Have you ever passed out (no alcohol)?

StrawberiCurlsStrawberiCurls Posts: 424Registered Users
I mean with NO alcohol involved (thats a totally different story).... :D

I've passed out at least 4 times under stressful situations:

1. Burning my finger
2. At a very crowded standing room only concert with no food or water for hours :(
3. After donating blood for the first time
4. After puncturing my palm with scissors accidentally.

So it seems I have a problem with the sight of blood or something...but only my own. I saw my mother give birth to my little brother and had no problem! Does anyone else do this??

The worst time was after I donated blood, because I literally fell flat on the floor and didn't really truly recover until the next day. It was very scary...needless to say, I will never do that again!
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I pass out a lot - in the heat, if I have a migraine, sometimes when I have my period. It's kind of a joke among the people I know. I once almost passed out on stage and had to sit down when I was supposed to be standing. Also, I'm hypoglycemic and if I don't eat properly, I feel faint or faint.
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  • gggg Posts: 1,865Registered Users
    I passed out in a bank once when I was 13. Me and my mother were going out of town and she asked me if I wanted to go with her to her credit union to get some money. I had just got out of bed and still in my PJ's. She said to throw some clothes on and go because she was in a hurry so I put on some clothes on top of my PJ's.

    I think the weather was still warm but not summertime. As I was standing in line with her I was getting hot and the room started to go black. The next thing I knew someone had helped carry me to a chair. I think it was that I had on too many layers on.
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  • hondurancurly123hondurancurly123 Posts: 63Registered Users
    yep i was in sooo much pain from post-op i fainted
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  • FidoGwenFidoGwen Posts: 92Registered Users
    My stories are less interesting . . . .
    Mostly I've passed out when my blood sugar was too low - I'm hypoglycemic. I think I passed out from a migraine once. What can I say, I'm just the boring type. OH! I passed out once when I hit my head on the door post. Well, actually it was the striker plate for the door latch. I was Kindergarten or younger and just ran into the door post! I still have a faint scar on my forehead from that . . . .
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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    Just once back in highschool while getting shots for school. I think the nurse injected a lymph node by accident.

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  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I used to faint a lot if it was hot and I hadn't eaten. Standing in a crowd will do it but I'm okay if I sit. Touring the delivery room made me lightheaded and I had to sit down and then leave. One night when I was 16 or 17 I nearly fainted 3 times for no reason, went to the ER, and they found nothing. I'm hypoglycemic too and will definitely pass out if I start getting the shakes and don't eat but in that state, I'd probably push someone aside and steal their sandwich before that happens. Some people are just delicate flowers :)
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  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    I hadn't been feeling that great and was very overtired. DH and I were going to Florida for vacation and after the plane landed when we walking through that thing that attaches to the plane. I was mid sentence with this lady, twisted my right ankle a little bit and the next thing I remember I was rolling over from my stomach onto my back completely on the other side of the hallway and I was laughing hysterically. Well, DH just thought I tripped and fell so he was like "are you okay?" and I said I was so he pulled me up and said "then come on, we're blocking traffic." The lady seemed more concerned and I couldn't figure out why.

    When we sat down in the terminal my DH was telling me I fell straight forward and he couldn't believe I didn't put my hands out or do anything to try to stop the fall or save my face from getting smacked. And he was wondering why I twisted my right ankle but fell completely on the other side of the hallway. I was like "ya know, I know I twisted my ankle and then the next thing I remember is rolling from my stomach to my back, I think I passed out." He was mortified that he immediately got me up and made me walk fast to clear the jam of people that were trying to get off the plane. He said "OMG, I'm so sorry and that lady was freaking out, she probably knows and I looked like a big jerk."

    Now everytime we fly, he makes me hold his hand when we get off planes and asks me if I'm okay 1,000 times and makes sure I eat something. Too cute, what a wierd thing when it happened though.
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  • loosecurlsloosecurls Posts: 637Registered Users
    2x when I was a teenager & had my period.

    1x 3 yrs ago due to low blood sugar & being overheated

    1x 2 yrs ago in the ER whenI was pregnant w/ betsy---the medic giving me my IV went thru the vein & I was out cold
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  • MMWMMW Posts: 557Registered Users
    I passed out once when I was a teenager. I was hot and my stomach was empty.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Novice
    I used to faint a lot when I was a kid. Back in those days, they only had incense at high mass and on First Friday at benediction. I'd faint right there in the church pew. Once I hit my nose sideways on the pew as I went down and broke my nose. Finally my mom got the school to agree that I could leave church after mass, but before benediction on first Fridays.

