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Almost passed out

miamaia

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I am a college student and today I had a class over Traumatic Brain Injury and almost passed out! I had to leave my class so I didn't faint in front of my peers but I am so embarrassed!! Does anyone else experience psychosomatic fainting episodes? I have been anxious about other things such as just a general worry about being pregnant (even though I take birth control) but other than that and starting school I have no idea why I would have fainted. Ugh. Anxiety is so frustrating.
 

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I learned as an adolescent that I was squeamish, watched the doctor put a needle into my brothers injured hand and I lost my cookies. It came out of nowhere. Seems like the same with you. However I went on to develop debilitating anxiety and depression. As a word of caution, you may want to think about your situation, especially if you are going on in the medical field. Early treatment is very successful and can help you deal with any issues now, rather than wait for then to exacerbate. I’m not saying it will, mind you, but it’s worth thinking about and talking to a professional about. There are lots of squeamish people out there too, which makes what happened to you kind of normal and nothing to be embarrassed about, so don’t put that burden on yourself. It happens, so what. Don’t make it more than it is. Just talk to someone who can help you understand what happened so you don’t obsess about it. Do it ASAP.
 

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I learned as an adolescent that I was squeamish, watched the doctor put a needle into my brothers injured hand and I lost my cookies. It came out of nowhere. Seems like the same with you. However I went on to develop debilitating anxiety and depression. As a word of caution, you may want to think about your situation, especially if you are going on in the medical field. Early treatment is very successful and can help you deal with any issues now, rather than wait for then to exacerbate. I’m not saying it will, mind you, but it’s worth thinking about and talking to a professional about. There are lots of squeamish people out there too, which makes what happened to you kind of normal and nothing to be embarrassed about, so don’t put that burden on yourself. It happens, so what. Don’t make it more than it is. Just talk to someone who can help you understand what happened so you don’t obsess about it. Do it ASAP.
Hi! No worries on the career thing I want to be a speech teacher! I am currently in therapy but I have just always been like this! Thanks for the advice!
 

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Hi! No worries on the career thing I want to be a speech teacher! I am currently in therapy but I have just always been like this! Thanks for the advice!
What you experienced has a name....vasa-vagal syncope. Fortunately, you left before you actually passed out, but VVS is harmless but scary. It’s why some people faint at the sight of blood, or when receiving bad news, etc.

No worries, just know what triggers this so you can try to avoid a repeat.
 
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