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Fainting

curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
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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  • MojoDojoMojoDojo Posts: 702Registered Users
    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.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    I'm glad I'm not alone.

    I fainted at work once. In a toilet stall. That was awkward
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    It's "probably" not anything serious, just a variation of normal. BUT, I really think you should see a doctor, just to be sure.
  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    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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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    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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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    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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  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    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).
  • texascurlytexascurly Posts: 1,967Registered Users
    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.
  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    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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  • x2qwk2cxx2qwk2cx Posts: 11Registered Users
    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.
  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    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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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    curlylaura wrote: »
    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.

    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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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    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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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    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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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    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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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    I personally blame stress for everything.

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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    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. :lol:
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    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.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    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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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    I can relate! On my next apt I'll have a 4 hour session with a tens unit strapped to my face :) and then they will take a mold to make my guard. I'll have an upper and lower that has to stay in. I'm not looking forward to that. Especially getting used to talking with it in.

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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    I can relate! On my next apt I'll have a 4 hour session with a tens unit strapped to my face :) and then they will take a mold to make my guard. I'll have an upper and lower that has to stay in. I'm not looking forward to that. Especially getting used to talking with it in.

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    4 hours?

    What are they doing in that time? Is that just to wear the tens and get the imprints made?
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  • TassieAngeTassieAnge Posts: 116Registered Users
    A friend who is a GP once told me that if you have warning before a faint it's generally nothing serious, its when you hit the deck with no warning that it's time to worry. Having said that you'll feel better once you've seen a doctor. Hope you're feeling better as I type :)
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    TassieAnge wrote: »
    A friend who is a GP once told me that if you have warning before a faint it's generally nothing serious, its when you hit the deck with no warning that it's time to worry. Having said that you'll feel better once you've seen a doctor. Hope you're feeling better as I type :)

    That's interesting.

    And I do feel better today thank you. :)

    I'm beginning to think I was just really tired.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    It's supposed to help him get an accurate reading of how my jaw muscles contract and relax. The time seemed excessive to me but I guess they will take their time on each setting. Increase and decrease the strength, etc... Then he will factor that in when making the guard. He takes the mold but adds to it where it is needed so my bite is in the most natural and relaxed place. When I adjust to it, he will toss the guard and build my teeth up to match the correct bite.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    It's supposed to help him get an accurate reading of how my jaw muscles contract and relax. The time seemed excessive to me but I guess they will take their time on each setting. Increase and decrease the strength, etc... Then he will factor that in when making the guard. He takes the mold but adds to it where it is needed so my bite is in the most natural and relaxed place. When I adjust to it, he will toss the guard and build my teeth up to match the correct bite.

    Hmm, I wonder if my dentist would do that? I'll speak to him about it. Annoyingly he's a locum because my dentist is on maternity leave. I might ask him where he's going afterwards because he's really good.
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    curlylaura wrote: »
    Fifi.G wrote: »
    It's supposed to help him get an accurate reading of how my jaw muscles contract and relax. The time seemed excessive to me but I guess they will take their time on each setting. Increase and decrease the strength, etc... Then he will factor that in when making the guard. He takes the mold but adds to it where it is needed so my bite is in the most natural and relaxed place. When I adjust to it, he will toss the guard and build my teeth up to match the correct bite.

    Hmm, I wonder if my dentist would do that? I'll speak to him about it. Annoyingly he's a locum because my dentist is on maternity leave. I might ask him where he's going afterwards because he's really good.

    I would ask and see. This process costs an arm and a leg but it should correct the majority of the problem. At least it will correct the pain from everything being out of wack. I'll still have to watch the teeth grinding.

    My dentist gave me some handouts on it and I believe it mentions training and conferences he's attended in Europe. I'll see if I can find it this week and let you know more about the method.
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Oh, I forgot to mention I'm being referred for physiotherapy for my jaw too.

    I got a leaflet from the dental hospital telling me the do's and don'ts and one of the don'ts is

    'Don't do any activity that involves keeping your mouth open for extended periods of time'.

    :lol: I of course had my mind in the gutter
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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    Rotfl. That's exactly where my mind went when I read that sentence.

    I'll have to look into physiotherapy.
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  • NYCurlyGirlyNYCurlyGirly Posts: 1,012Registered Users
    what a timely thread! I literally passed out at work the other day and it was so scary. We were all training in a hot/stuffy room and I started feeling dizzy and nauseous so I asked to go to the bathroom. I didn't make it 3 steps before everything faded, and the next thing I knew someone was helping me to the floor saying "give her some air, give her some air!" then a few seconds later my head cleared and i was fine, but it was SO embarrassing on my first day! It's happened to be a few times before, but usually when i'm taking a hot shower. My stomach wasn't empty, so I don't think it was blood sugar...nearest I can figure is my blood pressure plummeted for some reason :angry3:
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Those few seconds being out of it are awful especially when you can hear and feel what's going on but you can't do a thing about it.

    I hope you feel better NYCurlyGirly.
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