    Other than that, I think my fainting has been limited to low blood sugar or cigarette smoke. And I still feel faint when I smell church incense (is it frankincense?) but that's probably more of a subconscious reaction.
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  • EfrizzabethEfrizzabeth Posts: 8,792Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I passed out when I piereced my own ears & then when I was in labor.

    I came very close to passing out when a medic went through my vein, after I had sinus surgery & the doc was taking out the 'tampons', when I got heat stroke, & when I was having an inner ear infection or migraine or possibly a light seizure or low blood sugar (no CT scan, MRI, nor blood work was done so the docs couldn't figure out why).
  • NYCurlyGirlyNYCurlyGirly Posts: 1,012Registered Users
    I passed out once when I was around six...my cousin and I were at his house and we were playing Peter Pan and jumping from the coffee table and onto the couch...I guess our parents weren't paying attention LKOL But when I hit the couch, I landed on something hard and had the wind knocked out of me and I was out for a few minutes.
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  • starfishbluesstarfishblues Posts: 49Registered Users
    another fainter here. i'm slightly anemic, plus i have tachycardia (very irregular and frequently rapid heartbeat) so it happens every once in a while. the last time it happened was in may...the things that usually initiate it would be low blood sugar, definitely plane travel (very hard on me), and being overtired/exhausted. i can kind of relate to what amneris was saying, because it's sort of an ongoing joke between me and my friends as well. :)
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Once after a fasting blood test.

    Result of low blood pressure - I still get dizzy from this when I stand up.

    Various other times for no known reason.
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  • plinkplink Posts: 103Registered Users
    Another member of the low blood sugar club. Most of the women in my family seem to have this. When I feel it coming, have to get my head low no matter where I am.

    Will also pass out from pain and it doesn't take much. What a wussy.
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  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I remember now I have passed out a couple of times from emotional distress - too much crying led to hyperventilating - don't really want to revisit that part of my life, but there it is....
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  • MipMip Posts: 233Registered Users
    Yes, just once. I hadn't eaten for ages, and I cut my thumb on a can. I ran it under water, and it wouldn't stop bleeding. My own blood doesn't bother me, and missing meals doesn't usually affect me, but I think it was the combination that caused me to pass out. Because I went smack down onto the kitchen floor, I could have hurt my head, but was completely fine, and I think it was due to my hair cushioning the blow. :lol:

    I've only come close to passing out twice, and these were both period related. :roll:
  • StrawberiCurlsStrawberiCurls Posts: 424Registered Users
    Wow...I'm so glad I am not alone!

    This is kind of a joke between my family and friends also. Its very weird because I am very athletic and in good physical condition, but idk, something just makes me so weak! Maybe I have low blood sugar too...hmm.

    I just remembered that last week at my HS graduation I was sitting on stage in a VERY hot auditorium and under the lights I REALLY felt a dizzy spell coming on. But I kept drinking water and it passed...that would have been SOOO embarrassing, I'm so glad I didn't pass out right there.

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  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I used to have fainting spells alot, once I passed out on a cement slope, thank god someone caught me. Another time I blacked out , woke up 25feet away from where I last rememberd and was bleeding. I smashed my chin on my coffee table, I have a scar.
  • CurlyOrNotCurlyOrNot Posts: 37Registered Users
    I've come close a couple times, due to my period, but the only time I ever actually went down was about an hour after giving birth to my daughter. The nurse said I had to get up and try to go to the bathroom. Didn't want to, but she's the pro, so up we got me. I remember entering the bathroom. The next thing I knew, two nurses were putting me into the bed. Come to think of it, I came close to that same experience with DD#1, but that nurse was quicker to get me horizontal, I guess.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    I had pneumonia and passed out when I stood up getting out of bed to go to work. (I didn't know I had it at that point) Then I passed out again at the doctor's office when I was getting x-rayed. I remember hearing the tecnician say, "Hold still," then the next thing I remember was I was slumped over the machine and she had her arms around me saying, "Lay back, lay back."

