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I get blackouts even if I don't stand up real fast doesn't happen all the time?? Recently I thought I was going to pass out that has happen once tho?

I get blackouts even if I don't stand up real fast doesn't happen all the time?? Recently I thought I was going to pass out that has happen once tho?

Need more info: You may not be drinking enough water and dehydration may be causing the symptoms. Try drinking more water, enough so that your urine is watery, colorless and odorless. Did you lose weight recently? If you did that may cause it and it will go away with time, without need to gain weight.

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Hi I'm a 21 year old and I suffer from depression and anxiety disorders. I recently have been suffering from blackouts but haven't been passing out. I f?

Hi I'm a 21 year old and I suffer from depression and anxiety disorders. I recently have been suffering from blackouts but haven't been passing out. I f?

See a good divvy now: You may be having a seriously nasty problem with your eye. If they don't have a maven in neuroophthalmology at U VA then they surely must have one at the Wilm's eye institute in Baltimore. Get evaluated at one of those

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Wat can cause u to blackout?

Wat can cause u to blackout?

Please Clarify: Without any more information the simple answer is using drugs or alcohol to excess.

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What happens during a blackout?

Blackout: Blackout from toxicity results mainly in amnesia. Blackout from medical conditions such as cardiovascular results in syncope (fainting).

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What is caused by blackout vision?

What is caused by blackout vision?

See Doctor ASAP!: A blackout of vision is a worrisome symptom and you should see your medical doctor and your eye doctor right away. Transient blackout of vision in one eye could be several things including a momentary loss of circulation to the eye, while simultaneous blackout of vision in both eyes could be due to reduced circulation to the brain or other neurologic causes. See your doctor asap!

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What can be done for frequent blackouts?

Don't know cause?: Is the cause alcohol or drugs. Or are you having blackouts and you don't know why. Need more info, but safe to say, frequent blackouts regardless of cause is not good. See your doctor asap.

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What does it mean if you get frequent blackouts?

What does it mean if you get frequent blackouts?

May mean alcoholIsm: If blackouts occur after alcohol use, consider attending an aa meeting. In any case, consult a physician.

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Why does my friend blackout every time he drinks?

Why does my friend blackout every time he drinks?

Alcoholism: If your friend's drinking is a problem for you, consider attending a meeting of al-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics.

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What can cause blackouts after getting up quickly?

Vertigo?: Sudden blackouts on getting up quickly could be from sudden drop of blood pressure, or middle ear infection. To start with these two common causes should be ruled out. Then look for other causes, vascular disease, heart disease, brain pathology.

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What does it mean when I blackout after standing up?

What does it mean when I blackout after standing up?

Low Blood Pressure: It sounds like you may have low blood pressure called hypotension. See you doctor and ask them to check your BP while lying down and then when standing. It your numbers drop, you may have orthostatic hypotension which is treatable.

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What is the definition or description of: Blackouts?

Blackouts: These can be thought of as having no memory or what happened during a specific period of time. As an example, patients can drink enough alcohol to experience blackouts, i.e., they have no idea what they did, where they were, or who they were with while drinking to great excess.

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What can I do if I am suffering from vision blackouts?

See your doctor: You could be anemic or others -- your doctor needs to sort it out.

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What causes mild and brief blackouts upon standing up?

Blood filling veins: When we stand up rapidly, gravity pulls the blood down towards our feet. The veins in our legs swell to accomadate this. This is like some one suddenly removed a pint or more of blood. Our heart rate increass and our blood pressure falls. This can make people feel faint or dizzy. When you take blood press medicines it can make the dizziness more noticalbe.

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Why do I blackout when I stand up? Is this a common thing?

Why do I blackout when I stand up? Is this a common thing?

Low flow to brain...: The most common cause of fainting when rising to a standing position is decreased blood flow to the brain. This can result from either low blood pressure to begin with, or other conditions that cause the flow to the brain to decrease. This syndrome is relatively common. It can be helped by ensuring adequate salt and fluid intake. If that does not help, a tilt table test is indicated.

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What could cause someone to have a sudden blackout in vision?

What could cause someone to have a sudden blackout in vision?

Blackout of vision: Main causes of sudden black out: dehydration/illness, blood pressure drop, blood sugar drop (pre-diabetes/diabetes), vasovagal reaction, blood flow issue in brain (from dehydration, sugar level change, tumor of some type, intracranial pressure increase.) More info on eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com

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Need help my husband having a scarey blackouts I don't know what it is?

More info please: What brings these on? What activity is he doing? What meds is he on? Has he every had a brain injury? Does he use any recreational medications? Do his arms and legs twitch? Does he remember anything? Does he loose control of his bladder? How often? Does he drink alot?

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Blackouts which last minutes. I live alone. Should I get alert bracelet?

Talk with your doc: Maybe your doctor can find out the cause for the blackouts and stop them from happening! Then no medical alert bracelet needed. Please see your doc!

Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more