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i bumped my head play fighting with DH about 2pm, then passed out when i tried to get up. I tried to take myself down the stairs only i blacked out again and fell down the stairs. I was out for about 20 minutes according to DH and dd was crying cos she thought I had died. I fell asleep as well and was really cold. I jarred my back and bumped my head again and twisted my ankle. Someone said I could have concussion. I fell asleep afterwards too. I feel bruised, shaky and sick now. Am just looking on MHS website about blackout and am now very scared. Its happened a few times in the past few weeks without having panic attacks.
Sudden loss of consciousness may however, be caused by many conditions other than simple faints. These include:
Spasm of some of the arteries supplying the brain
Over-breathing (hyperventilation) effects
Water on the brain (Hydrocephalus)
Visual loss from brain tumours
Visual loss from high blood pressure
Bleeding within the skull
Transient iscahemic attack (TIA) or 'mini-stroke.
Titania, you absolutely cannot ignore blacking out for 20minutes and leave it until tomorrow to see a doctor - my dh would have rung an ambulance if he was unable to rouse me after 5 minutes. Plus you say this has been happening before - this is not something to be ignored.
Hello. I am feeling very stiff and achy this morning. I spoke to DH and asked him why he hadn't called an ambulance. He said that the last time I collapsed and an ambulance was called I went hysterical and refused to go to hospital, and he didn't want to put me through that again. I have a severe phobia of hospitals as it is but I was upset that he didn't at least try.... He did call his mother who said to chuck a glass of water over me! charming!
Did the black-outs start with a change of medication? It could be something to do with that, and you should get your thyroid and your iron levels checked and also your blood pressure... I bet it's not one of the scary things on the list xxxx hope you're doctor's good to you! Make sure you see one asap! I black-out every now and then, usually not for very long, sometimes for 10 minutes plus though... it's because my blood pressure is low and I always need to keep an eye on my iron intake..