so I wondered if that might have something to do with it, like a side effect. Other than that I can't think of anything. He seems pretty healthy to me. :confused:----Hi Bec,Just read my advice as I am a yoga practitioner.It may help. But requires strict daily discipline.Ask yr friend to follow these for a few days and observe the changes:DO IT AFTER CONSULTING A DOC ONLY01.avoid using pillows while sleeping, he needs flow of blood into head easily02.contact a yoga teacher and learn first stage of sirsasana and do it morning and evening - for 3 min each 03. while bathing bend down pour more water at back of head and bathe slowly04. do kapala bhati breathing techniques as per yoga teacher nearer to you referring to Baba Ramdev YouTubes videos05. he has to take deep breathings every hour to enable brain gain more energy06. he has to eat chocolates or rub honey on his tongue when he swoons....consult dr and do it....it may work...wishing him all the best,god is there, dont worry.i will pray and meditate for himparams
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 18, 2010
    • 06:45 PM
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  • Just read my advice as I am a yoga practitioner.It may help. But requires strict daily discipline.Ask yr friend to follow these for a few days and observe the changes:DO IT AFTER CONSULTING A DOC ONLY01.avoid using pillows while sleeping, he needs flow of blood into head easily02.contact a yoga teacher and learn first stage of sirsasana and do it morning and evening - for 3 min each 03. while bathing bend down pour more water at back of head and bathe slowly04. do kapala bhati breathing techniques as per yoga teacher nearer to you referring to Baba Ramdev YouTubes videos05. he has to take deep breathings every hour to enable brain gain more energy
    xiaqinghua1989 1 Replies
    • August 19, 2010
    • 03:25 AM
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