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Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 00:47:14 Reply

So every once in a while when I stand up, my vision goes all black and I get pretty dizzy. Today I was minding my own business, having a riot shield war with my friends on MW2 when I decided I should go get something to drink. I stood up and passed out and fell against my wall and left a noggin shaped hole in my wall.

Has this happened to anyone else?


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 00:52:23 Reply

Eat healthier foods and drink more water, else you'll have to stand up a little more slowly next time. Pretty common prob though


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 00:53:37 Reply

Yep. Happens to me all the time. It's really annoying, I've passed out once or twice from it. It's a sensation called vertigo, and it's generally caused from dehydration and laying down/sitting for an extended period of time. So while you're dizzy and seeing all white, just hold onto something until you regain control of your body and go get a drink. Otherwise it'll just keep happening, and eventually you'll pass out and hurt yourself somehow.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 00:55:44 Reply

At 1/15/10 12:53 AM, Ship wrote: Yep. Happens to me all the time. It's really annoying, I've passed out once or twice from it. It's a sensation called vertigo, and it's generally caused from dehydration and laying down/sitting for an extended period of time. So while you're dizzy and seeing all white, just hold onto something until you regain control of your body and go get a drink. Otherwise it'll just keep happening, and eventually you'll pass out and hurt yourself somehow.

I try holding onto something but by the time I think to do that, I'm already waking up on the floor wondering what in the hell just happened. And yea I was laying down for quite a while.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 00:56:31 Reply

At 1/15/10 12:52 AM, STEM wrote: Eat healthier foods and drink more water

This^^

also this used to happen to me 2 years ago , My dad(he is in family medicine) told me that it was because i wasn't eating healthy food, and also Don't stand up too fast.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 00:58:45 Reply

Used to happen to me. it got so bad once that i lost vision completely as well as balance, but I was still conscious. I had gotten up to change games on my xbox and had already taken a few steps before it hit. shit sucked.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 01:01:28 Reply

Yes it has happened to me normally when i go to the bathroom in the morning i starte to black out and fall to the floor but not that hard cause im use to it, it actually feels kinda good but i think its bad because i feel like my body shuts down and restarts lol

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 01:14:46 Reply

I've never passed out in my life. I've tried but I can't. What's it like?

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 01:17:43 Reply

At 1/15/10 01:14 AM, Guest8792 wrote: I've never passed out in my life. I've tried but I can't. What's it like?

When you stand up, slowly your vision begins to be fade into black, you can't see foor a moment and also you feel weak , then suddenly slowly your vision comes back again


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 01:26:31 Reply

this used to happen to me because i was having low blood pressure. I passed out twice once in the shower and once in the hallway. I hit my head off the door rails and had a big bruise across my head and two small cuts from the shower. In the hall way i just slumped against a closet door.

I found this very annoying and eventually discovered that if you dont want to pass out, dont close your eyes! Also talking out loud or trying to focus very intently keeps your brain from just shutting down. It happens to me every once in a while now and i use these two tricks too keep me upright

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 01:27:38 Reply

Its just a head rush.. its kind of fun if you use your imagination


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 01:59:07 Reply

At 1/15/10 01:35 AM, HecticCircleCrap wrote:
At 1/15/10 01:27 AM, Ladiezman69 wrote: Its just a head rush.. its kind of fun if you use your imagination
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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 02:00:30 Reply

I've had head rushes and stuff before but I've never come close to blacking out. Drink more water and don't leap up as fast in future.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 02:01:24 Reply

I get blood-rushes like that, when I stand up fast after inactivity, and blood starts pumping really hard in my head and things go reddish. But I've never blacked out, and I generally eat fairly healthy.

