Can you help me diagnose this odd health issue?
November 25, 2011 9:25 PM Subscribe
Can you help me diagnose this weird medical medical problem? I occasionally feel temporarily faint, dizzy, unable to concentrate.
posted by denverco to health & fitness (28 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This is very hard for me to explain, do bear with me. I am a 29 year old male. I am in fod shape, eat a healthy diet, drink 2-4 strong drinks a night, and have no other major medical issues. I also drink caffeine.
Here is what I experience:
A number of times each day, I will begin to feel like I am momentarily losing consciousness our at least momentarily unaware. I an taking split second, but it will go on for a while. It doesn't feel like faking sleep to me and friends say that I dont look like I am nodding off. This especially happens in fluorescent light, when I'm trying to concentrate, when I'm standing.
I thought this was a caffeine issue, but I can pin that down by testing.
I thought it was a blood sugar issue, but this happened after eating recently.
I thought this was a sleep issue, but it doesn't happen when I am sitting in a query rom by myself.
As an example of this, I was standing watching an important speaker on friday for about 10 minutes. The whole time I was fighting off the strange feeling that I was going to pass out or something. As soon as I was able to move around and look away and talk to friends, I felt much better.
I know this sounds crazy, but I really dont know. It ready fouts derm like it happens more often when watching people speak. It feels like it could be related to vision and concentration.