Have you ever fainted?

@maximax8 (27059)
July 2, 2009 11:19am CST
On Saturday I my baby girl was born in the early afternoon. After she was born I lost two and a half liters of blood. I fainted a number of times and my blood pressure went very low. I had to go to hospital in an ambulance. I woke up from my fainting turns but during them I was in a dream world. I was in an awful situation and I think my body wanted to shut down for a rest for a little while. I was so tired. Have you ever fainted? If so where?
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@FFFrocks (306)
• Canada
3 Jul 09
tee hee, when i was a kid i was working food prep at a restaurant. i was cutting veggies when everything started to go black, legs were giving out on me.... i didn't want to fall so i grabbed the first thing i could reach to keep from going down. it was the blade for slicing. let me tell ya, that woke me right up and i ended up with 23 stitches. didn't actually faint though...... Congratulations on your baby girl. I trust she is okay?
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• China
3 Jul 09
No matter what had happened, to be a mother must be a very happy and blessed thing. have a good rest and take care of your body, coz you must be strong in the future to accompany your little princess.
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
yes i do experienced that. i was 17 years old that time, and i was attending a mass. and that time was noon time, the church are so crowded because its sunday. so many people will attend a mass. i was standing all thru out because of so many people. and all of sudden i felt like im weakening, and after 20 minutes i think, i woke up and seeing a lot of people are helping me, carrying me going outside the church. i was so thankful that time that some people has a good heart to help me, they treat me in a restaurant because they think that im hungry thats why i fainted, but i really dont know whats the reason why i fainted, i dont fell hungry that moment really.
@lelin1123 (15647)
• Puerto Rico
2 Jul 09
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. I hope you are feeling better by now. I have fainted numerous times but the one that was the worse was when I was on my way to work. I was waiting for the Staten Island Ferry to come in and I all of sudden felt weak and clammy. I told the two strangers standing next to me I'm going to pass out. As the words came out I started falling to the ground and they helped me us to a chair. I rested for awhile and decided I needed to go back home. I fainted because I have low blood sugar. I need to eat at least 6 small meals aday to keep my blood sugar up. Take care and have fun with your baby. Remember to sleep when she does at least the first month. Good Luck!
• India
2 Jul 09
Congrats on your baby girl!! Yeah i fainted once in my life. I was late for my chemistry lab and i was literally running for my class that day. Didn't had breakfast either. So i was standing there listening to the lecture and than suddenly i found the smell of the room too hard to bear, the temperature too hot and than out of the blue i felt so weak and everything goes white. When i open my eyes everyone was crowding over me and i was on a chair with water splashed over my face. GOD!! That was really embarassing!! Later, my friend told me that i was out only for a few minutes. Then onwards i got a lot of teasing and mimicking of my action for the whole semester. Bad experience..
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
2 Jul 09
Oh my, that is a lot of blood. I have never fainted or lost that big amount of blood that I know of. But when my son was born so fast, the nurses warned me that in cases where the baby is born that fast, there is more of a chance of bleeding, so they were checking on me quite regularly. Thankfully nothing happened. YOu take care, my friend.
@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
2 Jul 09
Congratulations on your baby girl! The only time I came close to fainting was after a long bus trip and I was very hungry by that time; I was also meeting a friend at the bus station that I hadn't seen in a few years, so with all the excitement, as I got up to get off the bus and stepped onto the pavement, my knees buckled and I felt very swimmy headed as soon as I saw my friend. Luckily he caught me on my way down to the pavement. I didn't get hurt because he caught me, thank God.
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@meyows (438)
• India
16 Jul 09
It's your experience after you gave birth to your baby. Pregnants after delivery feel very tired.
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@AmbiePam (40409)
• United States
10 Jul 09
I fainted once when I was seven. I was at the zoo with my second grade class, and it was well over 100 degrees. I guess I wasn't hydrated enough because I fainted. I came to on the ground with a couple of people hovering over me. They gave me some cold water and I continued with the trip. But I really wanted to leave. I hate the intense heat.
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@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
7 Jul 09
No I have not fainted or if I did I dont remember. I hope that you are in good health now and congratulations for your baby girl.
