(Closed) Is Passing Out Serious?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Oneeleven: That sounds pretty serious. Is there an urgent care you can go to? Passing out/throwing up could be signs of something very serious.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sounds pretty serious to me. I would totally call on someone for a ride, if I could. But it’s up to you. Maybe call the nurses line.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not a medical professional, but at first it sounded like heat exhaustion.  By the end of your post, it sounded like heat exhaustion + food poisoining or a migraine.

Leave the lawn mower and relax for a while.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I passed out earlier this year, my doctor’s first question was if I could be pregnant. (Just a thought)  I took a pregnancy test and I was not.  I then got a CT scan done to rule out anything serious.  I never found out why and it never happened again.  I know that I felt better seeing my dr and getting the test done–even if I still don’t know why it happened.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@drea528: My first thought was pregnancy as well because I know of a few women who have passed out before.  

Of course, as Drea said, it’s just a thought.  Regardless, you should get checked out. It could be heat exhaustion as well.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Oneeleven: stay calm but please call someone to take you asap to seek medical attention. can you call a cab? or take a bus? Stay hydrated in the meantime! please come back and let us know what you find out. good luck!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second the advice of an urgent care clinic or maybe just going down to your regular doctor…I’ve taken a taxi before, it’s pricey, but way cheaper than the ER. 

I faint randomly sometimes but I don’t usually have any other symptoms-yours sound like heat stroke or something more serious though. I really wouldn’t let this go unchecked. I hope you feel better soon!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I would totally drive you to the hospital if I lived in Ontario!! 🙁

Keep hydrated, lay down in a dark room, and definitely call a friend for help if you don’t feel better soon!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If you were well enough to post on the Wedding Bee, I don’t think you need to rush to the hospital. I don’t think fainting is a reason to seek emergency medial help (heck, I faint from having the wrong anethsia at the dentist and they just let me sit for 10 minutes…no ER needed). 

 

FWIW, I just looked up heat exhaustion online and the symptoms match.  Take it easy.  Stay hydrated.  If you have gatorade or vitamin water, have some of that.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hopefully you have called Telehealth, they are usually very good with assessing the situation but in your case they will probably tell you to go to an urgent care because they can’t take the risk of it being something more serious. 

It totally sounds like heat exhaustion. Take small sips of water (or gatorade/powerade) and stay cool. 

Just as an FYI, heat stroke and heat exhaustion are deadly so PLEASE take this very seriously. The Canadian Red Cross has been out all week because of the heat (felt like 50 degrees Celcius 2 days ago!!) taking preventative measures around the GTA at least. 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

This could be very serious, and if you were my patient, I would tell you to go to the ER.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It could be serious. Do you have a history of blood sugar issues or anything? Does diabetes run in your family? My sister was diagnosed with diabetes after she passed out at her house. I passed out a few times and it turned out that I had hypoglycemia. My body wasn’t kicking in enough glucose if I took too much time in between meals. I know my sisters sugar tends to drop really fast if she’s doing anything strenuous. Especially if she is in the heat.

I hope your feeling better and that it was just heat exhaustion! 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say get checked you dont want it to happen again and get seriously hurt. I personaly have a cracked rib from passing out…. Better safe then sorry and I second the Taxi idea!

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