Very short fainting spells

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About a month or so ago, I experienced something very weird. I was in the car with my husband (thank god he was driving that day). We were talking and all of a sudden I hear his voice fading away. Then I felt tunnel vision and sort of a “drowsiness” feeling. Feeling confused and lightheaded by then, I try to blink and look around my surroundings, and I felt as if I was almost fading away from everything (sort of the feeling when you are right about to fall asleep). I also remember my breath slowing down.

I struggle not to “fall asleep” and try to keep my fluttering eyes open. I can feel my breathing being heavy and slow, I was sort of gasping for air. I manage to come back to normal and ask my husband what he was saying and if anything happened because for those short few seconds/minutes (I honestly have no clue how long this went on for in reality-to me it felt like a while) I couldn’t clearly recall what he had said. During this time, his words sounded very distant and then eventually I couldn’t hear anything. He asked me if I was OK.

I think this sort of occurrence happened once before this and once after this again, but both of them were not as scary as this one.

I don’t know if this is in any way related, but I do experience lightheadedness often (whether it is after standing up or random),

Does anybody have any idea why this happened?

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    could be a vegal response but you want to ask for a ecg and echo to rule out heart problem, then push for autonomic dysfunction testing , definatly sounds like a nervous system glitch as many systems involved , but get more serious ie heart problems looked into first 😃 if none of these could be a hormonal (gland) issue

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    It is definitely autonomic nervous system dysfunction. I have been diagnosed with it and just came out of the blue for me too at a restaurant. I see a heart doctor and neurologist. Although there is no cure you can try and manage it with diet, exercise and calming activities and lifestyle. Good luck to you.


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