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I Fainted In Public

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    Shopping In Summers......

    i have kinda fainted 3 times but the first two, were actually fits and all. but this time, i really fainted. i was in the market shopping for clothes with my mom. i hadn't eaten anything since mcflurry last night but i didn't feel hungry or thirsty. i was standing, suddenly i...
    10thgrader 10thgrader 16-17 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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    I Have Fainted A Lot

    I have fainted around 17 times but only 8 of them were in public... When i was 4 i was in reception and the previous night i hadnt slept at all with ear ache so it was round dinner time i collapsed on my desk and the teacher thought i was sleeping (im kinda glad about that...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    Rather Embarrasing

    i hate passing out in public. last time i did it, i was at work behind a till serving a customer, which wasnt very good, then once i did it while i was standing waiting for my mum in another shop and a customer had to hold me up...that time was rather embarrasing and then there...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    Great Experince !

    This might sound strange, but I had great experience when I fainted. I used to draw blood for years when I worked in the lab, but one day I had to have some tests done and I was having my blood drawn by the nurse. And I passed out while I watched her...
    kyphosal kyphosal 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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    It Hurt...

    I had been walking home from a friends' place (mid afternoon-ish) and just collapsed. Fortunately I'd been on the footpath and not in the middle of crossing a road, and it was quite busy around, so someone called me an ambulance. I was put on a drop of some sort and told not to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 8, 2008

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    Twice

    once in primary school, a kid ran by and hit my funny bone by accident. everything started to spin and go weird and then i fell off the chair but felt nothing. when iwoke up everyone was gone and i was left in the same postion i had being in. good thing i didn't choke on my own...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    Kind of In Public

    Well this is kind of in public. It happened in my backyard, but I have barely any hedges and I think there were neighbors outside. I was mowing the lawn and like a dumbass, I wanted to play the fainting game and see if it would work. It was a hot, summer day and I crouched down...
    TheKoolKid123 TheKoolKid123 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    Not Sure It Was a Faint

    I guess, it probably was a faint for lack of a better word.  I was in a bar, pounding back shots Black Velvet.  Wasn't too drunk yet so I thought.  Some guy comes up behind me and says something, I turn around to see and passed right out.  BAM, hit the floor...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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    At School

    I felt dizzy in one of my classes and asked my teacher if I could go down to the office. As soon as I let go of the wall I fell right through the door flat on my face, which really hurt my nose. I remember thinking that I was supposed to go to sleep but then someone came and...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2008

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    I'm Done Fainting!

    I can't remember how many times I fainted but really, why it always had to be in public? People delivering me home, it's such a shame! However, I can't say I haven't got any profits from that. For example, after my third faint at church, my mom said I don't have to go there...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2009

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    In A Supermarket!

    I still remember it like it was yesterday. I had met up with an old friend from school; I hadn't seen her for three years. We went to the local supermarket just out of town where her parents were going to pick her up. We decided to go inside where she wanted to pick up some bits...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo 22-25, F Mar 26, 2011

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    2 Stories For The Price Of 1

    I've had one too many experiences of fainting in public unfortunately...especially in the summertime. I've chosen to reveal two of my stories here so you're in for a treat to share in my embarrassment. The first time I fainted was when I was a graduate nurse... i started out at...
    missjjdn missjjdn 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2010

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    Today...

    I fainted for the first time, I had a couple of close encounters but this was the first time I really fainted! I donated blood for the second time and everything went well, I felt good and I walked up to the counter to ask for a pass to get out of the parking lot. She said I...
    crazygothicfreak crazygothicfreak 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    Okay so today at school in PE I fainted.

    I went up to bat (we were playing softball) and all of a sudden I started to feel funny I saw like black spots and felt really dizzy (at this point my friends were noticing but the teachers hadn't) then I like dropped the bat held my head a completely blacked out. Next thing I...
    Thelolliepop Thelolliepop 13-15, F Jun 29

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    "I Fainted In Public"

    I was in school one day, and I had not eaten anything at all that day, and I guess my sugar dropped hella low and I was so light headed so I headed down to the café to get some kind of food just to get into my stomach well I didn’t make it down stairs I got half way...
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2008

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    Only ever happened once.

    I was in ballet class, and I had to bend my back backwards and keep the rest of my body upright. We usually only hold it for a few moments, but this time we had to hold it for 8 counts. While I was bent back, I felt dizzy and I started seeing stars. I thought that if I came...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F Jun 28

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    I Was a Teenager.....

