Unconscious episodes, alias syncopal episode, is a sudden loss of consciousness caused due to decreased blood flow to the brain. Reduced blood pressure, arrhythmia, standing for long durations, pregnancy, dehydration, exhaustion, etc., are the cause of syncopal episodes.
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My mother had a sudden 1-minute episode of unconsciousness with varying blood pressure, and later she was normal. Is it a concern?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother felt dizzy and sweaty, eventually fainted for about a minute. She was not responding to anything and after that woke up to the sound of calling her. Her blood pressure reading shorty after was 99/55. She ate some stuff very little here and there and it went up to 107/64. I am... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has a history of dizziness, sweating, and fainting for a minute. The clinical features from which your mother was suffering may result from various underlying health conditions like low blood sugar... Read Full »
What can cause one-sided headaches and a blackout with urination?
Query: Hi doctor, My head hurts a lot on the right side especially around the area of the temple. Sometimes, I have headaches spreading to my right eye. It is tolerable but when I lay down, it becomes more painful. My stomach hurts a lot. I feel nauseous too. In the morning, I experienced a weird thing. D... Read Full »
Dr. Peter Bryant Rapsing Grutas
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your headache seems to be of migraine type. I suggest you take tablet Celecoxib 200 mg twice a day for pain and Topiramate 25 mg at bedtime for a week. Have a follow-up after a week of taking Topiramate. I suggest you check your CBC (complete blood count) for anemia and y... Read Full »
After a cardiac arrest, my aunt became unconscious. How to proceed further?
Query: Hi doctor, My aunt had cardiac arrest 10 days ago. After a gap of 5 to 10 minutes, she has become unconscious. They put her on a ventilator. Till date, she is on a ventilator, and there is no recovery registered. Previously, she had two stents for breathing issues. Her MRI report is attached herewit... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation. At times, during cardiac arrest, if the brain does not get enough blood for a few minutes, then the brain gets damaged. Once damaged, then brain recovers only minimally. That is the reason why your doctors said no hope. I would like... Read Full »
My 81-year-old relative, who underwent surgery 15 days ago, has been diagnosed with SDH. Why does he experience seizures and is unconscious despite taking medications?
Query: Hello doctor, Around 15 days back one of my known 81-year-old male got unconscious for hours. The doctors diagnosed him with FTP SDH and they referred him to another hospital. He got operated there and the doctors said that the clot was removed, and his BP was fluctuating but was later controlled. H... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I have seen the scan showing SDH (subdural hematoma). I think it is better to follow the advice of treating doctors because they continuously see the patients and decide accordingly. These types of injuries usually take time to recover. So you... Read Full »
My wife gets depressed, her hands or legs get twisted, and she loses consciousness whenever we argue. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I argue a few times, and every time we do, she goes into a depressed state. Her hands & legs get twisted, and she starts crying loudly if asked anything in between. She goes unconscious for a long time and then gets normal by morning. This occasionally happens when we a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. The state of unconsciousness is called a dissociative state. It is a kind of defense or a buffer system used by the mind to avoid unnecessary tension and stress, but it is not a healthy line of defense. As you alrea... Read Full »
I had episodes of falls while sitting, standing, and walking, and I hurt myself. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am getting episodes of falls while sitting in a chair or sofa, standing, walking, and hurting myself. This episode lasts for about 2 to 3 minutes. I am not aware or conscious at the time of the falls, and I recover after 2 minutes. The EEG shows some jerks at periodic intervals. Is th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be related to epilepsy seizures. The EEG shows a lot of muscle artifacts and ocular artifacts. There is also focal slowing in the fronto- central leads, which could be related to these attacks of falling. I would also recommend performing an ambulat... Read Full »
What is the reason for frequent unconsciousness?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife, 26 years old, is facing some problem of senselessness. When she is feeling tension, become senseless near about one hour. Before few months, she became senseless 7 to 8 times in her life. But then, she fell down from staircase, became senseless for 1.50 hours. She gets pain ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She loses sense (consciousness) for 1 to 1.5 hours, and same thing happened for more than 20 times in the past few months. Probably she is suffering from some tension, it does not seem to be seizure or convulsion as it lasts for 1 to 1.5 hours and CT brain and EEG ar... Read Full »
My husband becomes unconscious and suffers from nightmares. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is doing quite well at the moment but feels mentally knocked out and suffers from nightmares. He is currently on medication with tablets Metrorolol 50 mg, Enalapril 7.5 mg, Eliquis 5 mg, and Stilnox, which he takes at night. His vital parameters are stable, except his blood... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Get him physically examined by nephrologist. Maintain his vital chart. Keep him well-hydrated. Regular follow up with the treating doctor to understand if any medicine needs to be adjusted. Long-term medications nee... Read Full »
My husband fell out of the bed and his entire body was shaking. Was it a seizure?
Query: Hello doctor, My husband fell out of bed after sleeping for 4 hours and was unconscious. He recalls waking up and looking at the clock and seeing that it was 4 am and was confused about why he was awake, and he said the next thing he knew, he was on the floor. When I found him beside the bed, he was... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know details about the incident: 1) At what time did you find him on the floor? 2) Was he conscious and responding to your commands during full body shaking? 3) Was he continuously shaking for those 2 hours? Or was he shaking intermittently during ... Read Full »
I had chest pain and went unconscious at midnight after urinating for a minute. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I had chest pain in the middle of the night and became unconscious for a minute. It recurs every three to six months but became unconscious for the first time. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some more details about your symptoms: Since when did you start having chest pains? Have you ever consulted for chest pains? If yes, was any conclusion for the cause of chest pain made? If yes, please tell. Are you on any regular medicines? If yes... Read Full »