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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. ...Read more

Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Blackouts (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What does it mean if when I get up my eyes blackout?

What does it mean if when I get up my eyes blackout?

Blood flow: When you get up quickly, the blood pressure drops and there is less blood flow to the brain.

See your doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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I Keep getting dizzy and blackouts when I stand up or move to quick, but I also get dizzy when moving to quick... what does this mean?

I Keep getting dizzy and blackouts when I stand up or move to quick, but I also get dizzy when moving to quick... what does this mean?

Drink more fluids: Could be a sign that you are not well hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. If still symptomatic seek medical attention. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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I get sudden blackouts when I stand up during work. Is this normal? Or something serious?

NO: This can come from inadequate fluid intake, anemia or other reasons why your blood pressure may be running low. Increase your fluid intake and maybe a little extra salt for now. See your physician for blood testing and physical exam to make sure you don't have anemia or other problems. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has random blackouts when he drinks and often gets angry what might this mean?

Stop alcohol: Probably he can not tolerate alcohol. Needs to quit and that may sove the problem. Help him to quit. May need detox and/or medical attention. ...Read more

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Why would you get dizzy blackout only for a few seconds then comevtoo and feel like your falling?

Why would you get dizzy blackout only for a few seconds then comevtoo and feel like your falling?

See your doctor: Occasionally we get dizzy. Completely blacking out is not normal. You should see your doctor, discuss it and get the necessary tests done at his/her discretion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be get an EEG test after fainting and blackouts?

Is it normal to be get an EEG test after fainting and blackouts?

Eeg: Is part of workup to rule out organic, metabolic or electric abnormalities such as absence seizures. ...Read more

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I fell twice due to blackout and fell hard on my head. The X-ray shows nothing. But I still get giddiness and blackouts after being discharged?

I fell twice due to blackout and fell hard on my head. The X-ray shows nothing. But I still get giddiness and blackouts after being discharged?

Neurologist: It would be good for you to have further testing to get to the source of why you are falling. You can consult a neurologist who can run some tests and you can go from there. There are lots of possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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It is very normal to me to feel dizzy and blackout aerially a lot n I get shaky like a siezure would start. What would cause this? Been goin on for 10yr

It is very normal to me to feel dizzy and blackout aerially a lot n I get shaky like a siezure would start. What would cause this? Been goin on for 10yr

Investigate!: What you describe sounds most like panic disorder, which is treatable. However, there are some medical conditions that can mimic this and you should consult your physician to consider whether/what tests might indicate another diagnosis with another specific remedy. ...Read more

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Why do I get blackouts for several hours and be nausea while using warfarin and clexane?

Visit your Doctor: Having black outs is a serious matter. The causes can be quite varied...From low blood pressure to hear irregularity to neurological causes. Only a medical examination by your doctor can help you find the cause of your medical problems. So do not sit on this problem without informing your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I feel a little dizzy and eyes blackout when I get up from sitting or lying down. What can that be?

I feel a little dizzy and eyes blackout when I get up from sitting or lying down. What can that be?

Blood flow: This is called orthostatic hypotension. It is when you change position from sitting or lying down the blood rushes to the lower part of you body due to gravity, causing low blood flow to the brain and your symptoms. This can be caused by many things, blood pressure medications, dehydration, occluded blood vessel (vetebral basilar artery syndrome), intestinal bleed, etc. You need to see your pcp. ...Read more

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I get lightheaded everyday and sometimes blackout and fall to the ground for a short period of time, can this be treated?

I get lightheaded everyday and sometimes blackout and fall to the ground for a short period of time, can this be treated?

Hopefully: You need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. Blacking out is never a normal symptom. You could be having any number of issues, the most likely may be an abnormal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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I've been having blackout episodes where I get dizzy, eyesight goes black & collapse and twitch. It is NOT from getting up too fast. What could it be?

I've been having blackout episodes where I get dizzy, eyesight goes black & collapse and twitch. It is NOT from getting up too fast. What could it be?

