I have a call in to my physician about this, but I was wondering if dopers had any home remedies to avoid fainting or feeling faint. I think I may have made it worse by myself in an attempt to feel better. Here’s the scoop…
I’m on three different medications. I take:
Buspar twice a day
Vistaril twice a day
Doxepin for sleep if needed (took one last night)
The doctor has already cut my dose of vistaril in half when I complained that I was having fainting spells. It seemed to get better yesterday, but today I’m back to being basically unable to get out of a chair. I get that “blood pressure drop” effect where my vision slowly goes black, my ears ring, my head feels like it’s floating away. It’s BAD this morning. By that I mean that I feel rather “disabled.” Getting up the stairs to the bathroom feels like a danger.
Knowing that fainting can be caused by low blood pressure and low blood sugar (I eat a VERY low-sugar diet normally) I’ve tried adding both salt and sugar to my diet. I’m eating M & Ms right now in desperation. I also made the desperate and probably unfortunate move of trying to perk myself up this morning with caffeine and even with a cigarette. Of course, I feel like the cigarette made it much worse…there’s nothing that’s made better by nicotine I was just thinking that a stimulant might help.
So…while I wait for the cig affects to wear off and for the doctor to call and suck on M & Ms, does anyone know any other home remedies that might help? I took a vitamin with a glass of V8 (more desperation). How do I go about my business with this going on?
I have a feeling I’m going to have to switch meds, which is unfortunate because in spite of side effects the combo is working well for me. Yeah, I know the doc is the best person to ask, but is there something I can do to ease this up while I’m waiting?