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Question: Blackouts

 Sker1984 - Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:20 pm

I am a 21 year old female in good phsyical health. In the past year, I have experience three "blackouts." By "blackout" I mean that I feel real light headed, I see spots at first, than my eyes go black, my chest gets really tight, and I start to lose my hearing. The most recent episode was after a quick workout (nothing more than normal). The other two happened in my morning shower. I have never acctually fainted. Each time the symptoms go away after I lay down for 10 to 20 min. Is this something I should be concerned with? What could possibly be causing the blackouts?
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:48 pm

User avatar There are many things that can cause blackouts, but they are not normal and you need to see a doctor for various testing. It could be neurological, cardiac, hormonal levels (other than female hormones), etc. Too many possibilities to speculate here. Please see a doctor asap.

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