Syncope: Your symptoms sound consistent with syncope, which is caused by briefly decreased blood pressure and loss of sufficient blood flow to the brain. There are other causes for this than "getting up too fast, " such as dehydration, irregular heart beats, or difficulty with the autonomic nervous system. I would stay well hydrated and discuss with your primary doctor soon. Take care, and stay well! ...Read more

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What causes you to get blackouts when you have low blood pressure?

What causes you to get blackouts when you have low blood pressure?

Hypoperfusion: Not enougth circulation can cause poor perfusion of the brain and this cause a temporary blackout. Staying flat is usually enough to reverse it. ...Read more

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Why do you get blackouts sometimes when you have low blood pressure?

Why do you get blackouts sometimes when you have low blood pressure?

Blood flow to brain!: If your blood pressure is too low, you can experience "blackouts, " usually short lived, because of diminished blood flow to the brain, causing hypoxia. ...Read more

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I get these seizures brought on by chocking. I can chock on my own sylvia going down the wrong tube. I feel it coming on start shaking, no blackouts?

I get these seizures brought on by chocking. I can chock on my own sylvia going down the wrong tube. I feel it coming on start shaking, no blackouts?

If frequent see doc: Choking on own's own saliva regularly is not normal and should be evaluated. If that's true do you also choke on other things (particularly fluids or drinks?). This condition is known as dysphagia and may be part of other types of problems that need to be identified. The shaking you describe is not a true seizure but the reaction of your body to fluids going down the wrong way. ...Read more

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Whenever I do yoga or other excercies, I often get vertigo and blurry vision (close to a very short blackout) between movements. Is this normal?

Whenever I do yoga or other excercies, I often get vertigo and blurry vision (close to a very short blackout) between movements. Is this normal?

Exam needed: Vertigo and blurry vision occurs for a variety of reasons - some of which are very serious. If you get this with a variety of exercises you need to see a physician. This may progress and happen when driving. ...Read more

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I'm having spasms in my face, I blackout, losebalance and my teeth crack together then I get a migraine. Wat could cause this? I do have a history seizr

I'm having spasms in my face, I blackout, losebalance and my teeth crack together then I get a migraine. Wat could cause this? I do have a history seizr

Seizure / migraine: You have symptoms that warrant medical evaluation. With a good history and physical examination, and with the aid of tests like electroencephalogram and mri, your physician will be able to establish a diagnosis and correct treatment. I suggests a neurological evaluation as well. This could all be related to your seizure disorder. Migraines can co-exist in seizure disorders as well. ...Read more

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I think I have acid reflux and when my stomach hurts. The pain is to much for me to handle so I get really dizzy and hot and start to blackout.?

I think I have acid reflux and when my stomach hurts. The pain is to much for me to handle so I get really dizzy and hot and start to blackout.?

Need evaluation: Abdominal pain and these symptoms need evaluation - it is possible you have reflux but similar symptoms occur with ulcers and other issues. While waiting to get in you could consider using over the counter acid reducers like ranitidine or a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec otc. ...Read more

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I recently got a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD in 6 months ago and ever since I get very dizzy and almost blackout at the time of my period, is this normal?

I recently got a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD in 6 months ago and ever since I get very dizzy and almost blackout at the time of my period, is this normal?

Not normal: However it may not be caused by the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. If you have bad cramps with your period you can also feel lightheaded. If you don't have bad cramps it may be something else. ...Read more

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I used to blackout every time I would drink but I recently got prescribed 20mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and it allows me to get drunk without blacking out. Why?

I used to blackout every time I would drink but I recently got prescribed 20mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and it allows me to get drunk without blacking out. Why?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a: stimulant and alcohol is a depressant. Your brain and body will get mixed up when used together. This is very dangerous. Here's a link http://alcohol. Addictionblog. Org/adderall-and-alcohol-what-happens-when-you-mix-them/ Also, blackouts from drinking a sign of alcohol onset. Please be careful. Talk w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more