I had and episode there where I suddenly felt faint


Q: I had and episode there where I suddenly felt faint and very sick, it passed after 5 mins and since then it's been coming back in waves of tingles through out my whole body. I have never fainted before, it feels like a lot of activity is going in my head - like migraine type symptoms but not painful just an overwhelming lightheadedness. My breasts are very tender- the most so they have ever been.

Symptoms:  Tingling through whole body, waves of lightheadedness and nausea

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com
I understand your concern.
Your symptoms of feeling faint, associated with tingling throughout the whole body and lightheadedness are suggestive of a vasovagal attack.

Such attacks are common in those with postural hypotension, where certain activities like sudden standing up, or getting up from laying down position leads to a drop in BP causing such symptoms. But since it's persistent in your case it is better to get some investigations done for the same. I will advise you to get CBC, FBS/PPBS, and thyroid profile done.

Sometimes hormonal imbalance can cause similar symptoms but that is not the likely cause here. I am mentioning that since your breasts have been engorged. So provided all the tests are normal, and the symptoms persist, a hormonal evaluation can be done including FSH, LH, estrogen and progesterone.

Kindly get the tests done and share the reports, and I can give my opinion based on that.

Hope this was helpful,
Feel free to discuss further,

Related Q&A

Q: I'm suffering from pain in the lower abdomen and sometimes it goes all the way to my back and thigh but only on the l...

Q: Hi I had a medical termination almost 10 weeks ago and have still not had a period. The termination period wasn't th...

Q: Hello i had my last periods on 15 september i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend but he did not ejaculated in me,i...

Q: How do I get a circumcision when my GP says it's non threatening so I don't need one?

Q: Is it safe to masturbate while recovering from a concussion?


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon