Patient Comments: Fainting (Syncope) - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your fainting?

Comment from: cccquilter, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 08

I have fainted once due to swallow syncopy. I have managed to keep from fainting the other times. This happens a couple of times a year only upon swallowing food; mostly bread products, but the time I fainted was recently and I was eating chips. I postulate that I am not eating too fast - I am swallowing too quickly for the amount of food in my mouth. It is an indescribable feeling; a feeling of rushing in my throat and chest yet no dizziness, but there is a feeling of extreme lightheadedness. If I am standing I grip the counter or whatever is close and concentrate on staying conscious. It usually works. This happens, as I said, about twice a year and I remember it happening back to my late teens or early twenties.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Fainting - Describe Your Experience Question: Please describe your experience with fainting.
Fainting (Syncope) - Causes Question: What caused your fainting (syncope)?
Fainting (Syncope) - Symptoms Question: What symptoms did you experience with your fainting (syncope)?
Fainting (Syncope) - Diagnosis Question: After fainting, what medical tests and exams did you have? What was the diagnosis?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!