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ask: I Have Fainting Spells Almost Every Time I Stand Up.

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I try to work out 6 times a week and usually only have these symptoms when I am dieting and working out. Almost every time I get up I almost pass out. It's like the lights are going out and I have to hold on to something for like 10 seconds. For the first time today it happened even stronger while I was just sitting down, I was able to recover by sitting up straight.
Also I was wondering why when I do cardio (inside on my treadmill) do my ears start hurting really badly.
Thank you,
Jessica

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Anonymous

I have a seizier promble but for the past day or two everytime I stand up I either blackout and fall or have a seizier. I wanted to know any suggestions?

December 17, 2011 - 7:36am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have the se problem , but apparently it's because of the medicine there giving me lowersmy BP

August 12, 2014 - 5:11pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

You could possibly have epilepsy..

December 19, 2011 - 6:37pm
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Anonymous

The same thing happens to me! It's gotten a lot worse over the years. I am only 20 but it started probably when I was 15. It would be more frequent after working out but now it just happens on the daily. I usually just get the spins and everything goes black. I just have to lean up against something until it goes away. But just the other day, I passed out pretty bad and ended up hurting my back. I have had really frequent headaches lately and occasionally, migraines. I am recently married so everyone I talk to about it is thinking I am pregnant! But I think it is just low blood sugar. I would go to the doctors to find out for sure but I don't have any insurance! So for now I just have to live with it.

November 18, 2011 - 2:38pm
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Anonymous

i have the same proplem but my ears dont hurt the thing is i am only 14 and i have had it for about 4 months and my dad says he is going to take me to the doctor but he never has a chance i dont no why i have almost black outs and i really wont to find out

September 28, 2011 - 1:17am
Alison Beaver

Hi,
I'm wondering what your height and weight is...do you mind sharing? Has anyone ever commented on you being underweight?

Do you think you may be over-exercising? Are you trying to lose weight? If not, are you training for an athletic event (why are you working out 6 times a week)?

Sorry for the bombardment of questions...hope you're feeling OK!

May 18, 2009 - 2:00pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

I'm 13 and this happens to me nearly every time I stand, my vision goes blurry and purple and I have to sit down. I know you were asking the OP, but I'm looking for help also. I'm 5'7 and 108 lbs, which I don't think is underweight? And I don't work out. I walk a couple miles a week, though.

July 17, 2014 - 12:14pm
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Anonymous

Wow!! I'm so glad you wrote this. I have had the exact same problem. I almost always come near to passing out when i work out and my ears hurt, almost like i need to clear them ( like you do when you dive). I know i need to get to the doctor but my insurance is not very good. I have been dieting but even when i went back to eating normally it still happened. I have had to change from working out in the AM. My body absolutley won't let me.

May 18, 2009 - 12:30pm
Tina Samuels

It really sounds like low blood sugar to me, or a bad drop in blood sugar even from high to normal readings. I would suggest seeing a doctor and perhaps tracking your blood sugar for a month. I did that and it showed my hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and every time I had symptoms that were odd and unexplainable it corresponded to this decrease in blood sugar. See if it goes away if you eat some carbs (not eating sugar, but carbs - bread or something)

March 28, 2009 - 5:50am
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Anonymous

Jessica,
I had similar problems. I had no headache, no stomach pain, just my head was turning, so I can’t keep balance. In few minutes, I was OK.
It took about two months until I end up in ER with severe stomach pain. First they treated me for food poisoning. X-Ray didn’t show any problem. However, exploratory surgery found out that I had twisted and perforated small intestine. Afterward I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It is 14 years since that. I am in perfect health, until I accidentally ingest any small amount of gluten. It make me sick for couple of days; so I have to be very careful.

March 27, 2009 - 6:57pm
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