Have you ever blacked out?

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06/22/2012
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funluvinmama funluvinmama
I did once in the heat of Arizona. I was walking and fell. I scraped up my chin, elbow, and knee. I hated it.
06/22/2012
js250 js250
After my car accident, I blacked out frequently from y head injury. It was horrible, feeling that black swirl engulf me!! I blackout now if I am in a hot bathtub--the water needs to be warm, not hot!!
06/22/2012
BG529 BG529
nope thankfully
06/22/2012
Vanille Vanille
I have low blood sugar, if I don't eat breakfast in the morning I will indefinitely pass out.
06/22/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
I have Vasovagel Syncope Response. My blood pressure goes down when I stand up too quickly or it happens out of no where.. no warning. I've had it for a year. It basically just means that I pass out 2-3 times a day.

When I pass out, I get extremely dizzy. I feel tingly all over my body and my vision goes black. Next thing I know, I'm on the ground with either a bump on my head or a bruise somewhere else.

Once I black out and come to, I am extremely nauseous.
06/22/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I have Orthostatic hypotension, which is a less severe form of what LusciousLollypop has, meaning I don't pass out, I just see stars and lose my sight for a few seconds, but I still can walk and I'm so used to this that I'll keep doing what I was doing even if I'm blind and weak.

I once blacked out in the parking lot after having my blood drawn. It felt very good, because I no longer had pain. Everything was in 8bit color, and I would talk but nobody would hear, and basically I would think I was walking but my mother was lifting me from the ground to get me back inside. After I came back to myself, the pain hit me. I almost passed out again. I didn't know I endured so much pain, but I realized it once I could feel nothing.
06/22/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've only passed/blacked out once. Scary...
06/22/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by jjesssica
Have you ever blacked out? If so, what is your experience of passing out?
have 3-5 times due to heavy drinking. did not pass out but rather lost memory.


went unconscious multiple times as a result of being hit by a car. it was like my memory was just blank in those spots. i was also convinced until my head cleared that my memory was correct. but i was missing pieces of the event. it was like i wasn't even there, or it didnt happen.
06/22/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I have Vasovagel Syncope Response. My blood pressure goes down when I stand up too quickly or it happens out of no where.. no warning. I've had it for a year. It basically just means that I pass out 2-3 times a day.

When I pass out, I get ... More
I have a similar problem that was diagnosed as Vasovagel Syncope but was actually an odd loop of my artery that runs near the atlas or the top vertebrae of the spine. It is looped backwards and if I look up and raise my arms the blood supply gets pinched off and the world goes black. I wake up with a killer headache and nausea.
When my Dr. heard what I had previously been diagnosed with she was skeptical and took an scan thinking I might have something more serious. She basically said there's really nothing that can be done except for me not to look up and raise my arms (like when you change a lightbulb in a ceiling fan). If they did surgery to move the artery it could loop or cause more damage so it's best left alone. I then found out that this weird abnormality runs in my family.
06/22/2012
meitman meitman
I have a couple of times one year when I was sick for months with one thing or another. First time scared the hell out of my wife. I came to with her yelling my name and crying. That was not fun.

Second time she wasn't in the same room (luckily), but I was feeding our baby girl who was strapped in to her booster seat and I came to on the floor with my daughter/booster seat laying beside me on the floor and her crying. Luckily neither of us were hurt, just freaked out.

It's a really strange feeling. One minute I'm there doing something and the next minute I'm waking up with someone screaming at me. I'm ok if I never experience it again.
06/22/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I have Vasovagel Syncope Response. My blood pressure goes down when I stand up too quickly or it happens out of no where.. no warning. I've had it for a year. It basically just means that I pass out 2-3 times a day.

When I pass out, I get ... More
This is how my husband was with all his medications he was on for Tourettes. He'd stand up, walk about 3 ft and just pass out
06/22/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I've fainted a few times--it seems to only happen from a combination of not having eaten enough and being under some sort of physical stress/pain.

The last time it happened was right after I got my first tattoo done--I felt sort of nauseous, but the really disconcerting part is the way everything "grays out"--you literally can have your eyes wide open and not be able to see everything, and sounds get really echo-y and far away. I've never been unconscious for more than a couple of seconds though--although it feels like longer.

