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head rush, blindness, and now hearing...Now Im nervous

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  • Posted By: amitchell5792
  • May 21, 2010
  • 01:48 PM

For the past 2 or 3 years I have had these episodes, after a period of sitting down, when I finally stood I get an extreme head rush, dizziness, and I need to hold on to something to make sure I don't fall over. Along with this my vision will become black, starting on the edges and then moving in, taking away more vision. Sometimes I will go completely blind and others I can still see a little bit through the haze. These episodes have happened for around 3 years, but today at an assembly, when I stood up to recite the pledge of allegiance, I got a head rush, blindness, and dizziness that I previously stated, but my hearing also became affected. Their was a sharp pang of sound, with an almost laser/sci fi tinge to it. Then my hearing faded very quickly and I was deaf for around 1-3 seconds. My hearing then began to return slowly gradually getting louder. When I could hear again it sounded like everyone that was saying the pledge was talking through a can, and they still had that sci fi electrical voice. This is the first time anything has happened with my hearing, and its making me nervous. I talked to my doctor about this (before the hearing problem) and she put me on flourocide or some thing, that didn't work. I am a lacrosse player and in good shape, and I don't believe I am dehydrated. My doctor said my blood pressure does go down slightly when I stand, but not enough to really make a difference. I take adderall for ADD and the only thing out of routine for me today was that I had a cup of coffee. I am not prepared to relate this to caffeine and I would greatly appreciate some help. I am going to go to the doctors as soon as I can so I can get this straightened out.

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