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Re: Fainting while urinating

From: Robert


Deborah, That has probably happeded to over half the people on this site. Only an MD. can diagnose you so don't take any of this stuff as medical advice! I KNOW PERSONALLY! it's a bad idea. The rule of thumb seems to be when you stand up from sleeping all the blood rushes to your feet and lessens the amount of blood in your head. When you head dosen't get enough oxygen you pass out. I have been told the best thing to do when you get dizzy like that is to lay flat on your back and get your feet elevated above your head. this will in fact increase the amount of blood and Oxygen to your bain and your not supposed to pass out. Of course it's hard to ly on the floor when your bladder is screaming!

Heres the catch. Why is your body allowing this to happen. It happens to everyone but only some of us pass out. For me. .. I could hav a virus, I could have taken some form of med that dropped my BP. or. . like in my last post I have a panic attack. Please though, your probably not a sbad as you think but. . . You may hurt yourself if you don't see a dr.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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