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Please advise, something strange just happened to my DH and im worried.
We had a friend here about an hour ago and all of a sudden DH said he needed the toilet and left the room quite abruptly.
He came back bout 20 mins later, and said he had just passed out. He said when he was sitting with us he suddenly felt very unwell his concentration went and he felt bad pounding heart etc, when he left the room he stumbled up the stairs, he said he felt like he was very very drunk, he knew he needed to lie down so tried to make his way into the bedroom, he then knocked his chin on the wall and passed out, poor DS witnessed this and told him he was out for about 2 mins.
Hes never had this happen to him before and is otherwise very fit and healthy, infact he has just undergone lots of blood tests for a tummy problem and nothing was found.
I feel very worried and am hoping someone can shed some light.
He said he felt ok when he came round tho, now he feels a bit weak and shaky.
I'm a great fainter, and I reckon two minutes is a very long faint. If he banged his chin badly enough to knock him out, that probably needs checking out. So yes, I would get further advice. Is is possible to contact NHS Direct online?
This could be a number of things, a cardiac problem (where his heart beat was too fast), a bp problem etc. He does need to see his GP, it's not really fair that you should worry though. Pack him off to the GP, whether he likes it or not.
Even if he's feeling fine now, the sensible thing would be for him to make an appointment to see his GP and tell him what happened. I'd want to know what might have caused this as it's a pretty extreme thing to have happened.
Can I just say that the exact same thing happened to me about 6 months ago? For no reason I just suddenly felt ill got up, felt quite drunk, then passed out. Didn't do anything about it. Hmm... perhaps I should have...