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fainting when she tilts her head backwards?

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My girlfriend has been having isssues lately..
When she tilts her head backwards for too long she faints
And yesterday, she was sitting and when she stood up she simply sat back down on my lap and she were squeezing the top of her nose by her eyes. She told me to put her carefully down on the floor, and when she did she got this feeling back.
When she takes a breath it feels like her head is exploding so she struggles to breathe, and she says it feels like she is going to die..
Its also very painful for me to see her like this.. it happens almost everyday
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replied October 15th, 2013
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Extending the neck to much back might stretch the carotid arteries triggering the reflex that lows down the heart rate and can even cause a syncope. I would still suggest to see a neurologist and cardiologist because the cause of this block outs can be different and much less benign. By Andre Strizhak


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