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Dizzy spells, fainting episodes, uncontrollable shaking of legs. Is knee buckling common symptom of fainting?

I have always had episodes of almost fainting and have actually fainted at times. This last time I was sitting down and after I stood up and began to walk, I felt dizzy and almost fainted. I held onto the couch and was able to sit down in case I did actually faint. The episode subsided after I sat down for a minute and I did not lose conciousness - however, my legs were uncontrollably shaking approx 10 to 15 seconds during this episode. Is this a common symptom of fainting (legs shaking - knees buckling)?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Thanks for Query,
Uncontrolled leg shaking occurs in many conditions.
Is there any frothing comes from your mouth?If yes then the posibility of epilepsy is there.
if not then syncopal attack is the most likely possibility.
You need to consult your doctor he will ask for blood work up with 2D echo with CT scan & diagnosed it.
Answered: Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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