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Fainting spells 5-10 times a day.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 19, 2007
  • 10:09 PM

I have been having near fainting spells 5-10 times a day for almost 2 weeks now. I have been to the emergency room a week ago. They gave me aspiran and ativan, placed me on oxygen, ran a simple IV, and placed a holter monitor on me for 3 days. Today I went to the cardioligist, he informed me of some type of electrical problem with my heart but that I was probably born with it and not to worry about it. He stated me fainting was probably due to a food allergy. I have a hard time with that diagnosis as this happens more in the mornings, at work or home, even in a sitting position, whether I have eaten breakfast/food or not. Severe shaking of the hands and legs occurs immediately after the near fainting spells (I actually cannot focus or see when they happen, ringing in the ears, slowed speech and thought patterns also accompany). My blood pressure was found to be normal,my pupils are unequal, My heart rhythms/beat are normal, my blood work abnormalities are as follows.
BUN=32 (high)
WBC=11.79(high)
Lymph=3.79(high)
Mono=1.35 (high)
CO2=30(high)
Chloride=95(low)
Sodium=133(low)
Glucose(fasting)=166 (very high)
Everything else was normal. Please help, suggestions of any kind!! I am tired of feeling faint and tired. I have no other symptoms, take no medication (I start on Vistaril tonight). I am a 32 yr old female with no majory history of health problems.
GFR=55(low)

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