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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I used to pass out all the time in high school and college- I'd just be walking along and next thing I knew I'd be on the floor/ground.

    I still occasionally pass out but I recognize the feeling now, so as long as I can sit down I (usually) don't go all the way out.

    but I still end up with the fainty-hangover. Yuck.

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  • Pacific PoppyPacific Poppy Posts: 253Registered Users
    I've passed out so many times I can't even recall... I have low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Its not so bad now... I didn't used to eat enough protein, and would faint all the time, especially after a hot shower. I would faint if I smelled grease, or stood up too fast. I also used to faint with anything to do with needles, but I got over that.

    Dh used to just step over me and go about his business, LOL. These days its not so often, but my kids always enjoy the opportunity to jump on me. Its almost always at home, when I haven't been active, so its really not that bad... like it would be on, say, the freeway.
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  • maricurlmaricurl Posts: 59Registered Users
    i have passed out after giving blood. this happened on several occasions so i've decided not to donate blood unless its an emergency situation, more for the sake of the nurses and all the commotion it causes, than because its unpleasant for me. i've also passed out several times in the hospital, both as a visitor and as a patient. its something about the antiseptic smell, and maybe the lack of fresh air.
  • modegrrlmodegrrl Posts: 274Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've never passed out, if that means unconsciousness, but I've blacked out due to extreme heat (107 degrees). I panicked because I was conscious but couldn't see. Little kids shouldn't be outside when it's that hot.
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  • ScaryCurlScaryCurl Posts: 138Registered Users
    I passed out for the very first time about 6 weeks ago. I have no idea why. I was sitting outside at my mom's picnic table when I started feeling dizzy and broke out into a cold sweat. I got up to go get myself a cold washcloth. I made it about 20 feet, things turned black and I noticed the ground getting and closer to me. My aunt happened to have a blood pressure cuff with her and took my BP. At first it was 55/40! I told her that couldn't be right and she took my BP in the other arm and it was 50/36! :shock: Have any of you medical curlies seen a blood pressure that low?
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  • AlexaAlexa Posts: 208Registered Users
    I went through a stage of passing out a lot when I was underweight (due to stress).
    It can happen to me if my blood sugar drops through lack of food, I usually start to get really tetchy & I know I need to eat something.
    I also have quite low blood pressure.
    It was pretty frightening the first couple of times though, one time I passed out in a public toilet (went cos I felt funny, but had to stand in a queue) hit my head & someone phoned an ambulance & I had to go to A&E to have my head stitched! Think my friend was more scared than me though, she said I had my eyes open the whole time.
    Now I know if I get that feeling to just sit down & put my head between my legs.
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  • FidoGwenFidoGwen Posts: 92Registered Users
    I had to go to A&E to have my head stitched!

    :lol: Here in the states A&E is a cable channel! They have shows like Unsolved Mysteries and Cold Case Files. Sure makes for a funny visual!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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  • ScarletScarlet Posts: 3,125Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, once. I had dangerously low blood sugar and passed out at work. :oops:
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  • AnnaDMBAnnaDMB Posts: 13Registered Users
    ScaryCurl wrote:
    I passed out for the very first time about 6 weeks ago. I have no idea why. I was sitting outside at my mom's picnic table when I started feeling dizzy and broke out into a cold sweat. I got up to go get myself a cold washcloth. I made it about 20 feet, things turned black and I noticed the ground getting and closer to me.

    This is exactly what happens to me. I seem to pass out whenever I'm in severe pain or when I see/hear about something really gross (I am such a wimp). I honestly can't even count the number of times it's happened, but off the top of my head, I've passed out after getting a contact stuck in my eye and after my sister slammed my finger in the door. Also, whenever I get severe period cramps I faint.

    This was so embarassing, but in HS, my health teacher was talking about eptopic pregnancies (spelling?), and she was going into a very detailed description about this, and the next thing I know, I'm face up on the concrete floor in my class. I think I freaked the other kids out. Now, I can tell when I'm going to faint, so I sit down with my head between my legs, and if I'm lucky and if my mom's around, she'll make me drink orange juice to get my blood sugar up.

    I have been to the doctor so many times for this, b/c every time it happens, my parents freak out and want me to get checked out, but every single time, the doctor rule out anemia and says that some people are prone to fainting at times of extreme pain, or because of my squeamish stomach, when I hear something gross.

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