I had and episode there where I suddenly felt faint

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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
Doctor

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,
Regards.

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