    And I used to cycle to Leeds to watch the cricket. One really hot day I had been sat in the sun for about 8 hours, had only eaten a cheese sandwich and drunk a bottle of lemonade. After about ten miles of cycling home I passed out and came to on the pavement on my side, still...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    When I Was In First Grade

    I was six. School pictures. Mom was in the hospital with nuh-moan-yuh. We were in line. I was kinda nervous about having my picture took, but not really. I wasn't really thinking about anything. I'm not sure how long it was (or even if I got my picture taken or not), but I...
    pratyekayan pratyekayan 18-21, M Sep 21, 2010

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    At the Airport

    we were in the airport about to make the 8 hour flight from houston to hawaii. standing in line for the metal detector i began to feel some problems in my digestive system. it began to get worse. after i walked through the metal detector i got my stuff and was in the process of...
    thecuckoosnest thecuckoosnest 16-17, M Aug 24, 2008

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    I fainted in the post office in the middle of

    town last Friday while I was there picking up my giro (welfare check). Everyone was taking agesss doing their thing at the counter buying 237 first class stamps or whatever, and I was starting to wobble while I was in the queue; but then I just about made it to the counter and I...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Blood!

    I sometimes faint or get queasy when I see alot of blood. And when I was in 3rd we were studying the human body. Just my luck! We had to watch a slideshow on blood. I was feeling queasy and after the class when we lined up to leave I fell. I got back up and asked my teacher if I...
    Bananapepper Bananapepper 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    At a School Dance

    I was dancing and it was dark and rather warm in the gym. I got kinda tired so I just stood there for a bit and the next thing I knew, I was on the floor. I usually danced by myself so no one took notice
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F Feb 12, 2008

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    Ouch...

    We were doing this cheer stunt in school and i was on the top of the pyramid. The girls were stupid and dropped me and that is all i remember. The next thing i knew, doctors had an IV in my arm and i was in the hospital bed..
    Preppylittlecheerleader Preppylittlecheerleader 51-55, F Mar 12, 2012

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    It Was During a Movie....

    I was viewing Black-hawk Down at the theater with friends. It was the scene where the soldier has been shot in the thigh, in the artery. Well, the other soldier has to reach into the wound and grab a hold of the artery in order to stop him from bleeding to death. I'm not going to...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2008

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    The first time I ever fainted I was in 5th

    grade. We were having our Choir practice in front of the entire grade. I was standing on the top riser and towards the end of our rehearsal I began to feel dizzy...and I fainted. In front of the entire grade. It happened again that same year. We were preforming at Sea World...
    kendall1718 kendall1718 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    At a Theme Park

    During the summers as a kid I would go to camp. One summer my camp was going on a trip to Six Flags over Georgia. I looove theme parks (I've grown up near Orlando most of my life) and of course I wanted to go. So we went. We were all having tons of fun. The entire group met...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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    Close Enough

    I was in marching band in high school, and we spent a hell of a lot of time on our feet. Me, being the idiot I am, had issues with locking my knees, but I knew when this sort of thing was going to happen and could usually alert my director quickly enough that he'd let me sit down...
    VolensVivarium VolensVivarium 19-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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    I was in choir class,

    and we had to stand up at the piano to sing. I was in eighth grade when it happened. Me and some of my friends were standing behind our teacher so that we could read his music, because we had lost ours. For some reason I began to feel very faint, and dizzy. I went really pale...
    Allywoodanime Allywoodanime 13-15, F Jun 28

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    Right During the Morning Rush

    I was working as a clerk & I'd torn the ligaments in my right ankle. My boss wasn't too happy with my condition so he scheduled me for 14 days straight graveyard shifts (10+ hours each) that I had to work on crutches. I guess the lack of food & pain medication pushed me...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31 6 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    More Than Once.

    My first public fainting occured when I was six years old in my first grade classroom.  My second public fainting occured in a McDonald's play place after I got pricked with metal in the ball pit after eating my happy meal, I was nine.  My next public...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    Blood, the Floor and I Quall Fainting.

    After I gave blood @ the Red Cross drive @ my church, I went into the bathroom to fix my hair. I could not let people see a messed up curl job I spent all night on hard rollars to look just right. Well it was warm in the bathroom. I woke on my back in another room, legs up, my...
    moonwalker moonwalker 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    I'm a Fainter

    It's happened many times, from schools to stores, I'm a fainter, and I also think that I talk myself into fainting many times. My most recent time was a few weeks ago when I had to get my blood drawn for taking Lithium medication for the first time. I had...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F Nov 23, 2008

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    Embarrassing Moment

    Just getting over being sick....hadn't eaten anything all day....dehydration....hot summer day....stuck in a large crowd of people....could only lead to someone passing out. And believe me, when something like that happens in front of a large crowd of people, it is very...
    LunHerGin LunHerGin 13-15, F Jul 31, 2013

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    I Fainted In Class

    So, I am a teenager and I have a rigorous schedule. I usually only come home around eight o' clock and then I have to do my AP and Honors level homework, which usually takes me till 1 o'clock. Obviously this is NOT a healthy schedule. I barely get 5 hrs of sleep per night. Anyway...
    Feb 9, 2013

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    How Rude!

