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Hi,I was diagnosed with IBS. I have only had 2 real bad attacks. Both in the early morning hours. What scares me the most that the Doctors don't seem to have an explanation for is the passing out. I'm not a pass out from pain type of person, but this is the way they see it. Could someone please let me know if you experience this with IBS. Thanks...
 

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Jacky,I haven't passed out yet but have gotten very close to it. At times I've felt so weak that I've had to lean my head back on the tank lid. I feel for you and I hope you don't have any more attacks. Keep posting your questions and read the other postings, you'll find you're not alone.In all the years I've had IBS (18) I never new there were others out there that were experiencing the exact same symptoms as myself. It's changed my perspective completely to know I'm not alone.
 

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Oh yes! I have fainted! In the morning! It was in combination with my period though. Either my blood sugar or blood pressure must just crash. I have been miraculously fortunate to not get hurt...twice my mom caught me (how she was just there at that moment shows God's watching!) and once in college I blacked out in the dorm hall, and awoke to find myself staring at the ceiling. I have not fainted since I started drinking Gatorade semi-regularly. You are not alone!!! I am glad to know that I am not alone either.
 

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I was passing out for a while but I think it was from the stress of it all and not eating enough. I still get the feeling from time to time but I calm down and take a break.
 

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I've never passed out, but I have come real close a couple of times. It happened during very bad attacks involving extreme cramping. I'm sorry to hear your attacks have actually involved passing out
 

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I too have a history of passing out. It actually all started in 2nd grade, I am now 25. Starting when I was in 2nd grade, I had 2 or 3 fainting spells a year and my doctors never could find out why. When I started menstruating the spells would happen 2 or 3 times right after another 2 or 3 times a year. My gyno had told me that I was having all these symptoms (excrutiating pain, nausea, diarrhea, fainting) because of an irregularity with my menstrual cycle. That was when I was 18. Since then I have fainted a couple times from IBS, and a couple of times from being nervous when getting tattoos worked on. My present GP told me that he thinks my personal fainting episodes are from a vaso-vagal response. If I am in pain, get up to fast, get myself too worked up when nervous or anxious, or when I am sick. He told me not to worry about it that some people are just that way and to take certain precautions; take my time rising from a laying position and in other situations that if I feel it comming to act as soon as I can, if I can, so that I don't hit my head or injure myself in anyway. The first time I passed out I was getting ready for school, brushing my teeth and my mom just so happened to be walking by the bathroom door with a basket of laundry in her arms and caught me RIGHT before I would have practically knocked my head off on the sink! Unfortunately about 3 months ago I awoke in the middle of the night with MAJOR pain from a IBS attack and ran to the bathroom. The next thing I know I woke up all cold and sweaty with a HUGE bump on my head, the bottom half of the bathroom wall is covered with tile! That hurt for a few days! But I have to say that waking up from a fainting spell feels really good! Sorry to have go on for so long, but once I start I can't stop!
 
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