(Closed) WOW..Fainted :(

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@soontobehisbride:  Ive done that before, kinda.  In the shower with DH.  I got too hot and it was too steamy in the bathroom and that is what happened.  There was almost no fresh air.  I caught it before I fainted though.  I had to get out immediately and sit on the toilet for 5 mins. 

Post # 33
7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@soontobehisbride:  Glad you’re feeling better. I never passed out, but I got the same symptoms as you. They tested me for pregnancy and at that point it was negative, BUT I had a vitamin D deficiency and once I started taking 5000IU of vitamin D a day, I was all set.

And you live in MN, not far from me, so lack of sunshine…yeah. Could be it!

I also went to the chirpractor to get adjusted and that seemed to help too. In my case, everything helped for a few weeks and then I almost passed out at work, but this time it truly was from pregnancy, lol. I am still continuing with the adjustments and vitamin D and everything has been ok.

Hopefully your diagnosist will turn out like mine–something minor and not that scary.

Post # 34
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Something similar happened to me when I was younger…was getting ready to leave for school sat to rest on the toilet (seat was down ha) because I realized something was off and ended up passed out with my head knocked against the tub. Parents heard the clunk and I was taken to the hospital. Long story short they thought I had a seizure (had bit my tongue when I hit my head), got a concussion, and then was diagnosed with a UTI … lovely experience

Hope your doing okay! If your still not feeling well definitely go to the doctor 

Post # 35
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

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@soontobehisbride:  So happy you made an appointment.

Not to scare you but more of a Public Service Announcement… my very healthy, active husband fainted on Nov. 12th (having never fainted in his life). They took him to the ER and checked for a heart attack, brain tumor or stroke. He had none of these, thank goodness.

After several tests, it was determined that he needed Aortic Valve Replacement surgery. His aortic valve was bicuspid as opposed to the normal tricuspid. It was something he was born with and was not diagnosed until he fainted… he is 49.

It is the same surgery that Denver Broncos coach John Fox had sixteen days prior to my husband having his on Nov. 20.

It can be fatal if not fixed. Please have your doctor listen carefully to your heart.

Post # 36
225 posts
Helper bee

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@soontobehisbride:  Fainting runs in my family, but I’ve almost fainted twice when taking a shower with SO. I think its because we take longer showers when we’re together, and the steam makes it hard to breathe. I’ve had to lay on the cool tile floor for awhile.


One tip my gyno told me (after I fainted in the office, lol!) was to lay on your back and prop your feet up. It returns the blood to your brain. And cooling down helps.

Post # 37
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@soontobehisbride:  I fainted while standing as a bridemaid in my best friend’s wedding!  I hadn’t eaten much that day but half a bagel and several mimosas.  I remember feeling all the warmth leave my body and my knees buckled.  Not having EVER passed out before, I grabbed the girl behind me and said, “I think I’m about to pass out…” and hit the floor!  Thankfully, I was back with it in a few minutes and fine after eating and drinking.  I was MORTIFIED, but everyone seemed understanding, at least!! 

Post # 38
4430 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Don’t let all these people scare you, clearly you’re talking about fainting in a HOT SHOWER!!! Which can get pretty steamy with your SO….so that in itself is a totally different ballgame than just fainting.   Sure i’ve fainted with an ear infection when I was in 5th grade, but does that mean you have an ear infection, nope! 

Fainting or near faint in hot showers is quite common, why do you think they have 15 minute time limits on most jacuzzis and they say no alcohol? Because of this reason.  Low Blood Pressure!

Drink water prior to your shower, Take a cooler shower or keep the curtain half open to let the steam out, also keep the door open and the vent switch on.

When you’re about finished with your shower, turn it to cool. 

All better.

Post # 40
1953 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I fainted three times last year, all in the space of eight months. It was stress and high blood pressure. Hopefully you feel better soon!

Post # 41
8469 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@soontobehisbride:  I was blow drying my hair one morning, almost 2 years ago, and fainted. It was odd because it just came out of nowhere. After tons of tests, they said it’s Vasovagal Syncope. I literally have smelling salts all over my housE & constantly remind my husband where they are in case it happens again. 

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