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Last week I fainted with eyes opens, and remembered everything perfectly, and I have been having heart palpitations.

Last week I fainted with eyes opens, and remembered everything perfectly, and I have been having heart palpitations.

Terminology: The terms "faint" and syncope (a condition you list) imply loss of consciousness - in which case you would not remember everything perfectly. Presumably these are not the best terms for your illness. Heart arrhythmia can cause falling spells without loss of consciousness. Gather details, (when started, how many, time of day, duration, other symptoms, etc.), see doctor, have tests.

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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21 year old son has been fainting with eyes wide open and set. (very scary) He had stage 3 melanomia 2 years ago. Cemo caused pituitary gland to swell?

21 year old son has been fainting with eyes wide open and set. (very scary) He had stage 3 melanomia 2 years ago. Cemo caused pituitary gland to swell?

Neurologist: He may be having atonic seizures and there would be concern about metastases to brain. It is urgent that he be seen by a neurologist for these spells for diagnosis and treatment. The neurologist would work in concert with the oncologist.

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Feeling in head like blood rushing. Vibrating like with faintness and dizziness. Feels like it has to do with my eye movement...Simply moving eyes.

Feeling in head like blood rushing. Vibrating like with faintness and dizziness. Feels like it has to do with my eye movement...Simply moving eyes.

Vertigo: U likely have an inner ear condition called labrythitis. Please see a doctor to evaluate, rule out other causes and treatment.

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If I close one eye, I have faint grey vision, the other eye is clear. If both eyes are open I can see just fine. What could this be?

If I close one eye, I have faint grey vision, the other eye is clear. If both eyes are open I can see just fine. What could this be?

One dysfunctional I: Both eyes together in the presence of one bad eye can commonly be perceived as vision that is fine. You seem to have one eye with a problem. It could be uncorrected eyeglass need or some interior eye damage which is disturbing the vision. You need to see an ophthalmologist to see what is the problem

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2yr-old has had 4 drops/faints in 6 months lasting 30 sec. To 90 seconds:body is limp, eyes open, unresponsive, has had two normal eeg's, what's wrong?

2yr-old has had 4 drops/faints in 6 months lasting 30 sec. To 90 seconds:body is limp, eyes open, unresponsive, has had two normal eeg's, what's wrong?

Best to have: Neurologist check her out. Your child needs supervision for safety issue. Need more details, circumstances. Could be metabolic or other causes aside from neurological

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What does it mean when a 14 yr old female teen gets dizzy, faints, turns purple, gets cold, and body jumps while unconscious with eyes open?

What does it mean when a 14 yr old female teen gets dizzy, faints, turns purple, gets cold, and body jumps while unconscious with eyes open?

Get checked: It sounds like a fainting spell... But you/she should get checked. There are certain things that should get ruled out, like a seizure or heart concerns. Get evaluated by a doctor.

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Why does my head jerk and/or my eyes roll back when I faint?

Why does my head jerk and/or my eyes roll back when I faint?

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 feel dizzy when I get up from crouching on the floor for 5 minutes. And sometimes I feel I might faint I see black in my eyes.?

I feel dizzy when I get up from crouching on the floor for 5 minutes. And sometimes I feel I might faint I see black in my eyes.?

Sit, Don't Crouch: This is very common and unless you are a professional catcher for a baseball team, or like to hide in the bushes at the public park, you might be able to adjust to it by not crouching for so long (compressing your leg blood vessels) and/or getting up more slowly. Also stay hydrated and lay of the drugs. That aside, if it really worries you get your blood pressure tested at a local clinic.

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I'm having off balance feeling while standing& while sitting. Feeling dizzy and faint aswell, my eyes gets blurry. What to do? What is this?

Further evaluation: Shinevillamil, this could be one of several things. Dehydration being one of the most common cause, I encourage fluids. If you are drinking enough fluids (you can tell if your urine is clear), you probably need further evaluation in terms of perhaps a head ct, complete blood count to rule out anemia and some other common problems. So please get further evaluation from your physician.

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At what age are eyes fully developed? My 6 year old could not see some faint stars that I was able to see, and I'm slightly near sighted.

At what age are eyes fully developed? My 6 year old could not see some faint stars that I was able to see, and I'm slightly near sighted.

By 5-6 at the latest: Newborns are nearsighted with a quoted vision of 20/400 and a gradual progression to vision of around 20/40 by 4 and 20/20 by 5-6. I would have the kid formally examined by an eye doc to see if his vision is at a point where glasses are needed.

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Is it possible to faint when you sleep? Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and feel wide awake and it flashes before my eyes (not migrane)

Is it possible to faint when you sleep? Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and feel wide awake and it flashes before my eyes (not migrane)

No: By definition you have to be awake to faint. If you awaken and are seeing flashes of light it is not fainting. If this is the only time you see flashes of light it is probably not your eyes. It could be an ocular migraine without pain. Yes you can have a migraine that has no pain. A migraine is a type of headache not severity and there are painless types.

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I feel tension constantly behind my eyes as if someone has pulled my optic nerves taught. And there is a faint big black spot in my central vision?

I feel tension constantly behind my eyes as if someone has pulled my optic nerves taught. And there is a faint big black spot in my central vision?

Eye visit: Any fixed black spot in your central vision that does not resolve indicates an eye problem requiring prompt examination. With eye pain, could have some kind of optic neuritis, otherwise could have some retinal disorder.

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Whenever I see something moving very fast or if my eyes' movement is very fast, I get a sensation that I'll faint. Could this be a form of vertigo??

Yes: However, you should start with your primary doctor for a thorough history and physical, as more serious, but rare conditions wouldn't want to be missed.

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Young adult having lightheadedness. Becoming more frequent/daily. If eyes move to fast, feel faint, blurry/tunnel vision, sweaty after/clammy during?

Young adult having lightheadedness. Becoming more frequent/daily. If eyes move to fast, feel faint, blurry/tunnel vision, sweaty after/clammy during?

Not good: No history is provided but several things can happen. Is the pt working too hard? Is the pt having too much caffeine.Suggest the doctor visit now as tomorrow. May be some type of systemic illness. Brain involvement? See the doc

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more


Passed Out (Definition)

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