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Stickerbook Sun 30-Sep-12 20:52:27

My 10 year old has suddenly become very squeamish and faints if anything to do with blood/internal organs are mentioned she passes out. This has happened twice since she went back to school in September. It doesn't help that her topic at school is 'my body'! We've had her checked over by a doctor but other than this she is healthy. Has anyone else had an issue like this and how did you deal with it??

BigFatLegsInWoolyTIghts Sun 30-Sep-12 22:47:21

Oh I was like this and at about the same age! It was a right pain. I was taught what to do if I did feel the warning signs of fainting coming on...for me it was that my hearing would go all echoey...I'd be hot and sweaty and feel sick.

I was taught to sit somewhere with my head between my knees....it's something I grew out of but I did have a few faints in science.

I also have always had very low blood pressure and a tendancy towards iron deficiency...so try to make sure DD is eating well and drinking plenty.

Bless her...it's horrid!

DeWe Mon 01-Oct-12 09:33:59

I was, and still to a certain extent, like that.

Particularly the sight of blood. I could never be a doctor grin

I generally now can control it to a certain extent now. I find concentrating very hard on something else (eg saying times tables) can help, as can a drink of water, sitting down, preferably on the floor, or if on a chair, head between the knees.

Signs were similar to "Big", except I also get black patches my sight too.

I always faint in blood tests unless I lie down too.

What I find if one of the dc injures themselves, I can deal with them, get them cleaned up and I then faint. Has caused one or two comedy moments (to look back on).

Pity the young shop assistant in WHSmiths. Dd1 (age about 18 months) hit her nose and very quickly we were both convered with blood. I managed to stop it, and then fainted. Assistant came round the corner to see a mother and child covered in blood (noses hold a lot of blood!) mother out for the count and a toddler crying "mummy wake up"... No wonder they panicked. blush

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