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What causes suddedn tingling sensation head pounding,fading sound and blurred vision?

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Hi, So I was in youth group, everything was fine, I felt fine, we all went to kneel for adoration. We were all kneeling and singing. I stopped singing though because i felt faint, loss of breath. Then i could hardly breath at all, next thing i know my eyesight was just gone. Like my eyes stopped working, i was completely blind. Then i couldn't hear, like i could but it sounded like everything was miles and miles away. Reality faded away from me. I couldn't talk either. I kept falling on the girl next to me, like i didn't notice i was until she would say "are you okay?" Like i fainted and her question was the only thing that kept me from completely fainting because every time i fell over on her she would as the question again "Are you okay?" and i would reply "yes" because its all i could say. My brain automatically would reply "yes" for me every time because i couldn't really talk. I was to out of reality to say anything else. I thought adoration would never end. I was sweating so hard my clothing was almost soaked. My eyesight refused to come to its sense. Everything was just black. A million miles away i kept hearing everyone else sing. If i was a little more in reality i would have asked for help but my brain didn't think of that, because of how out of reality i was. I felt so sick. Like my entire body had a cold sweat. a million miles away i could feel that somewhere my head was pounding. I was paralyzed almost it felt like. My body was tingling everywhere. Finally it ended and everyone was leaving when i let myself fall into my chair. a couple minutes later my sight, hearing and brain came to sense. I was so like "What just happened?" i started crying. Everyone was telling me that i looked pail. This morning i woke up with a temperature of 100. But it went away so i went ahead and went to youth group. I felt great all night until adoration. It was in a huge spacy church and seeing how i was in the front row i wasn't crowded like people in the middle. We were all in one section of the church but like i said i was in the front row. Usually during adoration a shake really hard and my muscles tense up. But this time it was so different. I went limp. Never happened before until now. I came home to find my temperature normal though. But i was sure i was sick. Just not a fever i guess. But then 10 minutes later my temperature was back to temperature wont stay in one place. I'm fine one minute then feverish the next. Now my head is just pounding and i cant figure out an explanation for pretty much fainting. I do have asthma but during adoration my breathing was completely clear. I just forgot how to breath. I somehow don't think my asthma has anything to do with it seeing that my asthma is very light and usually only acts up in spring, and autumn and also during high activity. I slept fine last night, i did grind my teeth though which i haven't ever done before. But i got 15 hours of sleep last night believe it or not. Usually i get 7 to 8 hours. I away's sleep in on weekends though, even on weekends i don't usually sleep tell 3 without stirring at all! I always drink lots of water because i have to wear a mouth device making it so I'm constantly wanting water. I drink average water each day. I had a healthy smoothy before leaving for youth group. I haven't felt that way before, this was about two hours ago and I'm fine now. I do have a temperature of 100 but i don't feel like i have a fever. To be honest i think i just feel overwhelmed from the way i felt in youth group. I'm not claustrophobic at all. I live in a house with nine other siblings so i really am not claustrophobic nor do i really have a bubble. I don't drink nor smoke. And my monthly cycles are rather new so i can't tell you if they are irregular or not, because I'm still trying to figure that out. And I'm 15 year old. I am gluten free, not completely i do have a lot of sprouted grains but my mom doesn't get anything thats full on gluten. I'm not gluten intolerant my mom just goes for the healthier eating side. We try to stay raw, our milk is always raw. And we never have processed sugar or processed meats cause my dad raises our own meet so it can be non processed, natural and happy. I'm 120 pounds and 6 foot 2 inches. Thanks, i hope to get a reply. I have done some research but cant find anything. -Isabel
Posted Thu, 2 Jan 2014 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Prasad 58 minutes later
Brief Answer: Classical symptom of syncope... Detailed Answer: Dear XXXXXXX Thanks for posting a detailed description of symptoms. It really helped to picturize what exactly happened to you. In my opinion, you just had an episode of syncope. Syncope is a medical term that describes events of fainting. What you described (the tingling sensation, head pounding, fading sound and vision, going away from reality and falling off) are typical symptoms that one gets before a syncope. Clinically we see such events happening when a person is ill (going down with fever) and has skipped food (I am unsure if you had your meals before going to the church). Young girls who start menstruation also develop fainting spells commonly. Besides these a sudden change of position, being in a crowded area with reduced aeration and many other factors would lead to syncopal attack. From your post, I see plenty of factors that could have caused this unexpected syncope. 1. You are new to periods. Nutritional deficiency that is common at this age can increase chances of fainting. 2. You have been sick. Feeling of illness, drowsiness plus temperature readings of above 100 are suggesting that you could be suffering with an infection. 3. Being in a church with perhaps less aeration To summarize, I feel you had an episode of syncope which is unlikely to concern your doctors. I would recommend that you take plenty of rest. Keep taking lots of fluids, vegetables and fruits. Should you continue to have fever, use tylenol twice a day. Discuss with a doctor nearby if you continue to feel unwell in the next couple of days. Lastly do not be worried about what happened as it isn't a serious one. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards
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Thank you. You did help.
Answered by Dr. Prasad 18 hours later
Brief Answer: You are welcome... Detailed Answer: I am glad I was helpful. Please close this discussion if you have no more questions to me. You may rate your experience here. Regards
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