sandymbme Posted March 10, 2011 Report Share Posted March 10, 2011 So I have been having syncope episodes, or near-syncope episode just about every time I stand up lately. My blood pressure has been running really low (80/60 at the doc's office yesterday seated, and we opted not to do standing so I wouldn't risk falling on their hard linoleum floors!) At about 5:30am this morning, I got up to grab some coffee, to try give my BP a bump up, and when I got up from a seated/reclining position in bed, everything started going black, lost control of my extremities, saw shooting stars, all my normal stuff. But in a strange new twist, I hovered on the edge of conscious and unconscious, my body convulsing, for a few seconds. (no more than 10-15 seconds, this didn't last very long) I could feel my arms flopping around, but had no control, and was desperate trying to move because I was next to my bed, facing one of the posts on the bed frame, and was terrified I was going to get nailed in the face with the post. (I managed to avoid giving myself a black eye, so yay for that!) So, does this (the convulsions) happen to anyone else? It was not quite a full syncope episode, I didn't quite pass out completely, but came about as close as you can. Should I be concerned that it may have been a seizure? I have had seizure activity pop up on an eeg before, but that was written off as being the result of being on narcotics, as the test was given while I was inpatient at the hospital for severe migraines. To my knowledge, I have never had a seizure. But this kind of freaked me out!Sandy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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