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I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:51 am

Hey,

Well, I decided to post this thread as there have been much lamer in this forum and I have nothing better to do.

I rarely eat much in the morning, but always do, however little. This morning I was in a rush and didn't have time so headed straight to college. I started the day with Theatre and 'START' as usual to get us all focused for the rest of the day. Anyhoo, we did a relaxation exercise in pairs and after doing it to my partner Cadge it was my turn.

As we were coming to the end I felt really hot all of a sudden, then I felt a bit dizzy so i thought i'd open my eyes. I did and i felt no better and then my vision went and i couldn't see, so i turned to Cadge and she asked if i felt dizzy, i sed yes, then i was back in year 11 in lesson an i remember a girl in particular and her group running around and our teacher, mr gunderson (Mr Muscle on the TV Wink) in the middle.

Then I heard him call 'Sam' and it got louder and he was starin at me, Cadge on the other side, it was very scary!

Apparently, my eyes stayed open, they widened and flickered before I fell to the floor like a plank of wood my head smashing to the floor with a loud bang which made everyone jump silly . If anyone's ever seen or read Harry Potter when students got 'Petrified', this was apparently what I looked like, absolutely terffied, my hands spread and next to my head.

The mysterious medical people who appear out of nowhere that you've never seen in 2 years asked if I should be taken to Hospital, but I insisted on the option of taking an hour out in the med room and sweet food Wink. My head still hurts now, over 12 hours later, but apart from that i'm fine.

I've only ever fainted once previous to this, 5 years ago on a trampoline, with crashmat rotfl  trying to do a front drop. My legs flicked back so much I cut the blood supply down my back and was knocked out, VERY embarassing. The sensation is indiscribable, and I wondered if anyone else here had had the unpleasant experience of fainting? Be interested to hear your stories,

Thanks,

Sam Smile
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:00 am

Yes. Fainted twice. Okay, I should qualify that - nearly fainted twice.

First time I was 13 and was having blood drawn before surgery. I remember walking down the hall of the hospital with my mom after the blood draw, and looking up at the signs above the doors of the hospital rooms, and realizing that I couldn't see them. This concerned me so I said "Mom, I can't read the signs." Next thing I knew my mom was rushing me into one of the rooms and saying "my daughter's fainting". They made me sit with my head down between my legs. I didn't quite faint but it was close. I guess I had started to lose my peripheral vision and when I said that to my mom she noticed that I was really pale.

Second time I was 17 or so and I was in the mall with three friends. We were sitting at the food court and I was eating fries. I got this really awful pain in my stomach and then started to feel odd. I knew I had to get outside so I demanded that my friends abandon their food and walk out with me. We almost made it outside, but I got to the entrance of a discount store (Zellers, for Canadians) and couldn't walk any more, so I ended up sitting on the edge of a product bin, bent over clutching my friend's shirt so as not to fall down. Again, didn't quite faint, but almost.

It's an awful feeling and one I hope never to feel again. Good thing you weren't hurt worse than you were!
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:02 am

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
The sensation is indiscribable, and I wondered if anyone else here had had the unpleasant experience of fainting? Be interested to hear your stories,

Yes it's happened to me 3 times already. Once I saved myself, once I was caught by 2 men before hitting the ground, and once I wasn't saved and broke my jawbone. I know the sensation you're talking about.

I've got vasovagal syncope syndrome. Check to see if everything is fine with you... maybe you have it too?
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Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:07 am

Thankyou for your quick replies Smile

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 2):
Check to see if everything is fine with you... maybe you have it too?

I might do, I have had the sensation that I was going to go too many times, even if I get up too quickly sometimes. At LHR once when I was younger I rand to see an MD-80 and hit a wall just outside Hatton X, had to sit on the pavement to stop myself fainting. I might just look into this condition. Mind you, my Mum used to suffer low blood pressure, so I might have that?

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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:19 am

Quoting A340600 (Reply 3):
my Mum used to suffer low blood pressure, so I might have that?

Vasovagal Syncope Sydrome is just the fancy way of saying exactly that  Wink

Actually it's fine most of the time. It only drops (and I hence faint) during certain situations such as:

-Standing up quickly like you mentioned (blood doesn't have enough time to reach your brain -> lack of oxygen -> safety mechanism tells brain to tell body to faint so blood supplies brain with oxygen again)

-Wearing tight clothes

-Being somewhere hot and stuffy

At the end of the day it's all about blood not reaching the extremities of your body fast enough be it due to some kind of movement, or due to your blood vessels dilating, thus reducing the pressure in your vessels.

