08-04-2005, 08:00 AM #1
Got my Bloodwork yesterday and something freaky happened!!!
I am sitting down waiting for my name to be called to get my bloodwork done. This Dr. comes up to me and asks if I want to participate in this Gene study. All they would need is an extra vial of blood. The study would help researchers understand/learn about new cures for cancer, diabetes, etc..I had 2 parents die of cancer so of course I said I would. Well, I go in sit down and as the nurse is drawing my blood, The Dr. is going over all the formalites of the study. Next thing I know, I feel extremely dizzy and felt like I was sick to my stomache. Next thing I know, I'm being woken up with smelling salts and ice packs!!! I FAINTED. It was the strangest thing that has ever happened to me because when I woke up, the first thing I said was "I just got back from the most beautiful place in the world. I wasn't dreaming. I can't explain it. But it was almost life changing. I was at peace!!!! I asked what in the hell happened. She asked me when was the last time I ate. (I was giving blood yesterday around 2:30pm) I told them, I knew I wasn't supose to eat for several hours before the test. (which meant the day before my last meal was at 8:30pm.) That means I fasted for almost 18 hours!!!! She told me it was because my blood sugar count was extremely low and I shouldn't fasted for that long. But, I obviously couldn't eat that morning!!!!
Has anyone fainted before and gone through that? Again, It was not only wierd, but it was almost amazing!
08-04-2005, 08:20 AM #2
Do you have memories of ur "dream" or is it a blank now, as some normal dreams are?
Kind of cool...Its like you were dead for a min.
08-04-2005, 08:29 AM #3Originally Posted by C_Bino
08-04-2005, 08:37 AM #4
i had a friend faint yesterday while giving blood. He's kind of a wus with needles, but he said the nurse stuck a 16 gauge needle in his vein, but pushed through and came out the back side of the vein into his muscle and then she kept moving it around until she finally got blood to come and he said he was out for about a minute when she took the needle out. He said he remembers dreaming he was on a beach with waves crashing and things like that.
08-04-2005, 08:41 AM #5Originally Posted by longhorn814
08-04-2005, 08:45 AM #6Junior Member
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Almost happened to me a year ago---I had a blood check up and the nurse couldn't get a vein---finally after he kept trying he found a vein---all of sudden I got really dizzy---got the sweats---my head started collasping---and everything started getting dark----the doc pulled the needle out right away and started soaking my foreheahd with wet paper towels and made me drink water---they also said it was probably cause my blood sugar was so low---who knows though
08-04-2005, 08:53 AM #7
fainting..thats weird man
08-04-2005, 08:53 AM #8Originally Posted by Veretta21
08-04-2005, 01:07 PM #9
I gave blood a while back and got light headed. I don't know if it's standard procedure, or if my blood sugar was low but she offered orange juice. I've given blood plenty of times and never had a prob, but once when I cut my thumb pretty good, I didn't put a bandage on it for a while and fainted, but was only out for a second, and def didn't dream about anything. Maybe next time I give blood I'll fast for a while and maybe I'll return to the same place. I'll send a post card.
08-04-2005, 02:10 PM #10
u fainted...what a poossy.....ahahaha jk bro, no i havnt fainted yet, but came close today in the gym... i love back day
08-04-2005, 02:38 PM #11
Ya bro I do, they thought I was diabetic but turned out no go, one time they took blood and said are you allright, i said yes stood up fainted and knocked over the whole tray of medical supplies, so its on my record now, when they take blood I get cookies and soda( for sugar)
08-04-2005, 06:38 PM #12
I hate the thought of blood leaving my body. This isn't to be confused with being scared of needles...which would absurd of someone on this site...
I've done the whole, "I'm fine" thing and then fainted mid stride as I'm leaving. Its embarrassing.
No dreams for me though!
08-04-2005, 07:22 PM #13
I wonder.....I read a report about kids choking themselves to the point of going unconsious.....I wonder if the "high" related to that is similar to what you experienced?
08-04-2005, 07:23 PM #14
I just save everyone the trouble.....I am flat out on a gurny when they take my blood OR give me a shot. I am SOOOO scared of needles! Thanks to a nice USAF prick er I mean doctor!
08-04-2005, 09:09 PM #15Female Member
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I'm scared to death of needles as well. I have to have someboy distract me everytime I have to get blood drawn. It's not a fun experience. One time my school was having a blood drive and I though I was fine until the room started to spin. I headed by the nurse's office, to let her know and I fainted right there. It was crazy. My boyfriend warned me before hand that I would prob. faint, but I thought I was good to go. Guess I was wrong. haha...
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