More commonly I start to gray out but don't actually faint--I can stay standing and I'm still conscious. I've been prone to it for as long as I can remember. I dance, though not as much as I did as a teenager, and it can make certain positions a problem--anything that requires doing some sort of backbend has about a 50/50 chance of triggering it. I know some members of my family have low blood sugar, so I think that may be part of the problem...
06/22/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
I have a similar problem that was diagnosed as Vasovagel Syncope but was actually an odd loop of my artery that runs near the atlas or the top vertebrae of the spine. It is looped backwards and if I look up and raise my arms the blood supply gets ... More
Exactly! That is what is wrong with me too, but it effects the way I live. I am not allowed to drive or try to work. I am a "liability" apparently. It makes sense.. I can't be driving and passing out. That is dangerous. I can't be working in a kitchen (my profession is baking and pastry) and hurting myself or others. I applied for SSDI and they are finally contacting me, saying that I have a legitimate illness. I thought I had to live with it forever, honestly.

I had scans done, I've been to every doctor and had SO many tests done. MRI, MRA, CAT Scans, Heart Monitor, EEG, EKG, blood work, x-rays of my whole body, ect ect ect and they said my Vasovagel nerve is just really sensitive and the artery is in the wrong place which presses up against things in my body and makes me pass out at random times, usually from stress, heat, standing too long, or no reason at all. It just happens. They told me that it could possibly be from birth and it just appeared now, but it would have eventually. (I almost died when I was born because my Mother was.. on a lot of stuff.) They can't do a damn thing about it or it could severely damage other things in my body or make me paralyzed. Surgery for this type of thing is really out of the question. Even though Medicine has gone so far, it hasn't gone far enough for this one.

It is interesting to hear someone else having this too. It isn't very common. I've talked to new doctors and therapists in the new town/state that I live in, and they don't even know what a Vagus nerve is. It is really incredible to me. It really is a weird abnormality.

I'm really glad that you can live normally with it. It gives me hope.
06/22/2012
Envy Envy
Happened once, when they took too much blood for some tests. I didn't pass out fully as they had those god awful smelling salts under my nose to keep me awake, but I felt so weak after it and felt bad for the medical staff having to tend to me.
06/22/2012
Talena Talena
Yes I have passed out several times...but none recently
06/23/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
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Originally posted by jjesssica
Have you ever blacked out? If so, what is your experience of passing out?
Yep, a couple of times. One was from blood-loss since I kept vomiting blood about two years ago, and recently I did from severe dehydration. It's a very scary experience, but I don't remember much since I woke up in a bright ER room.
06/23/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by jjesssica
Have you ever blacked out? If so, what is your experience of passing out?
Yes. My very first time ever "blacking out" or ever even being hit was when I was 13 and I actually had TWO incidents that same year where I blacked out again and it was both in the SAME place! Weird. I swear I was cursed that year.

The first time, I was in school then and sitting on the bleachers with friends when this guy, who'd harrassed me really badly all year long hit me. I had had enough of him so when he kept harrassing me I threatened to hit him if he done it again. He kept on. I slapped him. I sat back down and next thing, I woke up in the bathroom floor with our gym coach. He beat the daylights out of me. While he was punching me in the face and head, I didn't black out, but there was NOTHING I could do so I remember being slumped over into my friend's lap and covering my head and face. When he started punching me in the stomach is when I believe I blacked out. I finally came to in the bathroom after our coach asking me "do you remember your name?" At first I didn't know where I was or my address, but knew my name. It only lasted for a short while and I was back to normal. Well, back to knowing my information. I wasn't "normal" again for quite a couple of years after that. I dealt with shit all through my middle and high school years after he did that. Other guys would threaten to "pull a "guy's name who beat me up" on me.

The SAME year, in the SAME gym, I blacked out again! We had to play this dumb game where half of the students line up at one end of the gym and the other half line up at the other end of the gym. The coach blows the whistle and you RUN. As fast as you can to the other side. What kind of idiot would even come up with that game? Clearly is you've got a bunch of kids running directly to each other, "as fast as they can" bad things can happen. This HUGE dude slammed right slap into me as I was running. I didn't even know what happened! I was out of it on the gym floor--very humiliating--and came to with the SAME gym coach asking me the same questions "do you know your name?" LOL. That was one nasty year for me in school.