There are however ways that I've had to learn to deal with to detect one of these things coming, and ways of preventing you from breaking your jaw like I did. Best thing to do is put your head between your knees for a while in an almost horizontal situation. If you're in an awkward situation where you can't just pull a chair to sit down on, or sit on the pavement, there are some excercises with leg crossing and clenching of your hamstrings (while standing) that prolong the time you can last before passing out.

If you really want to know more, email me. I did a lot of investigation into this thing, since I was falsely diagnosed by some retard with epilepsy. After having a fight with the family which tried to make me take the medication (which I refused to take), they were finally convinced that what I was having was not epileptic fits, and we went to a second doctor, who confirmed that the first doctor was an idiot and had no clue what he was talking about. EVEN *I* knew that it was not epilepsy and I wasn't a doctor  sarcastic 
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:21 am

Almost fainted at least twice. Once was probably from not eating, and the other was apparently from setting the water too hot in the shower. D'oh! I never hit the floor or anything, just very quickly sat down both times (thankfully) and swore to myself to be more careful next time. It's crazy when your vision gets all fubar and you feel numb and can't quite figure out what the problem is.
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Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:24 am

Yes, I have also looked on the internet, I would say I have a slight case of it. It's so horrible when you can feel it coming on, and the vision starts to go for me, I always sit down but today had absolutely no warning it was so quick,

Cheers,

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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:29 am

Quoting A340600 (Reply 6):

Yes that is horrible. The first time it happened to me I was singing in a concert in choir and the spotlight was pointed straight at me and it slowly started coming on... I had no clue what it was back then. That's scary. Once you know what's happening, you just deal with it, without making a fuss about it.

When you get no warning it's the worst! That's what happened when I broke my jaw at Weatherspoons in Loughborough. I almost managed to get out of the place and then passed out at the swinging doors. Don't forget that there are other signs that it's coming on apart from dizzyness and loss of vision. In that particular case for example I experiences excessive yawning about 5 mins before it happened, and I had cold sweats too.

Anyways, I'm off to bed now. Nite nite  wave 
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:32 am

Quoting A340600 (Reply 3):
I rand to see an MD-80 and hit a wall

You hit a wall and fainted for an MD-80!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!
I am just teasing ya Big grin

But seriously, I passed out once as teenager. I was standing up listening to yet another one of my dads incredibly long lectures about what I did wrong and why I should not have done that and what could happen if I do it again. These could often last well over a hour and often included fist banging (on the counter) and yelling. Anywho, I guess I was standing with my knees locked for too long and got that hot feeling all over. Next thing I knew my parents were standing over me and I was on the floor. The lecture promptly ended! That was one way to shut him up! haha!
Seems like I heard a buzzing/ringing sounds in my ears/head right before I hit the deck.

Your blood sugar might have got to low also. Didnt you say you skipped breakfast?

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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:44 am

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 8):
You hit a wall and fainted for an MD-80!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!
I am just teasing ya

I was young, it was excusable Wink

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 8):
The lecture promptly ended! That was one way to shut him up! haha!

Nice one thumbsup 

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 8):
Your blood sugar might have got to low also. Didnt you say you skipped breakfast?

Yes, I did, it could be it, but I get it too much, maybe that just prompted it.

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Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:45 am

I would still go see a doctor, even if you think you put your finger on through internet research. Fainting can be a sign of some very serious health problems. The only time I have ever lost conciousness was when I got a concussion.

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Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:49 am

Happened to me two times. The first when I was 13, I think: during the night I had to go to the bathroom, so I wake up from the bed very fast, I went to the bathroom and suddenly I began to lose vision. Just the time to realize I was falling, I did fall on the floor without having the time to protect myself with the arms.

My head produced a big "bang" on the floor and after a while (a few seconds I think) my mum went inside the room to see what happened. I wake up a few seconds later but it was like minutes. I had headache for a few days...

The second time I was 18, I was coming from school, very hungry and tired and I was running on the ladders of my home. *bang* on the stairs.

It is an horrible feeling, because you know that is about to happen, but you don't have the time to "prepare yourself".
 
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Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:52 am

Quoting A340600 (Reply 9):
I was young, it was excusable

Yeah, I used to hyper-ventilate anytime I neared the airport so I cant really talk! LOL!

