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Fainting episodes question?


I'm a 28year old Female.

Briefly, I have been having fainting episodes - (sweating, dilated pupils, tunnel vision, heart palpitations & dizziness) I feel a pressure in the back of my head, constant lightheadedness, and nothing relieves my pain. The only way for the my dizziness to stop is to lay down or rest my head on my hand when on a laptop. My head feels heavy. I can't drive and not even walk or stand still for a long time because I would feel like I would fall.

Also I have Hashimoto and PCOS. Other symptoms I have are: hairloss, weight gain without ever losing a KG even with a strict diet and exercise, heavy menstrual, fatigue, brain fog, can't concentrate, depression etc.

Went to neurologist this morning he said there is nothing wrong from his side..went to the ER and did an echocardiogram and ECG and all seem fine, now they are booking me for a holter monitor test.. Went to the ENT but I don't have any balance problems. And my BP is 120/80 when laying down.

Here are some blood test I did a month ago.
Tsh = 5.974 (0.3. - 3.0) H
Free t4 = 14.49 (11-18)
Ferritin = 39 (10-291)
Heamoglobin = 15 (14-17)
Vitamin b12 = 401.0 (156-672)
Am cortisol = 531 (119-618)

I'm on Levothyroxine 25/50mg.
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What about sodium and potassium? Renin and aldosterone? It could be an inner ear issue like meniere?

Have the tested you for POTS? (Postural orthostatic tachicardic syndrome)
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Do you sleeping consistently for 8+ hrs daily at night at proper times?

If you had done ECG, echo etc and doctor said fine then the reason possibly pointing towards lack of quality sleep, rest etc. We might not even aware of it as simply lying ob during night is not enough instead we need to go deep sleep just like we are dead and wake refreshed and that is the real restful quality sleep we all need to remain refreshed during day. Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can affect sleep. Also many others like blood sugar problems, increased stress, worrying and even too much dreaming.

I suggest you consciously make an effort to sleep well during night. Switch off TV, computer, mobile all at 10 or 11 pm and make room for sleep and only wake after you have slept for more than 8+ hrs. Early waking when you are late sleeper can give such problems.

When such poor sleep quality is experienced often it can lead to brain fog and other adrenal issues. Adrenal glands require sleep and in fact sleep and relaxation are the best medicine to heal adrenal glands.
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