    It was a few years ago in my health class (ironic?) and all of the sudden I felt very faint. Everything started getting darker and darker. I went up to the teacher's desk which I could barely see at this point and started to tell him then I fainted. Apparently I almost hit my...
    paramore814 paramore814 16-17 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    Embarrassing Disability

    I have been fainting in public for many years now due to a heart that doesnt work efficiently .I have come too in many different places with crowds round me and not knowing what happened .It brings unwanted attention and embarrassement .I hate it but have to live with it .
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    Hit The Deck!

    I was in Spain with my school and I have always had trouble with my blood sugar and hydration. We were at the pier and I hadn't eaten or drank anything all day and it was around 2 in the afternoon. I was feeling very shaky and light-headed I told my friend that I thought I was...
    TheMoonAndSun TheMoonAndSun 13-15, F Jun 26, 2013

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    I Fainted At School

    It was a freezing day, snow and all and during that morning I woke up to realise that I was going to be late for school. There was no time to do anything apart from getting changed and having a quick wash. My school is about a five minute walk, but I was walking as slow as ever...
    DMXDude DMXDude 13-15 1 Response Aug 25, 2011

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    I Fainted In A Nightclub...

    I was out clubbing with a group of friends and didnt feel well, i told them i was going to go home most of them started going to another club but one friend wanted to wait for me, i told her not to because she would get left behind, i was just going to go back in to get my jacket...
    hayley112 hayley112 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Saved By The Hot Lifeguard

    So I'd had the luck of a lifetime, we were going on holiday! Yay! We were all ready and headed off to Orlando! We were so excited as we'd never been before. I like to sleep in so when I woke up to an empty house I wasn't worried, I knew they'd all be at the pool. So I joined them...
    S3cr3tGirl S3cr3tGirl 16-17, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    Well In a Chiropractors Office

    After an adjustment I got up and got very dizzy leaned against a wall and next thing I knew I was on the other side of the room.  I wasn't out but a few seconds but it was scary.  I dunno what happened exactly but I had been going for whiplash, lawyer sent me.   He...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F Feb 12, 2008

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    Blame My Knees.

    I was at a medical lecture today at university where the professor was rambling on about different types of bandage and how to use them. Unfortunately, we all had to stand up as we were given the smallest lecture room of them all, therefore no room for chairs or even stools...
    Lemonandlime09 Lemonandlime09 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2012

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    What Is It About the Doctor's Office?

    Maybe I am allergic to the doctor's office, i fainted in there twice on two different occasions. The first time I had a very painful procedure done. The doctor cut on me with no numbing. I choked back the screams and was in shock. After the procedure the nurse looked at me and...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2008

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    The First Time I Fainted...That Too In School!

    It happened yesterday. When I woke up in the morning, I felt kind of dazed. As I walked to the bathroom to dress up, I found that my head was spinning a bit. The shapes in front of me were somewhat distant and hazy. Pushing it away as morning sickness, I went to school anyway...
    ricketykids ricketykids 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    Just Thinking of It....

    Wasn't so much fainting as falling and being knocked unconcious...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 10 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I fainted today. I have condition where when stand up too fast I get really dizzy, but I've never fainted before because of it. I had been lying down and got up suddenly, not for...
    bunnybunny123 bunnybunny123 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Okay so I have quite a lot of times since my last post but I haven't found the time or motivation to put them on and I guess no-ones really interested in every little faint that I...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    It's horrid! I have felt very faint on a number of occasions. I wont go through them all but i will go through the main ones. I was at school once, i wasn't feeling well and had...
    Elle2002 Elle2002 16-17, F Aug 30

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    When I was in Primary5 I was giving a presentation on the new local Tesco to my peers and I fainted on my teacher. I apologise for that Mrs Frost.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 17 hrs ago

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    Ces concours sont identiques à ceux du public, mais organisés parallèlement. Dans un contexte de mise en avant des vertus du libéralisme, et aussi de revanche sur les projets d...
    blesp15 blesp15 26-30, M Sep 8

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    Au demeurant, toutes les sensibilités de droite appuient ces revendications160;: les grandes manifestations de 1984, qui ont emporté le gouvernement, ont montré qu’il s...
    nyers19 nyers19 18-21, M Sep 8

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    It is my personal belief that religion should not be preached publicly. I am a semi-atheist, and although I have no issues with people believing in certain things, to go around...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 30

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