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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 18, 2007
  • 02:23 PM

Sometimes when i stand up or yawn and stretch, (not every time) i go really really weak and sometimes fall over, my vision goes like a fuzzy television screen or just black, my hearing goes all muffled, i also get werid twiches in my arms, and also tingling in my hands and feet, plus a metal taste in mouth,...all of this happens all at the same time and only lasts a few seconds about 10 then after i ge a trobbing headache for a few seconds and then i'm fine. i am only 19 years old and it has been happening for 6-7 years, i have been to see doctors and specialists, had head scans and heart tests and it showed nothing, does anyone have an idea of what it could be?? i'm baffled by it.....:confused: :confused: :(

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  • Sounds like a vitamin/mineral deficiency. There are many minerals your body needs and you are not getting enough of them. Do you take a supplement? Do you drink sodas with caffeine? Any soda is going to leach minerals out of your body. Sodas are just deadly when you drink them daily - they are okay to have once in a while as a treat. I recommend EmergenC as it is readily available and easy to take and gives you great energy. Try taking 1 a day at first, then take up to three as needed. See if it helps! Drink lots of water and eat at least 3-4 meals a day. Hope this helps,Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 03:00 PM
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  • Sounds like a vitamin/mineral deficiency. There are many minerals your body needs and you are not getting enough of them. Do you take a supplement? Do you drink sodas with caffeine? Any soda is going to leach minerals out of your body. Sodas are just deadly when you drink them daily - they are okay to have once in a while as a treat. I recommend EmergenC as it is readily available and easy to take and gives you great energy. Try taking 1 a day at first, then take up to three as needed. See if it helps! Drink lots of water and eat at least 3-4 meals a day. Hope this helps,Doctor of Oriental Medicinethanks for your advice, but i don't drink soda's that often i don't really like them that much either i may have one once in a blue moon. i dont drink tea or coffee either i only really drink water, i have never tried taking a supplement never thought it could be somthing like that, i just can't beleive it could be something as simple as that tho, why hasnt my doctor mentioned anything like that... thanx i will try.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 03:09 PM
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  • I get most of those things, low blood pressure is what I've always been told it was..Ive never actually fainted from it but just about everything else. Might want to ask a doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:49 PM
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  • I'm guessing that it doesn't happen every time you stand up or stretch and yawn. I'd keep a journal about your diet/mood/activity/health and when these episodes happen. See if you notice any correlation.My next thought would be to avoid triggering the symptoms. Standing up slowly and stretching gently.Some of those symptoms sound a little like TMJ disorder, but it's hard to imagine having anything like symptoms that severe without also having some noticeable pain/discomfort in the temple/jaw/neck as well. I imagine your doctors have ruled it out, but you might bounce it off of a chiropractor or dentist.I've heard of bone spurs/disorders in the neck that can pinch nerves or blood vessels, but I assume your doctors have ruled that out with the various scans they've done.Just my two cents.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 06:47 AM
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  • You have the classic symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. Which means when you stand up too fast your blood pressure drops, and when your pressure drops there are a few seconds that your brain doesn't get an adequate amount of oxygen rich blood. That's why you have a headache afterward. And the remedy is very simple. Try not to stand up too fast and when you stretch try not to hold your breath. See if that helps, but if it doesn't go see your doctor again. But don't worry about the hypotension. It can tend to be worse in teen years, but it's nothing serious, and it usually never has to be treated with medication. Hope this helps, good luck!!:) P.S. Try looking it up on google. I think you'll be able to find more info on it and it will give you peace of mind when you see you have all of the symptoms and that it's really nothing to worry about.
    NurseCJT 25 Replies
    • January 19, 2007
    • 08:41 AM
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