I'm 22 years old and not often ill. This morning I woke up with a horrible abdominal pain, I couldn't move for a while. I got out of bed,
by the time my feet reached the floor, I started seeing black stars and feeling dizzy. My heart started pounding really fast and hard
and I started having trouble breathing. My upper-body got really hot. After three steps, I started loosing the feeling of my legs, so I fell
on the floor. I couldn't see or hear a thing. I could barely breath, and the abdominal pain was worse. I was very conscious, my eyes
were wide open, and I was well awake, but still, I couldn't see or hear, I had shortness of breath and the pain was still very present.
About 15 minutes later without moving, it passed.
I've had a few anxiety attacks in the past, but they didn't manifest themselves that way, so I doubt it was an anxiety attack. I've
been under a lot of stress lately, but still, I've never had anything like that happen to me. It could be attributed to a lack of
sugar, or low blood pressure (black stars, and dizziness) or bad nutrition, but I've been eating very well and balanced. I keep a close
eye on my blood pressure and I make sure to eat enough sugar a day. I've never had any heart related problems.
I don't know if anyone can relate, or has heard of similar symptoms. I don't understand nor see from where this might have come
If anyone can help me, I would be grateful.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
I'm not on any medication, and I've never been allergic to anything. I monitor my blood pressure because it's extremely low, and my sugar intake because I'm hypoglycemic. During my teenage years I was anorexic and bulimic, but never had an attack resembling the one I got this morning.
I've lost 20 pounds since September,of which 7 this last week, due to stress and anxiety. I haven't fallen back into anorexia nor bulimia, and don't plan to. I'm not depriving myself. I'm very careful to eat all the calories that I need a day, and balanced, although I have to be honest it's been hard to find my appetite. I'm at 106 pounds for 5feet4, I know it would be better if I weighted at least 10 pounds more. I'll follow your advice and go to get checked as soon as I can.
Thank you again for taking your time to answer :-)
u had the symptoms when you had gotten out of bed and for a longer period of time so what im wondering is if what happened has to do with stress or a medical condition?
Hi I'm 17 years old and this morning i had the exact symptoms as you. Since I am in my summer vacation, I have been sleeping in for quite some time, sometimes not getting out of bed until 3 in the afternoon. This morning, I awoke around 10 in the morning with a strong abdominal pain. I have always had stomach problems, due to my lactose intolerance in a very high level. I've always had a little bit of gastritis and acid reflux due to this, and so the occasional stomach ache is nothing new to me. I went to the bathroom and right then I began feeling very dizzy and nauseous. I didn't know if it were due to standing up too fast from my bed from the excessive sleeping or what, but I knew something wasn't right when I began seeing spots of black and different colors. I had pressure on my forehead and my abdomen, and for 5 minutes I dealt with not being able to see. At one point, my hearing went out too, and in another 5 minutes it came back but distorted, as if noises were far away in another room. I laid down on the floor due to an extreme amount of pain in my abdomen, and when my mom found me, she gave me some water, gatorade, and a cookie. She had no idea what it was, and she thought it could be my sugar level dropped. Since this episode, I feel fine except a little worn out and a persistent headache (although it's just mild). Something similar happened once more at school a year and a half ago, when I was in class taking a test. My abdomen began hurting a little bit, and then I began feeling dizzy and had the same vision problem as I did this morning (however it was not as sever and I could still see somewhat). I went to the bathroom so that I could have some privacy and regain my balance, and put water on my face. It subsided, but I still had a minute headache. I don't know if these two things are related, or what caused them, but it is a terrifying feeling and I would like to find a solution to this. I have some anxiety problems, but nothing that was ever treated with medication or such. I don't believe this is a problem of anxiety, but maybe it has to do with a migraine? I have occasional migraines, so maybe this might be a severe one (I've heard that with intense migraines people feel auras right before). If you find anything, please let me know so that I might have a solution to my own problem. Thanks.