Excessive sweating, feeling dizzy, ready to pass out?
I'm new to this forum, so please bear with me. My girlfriend scared a **** out of me couple days ago with the following. She said she was at work when suddenly she started sweating excessively, feeling dizzy and almost ready to pass out. They sent her home and we went in for a blood test yesterday. Unfortunately they won't tell her the results until the end of the next week, and I'm very concerned for her and can't seem to wait for that long.
Does anyone have any clue what could've been happening to her?
Thanks in advance.
PS. She is 22, caucasian. We live on the West Coast of the US. After talking to her yesterday she revealed that the same had happened to her once before but with lesser effects.
Re: Excessive sweating, feeling dizzy, ready to pass out?
It sounds as if it could be a vasovagal nerve response, which can result in fainting, or near-fainting, episodes.
Pinkpixie and Lindaru mentioned a couple of emotional and physical triggers that can cause a vasovagal nerve response. Other common precipitators include the sight of blood, sudden pain, fear, hunger, standing up too quickly, or standing in place too long.
It's good that your girlfriend is following up with a doctor, just to be on the safe side.