I get that sometimes. I'm not sure what causes it, though it happens more often if I change my diet, exercise way more often then normal, or am ill. The illness factor is huge for me. I would think being stressed can make it worse, but I've never noticed anything for me one way or the other.
I'll admit, it's rather disconcerting to suddenly have everything black out and you come too on the floor.
I have fainted. There's a feeling of pressure rising to the top of my head, along with extreme nausea, just before it happens. Like mojo, coming back to consciousness on the floor after an uncertain amount of time is highly disconcerting. However, I do know what caused it (food poisoning and low potassium, and/or vaso vagal response), so I don't worry.
However, with no definite trigger, I'd be concerned. Please let us know what the doctor says.
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I get the dizzy/sicky feeling if I'm dehydrated or my blood sugar is low (haven't eaten in a while). I'm aware of it, so I can usually get rid of the feeling by drinking or eating something and sitting down, if need be. If I let it go too long, I have fainted, but it's only been when I was otherwise unwell (flu, I think).
I have been a fainter all my life. My fainting is almost 100% due to my needing to eat and getting hot. That is a bad combination for me. I've fainted enough times in my life to usually be able to lay down before I fall down. I have had a few episodes creep up on me and not get down in time, but usually I recognize what is about to happen and can get myself to a safe place.
I know what you mean about feeling odd afterwards. It's very draining for my body to pass out.
I try to eat at my regular hours and keep something handy to eat in case I get that feeling.
I've only fainted once. I got my ears pierced when I was 14 and hadn't eaten beforehand. I felt really lightheaded and told my mom I was feeling weird. She thought I was being a melodramatic teenager, but then my legs went right out from under me. I passed out at the mall. The freakin' mall. It was so embarrassing.
I've been lightheaded lots of other times, but never fully fainted. I just go lay down until the dizzy feeling passes.
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I've never fainted but often get light-headed if I get up too fast. Do you have low blood pressure or low sugar as someone else mentioned? I have low blood pressure so I know if I get light-headed it's from that. My boyfriend has fainted quite a few times, he also has anxiety so I think that sometimes attributes to him fainting.
I use to have fainting spells when I was younger. I would tunnel vision and usually I could sit down right before I blacked out. Once I fell on a steep driveway, I would have cracked my skull if someone hasn't caught me. I also have a scar On my chin of when I hit te coffee table once. Eventually I grew out of it.
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Please do see a doctor. I'm sure it's all well and good. Many, many things can cause you to faint but with 2 episodes in one day, it's better to be on the safe side. They might need to do a neurological work up, I only say that because of the dreams, and rule a few things out.
I fainted quite a bit in the first trimester of both of my pregnancies. I hate that feeling. The worst was the time I fainted in the auto parts store and the 3 men there just stood around me not knowing what to do. I was mortified.
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It's not fair. All the stress comes out to play at night, when your unconscious, and you're left with the damage during the day.
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