March 13, 2001    





Have you ever fainted and if so, what were the circumstances?

No. Felt like it a couple of times in a very hot or crowded environment...but never did.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

Never fainted. Blacked out from nerves and hair dryer heat while mom was doing my hair for something once, but I didn't go down. Been knocked out a couple times. Had a few concussions. But never fainted.

Firelady, 23
, TX    USA

No, I haven't. I came close at a renaissance fair when it was really hot and I'd been standing too long, and I came close after the first time I gave blood. But I've never actually passed out.

Karen, 21

No, never have.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

When I was 13 years old, I went with my girlfriend's family on vacation. We were in Canada and went to Madame Tucson (?) Wax Museum. While waiting to get tickets, the smells bothered my and I fainted. everyone said I was too scared to go in and that's why I fainted. But I just remember feeling strange and the smells.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

I have never fainted before!

Jason, 21
, NY   USA

I've swooned before, but the only time I've really fainted was while playing that choaking game. Terrible I know, but I was 14. And I really don't recomend it. It's way too scary and too dangerous.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Nope. Come close, but I never passed out.

Laura, 36
, MA    USA

Only once. I was being a bridesmaid, in a satin dress, in a small stuffy church on a very hot day, and the heat overcame me.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Yes I did once. It was from the extreme pain brought on by childbirth. After 15 hours I sort of snapped, couldn't handle it any more and sort of checked out for a minute or two. I scared the crap out of everyone involved apparently.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

I think so, but I don't really remember it. Doesn't matter much to me.

etoile, 20
, DC   USA

Picture it: I was going to my brothers first wedding, from college, and I was trying to dodge 3 ice storms. I had to stay at a hotel one night, and only ate pretzels for 3 days. When it came time for the rehearsal, I felt really weird and, after I did my part, I had to sit down, because it felt like the world was spining around.

Mick, 30
, IL    USA

Yeah, a couple of times. I'm anemic (iron deficient) and it made me faint a few times before I got to the doctors. It's no fun. Once I was in a karate grading and I fainted... it was horrible. I still passed though (*phew*).

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario   CANADA

No, felt like I was going to a couple of times, but never actually have.

Sarah S., 17
, NY    USA

I havent, but I almost did once, after I gave blood and immidately rushed to my job.

Talia, 23
, CT    USA

When I was a child and a teen, I fainted quite a bit. They were always a result from my constant nose bleeds.

Cathy, 26
, ND   USA

I fainted in a Laundromat when I was 22 years old. I was three months pregnant at the time.

Jill, 60

I've never fainted, but I've come close when I've been really sick.

Katie2, 18
, MI    USA

I have fainted 3 times. Once was when I was 15 and I had a new boyfriend from Atlanta. In my sadness about him leaving I failed to remember to eat. My dad took me to church that Sunday and I fainted in the middle of mass. The second time I had knee surgery and fainted the first time out of the hospital bed. The third time I was Christmas time and my now husband was leaving to go to Halifax for a semester of college. I was hanging out with his family for the day and only ate christmas cookies and a crappy watery salad from Wendy's. On my flight back to Kansas City from Maine I sat on the very back of the plane next to the toilets. A guy my age was talking at me and I couldn't hear a word he said. Before I knew it I was in the aisle with an oxygen mask on my face. All the passengers were staring at me and several were exclaiming that they were nurses or doctors.

Tina, 31
, MA   USA

I've passed out, does that count?

A-Dog, 18
, OR  USA had something to do w/ one too many shots of tequila...

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

Several times...usually having to do with already being ill. However, one summer I was working in a snack bar of a local public pool. It was hot out and even hotter in the kitchen and I just bit it. I hit my head on a table on the way down and was out cold. Luckily nothing was hurt too bad...just a few bruises and a bump on my head! I won't be trying that again any time soon!!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

I was on a water slide in Mexico with a friend of mine. The water pressure there isn't on par with the U.S., so we ended coming to a complete stop right in the middle. My friend straddled the edge of the slide and yelled for help while I tried to coax our styrofoam mat back into motion. While I wasn't looking, some big Mexican boys came down and knocked me right off my feet. I landed on my head and passed out for a few moments. The big kicker was afterwards, when I went to the "infirmary." It was hard to speak in my second language in the condition I was in, but I remember her telling me that I would have to go BUY some ice from a nearby vender. G-d bless America.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

Almost, a few times. . .the time I came closest was after marching in the St. Patrick's Day parade in high school. . .As if the stupid uniform wasn't embarassing enough. .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

I have just once. My wife has fainted over 27 times though

David, 59

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