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Fainting occurances, please help?

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  • Posted By: ComeOutMoon
  • February 14, 2008
  • 07:23 PM

Well for the past couple of months I've had this condition where I faint often. It used to be once or twice a year and now every couple of months. I feel a bit nauseous at the beginning and sometimes I get diarrhea afterwards but no vomiting. Then I feel dizzy and now I know when to sit down before I actually faint. Some doctors have told be it's because the blood stays in my legs and others that it's dehydration but I've been drinking a lot and it doesn't happen as soon as I stand up. Can anyone help me figure this out?

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  • Doesn't sound like you're pregnant; I'd want to look into your diet and rule out diabetes
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
    • 07:28 PM
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  • Could be a lot of things. Electrolytes, heart rhythm, low blood pressure, etc. If you are drinking a lot of water you could be low on sodium or something.
    Scotticus 20 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
    • 07:32 PM
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  • Like monstorlove said,could it be related to something you eat at those times?-food poisoning?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2008
    • 10:19 AM
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