In all my life, it hasn't really hurt me, and it doesn't happen that often, so truthfully I'm just going to ignore it.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 02:02:50 Reply

You either have a skull of titanium or wall made of paper and glue if you passed out and left a head shaped hole in the wall


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 02:26:35 Reply

this happened to me once, i fell on top of my keyboard and i think my body was shaking, although i was blind and didnt really have any sense of touch so i could barely feel anything, so i might be wrong

either way, drink more water, or gatorade

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 02:30:40 Reply

What everyone else said. If you find yourself playing games for long periods of time (especially if you're laying down), make sure to stand up and walk around between rounds or something. Hell, play a round standing up. It helps prevent your body from getting too adjusted to laying down.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 08:05:31 Reply

That is God's way of telling you you're unfit

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 08:39:30 Reply

You have Recurrent Vaso-Vagal Syncope or in laymans terms, recurring low blood pressure attacks and its easy enough to deal with drink more water and decrease your salt intake. A simple test at the doctors can confirm this. Its not a bad thing either. It will ordinarily be brought on by standing quickly from a seated or laying position.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 08:44:54 Reply

I've never had it but once my brother and i were sitting in a hot tub (no homo) and he stood up, passed out, and hit his head on the side.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 08:50:47 Reply

At 1/15/10 12:47 AM, HAHABUSBOY wrote: So every once in a while when I stand up, my vision goes all black and I get pretty dizzy. Today I was minding my own business, having a riot shield war with my friends on MW2 when I decided I should go get something to drink. I stood up and passed out and fell against my wall and left a noggin shaped hole in my wall.

Has this happened to anyone else?

this happens to me too,but i didn't ever passed out,i just got really dizzy like for 4-5 seconds,after that i was alright.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 08:59:38 Reply

Its the sudden loss of blood to your head. You are standing up too quickly. I occasionally have the same problem. However, if you have other symptoms its worth mentioning it at your next check up because this is sometimes a sign of diabetes.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 09:32:14 Reply

Oh yeah, I love when that happens. Well, I've never actually passed out, but it's quite fun I think.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 09:37:23 Reply

Yes, eat healthy and exercise and you will most likely stop experiencing this.

You're probably not in shape, go outside and walk for about 30 minutes or so, go do some form of exercise for about an hour every day or two and you should be fine. Heck, do jumping jacks for about 10 minutes straight take a 5 minute break and drink water then go back to doing them again for about an hour.

You need to stay fit, that doesn't neccasarily (sp?) mean don't be fat, it just means that you should be able to be athletically able to move around still. Linemen are fat in football, but they are still fit to run and do things. I'm not saying you're fat, just telling you something that might be useful.

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 09:45:15 Reply

Thank you for making a topic. I could discuss this for hours!

This doesn't actually happen to me very often, to be honest it only happens when I stand up after a long sleep. Damn this has got to be the best feeling ever! You can't see shit yet your eyes are open, you can't control yourself yet you're awake! This vertigo thingy never got strong enough to make me fall, or pass out.

It feels great as hell.

I wish I could do it every day.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 10:02:01 Reply

Best I've gotten was a head rush from lack of food and sitting in a fixed area for extended periods of time. I'm actually surprised I haven't passed out yet.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 10:05:30 Reply

1 time, after jumping (for no apparent reason), I saw black dots dancing around me eyes.

Another time, I stood up and everything started looking blurry

Probably I drank too many smoothies

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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 10:08:56 Reply

Too much blood rushing away from your head. Basically, what you have to do to prevent this happening in future is crouch into a squatting position, stick your thumb in your mouth & try to blow as hard as you can without letting any air escape your mouth, then stand up really quickly & then squat & repeat.

This helps reinforce the veins around that area of your head.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 10:21:06 Reply

At 1/15/10 10:08 AM, GOTHCLAWZ wrote: Too much blood rushing away from your head. Basically, what you have to do to prevent this happening in future is crouch into a squatting position, stick your thumb in your mouth & try to blow as hard as you can without letting any air escape your mouth, then stand up really quickly & then squat & repeat.

This helps reinforce the veins around that area of your head.

Yes, do this.

It actually helps, my friend had a similar problem and it sure as hell didn't cure it but he almost never gets these sort of things now.


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Response to Blacking out when you stand up 2010-01-15 10:31:38 Reply

Happens to me everyday.
Oh well.