I fainted and Im not sure why.
earlier today I fainted, this isn't a usual for me I just blacked out. my question is what could have caused this? I am on my period so it may be something to do with that, also my mother has low blood pressure. Could I have low blood pressure? oh and after I had like a panic attack but I think that was just my body responding to me fainting.
also after a while I get like pain in my legs after sitting for some time like a cramping achy pain, its not a problem just annoying.
I do get dizzy often but I have never fainted before. What can I do to avoid fainting again?
Oh recently I lost a lot of weight because i was really sick, I caught a nasty virus that made me vomit and unable to eat properly for a week and a half because I'd just sick it back up, I lost at least 10Lbs.
Most likely you may have fainted due a vasovagal attack, which commonly occurs in extremely emotional or psychological situations.
People with panic attacks, eating disorders (which can result in low glucose levels) are more likely to have such episodes.
In case, you gained consciousness within minutes of the episode, and did not have any major persisting issues, you need not be worried about it anymore.
But if the loss of consciousness lasted for more than 15 minutes, and you have any form of neurological defecits (seizures, weakness, sensory defects, headache, nausea, vomiting, etc) you should consult with your doctor for a examination, a few tests and proper treatment of the underlying cause.
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