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why does my head jerk and/or my eyes roll back when i faint?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Fainting: When you faint there is a brief decrease in the oxygen available to the brain. This can result in brief seizure like activity.

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I have a lot of pressure in the front and back of my head and behind my eyes what can this be due to?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Sinus or other: Headaches can have various causes. Pain behind the eyes associated with headaches are usually either atypical muscle tension or sinus headaches. They may also be caused by migraines. If there is decreased vision or pain on movement of the eyes, see an eye doctor immediately.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why is it that my eyes keep rolling in the back of my head when i concentrate?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Need more info!: Are you drinking more coffee that has caffeine when you notice that your eyeballs are rolling in the back of your head? This is an important question. We need more information in order to better help you answer this question.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

I i hit the back of my head, lower right 4 months ago, just lately i will be sitting &the room goes black i then realize my eyes closed & hard to open?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Please see a neuro : Doc. Without a headache this would be unlikely related to your concussion, but myasthenia gravis remains a possibility. Best wishes.
Magnolia, NC
A 64-year-old female asked:

When i stand I have some pressure over my eyes and i tilt my head back and it feels ok but soon as lean it forward, i feel the fullness return. Why?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
ALLERGY SINUSITIS: Most likely you have allergy sinusitis , or you could be having a chronic sinusitis try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night since it could make you drowsy if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Why do my eyes keep rolling up in the back of my head?

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Dr. Chi-Wah Yung
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
It is normal: Eyes rolling up when you close or attempt to close your eyes is a rather normal phenomenon called "Bell's" phenomenon. Some people will have a stronger Bell's than others.

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