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Fainting from standing to long

From: Erin


This weekend I was Diagnosed with this condition when I was standing in line at a local store for an extended period of time and then started getting feelings of nausia and "hot". this is not uncommon for me when I am standing in a crowded place for a long time. This time however, the feeling kept incresing and then I got these overwhelming dizzy signs and realized that I should sit down. It was at this point too late as the next moment I was conscious was as I awoke on the floor. Just wondering why this happens exactly and if other than sitting down, is there anything I can do to counteract this reaction. Thanks. Erin

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