I've been having ongoing near fainting spells

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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 4/6/2011 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
For awhile, I've been having this near fainting spells that come and go lasting a couple seconds at the most. This morning was the worst with my face feeling tingling, heart racing, feeling sick to my stomach and feeling tired after the episode.

Strange thing 99% of the time, it happens at work. My job requires me to stand most of my 8.5hr. shift. At home, for the most part, I spend a lot of time sitting around. My diet isn't the healthiest, I like energy drinks and booze.

I was born with a heart murmur which required open heart surgery at a very young age. Im in my early 30's now. Recently had a heart checkup but no EKG was done. No problems were found.

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   Posted 4/6/2011 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell,
Couple things come to mind - no energy drinks. You can change the course of your health by making some simple changes. One excellent change is to stop reaching for so-called energy drinks and start reaching for probiotic liquids. JMHO - I am not a Doctor.
The danger lays in the combined effect of caffeine and tourine, which are the powerful and important  ingredients in numerous energy drinks. The caffeine in energy drinks can increase your blood pressure and make your heart beat faster. In some cases, this can trigger potentially dangerous changes in heart rhythm. 
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