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Fainting - Help??

I've been experiencing frequent fainting episodes, usually occurring multiple times a day for almost a year. It has recently been accompanied with the loss of my muscles, according to the people who have witnessed it.

It is now taking a toll on my social life, my education, my working life and now on my overall happiness and quality of life. I have had numerous ECG', blood tests, blood sugar tests and have had a 24-hour heart monitor, all of which have come back negative. I've also had numerous blood pressure tests, which I have been told are normal, but on the lower range of the normal scale.

My symptoms have been:

Pins and Needles - mainly on the left side of my body

Blackouts (fainting)

Loss of limb control

Loss of breath

Dizziness, lightheadedness and disorientation


Lack of energy and concentration

I really just need advice, I don't know what it could be and it is seeming to worsen as time goes on, and is effecting my happiness and quality of life, along with my education and work - which I love. I'm 17 years old and would appreciate any kind of advice anyone has to share.


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Sorry your having such a rough time with your health.

It might be worth asking your dr for a table tilt test! The symptoms you mention could be linked to POTS. The tests you've had already would not necessarily show up any abnormalities if it was POTS.

Good luck with your health. Best wishes.



I've recently had a tilt-table test (finally) and am waiting for the results, thank-you.


I agree, you need a tilt test.


I've recently had a tilt-table test (finally) and am waiting for the results, thank-you.


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