As for blacking out due to anger or drunkeness, I don't do that. It's never happened. I've gotten so angry that I can't see straight or that I might get overly agressive (not like hitting people, but agressive) but never black out from it. I don't quite know why people call it blacking out when they get so angry they don't know what they're doing. I've never experienced that. I've PASSED OUT from being too drunk and going into a deep, long sleep, but not actually passing out like you do when you're beaten up or injured.
06/23/2012
GONE! GONE!
Almost but not quite, and it was from receiving an injection.
06/23/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
No, that would really scare me if I did though!
06/23/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I did once. When I was around 15, I was in Europe where my family is from. It was a really hot summer and we were standing waiting for the bus. I remember feeling really tired all of the sudden and had that feeling the I wanted to sit down. I remember my vision slowly fading to black. It did for sure scare me, but I literally woke right back up only a few seconds later. I had heat stroke, but oh did it scare me and the family I was with. It's not a fun experience, but I'm actually glad that I know what passing out is and what if feels like if that makes any sense! haha
06/23/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
I dont think I've ever blacked out fully, but I get lightheaded, things go dark around the edges and like everythings going dark.. It goes away after a minute, but it scares the hell outta me
06/23/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
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Originally posted by funluvinmama
I did once in the heat of Arizona. I was walking and fell. I scraped up my chin, elbow, and knee. I hated it.
wow that sucks lol. I hate Arizona weather.
06/24/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
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Originally posted by js250
After my car accident, I blacked out frequently from y head injury. It was horrible, feeling that black swirl engulf me!! I blackout now if I am in a hot bathtub--the water needs to be warm, not hot!!
Oh no, I hope God watches over you and that you stay safe. Yea! lol. I had the black swirl too. Thats interesting about blacking out because of water temperature, Its not that odd though because I feel dizzy when I shower.
06/24/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
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Originally posted by Vanille
I have low blood sugar, if I don't eat breakfast in the morning I will indefinitely pass out.
I passed out because of low sugar in the morning ! I never eat breakfast on time. My dumbass thought the doctor meant regular sugar LOL and I was like waat but i eat a lot of it lol.
06/24/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I have Vasovagel Syncope Response. My blood pressure goes down when I stand up too quickly or it happens out of no where.. no warning. I've had it for a year. It basically just means that I pass out 2-3 times a day.

When I pass out, I get ... More
I'm right there with ya... I do not have VSR but I have sickle cell anemia which causes me to have a constant virdego type feeling... not fun
06/24/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I have Vasovagel Syncope Response. My blood pressure goes down when I stand up too quickly or it happens out of no where.. no warning. I've had it for a year. It basically just means that I pass out 2-3 times a day.

When I pass out, I get ... More
wow I never knew that existed. ): Is there any way to fix your issue? I hope you get better and that you hurt yourself less.
06/24/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
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Originally posted by MistressDandelion
I have Orthostatic hypotension, which is a less severe form of what LusciousLollypop has, meaning I don't pass out, I just see stars and lose my sight for a few seconds, but I still can walk and I'm so used to this that I'll keep doing ... More
Ohh! I get you, I experience that rarely. I stand up and my eye sight goes black for a second because I have sleeping disorders. Thats weird that they did not hear you talk lol. Maybe you were talking in your head because when I blacked out I was screaming in my head that I needed to throw up.
06/24/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
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Originally posted by Sundae Sparkles
I'm right there with ya... I do not have VSR but I have sickle cell anemia which causes me to have a constant virdego type feeling... not fun
Awww:/ im sorry sweety.
06/24/2012
jjesssica jjesssica
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I've only passed/blacked out once. Scary...
Same here but I loved it! lol. I always wondered how it would feel like, because no one can say 'I almost passed out!' when they have never experienced actually passing out and that gets on my nerves lol. But it is scary because if you do not wake up you can die >:l
06/24/2012
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