What does fainting look like?
I once fainted while eating dinner. We were eating sausage sandwiches and I was eating too fast, so a weird, painful hiccup happened and triggered fainting.
On the outside, according to my family, I reeled back from the hiccup and rocked my head a few times before turning away from the table and falling to the floor, hitting my mouth on the sofa behind and landing face first. They say it looked like I was having a seizure.
Internally, it was very confusing. Those kinds of hiccups happen somewhat often - eating too fast is a bad habit - and I usually stop what I'm doing until the pain ceases. In that case, though I did that and the pain went away, I felt like a nausea for a moment, with it fading away immediately. At some point, I stopped seeing - I'm not sure if I closed my eyes voluntarily or if it was because of the lack of oxygen in the brain - and, interestingly, noticed that the television sounds on the background started repeating and getting louder. As the noises grew unbearably loud and I wondered what was up, I felt a spike of pain in my face, which increased in intensity very fast. I then started to scream. After that, I regained consciousness. I assume that was when my body hit the floor and more oxygenated blood reached my brain.
Not sure if that's how it goes for everyone, but it's safe to say that it can look scary.
I was sitting at my desk in the home office. Suddenly, I felt faint and knew I was going to pass out. Foolishly, I stood up to go to the sofa in the living room. The next thing I remember is my husband calling my name.
I had fainted as I as attempted to exit the office. My husband heard a "thump" and found me laying on the floor in the doorway of the office.
I still do not know why I fainted. If I ever felt like I was going to pass out again, I hope that I would just stay where I was and let nature take it's course.
I was in a meeting where a woman stood up and then immediately hit the floor. She said later that she felt as if she would pass out and tried to make it to the restroom.When feel like you are going to pass out, you are. Just stay where you are.
You don't have time to make it to a "safe place". It happens very quickly.
I had a friend who fainted.
We were watching a demonstration from the days kayak instructor on the beach. It was pretty hot, direct sunlight and we were all kitted out in our vests and things.
The kid in question told the guy next to him ‘'I can't see'' to which his friend replied ‘'well move then you dill'' after which the kid in question collapsed to the floor, thankfully not hitting anything important on the hard stone beach.
He was fine, gave us all a bit of excitement and cut the boring safety talk short, albeit with an added and reinforced message about staying hydrated. I mean who doesn't know how a life jacket works, not exactly rocket science so no big loss on the safety talk.
Reading other answers it seems that ‘'I can't see *collapse* seems to be about the way of things. So if you or someone else suddenly finds themselves blind, get to sit down somewhere soft, less distance to fall :)
Fainting is a sudden loss of consciousness due to a lack of blood flow to the brain. Fainting is usually a temporary and momentary event. People usually wake up quickly after fainting, because more blood flows into the brain when you fall or lie down.
I fainted once, though I'm not sure why. As it was happening I suddenly felt dizzy and all I could see was black as white spots, like static on tv. Because I felt dizzy I was trying to get to the sofa when I feel so I feel on my side with my hand stretched toward the sofa. I wasn't out long and my family were shocked even though I did give them some warning, exclaiming "I can't see anything!" When the spots happened.
So within about 5 seconds I felt dizzy, then lost vision and about 3 seconds later, as I was moving to sit down, I fell. From my family's perspective: "I CAN'T SEE!" *falls*. Actually now I see why they were scared.
My youngest brother fainted after he was stung by a bee when he was four or five years old. He isn't allergic to bees as far as I know, we think he fainted out of fear and surprise/shock.
He was standing at the dining table with his hands gripping the table-at his age he was barely taller than the table so all you could see was his head and hands. We were seated at the table at the time.
His eyes kind of rolled back, and he slumped to the ground like a sack of potatoes.
He was out only a few seconds, then he revived and got back up.
Scared the crap out of us, though.
He's never fainted since.