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What could be causing this? When I stand up I get dizzy and start to black out and when my vision starts to clear, my lips and finger tips feel numb.

What could be causing this? When I stand up I get dizzy and start to black out and when my vision starts to clear, my lips and finger tips feel numb.

See your doctor: There could be many causes of these symptoms. Your blood pressure could be dropping when you get up quickly ("orthostatic changes"), your heart rate may be abnormal, or there could be other causes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated as soon as possible. I wouldn't drive yourself anywhere until you find out what is going on... ...Read more

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I have had experiences in where I black out and get dizzy. Is this normal. I think I have heat stroke this happens at least once every year.

I have had experiences in where I black out and get dizzy. Is this normal. I think I have heat stroke this happens at least once every year.

Not normal: You are describing what is called syncope. It can be caused by many conditions including heart arrhythmias, dehydration, low blood pressure, seizures or low blood sugar. Please get checked by a physician if you are having these attacks. Heat stroke is a serious condition with elevated temperature, absent perspiration and decreased consciousness. ...Read more

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Whenever I take viagra (sildenafil) I start to get dizzy and black out. Is this a normal side effect of this medication?

Whenever I take viagra (sildenafil) I start to get dizzy and black out. Is this a normal side effect of this medication?

Stop taking med!: You mean this has happened more than once? And you haven't talked to your prescribing doc about this? Or sought medical attention? Sildenafil (Viagra) was originally studied as a potential treatment for high blood pressure. However, it wasn't very effective in that role but it can still cause low blood pressure & even passing out especially when taken w/nitrates. Best to stop & discuss w/your doc ...Read more

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One day I didn't get the chance to eat lunch till really late that day. I felt really dizzy and I felt like I was to black out. Why?

One day I didn't get the chance to eat lunch till really late that day. I felt really dizzy and I felt like I was to black out. Why?

Low blood sugar: Can cause this. Also, low blood pressure can produce this sort of problem. Usually with low blood sugar you will feel hungry. I'd see a doctor and have a couple of things checked. Any chance of being pregnant or anemic? ...Read more

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Everytime I stand up (fast or not) I get extremely dizzy and black out for almost 8 seconds. I fell to the floor last time. Should I be worried?

Everytime I stand up (fast or not) I get extremely dizzy and black out for almost 8 seconds. I fell to the floor last time. Should I be worried?

Yes: Fainting upon standing up in a teenage girl sounds like "orthostatic hypotension." It is a condition that you should definitely have it seen by your doctor. Your doc may need to clarify other symptoms you may be having and perform tests. The issue that first came to my mind based on your symptoms is irregular heart beat, but other conditions need to be ruled out. Please see your doctor. Cheers ...Read more

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When I cough I get very dizzy & black out. What is causing this?

When I cough I get very dizzy & black out. What is causing this?

See a Physician : There could be a numbers of causes and would recommend that you see a Physician ASAP as it is unusual to pass out from coughing without an underlying cause ...Read more

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I have had this for a couple of years but lately it has been coming back where I will randomly black out maybe once a day and I will get dizzy.

I have had this for a couple of years but lately it has been coming back where I will randomly black out maybe once a day and I will get dizzy.

Black outs: And dizziness need to be evaluated by your doctor. You need to find out what is sat the root of the situation and treat it so that it does not get worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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For the past few days my head has had a lot of pressure when I get up I feel really dizzy like I'm going to black out but don't?

For the past few days my head has had a lot of pressure when I get up I feel really dizzy like I'm going to black out but don't?

Lightheadedness: It sounds like you are experiencing orthostasis or lightheadedness, not vertigo. This is due to blood pressure dysregulation. Are you on any medications? Any medical conditions? Are you pregnant or could be? Are you menstruating heavier than usual? If the condition persists any longer, you will need to have a careful medical examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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When I stand up,my eyes black out and I get dizzy for a few seconds. Why does that happen?

When I stand up,my eyes black out and I get dizzy for a few seconds. Why does that happen?

Hypotension: Blacking out or vision getting dim when you stand up is a drop in blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. It is really common in young, healthy people who have low blood pressure to start with. Increasing fluid intake and sometimes salt intake can help, especially in the summer months when you can get dehydrated more easily. ...Read more

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Every so often I get really dizzy and I black out like my eyes will be open but im not able to see?

Every so often I get really dizzy and I black out like my eyes will be open but im not able to see?

See your doctor: This could be something benign like an ocular (eye) migraine or something more serious. Either way you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. When I stand up suddenly, my eyes black out and I get dizzy for a few seconds. Why does that happen?

Hi. When I stand up suddenly, my eyes black out and I get dizzy for a few seconds. Why does that happen?

See below: There are many caused of transient drop in blood pressure on standing, but mostly, it is a normal reaction. Make sure that you are properly hydrated. Drink enough water every day so that your urine is mostly colorless.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Every so often, I get really dizzy and I black out. My eyes will be open but I'm not able to see out of them? What is happening to me?

Every so often, I get really dizzy and I black out. My eyes will be open but I'm not able to see out of them? What is happening to me?

