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I have been passing out or collapsing nearly every day for the last month or so. So far epilepsy, heart problems and blood pressure issues have been ruled out. Does anyone else do this?


Posted by jenniw, 15th January 2016


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  • This would be very worrying. I hope you were able to work out what was causing it.


  • Glad that it is resolved and has not come back. =)

    did they do Iron studies? Low iron can cause low hemoglobin and will definitely give you fatigue and light headedness and in a serious cause – fainting.

    Hope all is well now!


  • Wow, how scarwy for you. I’m glad they have ruled out do much. I hope they don’t come back


  • No. I’m glad you’re seeking medical help.


  • That would be pretty scary. Hopefully the medical profession can give you an answer soon. Are you generally fit and healthy? Good nutrition is really important. Eat well – chicken soup, ginger omelet, etc etc depending on your culture. My mum used to steam a whole chicken and collect the soup/tonic from that for me to drink….one chicken only produces about one small bowl of soup.


  • maybe you are not getting enough oxegen, sounds silly but good deep breaths and exhaling slowly is both relaxing ad energy boost to brain. We myself included only breath shallowly or even hold our breath unaware. It will not hurt you sogive it a go,also plenty of water to drink and my doctor recomended coconut water also. The heat got to me and I was clumsy and feeling faint,bumping intothings ,so staycool helps too. me doing art at Buddist temple


  • When my daughter was in high school , she fainted twice and nothing was determined why . Hopefully it will stay away for good .


  • Thank you all for your concern. I have been working with a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy and I have spent a week in the epilepsy unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital but they have ruled it out totally. I had sleep tests etc also while there which showed nothing, Blood tests have all been normal so its not low iron, and definitely not due to too much caffeine as I don’t drink energy drinks and am lucky to have one coffee per day (not even eating chocolate).
    On the positive side they seem to have disappeared as quickly as they arrived – I haven’t collapsed for over two weeks now :)
    Whatever it was seems to have righted itself!


  • Gosh it has been 12 days now do hope you have answers …if not please see another Dr.
    wishing you well.


  • Go to neurologist and a cardiologist… Also, what about diabetes or an imbalance disorder like Meniere’s ?? Good luck finding an answer x


  • Keep on going to your GP and work together to find answers.


  • Oh dear. I had this issue when I had low iron and I was fine once it was addressed. Hopefully your doctor finds the problem so you can start treating it. Good luck.


  • There are so many things it could be – diabetes and chronic fatigue are also possibilities.


  • Attention Administration : this is a warning in case jenniw misses the other article not applicable for points !!!!!
    Another cause of collapsing can be drinking to many sports drinks which it is reported may cause heart problems – they may not show up though (I know of one case that the problem didn’t register on ECG) and issues such as yours. One of the reasons is the excessive caffeine level. Drinking too many cups of coffee in a day can cause issues – heart palpitations, fainting etc. In the other article the lass states that the excessive intake may have caused her to have 2 misscarriages too.


  • Poor you how scary. Please see your doctor and get to the bottom of this so you can get back to normal. good luck.


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