Blackouts

I had a wierd experience on Saturday night in my home, I had a friend round and had a couple of wines nothing out of the usual. When my friend was leaving I stood up to see her off and I don't remember anything until I was woken by 2 paramedics snaking my face! I was taken to hospital as I had a black eye and severe bruising to my left hand side of my face! I do not know why I blacked out like that does anybody have a similar experience? I am convinced it was due to my condition as nothing like this has ever happened before and I am quiet afraid it will happen again ❤️

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yes, i seem to faint and blackout a lot. i have to be watched all of the time because of it- still not certain what is causing it. drs are looking into it. take care x

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Thankyou for your reply please let me know if you find the cause x

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i'm being investigated now for an "epileptic/neurological condition" not exactly epilepsy but i've had to have a CT scan and an EEG .. - ugh still got "glue" in my hair from that... i just wanted to update you... i'm waiting for results. will update as and when i am able. x

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That sounds pretty frightening, no wonder you are worried if it will happen again. Did the paramedics or hospital offer any answers?

It could be as simple as low blood pressure, just be sure to take your time to stand up, especially from bed or slouching on the sofa.

Hopefully you will find the cause and put your mind at rest.

X

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I hope so it did happen when I got up off the couch and I think I had done too much on the days before! x

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Do get this checked out by your GP, it could be a drop in blood pressure but you must be seen xx

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Yes I know I have made an app for my docs x

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Hi Gypsylee

I really am so genuinely sorry to read this my friend and I sincerely hope that you can find out exactly what happened for you? As the others have intimated, it could be that your blood pressure dropped suddenly? I have pasted an excerpt from the *MayoClinic below on this issue:

*For some people, low blood pressure can signal an underlying problem, especially when it drops suddenly or is accompanied by signs and symptoms such as:

Dizziness or lightheadedness.

Fainting (syncope)

Lack of concentration.

Blurred vision.

Nausea.

Cold, clammy, pale skin.

Rapid, shallow breathing.

Fatigue.

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck and please take care of yourself my friend.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

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I am waiting to see my doc , and I do think I did too much the days before as I was already fatigued . I need to slow down!

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Sometimes I think that's my problem too. My blood pressure is 98/82 so while on the low side it is fine. I think I just need to stop forcing myself to be "normal" thinking I can do more than I am able. I plan out to do far too much then I suffer for it. I'm not saying that's why we're blacking out but it prob doesn't help x

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I totally agree! It must be a warning to slow down!

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Please take care of yourself my friend

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Hello

Yes I have had that type of blackout but not ended up in hospital, happened on Saturday gone. I was drinking wine with my older daughter and I d had food good laugh as my daughter is funny, I felt alright one minute then absolutely mortal the next, tired out almost asleep so excused my self saying I was away to bed, I know nothing more until the next day, my daughter said she found me on the bathroom floor. As she walked in she hit my head with the bathroom door, I can't remember a thing.. I'm worried too but not spoke to a GP yet. My daughter got a huge fright. 💕

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Omg! That sounds just like me! I'm frightened to even touch wine again! People say it's a drop in blood pressure others just think I was too drunk, I know differently though because it's never happened before -very wierd! If you find anything out let me know please x

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Please keep us updated. I've been having random blackouts for three years! I don't drink, my blood pressure is normal, and there is no commonality between episodes (like it doesn't happen from standing up too fast...for example).

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