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Dizziness, hot sweating spells, chills, memory loss. What could the cause be?

my daughter is 16 and for the past couple days has been getting really dizzy ( almost passing out) and having hot sweating spells but is cold and clamy and puking after she eats, she even was unaware of what was going on around her with a memory loss , what could it be? she has been sleeping now for a couple hrs but it scares me
Asked On : Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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Dear patient,

The passing out episodes may be related to a vasovagal reaction, that is, due to an unpleasant stimulus such as pain or nausea, the body transiently decreases pulse and pressure, reducing perfusion to be brain and leading to near fainting or fainting spells. The cause of the post prandial vomiting though needs to be investigated; pregnancy must be ruled out as well.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 13 Sep 2013
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