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What is it called when you go blind for a few seconds?

Question Posted Wednesday October 20 2010, 7:05 pm

Sometimes when Im at home, I cant see anything for a few seconds and then I can see again. It happens a lot everyday. Its been happening for a while and its gotten worse. I cant see anything but the dark for a few seconds. what is this?

sometimes when I stand up I loose all vision and get light headed. I do wear contacts. Why do I go blind sometimes?

Sometimes i got blind for a few seconds, like ill stand up and ill get this weird feeling in my head and i wont be able to see for about a second or two.

I get dizzy, cand black dots start to appear everywhere & then my ears start ringing & everything goes dark

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thelaura answered Monday February 27 2012, 11:33 am:
I get it sometimes.. I will go dizzy, lose my vision and my head feels funny. I mentioned it to my doc because it started happening a lot and apparently, it was a sudden drop in my blood pressure.

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With all things like this though, it's advised to see a doctor, because there could be different reasons as to why it's happening to you. Get checked out asap to put your mind at ease.

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MamaMaria answered Monday February 27 2012, 10:53 am:
You must see a Doctor. It could be something simple to remedy or it could be serious. Seeing your Doctor will give you the answers you need, instead of worrying and the problem getting worse.

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orphans answered Monday February 27 2012, 9:18 am:
it's probably because of the lenses. When was the last time you changed them? In any case, going to your ophthalmologist would be a good idea. Or perhaps a physician too.

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Xui answered Sunday February 26 2012, 11:03 pm:
We are not doctors, We cannot give you a diagnosis.

If you are blacking out and have been for some time then you need to make an appointment and a see a doctor a.s.a.p.

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Peeps answered Thursday October 21 2010, 2:37 pm:
This sort of lightheadedness can actually be a sign of more serious conditions like very high blood pressure. The elevation difference your brain experiences within the few seconds you are rising shouldn't affect the body, but in people with high blood pressure, anemia, low blood pressure, thyroid disorders, diabetes, brain tumors, severe dehydration, calcium deficiency, magnesium deficiency, Parkinson's Disease, and other medical conditions may experience this sort of momentary black-outs.

It's called orthostatic hypotension (also known as postural hypotension) and is when your blood pressure drops suddenly when you stand up. It could be noted even by a problem in the main circulatory system.

If I were you, I'd get myself checked out just to make sure everything is alright. The doctor may be able to provide a few tips for you so that you don't have to deal with this. It doesn't hurt to make sure everything is, indeed, working right in the body.

Remember, you are important and you have to rely on yourself to take care of yourself.

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sia answered Wednesday October 20 2010, 10:12 pm:
when you stand up quickly the blood to your brain decreases causing you to feel light headed and dizzy which causes the black spots. When you stand up you need to stand up slower...otherwise you will blackout for a few seconds sorry hope this helps

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