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2 Potential Eyes Rolling Back While Passing Out Causes

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  1. 1.Generalized Tonic - Clonic Seizure

    A seizure is a short burst of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. A generalized tonic-clonic seizure affects both halves of the brain, and comes in two phases (tonic and clonic). The tonic phase is characterized by rigidity of all muscles and loss of consciousness. Saliva may escape the mouth, and the bladder may contract, releasing urine. The clonic phase follows, when the body appears to shake. This may last from seconds to minutes. The person gradually regains consciousness. A seizure may be caused by an underlying disease such as epilepsy, or by triggers such as heavy drinking, drugs, or anxiety.

    Outlook depends on the cause of the seizures, but is a lot better than people realize. Medication can almost always fully control seizures.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    being severely ill, brief fainting episode, confusion/disorientation after returning to consciousness, not having protected the body during the fall, loss of consciousness without remembering
    Symptoms that always occur with generalized tonic-clonic seizure:
    being severely ill, loss of consciousness without remembering, confusion/disorientation after returning to consciousness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service

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  2. 2.Lennox - Gastaut Syndrome

    Lennox-Gastaut is a severe form of epilepsy, which is a disorder characterized by frequent seizures. Seizures are bursts of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. Most people with this syndrome experience some impairment in intellectual function and information processing. Developmental delays and behavioral disturbance are also common.

    Chronic disease with no cure (yet!)

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, drooling, eyes rolling back while passing out, inattentive staring
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Eyes Rolling Back While Passing Out

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Are you feeling less alert than normal?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.If this interview is about someone else, or "myself" is selected by accident, it is very important for us not to miss this question: has the person regained consciousness?

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Eyes Rolling Back While Passing Out Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced eyes rolling back while passing out have also experienced:

    • 10% Headache
    • 7% Severe Headache
    • 7% Pain in the Back of the Neck
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