Post # 1
I have passed out twice in the last couple of hours. The first time I had just started mowing the lawn. I ran back in the house to turn up the AC so it would be cool in the house for my return. I passed out cold. Like woke up on the floor cold.
I figured it was due to heat, but found it weird as I had only been out in it for ten minutes or so.
I now am nauseous and just passed out again but this time it was just the black spot before the eyes, weak knees, kinda thing and sat down, well layed down on the bed.
Now I am throwing up and not feeling so well at the other ahem,.. end either. I have a horrible headache now too.
I live alone atm and don’t really know anyone with a car who I would bug as I don’t know if this is enough of a reason to bug someone.
Should I just play it by ear?
Post # 3
@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
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
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
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
@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
@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 # 8
Thank you all.
I really don’t want to bother my emergency resources for this incase its something just like plain old heat sickness. The only people I know who drive are friends of Fiance that offered to help while he was deployed.
@Jeannine @ Small Chic:
It could be a migraine. I’m prone to them, but I have never had one come on like this.
And I am going to call telehealth ontario. Good suggestion thank you
I wish I was pregnant. Fiance and I haven’t seen each other in 6 weeks though, so I doubt it.
Thanks again guys. Im really not feeling any better.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
This could be very serious, and if you were my patient, I would tell you to go to the ER.
Post # 14
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
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!