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Fainted in work

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user1498912461 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:27:30

So I embarrassingly fainted in work the other day. Felt dreadful and blacked out. Threw up twice and luckily DH came to my rescue! is it a good idea to see a doctor after fainting?

daffodilbrain Sun 12-Nov-17 21:34:04

If it’s a one I wouldn’t worry too much. Especially if you feel ok now. But it’s always worth checking out. Have you had any other symptoms? I fainted on a train once felt dreadful and went home, I was fine the next day

Crumbs1 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:37:17

It’s a faint. What would you be expecting the GP to,say?

Wigeon Sun 12-Nov-17 21:38:17

Was there an obvious cause? Eg you were too hot, hadn’t eaten, stood up too quickly, you’ve now come down with the flu? Or did it come out of the blue? If out of the blue, suggest you do see the GP.

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Sun 12-Nov-17 21:39:09

If it's the first time and you have no obvious cause then yes get checked out.

Wigeon Sun 12-Nov-17 21:39:18

Also, how long were you unconscious and did anyone see what you were like when you were out ? Eg any convulsions or rigidity?

Worriedobsessive Sun 12-Nov-17 21:41:06

Otherwise healthy people don’t just faint. Get it checked out.

Lily2007 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:43:11

Yes its a good idea to see a doctor though a sick bug could trigger fainting. They normally run some tests - as a professional fainter years ago I had blood sugar, blood pressure, heart scan and anaemia tests quite regularly though heart scan was only twice.

flumpybear Sun 12-Nov-17 21:43:41

Yes it’s worth checking out

justbinthefeckinbyebyebox Sun 12-Nov-17 21:44:17

Any chance of pregnancy?

WineAndTiramisu Sun 12-Nov-17 21:44:59

Any chance you're pregnant?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 12-Nov-17 21:46:24

See the practice nurse? I had three faints in 12hrs, including in Tesco, where no one came to help me.

Turned out to be blood sugar. Emergency services, has barely eaten in 2 days, but when I did eat I ate high sugar stuff - can of coke and a Mars bar type combos - and my sugars were in extremes of high and low.

I started eating better after that.

Anything obvious for you? Heat? Illness? Pregnancy? Strong smells? Working with chemicals?

GraciesMansion Sun 12-Nov-17 21:46:27

Otherwise healthy people don’t just faint. Get it checked out.

I do. Happened a number of times and there’s no cause, despite the doctors looking for one.

user1498912461 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:46:37

It was out of the blue. I started to sweat, felt very hot (it wasn't hot), I was actually sitting down at the time. Started to black out, stood up to go somewhere more private and fainted. Had bad stomach cramps (not period pains) and couldn't stand without feeling like I might faint for several hours after. Completely out of the blue and felt OKish the day after.

CigarsofthePharoahs Sun 12-Nov-17 21:48:11

I fainted once at work due to extremely hot weather and the fact I wasn't able to take a break ASI began to feel unwell. To be fair to me, it was measuring 36°c + in the building.
Have you eaten enough today? Are you unwell with a virus? Are you hormonal?
If there's no obvious reason why you passed out then it might be worth seeing your GP.

user1498912461 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:48:57

I'm definitely not pregnant but it felt like my blood pressure had plummeted and I looked like a ghost!

GraciesMansion Sun 12-Nov-17 21:49:39

It’s not a good idea to stand up if you’re feeling like you might faint. It hurts more when your head hits the floor (black eye and concussion from a tiled bathroom anyone?!) I’ve started lying down as soon as I notice the signs.

MollyHuaCha Sun 12-Nov-17 21:50:40

Poor you. I’m a bit of a fainter, but only when I’m unwell.

Maybe ask for a check up and blood test with the practice nurse at your GP surgery?

user1498912461 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:52:18

I had eaten normally but prior to the fainting I felt exhausted, climbed a flight of stairs in work and felt wiped out and dizzy.

hedwig2001 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:53:22

My DH did this in the bathroom on Friday. Felt nauseous and dizzy. Went to the bathroom expecting to vomit. Collapsed behind the door. I had to get my 16 year old DS to help open the door. Hit his face and broke his glasses. DS was convinced he was dead, so I was simultaneously sorting DH and reassuring a distraught DS.
DH went to bed feeling shaky and cold, but was fine the following day. I can only assume something viral is going around.

user1498912461 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:55:02

At the time I was sat down running an event in front of alot of people lol. Had to tell my colleague who was running it with me that I had to go, sharpish! When I stood up it made me black out

Lily2007 Sun 12-Nov-17 21:55:20

I have fainted with sick bugs before and it's probably just that but best to get checked out. I had very low blood pressure which meant could faint fairly easily.

teenybean Sun 12-Nov-17 21:56:05

I've fainted a few times, with mine it was low blood pressure,

but then there was the one time I also fainted at the in laws, Mil laughed & decided it was due to pregnancy, so did a test to shut her up, turns out I was pregnant!

expatinscotland Sun 12-Nov-17 21:56:36

Once, I'd just blow it off. I fainted from panic attacks a couple of times.

teenybean Sun 12-Nov-17 21:57:58

After seeing your updates, I definitely think it sounds like low blood pressure, go to the drs & get checked out

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