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is it possible to faint when you're already lying down?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Yes but it's hard: Fainting is due to lack of blood flow to the brain. Anything interfering with blood flow can cause fainting. Being upright simply makes you more susceptible to the effects of gravity because blood has to be pumped "uphill".

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What is wrong if your blacking out in a rage towards people. Dont hold concentration at tasks. Feel hatred towards nearly anything alive?

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Dr. William Drescher
Dr. William Drescher answered
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Lots: Aside from the fact that your life is chaotic, unhappy, and dangerous ? These may be symptoms of a profound depression or a serious character disorder. Not all therapists are comfortable working with such a patient, but there are therapists who are. Find one and improve your life and quite possibly extend your lifespan.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes frequent blacking out?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Blacking out.: Heart stopping, fainting, arrhythmia, low blood pressure, anemia, vasomotor disorders. As y0u can see better if we chat and figure out what is going on with YOU!
Brooklyn, NY
A 64-year-old male asked:

What would cause blacking out during driving?

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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many things: Some are potentially very bad. Someone with unexplained passing out should not drive until they see their doctor, and that should happen very soon.
A female asked:

What is the side affects of blacking out on vodka?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Wrong question: It isn't that there are hidden side effects, it's the significance. Blackouts usually imply a bac of greater than 0.250. Most people would have passed out by then. To remain up and partially functioning suggests tolerance and therefore a concern for alcoholism.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Blacking out and falling over when standing up. Should i be worried?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Blacking out: I suggest that you see your primary md. Could be low cardia output.

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