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When I fainted

I have fainted just once, and even today I'm still surprised and disturbed by it.

I was living in Sweden with Jonas, probably 1998ish, and I had just finished taking a shower. I wrapped a towel around me, and the next thing I remember was hitting my head on the floor. Jonas had heard a thump and had come immediately into the bathroom to investigate, and I resumed consciousness pretty quickly. Looking back, I don't remember that the water had been unusually warm or anything, so I'm still not totally certain why I fainted.

The most unsettling aspect of the experience was remembering when I hit my head. I think it was the impact that brought me back to consciousness, but I had this eerie "memory" that I had been banging my head on the floor multiple times. Jonas assured me that there was just the one impact, but even to this day I have a hard time shaking the feeling that I was intentionally, although unconsciously, hitting my head on the floor of the shower.

Have you fainted?

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Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Tunnel vision a few times, knocked out once (long story), but no fainting. Yours could have been a combination of blood pressure, water temp, and sudden movement. Especially if you did that thing women do where they bend over, wrap a towel around their hair, and then stand back up.
Sep. 10th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
yes i've had two fainting experiences in my high school years. the first time it happened, i was on the stairs and felt like i was going to black out so i actually sat down on the stairs before anything bad happened. my teacher mrs. kantar actually found me on the stairs and walked me to the nurse's office. the second time was actually a series of faintings while getting ready for school. i fainted twice in the bathroom, but hadn't realized at the time that i had fainted. i kept getting up and shaking it off. then i fainted again after asking my mom to drop me off at school. my parents told me i didn't regain consciousness until an hour later. it was a weird experience for me as well.
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