Hey, well recently I've been experiencing moments of extreme weakness etc, much like someone would before they would faint ( I have fainted in the past also):
I start to sweat a lot from my palms and feet,
I feel a strange light-headed sensation from my head,
my eyes feel droopy,
I have a shortness of breath,
my ears feel like someone has cupped their hands over the top of them, distorting my hearing,
After this I am aware that i will faint, so I usually run to find a place to lie down ( because you can't faint if you are lying down).
Over the past couple of weeks these symptoms have been occuring quite frequently:
At least one episode every day since Feb 8.
i've been to a doctor, who suggested it was a virus, but given they are supposed to last only around a week, I think not (also I didn't have any other real symptoms).
I have been a vegetarian for the last year an a half (only eggs and milk products- no meat at all), and neglected to take my iron tablets quite frequently.
I've been taking them and vitamins since the first serious episode of fainting (on the 8th), but am still continuing to experience symptoms.
I don't know if it could just be syncope or anxiety (I never feel very stressed when it happens) or perhaps even ust low blood pressure.
I've been considering getting a blood test, but due to the fact I feel nauseas and almos tlike fainting at the thought of it, have put it off up until now.
Anyone with any idea what's wrong with me, please reply! I am in serious need of help, it's beginning ot affect my life quite dramatically, and I'm just about to start uni (I'm 18 by the way-if that helps with any diagnosis).
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