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Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:56 am

Has happened to me 4 times. The first time happened when I was in second grade. I remember the teacher calling me up to her desk. She wanted to ask me something about my homework. I went up to her desk listened to what she had to say at the same time looking at my home work. All of a sudden there was swirl of white and then total darkness. Next I find my self on the classroom floor and the teacher slapping my face to wake me up.

The second time happened when I was in sixth grade. This time it happened at church during mass. Around 15 minutes into the mass I wasnt feeling that well. I remember getting up and feeling this sharp pain on my belly button. I just thought it would go away. I turned to look at the priest but everything just started to get dark. When I opened my eyes, i remember asking for water and my family all around me. My mom said that I fell straight back on the wooden bench.

The third time also happened at a church but in Mexico. Like four months after the second time. I was standing against a wall looking at the priest. I dont know what happened but i remember closing my eyes, but it seemed like I fell asleep. I open my eyes, but my vision wasnt normal, everything was blurry and getting darker. I asked my cousin to go outside with me. When I was outside I couldnt see anything and was stumbling. I ended up collapsing on my knees and vomitting.

Fourth time happened three yeas ago. I had been out with my friends at the zoo all day. When we arrived at my friends house I was dizzy, so decided to sit down and asked my friend if he could bring me a glass of water. I took a zip of water thinking I would feel better. I started to watch tv, I remember closing my eyes and then I find my friend tapping my shoulder and calling my name.
 
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Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:14 am

I have fainted once, and have come close to fainting on a couple of occasions.

The first time, I had been out with my friends for a few rounds of beer and was dressed way too lightly (winter in Venice is COLD!!!) - so I wasn't feeling too well and probably had a bit of a congestion too (and I had hardly eaten anything all day). I was dead tired, yet I foolishly decided to partake in some of my friends'...pastimes, and that was the final stroke - I felt like I couldn't breathe properly and almost like I was going to throw up, my heart was beating VERY fast (tachicardy) and I was starting to feel dizzy. I got up and made for the door of my friend's room, and next thing I knew I was lying on the floor, pale and with cold sweat, my friends all around me. I was sh*t scared! Apparently I had hit my head against a cupboard and then collapsed like a house of cards.
My friends quickly put me on the sofa with my legs up and gave me some sweets, but that wasn't enough - in the end I finally had to reach for the toilet and throw up violently.
One AFWUL experience, I tell you. I have vague memories of the door handle, and experienced a kind of trance state where I was dreaming that I was lying on a meadow which suddenly started to get cold - the floor obviously. Weird, huh?

More or less the same happened again a couple of months later - albeit without the cold, the beer and the congestion. I guess I was simply tired and worn out, keep in mind I had finished my school finals that day so I was releasing a lot of tension.
My friends managed to get me to a bed in time, luckily, and I was able to avoid fainting. A cold, wet towel on the forehead got me all spick and span in a matter of minutes  Smile

Like others here, I sometimes get dizzy when I get up too quickly - it happened to me the other day when I was in my room, I fell over my Le Corbusier chaise longue and nearly broke it (as well as coming close to breaking a bone).

I do hope I will never faint again like I did that first time. Awful stuff.

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Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:37 am

I had it twice. Once was after having seen something which reminded me of something seriously disastrous of the past, which resulted also in a severe skin rash and a kind of nightmare. But the other one simply was at home. The doctor who got called in told me (not drinking alcohol in those times) that I had a simple choice, either red wine regularily or permanent medication. I decided in favour of the red wine !
 
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:38 am

I have fainted once in primary school at about age 11 or 12 watching the dissection of a siamese piglet. My school was in a country area and a siamese piglet had been stillborn on a kids family farm and they thought it would be interesting to bring it to school to show the kids. I fell backwards on to a girl who got a little mad with me afterwards. I haven't fainted since even though I have had to dissect a rat in high school, although I did feel queasy and left the room for a few minutes, the smell got to me the most.

A couple of years ago the professor of my class fainted. Suddenly he just feel to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Somebody ran to the front of the class and he stood up and said that he felt fine. It was quite surreal. He is a vegetarian and is very skinny, I don't know if this was a factor. I heard that he was checked out by a doctor and given a clean bill of health.
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Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:41 am

hell no, fainting is a sign of weakness...  Wink
 
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:50 am

I've fainted twice and "collapsed" two additional times.

