Fainting (Syncope): Loss of consciousness and postural tone
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My son (age 21) has Spastic Diplegia resulting from premature birth. He has a large "startle response" when surprised and will even insist a companion hold popcorn in movies as he has, on occasion, thrown it in the air when startled. On 2 occasions in the past few years he has passed out in movies during a frightening, or disturbing scene. We are guessing that being in a seated posture combined with heightened nervous system arousal may be causing this. Does anyone have an explanation? Thank and we look forward to learning from the wisdom of the group.
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Hi my husband has dvt. he was on xarelta He then got carcinoma of the small intestines. They took him off the xarelta for a brief period to do surgery. Approximately two weeks after the surgery he started getting hives on his back and legs, shortness of breath and then one day he fainted (syncope). Before the syncope I was complaining to the doctor and asking where these hives were coming from. I took him to another doctor who said he would contact a dermatologist. A couple of weeks later he started with syncope. First it was hardly noticeable it was so brief, then the next time it was way longer. Has this happened to anyone out there? I took him to another doctor and he said he wasn't surprised because my husband was not a candidate for xarelta because he had two different occasions of blood clots. Now he has PE and has to have stents. Anyone out there with this scenario?
I first experienced syncope about a year ago, when I got up during the night to use the bathroom. I was not injured and blew it off. Three weeks ago it happened again. I had been asleep on the sofa and was getting up to go to bed. This time, I was carrying a glass in my hand and fell on a slate tile floor. Thirty stitches to my forehead and lip and two days in the hospital.
I have fainted from time to time while on the toilet in pain for quite some years. It was not untill I fainted and had quite a nasty scrape on my cheek that I went to the Dr and was diagnosed after procederes that I had diverticulitis. Last week it happened againn and the scrape is much worse, I may be having a fit as it looks like a carpet burn on my cheek. Almost 2 weeks and still a nasty scab on my cheek about 3". Anyone else with this problem?
I have IPF and I'm being evaluated at Temple University Hospital for a lung transplant. I'm a 69-year old male. Diagnosed a year ago when i also went on supplemental oxygen and the drug OFEV. I experienced syncope events starting the first month after diagnosis and start of O2 & OFEV. Transplant team won't list me until they know what's causing syncope. Any thoughts or similar experience?
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