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@zhuhuifen46 (3273)
• China
7 Jul 09
I did have a close to fainting experience when I was expecting my son. It was in a class. I felt dizzy, and called early for the end of the class. I was pale as was told, and soon leaned on the table in front of me. After a few minutes, and a lot of sweat, I was coming back. Fainting is a very bad experience, mostly for shortage of blood and oxygen supply for the brain. It might cause post effects if not properly recovered. So take it seriously and follow doctors' advice. Have sufficient supply and rest, and if possible quit internet and TV at least for a month, for a long challenging life, for your own sake and for the sake of your children.
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@sacmom (14361)
• United States
7 Jul 09
Hi maximax, yes, I have. A couple months ago I was sick with a stomach flu and I couldn't hold any food or beverages down. Even water came back up. Gross. Well anyway, while I had been at the kitchen sink I felt my legs go numb, then my arms. The next thing I knew I came to while I was laying on the floor, right there in the kitchen. I'm guessing with the combination of being sick and not being able to eat made me weak enough to faint. Before I forget, congratulations on your baby daughter! Does the doctor know why you lost all that blood? What the heck happened? Take it easy. I wish you a speedy recovery!
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@orevro (716)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
this will sound weird, when i was still a kid, my sister fainted i think and people were crowding around her. I wished that i would faint as well, i want to experience the feeling and i was envious of my sister because of all the attention she's getting,lol
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@kiran8 (12900)
• Mangalore, India
3 Jul 09
Hi maximax, It must have been an awful experience for you.I think most women faint during pregnancy or after child birth. With me it happened when I was in my 7th month of pregnancy several years back, now my son is grown up .I had gone to pay the electricity bill and was standing in a Q and the next minute I had collapsed, but, thankfully the person standing behind me supported me and made me sit down on the chair close by and a couple of other people got some water to drink and an auto to take me home... It scares me to think of that even now, what if I had fainted elsewhere where there was no one to help me out or what if I had injured myself or my baby...
• India
3 Jul 09
I fainted once when I was waiting for a bus. That day I did not have my breakfast and already felt week. Suddenly I felt dizzyness and within seconds It started turning black around me so immediately I sat on nearby steps. Suddenly swetting had started and It took 2 minuites to regain the control. Then I slowly wokeup took a bus and went back home. From then onwards, I always try to eat something and try to keep fit to avoid this situation again.
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@dreamr802 (987)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Congratulations on your baby girl :-). I was giving blood once in one of those buses. I tend to bleed very fast. I can fill a whole pint and the viles that they take in about 3 minutes. Once I did it in about 2.5 minutes and I fainted because I lost blood so fast. I just remember closing my eyes but other than that i don't remember anything until I felt my friend trying to shake me awake. They made me lay flat for about 2 hours before I was allowed to get up and even then I was still very dizzy. It wasn't fun.
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• Switzerland
3 Jul 09
First of all, I would like to congratulate you for having a baby girl. She must be a blessing to you. Second is, I also experienced what you have experience that I fainted twice. First was inside the bus. Funny but people helped me gained my consciousness and I really cannot remember what happen. I never asked the people too how it happened. What I can remember is that, I ate something that my stomach could not stop making sounds and I felt like I want to vomit. Only that. The second time I experienced fainting, was when I was in Germany and the weather was really cold without snow. My friend invited me for a jogging and I have not have any warm up. We started running and running and he is way too fast. I decided to run faster to reach him and when I could not see him, I started to feel that I could not see clear. I see trees as if they are floating and I fainted. I gained my consciousness when my friends brought me back home with a neighbor. Keep posting, Jef
@krajibg (11944)
• Guwahati, India
3 Jul 09
Hi maximax, Yes that is quite normal that you go fainted after so much of blood loss. As for me I have never fainted and have no experience as such.
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@Soniasony (1827)
• India
3 Jul 09
Well I had this blood donation camp in my school and after series of diagnosis i was allowed in and I donated my blood , after a few minutes I was offered fruits and milk for little bit of strength .. I dint know I just tripped and fainted down , only thing I remember is that I was on the same bed with all people around me.. It was so embarrassing..
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3 Jul 09
Recently, probably since returning from Glastonbury Festival, have been feeling quite light headed and tired. Went back to work on Tuesday, then Wednesday and had a real job to stay awake. Waking up on Thursday, it really felt as if I was taken over by flu, feeling extremely sleepy, kinda head-achey, runny nose, sneezing etc. So have been off work the past two days, but most of the time just resting up... feeling in strange spaces. So can kinda appreciate the sort of fevered feelings you might be having. Take care.