--Fainted from heat exhaustion - basically, I knew I was going out so I grabbed onto a sink and went down on my knees so I wouldn't crash to the concrete floor. I lost vision but I could hear the other girls shouting around me and they dragged me to a cot where I was treated.

--Fainted from severe menstrual cramps - again, I was in the bathroom (having just gotten out of the shower) and I suddenly felt nauseated and broke out in a cold sweat and started swaying. I called out to my father and he came running upstairs and found me lying on the floor. I was only out for a few seconds and I told him I was sick. He moved me to another room and put on the heat to warm me up. I laid on the floor for a half hour or so until I felt better.

I collapsed during band camp of my freshman year in college, due to an undiagnosed, severe bronchitis. I sat down for a break and when we were supposed to get back on the field, I couldn't breathe. That's when my friends said, "either you go to student health, or we'll drag you there." Funny thing is, after I went to student health and got on antibiotics, I still marched at every practice and every game.

I also collapsed (during my freshman year, again...) after slipping on ice and getting a concussion. I got to the music building, sat down in a chair and couldn't remember what I was doing or how I had gotten there. I knew I had fallen but that was about it, and I couldn't stand up straight. My friends called for a security escort to the student health center and that's where the doc told me I had a concussion. Of all the concussions I suffered as a child, this was the first one that left me confused and with amnesia.

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
My head still hurts now, over 12 hours later, but apart from that i'm fine.

You really should see a doc to make sure you don't have a concussion.
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:55 am

Quoting Redngold (Reply 18):
Fainted from severe menstrual cramps - again, I was in the bathroom (having just gotten out of the shower) and I suddenly felt nauseated and broke out in a cold sweat and started swaying

Damn, I've had that happen but haven't fainted from it. It's an awful, awful feeling though. That and throwing up your painkillers because your belly is so whacked.
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:09 am

A340600,

Your doctor will probably want you to have a Glucose Tolerance Test.

The combination of feeling hot, passing out and with your eyes open sound a lot like the onset of Hypoglycemia.

If caught early, it is almost always treated with diet modifications only.
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:26 am

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
I rarely eat much in the morning

Not to smart, you need nurition first thing in the morning.

Quoting A340600 (Thread starter):
The mysterious medical people who appear out of nowhere that you've never seen in 2 years asked if I should be taken to Hospital, but I insisted on the option of taking an hour out in the med room and sweet food . My head still hurts now, over 12 hours later, but apart from that i'm fine.

Oh yea sure, why make a good decision, you have already made a bunch of stupid decisions.  confused 

Keep yourself nourished and hydrated properly. Unless you like to fall down all the time and pass out.  crazy 
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:31 pm

I've only fainted once and it was weird.

I was taking a nap and the phone rang, so I quickly got up and ran over to answer it, but all I remember was getting up off the bed.

Next thing I remember I was laying on the floor, dazed, with a carpet burn on my arm. It was kind of cool in a way. I just got up and went about my business.
 
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Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:28 pm

Well, I never broke my jaw, thank God. But it happened to me once in ORD right before boarding. Some guy caught me before I hit the floor. Consequently I wasn't considered fit for flying, and the f**** boarding b*** asked me 20 minutes later (once boarding was completed) if I needed medical attention. Craphansa then took me home.  Wink

I used to get it more often than nowadays, and it is usually connected with anxiety in my case.

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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:49 pm

I've fainted once, and come close a few times. In every case, it's a combination of the room being very hot and me not having eated enough.

I fainted while in a concert (I was singing). You can hear the sound of me hitting the floor on the recording, but since it was a big choir, I hope that nobody noticed. I woke up right away, and sat there for a few minutes while the concert continued, then at an opportune time quiety made my way backstage.

Other times I've come close were at a baseball game in Yankee Stadium while standing in the concessions line, and at a rehearsal or two. My peripheral vision goes all blurry, and my hearing first gets very quiet, then starts to get towards a very high-pitched buzzing. The solution is to find something to support yourself with, preferably by sitting down, or leaning against something, and stop making any physical efforts.

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Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:55 pm

Nope, not me, but that's a popular thing to do in our marching band. It's so hot when we march and the uniforms are long sleeved, so heat stays in. Right in the middle of a parade or so we'll hear a "Crash" and think, "Bumer, another." We usually loose 2-3 a parade, 25-30 in total through the whole year. They drop like flies at the Memorial Day Parades...

