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passing out from eye exam

From: california


I have had other faints before (I'm 29 now), but last year, I was getting an eye exam and while I was sitting down, I passed out. I have also passed out after smoking weed (in my earlier days), and after getting a tatoo. It seems that the incidents (not quite passing out) are getting more frequent. After I eat, it can happen. Sometimes to the point of constant vomiting and the room keeps spinning for hours. I had the tilt test (positive) and I'm supposed to be on Pindolol..but I don't wan't to take it. I'm so paranoid that I could pass out in front of people again..In fact, it almost makes me more nervous and then I'm not sure what the cause is. I also get this impending feeling of doom..when I realize my own existance in the universe. Is this normal? It always triggers it. It's been happening since I was about 4 years old.

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