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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Fainting in the shower

 x0x011 - Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:46 pm

this past weekend i took a bath and afterwards i got up somewhat quicky. I began to feel really dizzy and nausea so i sat down and i ended up fainting. What could this have been from? I wasnt really eating well all week so i thought maybe just weakness? or could it be some kind of circulatory problem? i tend to also have dizzy spells and balance problems quite often as well, not anything serious, just toppling over and such.
 Kim C, RN - Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:15 pm

People who faint make me, as a nurse, rather nervous, so I would say that you need to be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. Please call and make an appointment.

Meanwhile, do not take super-hot showers. Get up slowly from a lying down position, and be very aware of your suroundings while you're walking around so that you don't trip and fall during any dizzy spell that may occur. It might also be a good idea to have a friend or relative check in on you via phone or visit on a daily basis until you get in to see the doctor.

Your problem could stem from somthing very simple, but needs to be evaluated nonetheless. Good luck and I hope you're feeling better soon.

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