See a specialist: Transient blindness can result from a number of things, including blood clots to the retinal arteries, spasm of those arteries which can be caused by numerous conditions, and even forms of migraine. You really need to see an eye specialist (ophthamologist) as soon as possible to find the cause and treat it. ...Read more

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I have been passing out for over two months now. I don't get dizzy beforehand and i only black out for 1-2 minutes each time. I now am using a wheelc?

I have been passing out for over two months now. I don't get dizzy beforehand and i only black out for 1-2 minutes each time. I now am using a wheelc?

See doc.: Sudden loss of consciousness no matter how brief requires an explanation not a wheelchair. See your doc to obtain the necessary testing and studies. ...Read more

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What eould cause heart to race with a heart rate to stay in the 100 for a couple of hours and get dizzy to the point where I nearly black out?

What eould cause heart to race with a heart rate to stay in the 100 for a couple of hours and get dizzy to the point where I nearly black out?

Diagnosis?: You need an accurate diagnosis. A 24 hour Holter recording of your heart would answer your question. I see you're taking antibiotics and cortisone for cough and fever — that may well be the cause. ...Read more

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I tire easily. Am out of breath just from walking up a flight of stairs. When I stand up I get dizzy and almost black out. Nauseas. Is it amenia?

I tire easily. Am out of breath just from walking up a flight of stairs.  When I stand up I get dizzy and almost black out. Nauseas. Is it amenia?

Anemia: It could be anemia. Discuss the problem with your doctor. Your doctor can get a detailed history and a thorough physical examination to determine the exact cause. Some test maybe necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had a headache now for four days and when I walk my eyes black out and I get all dizzy all's I wanna do is sleep what is wrong?pain med No help

I have had a headache now for four days and when I walk my eyes black out and I get all dizzy all's I wanna do is sleep what is wrong?pain med No help

Migraine : Hi there the symptoms you describe of vision blocking out feeling dizzy and wanting to sleep can be due to many conditions from serious to benign including migraine neurological disease as well as inner ear or eye problems. Please see your primary care doctor with the appropriate follow-up with a specialist ...Read more

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I get extremely dizzy and black out for a few seconds every time I stand up its getting worse and worse. I'm on toprol (metoprolol) for tachycardia and hbp. Should I go to er?

I get extremely dizzy and black out for a few seconds every time I stand up its getting worse and worse. I'm on toprol (metoprolol) for tachycardia and hbp. Should I go to er?

Postural hypotension: Can be present if your blood pressure drops upon standing. Since toprol (metoprolol) could lower both pressure and pulse, you may need dose adjusted, or even try a different medicine. ...Read more

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Horrible headaches I get headaches every day or 2 and when I do they are so bad I throw up and get dizzy and lose balance i also see stars or black out for a few seconds. Its very hard for me to see when I get a headache. Everytime I get one my eyes hurt,

Horrible headaches I get headaches every day or 2 and when I do they are so bad I throw up and get dizzy and lose balance i also see stars or black out for a few seconds. Its very hard for me to see when I get a headache. Everytime I get one my eyes hurt,

At : At this point you have complex headache symptoms to include loss of balance, dizziness, vomiting and blacking out. Your headaches are also quite frequent. You could easily fall and become injured. You absolutely need to be seen by the doctor. Your physician is likely to refer you to a neurologist. The source of your headaches needs to be evaluated, so that you can be properly treated. ...Read more

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When I stand up after sitting or lying down for 15 minutes or more i always lose my vision (black out)for 3-5 seconds and I feel extremely dizzy like I'm going to pass out is that normal?

Syncope: This sounds like orthostatic hypotension. Your blood pressure drops when standing. Keep hydrated. Caution when standing. See your doctor to make use it is not cardiac in origin. Caution with driving. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when I get dizzy when I stand up and sometimes my fingers feel numb?

What exactly does it mean when I get dizzy when I stand up and sometimes my fingers feel numb?

Pinched nerves: Numbness in the fingers can be caused by compression of nerves either in the hand or even in the neck. When associated with dizziness can also be a circulatory problem therefore evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Still dizzy and off balance been a month since I had a fall and black out woke up in hospital cat scan was normal at the time?

Still dizzy and off balance been a month since I had a fall and black out woke up in hospital cat scan was normal at the time?

Concussion : When you had a fall, it's likely that you traumatized your brain. A normal CT scan does not rule out a concussion. Common symptoms are dizziness, headaches, poor balance, difficulty with thinking and memory and etc. You may require a formal neurological evaluation to make this diagnosis and initiate treatment. Alternatively there could be other neurological concerns such as a masked seizure. ...Read more

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How come I feel dizzy and black out for a second whenever I stand up too quickly?

How come I feel dizzy and black out for a second whenever I stand up too quickly?

Ortho static change: Blood pooling in your leg causes transient decrease blood flow in the brain ( the highest point of your body), it take seconds for heart to pump faster and arteries to constrict in order to send blood to brain. Hydrate well, get up slowly. See doctor if repetitive, severe or disabling. ...Read more

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What can cause an abrupt black out in vision, and some dizziness with a spinning sensation, for a half minute?

What can cause an abrupt black out in vision, and some dizziness with a spinning sensation, for a half minute?

Many things: Physiologic adjustment after asphyxiation or suddenly getting up, positional vertigo, inner ear infection, migrains etc. ...Read more