Post Edited (Blue Velvyt) : 1/4/2008 7:38:27 PM (GMT-7)
Sorry to hear you aren't feeling good. I know how those days are. I have had blackouts for about 5 years, also get fuzzy eyes when my blodd pressure drops. My specialist sent me to and heart doc and they gave me a tilt table test(strapped me to a table at a 45 degree angle for 26 minutes with all kind of monitors) I blacked out after 20 minutes and woke up in a bad sweat. Heart doc said I have neuro-cardiogentic synocope(sp?). Which basically is a result of the scarring of my intestines, so I don't absorb all the nutrients I need to. I am suppose to drink twice as much water of a normal person. He also said that I have low blodd pressure. I can tell when a blackout is coming on and when I feel it I eat something salty and that usually takes care of it. I just switched from remicade to humria also about 9 months ago and it hasn't changed anything with my blackouts. Humria is wonderful and there seems to have less side effects than remicade.
Hope you start feeling better!!
I have this probelm, too. In fact, the boss walked into the supply closet yesterday and found me hanging onto one of the shelves, just staring at it, not moving. I was having a dizzy spell, and I've learned that if I put a hand on something stable, stare at something without moving my head or eyes, and breath slowly that I can usually recover without going down. Which in this situation would have been bad because there is no place to fall in the Supply Closet From Hell. I'd have cracked my head on something and/or knocked stuff down on top of me.
It also happens if I've been sitting in one position for a long time and then take a deep breath and stretch. At least I'm sitting when that happens. But it's not pleasant.
I started getting dizzy and hearing wooshing sounds in my right ear two years ago. I didn't connect it to the gastro troubles I was having at the time. I was working around allot of paper dust so I thought I must have allergies or something. I wasn't on any meds at all at the time. I don't work there anymore but I still get get it sometimes. As the gastro symptoms kept getting worse I have finally benn diagnosed with crohn's as of last week. Only on anti-depressant right now till I get my treatment plan. I believe it is all connected some how. Crohn's is considered a systemic disease that affects your entire system. I like this wikipedia link best because it tells about not all, but most of what can go wrong with you because of crohn's. I also feel week and tired, I always feel like I'm coming down with something but I'm not. I think most websites only mention the classic and most obvious symptoms that they find in a textbook some where.
Here's the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohn%27s_disease#_note-HanauerCrohns