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When you talk of the fainting spells you sound like you are hyperventilating, have you ever tried to breath into a paper bag when your breathing gets to fast.
Hyperventilation is breathing that is deeper and more rapid than normal. It causes a decrease in the amount of a gas in the blood (called carbon dioxide or CO2). This decrease may make you feel lightheaded, have a rapid heartbeat, and be short of breath. It also can lead to numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, anxiety, fainting, and sore chest muscles.
Hyperventilation is not a disease, but you may need to be checked by your doctor if you have repeated episodes of hyperventilation symptoms.
Also when you start to breath to fast lay down where ever you are and slow down your breathing, nice and easy..............
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