reply to post by aleon1018
The reason I was pretty sure is that I get the same thing, but only when I first stand up.
My blood pressure drops, my heart thumps, my vision goes dark starting from the sides, my ears ring, the whole nine yards. A "head rush" like most
people get sometimes, but multiplied by ten. If my blood sugar or electrolyte levels are way off, or I'm just really really tired, I have to sit back
down fast or I'll drop (which is embarrassing if it happens in public, believe me.)
If they've done the stress test and Holter monitor, then you're probably fine. It makes sense to try and figure out what things trigger it for you
(too much caffeine like your doc said maybe, but also maybe salicylates, high fructose corn syrup, the list goes on and on).
Edit: It might help if you phrase your question to your doctor differently. Instead of just asking what's wrong, try saying something like "I
understand I don't need to be concerned about this, but it would be reassuring to me to know exactly what's happening."
I think sometimes doctors think they're doing us a favor by just saying "it's okay" and not bothering us with the details of what "it" is. Maybe
that's true for some people, but for me, if I'm blacking out every time I stand up, I don't just want to know that I'm not going to die from it; I
want to know why it's happening
If you can somehow make your doctor understand that the reason that you are asking advice from anonymous strangers on the internet is that you need
more information to be reassured
, maybe he'll step up to the plate and explain it to you.
[edit on 12/8/08 by americandingbat]