Teresa, I am sorry about your results . I have to wonder what all your neurologist is doing for you? It doesnt sound like much at this point. Have you considered maybe getting a second opinion from another? If you have heart issues or concerns then you really need to see a cardiologist.
See, I have fainting spells too and yeah everyone is differant but mine were coming from two differant sources one was an extremely low heart rate (was in the 20's so I had a pacemaker implant) and the other was due to really low blood pressure. Which I still deal with and have to take medication to keep it up but often times I am dizzy and unsteady on my feet because of it. It is all due to an autonomic disorder which is something that my regular neurologist who treats me for my MS, had no clue what was going on...my cardiologist caught it and sent me to a Movement Disorder Specialist who was able to do the proper tests and confirm diagnosis.
So my whole point is dont give up, if you know something is really wrong then keep pushing until you find the answers you need. It is your body and your health care at stake here...you do not have to stick with the same doctor and just take there lame half answers lying down. It is fustrating I know but dont let them beat you! You ARE a strong woman and deserve better.
I can tell you long for someone to lean on with all these issues and the weight of everything you carry. Maybe not just someone but that "one"...and I wish that for you too (your hopes that you have posted before). It is difficult being single, not having that feeling of being completed or even supported, someone you can just talk to about these things face to face. I just wanted to say that your truly not alone, you have a son which is a wonderful gift and you have your mother. So you do have people in your life who are important and you can build positive things around that. You also have us...who you know you can come to at anytime and find support when you need it. We are always here for you.
I am sending you a huge HUG today because it really sounds as if you need hun.
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FWIW, you MIGHT want go to a cardiologist. Unexplained fainting can be a symptom of a serious heart condition. It could be that your heart rate is too low or it could go too high. How do I know this you ask?? LOL I know this because I have a defibrilator. The ONE time in my whole life that I fainted was when it went off. My heart rate was up too 300 BPM (thats Beats Per Minute)! If I had not had my defibrilator I probably would have died.
When your heart rate drops or jumps up that high, all the blood pools to the heart to save the organ in trouble, hence causing the "rushing" sound and the lightheadedness and BAM! Out you go. Please call your GP or if you dont need a referral call a cardiologists office. Get this checked out, it isnt something to play with. You could be at home,, at the store or DRIVING when you pass out. DONT WAIT on this PLEASE!
Slow/Rapid heartbeats can happen to anyone at anytime, you do not need a history of heart problems for this to happen. I am in the 30% of the population that is known as an ANOMALY: I have a heart problem with NO history of having issues with my heart or previous problems. It was found by accident, for lack of a better term when I had my gall bladder taken out. Long story short I needed a defibrilator. I was 37 yrs old when they put it in.
Post Edited (sassyfrassy) : 5/21/2007 12:32:57 PM (GMT-6)