What could cause my feeling faint?

A fellow caregiver asked...

I feel like I am going to pass out when I am lying in bed, sitting or doing things around my house. Sometimes I have trouble sleeping. I have been getting migraines a lot lately. What do you think is going on?

Expert Answer

Jennifer Serafin, N.P. is a registered nurse and geriatric nurse practitioner at the Jewish Homes for the Aged in San Francisco.

Feeling like passing out, especially when you lie down, is concerning. Common reasons for this feeling are anemia, heart problems, neurological problems, or blood pressure changes.

I would schedule a visit with your health care provider right away, as they need to investigate what is happening to you.  I would also mention the difficulty in sleeping, as well as the increase in headaches.