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help. brain damadge?

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  • Posted By: stormthornnight
  • October 30, 2006
  • 09:18 PM

i am an athletic and healthy teenager. for the past 4 years i have lost conciousness for hours at a time , with no apparent reason.i have gone to the doctor ,done a brain scan but cant find anything wrong.i usually pass out when im standing, like when i was doing rotc inspections, the weather was nice and cool, and there was a bit of sun. i was standing up for about 45 minutes when i felt dizzy and shortness of breath. i went to sit down and i felt that i was shaking. first it started in my arms then it was in my legs. i felt numbness in my arms and legs also. i had tried to get up, but i blacked out and woke up with my AI (army instructor) trying to awaken me.
if anyone knows whats wrong with me , please tell me.

blessed be
nicole smith

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  • Hi Nicole, My dad passed out for many years before they figured out it was his pancreas! I believe he had what they call pancreatitis. Once they figured that out, he never passed out again. Don't know if this is what you have but check it out and let me know if you are better.My mom used to pass out when she was young because she was anemic- I bet you've already ruled that out? Good luck, Sandy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 09:26 PM
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  • You ever had your heart checked out? If your brain isnt getting enough blood due to a faulty valve or something, it could cause issues like you describe.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 11:23 PM
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  • You ever had your heart checked out? If your brain isnt getting enough blood due to a faulty valve or something, it could cause issues like you describe.i had my heart checked out but they could find nothing
    stormthornnight 16 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 00:52 AM
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  • Ask your doctor about orthostatic hypotension and the possibility of getting a tilt-table test. Also he/she should rule out thyroid disease, anemia, electrolyte imbalances and diabetes. Heart arrhythmias can cause your symptoms, so you should make sure you have had an EKG.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 01:40 AM
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