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I have been having unexpected fainting n drop right to the

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i have been having unexpected fainting n drop right to the floor wt no warning this is becoming more frequent, the main artery in my neck hurts a lot , i have uncontrollable thirst, dry mouth and throat, nauseous, extreme headaches every afternoon but has progressed to during the day, both arms go numb when trying to sleep or rest, sometime my legs go numb only when sitting or resting also frequent chest pain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Since how long are you having these symptoms?

Have you been seen for this?

Any tests done?

Please let me know.


Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Also mention if you have any other medical problems?

Are you on any medications for anything at the moment?

Please let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
this has been going on a long time it has just got worse the last 6-12 months
have not been seen for this
no testing
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Does the fainting have a pattern or just happens randomly anytime?

Do you faint when you get up from a lying or a sitting position i.e. when you stand up suddenly? Or does it also happen when you are lying down or sitting down?

Do you have any other symptoms like fatigue, heart palpitations, sweating?

What is your height and weight?

Please let me know.


Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

I am looking forward to your response.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


This is very serious.

There is no option other than immediate ER evaluation.

This can be


Other blood vessel disease

Hormonal disease like pheochromacytoma, very serious.

Cardiac arrythmia.

In fact, do not wait around talking to us.

Any of these problems can escalate into a severe emergency at anytime.

Go to the ER now.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Please answer the questions that I have stated above.