Fainting

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So I've fainted this evening, and just had a half faint a few minutes a go.

I am currently lying on the sofa.

Before I faint I have strange 'dreams' or remember things that i'd forgot, so thankfully I have a warning it's going to happen.

Coming round is awful, everything is all over the place and my heart is racing. Today the cat was sitting on me when I came round.

I felt like I had a hole in my head all day, I was at work this morning and felt like I was having an out of body experience. I still feel unconnected to my body.

Anyone else suffer from this kind of thing? I think I might be coming down with something or I'm tired and stressed.

My maternal grandad had this sort of thing happen to him and he ended up with a pacemaker but he's 83 so thats not too surprising. My dad faints too.
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I get that sometimes. I'm not sure what causes it, though it happens more often if I change my diet, exercise way more often then normal, or am ill. The illness factor is huge for me. I would think being stressed can make it worse, but I've never noticed anything for me one way or the other.

I'll admit, it's rather disconcerting to suddenly have everything black out and you come too on the floor.
I'm glad I'm not alone.

I fainted at work once. In a toilet stall. That was awkward
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It's "probably" not anything serious, just a variation of normal. BUT, I really think you should see a doctor, just to be sure.
I'm going to rest tonight and maybe get my mum to take me to the A&E department tomorrow if it's carrying on.

It's a public holiday this weekend so only the emergency dept is open.

I will see one.
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I have fainted. There's a feeling of pressure rising to the top of my head, along with extreme nausea, just before it happens. Like mojo, coming back to consciousness on the floor after an uncertain amount of time is highly disconcerting. However, I do know what caused it (food poisoning and low potassium, and/or vaso vagal response), so I don't worry.

However, with no definite trigger, I'd be concerned. Please let us know what the doctor says.

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The time loss freaks me out the most. Even though I'm only out for a few seconds, it feels a lot longer and then I'm all disorientated.
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I get the dizzy/sicky feeling if I'm dehydrated or my blood sugar is low (haven't eaten in a while). I'm aware of it, so I can usually get rid of the feeling by drinking or eating something and sitting down, if need be. If I let it go too long, I have fainted, but it's only been when I was otherwise unwell (flu, I think).
I have been a fainter all my life. My fainting is almost 100% due to my needing to eat and getting hot. That is a bad combination for me. I've fainted enough times in my life to usually be able to lay down before I fall down. I have had a few episodes creep up on me and not get down in time, but usually I recognize what is about to happen and can get myself to a safe place.
I know what you mean about feeling odd afterwards. It's very draining for my body to pass out.
I try to eat at my regular hours and keep something handy to eat in case I get that feeling.
I've only fainted once. I got my ears pierced when I was 14 and hadn't eaten beforehand. I felt really lightheaded and told my mom I was feeling weird. She thought I was being a melodramatic teenager, but then my legs went right out from under me. I passed out at the mall. The freakin' mall. It was so embarrassing.

I've been lightheaded lots of other times, but never fully fainted. I just go lay down until the dizzy feeling passes.
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I've never fainted but often get light-headed if I get up too fast. Do you have low blood pressure or low sugar as someone else mentioned? I have low blood pressure so I know if I get light-headed it's from that. My boyfriend has fainted quite a few times, he also has anxiety so I think that sometimes attributes to him fainting.
I use to have fainting spells when I was younger. I would tunnel vision and usually I could sit down right before I blacked out. Once I fell on a steep driveway, I would have cracked my skull if someone hasn't caught me. I also have a scar On my chin of when I hit te coffee table once. Eventually I grew out of it.


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The time loss freaks me out the most. Even though I'm only out for a few seconds, it feels a lot longer and then I'm all disorientated.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
The time lost is okay for me; it's almost always the advance symptoms that make me feel worst.

So, you're definitely going to the doctor, right? Ed would want you to.

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Please do see a doctor. I'm sure it's all well and good. Many, many things can cause you to faint but with 2 episodes in one day, it's better to be on the safe side. They might need to do a neurological work up, I only say that because of the dreams, and rule a few things out.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I need to make a doctor's appointment, hopefully I'll get in this week. Who wants to bet the answer is stress?

Ed won't leave me alone. It's now 6.15am and I feel better now I've had a sleep.
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I fainted quite a bit in the first trimester of both of my pregnancies. I hate that feeling. The worst was the time I fainted in the auto parts store and the 3 men there just stood around me not knowing what to do. I was mortified.


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I personally blame stress for everything.

When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

That cat looks just like Ed!

I was told on Friday that my jaw pain and clicking was stress related. Thinking back to all the other times I've fainted, I was doing something that was stressful.

Hmm, now how on earth do I deal with the stress when I don't feel stressed?

I feel better now I've had a good sleep and the cat still won't leave me alone.
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Last edited by curlylaura; 05-06-2012 at 12:43 AM.
Well then, Ed's a cute kitty.

Fellow teeth grinder, huh? Eh I sympathize. TMJ is evil. I'm seeing a dentist who specializes in it but the next step of my treatment has an insanely high price tag. I'm saving up. Maybe I'll have enough $ when I'm 65. lol

It's not fair. All the stress comes out to play at night, when your unconscious, and you're left with the damage during the day.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

The specialist dentist has recommended I have a lower teeth splint made. I have a mouth guard for the top teeth but I've put holes in it with the clenching.

I have to keep the lower one in all the time when I get it. I dread to think how much it's going to cost, although my upper one only cost 15. I hope my health cover (not insurance) will cough up.
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