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.
dx: congenital spondylolisthesis L4, L5-S1:
in english I have 2 slipped vertebrae, no disc material
defibrilator (implanted 1/02)
rx: endocet 10/325, tramadol 300mg, tizanidine 4mg, cozaar 100mg
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Post Edited (sassyfrassy) : 5/21/2007 12:32:57 PM (GMT-6)