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    Re: Question about passing out...

    risk/reward says go to the Dr.

    If its nothing you've only spent a day and a few bucks.

    If its something and you don't get it taken care of ... it can cost you your entire future.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Well, I agree with what everybody says and I definitely think you should go to a doctor lest this be indicative of a bigger problem, but before you start to freak out I do want to point out that a lot of times fainting is no big deal. I faint all the time, several times a year. It runs in my family and I also have two of the problems that Gridiron Grace mentioned -- superventricular tachycardia and low blood pressure (very weird to have both of those). They're not harmful at all and the only thing I ever have to do is warn doctors about it because I almost always faint in the doctor's office and they just want to make sure you lay down. Also, now you know what it feels like so if it happens again you can lay yourself down. Sometimes this helps you feel better or even once in a while can prevent the actual fainting part (although if you do manage to put off the fainting, which is rare, you usually feel even crappier anyway).

    So yes, get it checked out, but until you do I wouldn't worry too much about it. Fainting can be indicative of a problem, but it can also be, I think, just a sudden drop in blood pressure and if you're prone to it, it can happen from almost anything. I once sympathy fainted, ie. someone else was in pain and I fainted instead. And my cousin remains perhaps the only child on earth who ever fainted from seeing a picture of the veins in a leaf in her science book.
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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Another note about my buddy who had to have a pacemaker installed at age 40, I've known him almost my whole life and he had some "fainting" spells in the early 80's that no one could really pinpoint until he had problems. That was 20 years ago so the chance that they can detect anything is greater today.

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    I'll call tonite and see what I can work out as far as the Dr. goes I guess. My biggest problem is that grad school involves so much group work that I hate to take time off and let folks try to make up my slack. Thanks for all the advice, however. I really don't think too much about it, as I've felt better most of today. I suspect it was just an incident of getting up too fast or something but I'll try to get back home (bout an hour and a half) to let my doctor check me out.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    Halcyon, since I am old enough to be your mama I feel comfortable in saying this - get your little fanny to the Dr. Now. Do you understand me, young man!!
    Listen to Creek, she's pre-med.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Go to the doctor! My wife had fainting spells in college and it turned out to be a heart condition. You would be wise to get checked out.

    Note: my sister who is a fairly well-respected medical researcher concurs.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    It's probably nothing to be too concerned about, but getting checked out will give you peace of mind. Good Luck
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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Quote Originally Posted by deltachi8
    Listen to Creek, she's pre-med.
    I thought she was pre-law?
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    Re: Question about passing out...

    I'm pre-dinosaur.
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    I'm pre-dinosaur.

    no, no, no...you're pre cious:

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Quote Originally Posted by creek14
    I'm pre-dinosaur.
    Why, that's pre-posterous!

    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    I thought she was pre-law?
    Whats the difference?
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Did you go to the Dr?
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Not yet, I made an appointment with my primary care physician for next Monday. I've been feeling pretty good lately so I'm prepared to write it off as a fluke. But, like some others wiser than me suggested above, I'm going to go on to the doctor for peace of mind. Unless, of course, I have some other type of episode, in which case I've been told I have to report to the ER.
    I have a mid-term this Monday and a major project due on Thurs (does anyone have a simplistic java servlet sax parser that handles RSS 2.0 compliant feeds handy?) so I actually haven't thought about it much lately.

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    Re: Question about passing out...

    Quote Originally Posted by halcyon
    Not yet, I made an appointment with my primary care physician for next Monday. I've been feeling pretty good lately so I'm prepared to write it off as a fluke. But, like some others wiser than me suggested above, I'm going to go on to the doctor for peace of mind. Unless, of course, I have some other type of episode, in which case I've been told I have to report to the ER.
    I have a mid-term this Monday and a major project due on Thurs (does anyone have a simplistic java servlet sax parser that handles RSS 2.0 compliant feeds handy?) so I actually haven't thought about it much lately.
    Good luck on the mid-term and project. Please make sure to keep the appointment. Just because you are feeling better is not a sign that all things are normal....
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