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Blacked out at school

Yeah, it has varying degrees of effect. I sometimes get only dizziness and become a little light-headed, maybe need to hold/lean on something for a second or two to regain my balance. Once, however, I had a pretty bad one and my vision nearly blacked out(I was basically on the verge of fainting). Luckily I was leaning against the wall so after a few seconds and an effort not to pass out, it was all back to normal.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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RE: Blacked out at school

(04-06-2013 10:34 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  It sounds like you might have had a grand mal seizure. That's a lot more probable than someone knocking you out without you remembering.

I'm surprised the nurse didn't think of that. You may want to go to a doctor and get an EEG, or at least raise the possibility with your parents and the school in case it happens again.

If it was some kind of attack, you probably would have remembered being struck. Read up on seizures and see what you think.

(I had a seizure one time... basically caused by dehydration and lack of sleep. One minute I was getting groceries in a store, and the next thing I remember was waking up to paramedics taking me out of there. It's common after seizures to fall asleep and not wake up until later. I had a gash on my scalp from where I probably hit a shelf, and I wasn't fully conscious until I was in the hospital.)
"After the seizure stops, the patient will be completely unresponsive -- like he or she is sleeping and won't wake up -- gradually becoming fully awake. It may take minutes to hours for the patient to begin to recover, and often can take hours to recover completely."
Seizures are the worst. I have stress induced seizures, (which with current events have started happening more), so I don't go unconscious, but I do get a headache from my head shaking so violently. Not fun.

(03-20-2013 05:08 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Stand up with pride and say "No! I will not be a McDonalds employee. I WILL BE A GARBAGE MAN!"

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