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Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:30 am

Hey,

Thanks for all the replies Smile

I'm fine today, just my neck's very stiff as i've pulled the muscles in my neck. Apart from that, back to myself again, still scared by the amount of people i've never met who keep coming up to me and asking if i'm ok though silly .

Cheers all,

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Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:13 pm

Sorry to hear about your experience Sam  Sad Glad you're better now though  Wink

Quoting Diamond (Reply 20):
Hypoglycemia

(Low blood sugar levels)

Jesus, get a couple of BA's 'Sweet' all day deli's down your neck, you're be fine then! Big grin
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Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:42 pm

A300600,
you should see a doctor and have the cause of your problem found out.
If no apparent (organic) reason can be found, just carry on as before ...

Anyhow, until you´re positively sure that there´s nothing wrong, you should take extra care when it comes to operate machines or driving a car / motobike / bike. In case an accident is caused by you due to another collapse, and the insurance company finds out that you have had the very same problem before, they might try to refuse to pay (or will turn to you for re-compensation).
Also if you think about trying to get a life-insurance, any non-standard illnesses might be an issue. There´s nothing worse than finding out years later that an insurance refuses to pay, only because a health-problem was not disclosed.
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:13 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 24):

I fainted while in a concert (I was singing).



Quoting Mir (Reply 24):

Other times I've come close were at a baseball game in Yankee Stadium while standing in the concessions line, and at a rehearsal or two.



Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 25):
Nope, not me, but that's a popular thing to do in our marching band. It's so hot when we march and the uniforms are long sleeved, so heat stays in.

Both of you are probably talking about the effects of locking your knees. If you either 1) hyperextend your knees as you stand, or 2) tense all of your muscles to keep your legs stiff, you end up cutting off the return of blood from your legs. Eventually this causes a lack of blood flow to your brain, and causes you to faint. It can take as little as 30 seconds, depending on how long you've been standing before you lock up.


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Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:18 am

Only fainted once - after having an injection at the doctors  Smile. I remember my Dad holding me up telling me to stand up straight. I could hear him but I couldn't do anything. I heard a loud buzzing noise in my ears and all I could see was black with white dots flying towards my eyes lol.

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Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:23 am

I've passed out once (and no, not because of alcohol). I had a really bad cold one day and was due to go to my one day college course at Newcastle Airport. I was sitting in the kitchen with my parents and my head just rolled back. I think I was only out for a few seconds though, but was scary. They were worried about me as its not a sort of thing I do. But they made me go back to bed and phone in sick, but I was fine after that.
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Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:15 am

Two summers ago I was at the Atlantic City Airshow on the beach, and it was ungodly hot, add to it that there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and I was completely vunerable, it made for a bad combination. I didn't eat before leaving the house, my mom brought me back a tiny bottle of water which was all-of-too late. We went to find shade because it was getting too hot, and my neck and chest suddenly felt stiff. I told my mom and she thought I was just trying to find an excuse to stop walking. By the time we reached the boardwalk, I felt like I was dreaming while awake, and soon enough I collapsed in my mom's arms. Talk about a creating a scene; it took the paramedics a good minute to get through the crowd staring at me. One unexperienced EMT told people to have me drink, only for his EMT partner to say over the radio "Whatever you do, don't let him drink anymore water, he'll throw it back up." Lucky for me that didn't happen. Had to get rushed to the hospital with an IV, and all that fun stuff. Cracked a couple jokes, and the nurses, doctors, and EMT's loved me.  Smile

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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:29 am

Never fainted. Though i usually skip breakfast (15 minutes extra in bed before college is better than food  Wink), and sometimes skip lunch, so sometimes don't eat properly until mid afternoon. Though i usually get some fruit from the buffet car of the train, on the way.
 
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:35 am

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 27):
Jesus, get a couple of BA's 'Sweet' all day deli's down your neck, you're be fine then!

That would be enough sugar to keep me awake and kicking for a good year! rotfl 

Thanks for the interesting replies guys, good to read and learn of your experiences. Update for today, neck's slightly stiff but getting better, apart from that i'm fine,

Cheers,

Sam Smile
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RE: I Collapsed Today, Anyone Else Ever?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:09 am

When we were getting Meningitis injections at school, I took mine like a man, walked back to my class. The next thing I remember I was holding a green plastic cup with water.

I was told that I'd fainted and was snoring and my teacher kept shouting at me to stop fake snoring!

The figures for fainting were 1 in 200. Well, I am that 1!

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