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Have you ever taken a "funny turn".

Asked by flutherother (28958points) 2 months ago

A moment of dizziness, unsteadiness on your feet or a faint. What were the circumstances, how did you feel at the time and what, if anything, did you do about it?

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janbb's avatar

I think only in the UK people call it a “funny turn.” In the USA, it’s “Goddam, I felt sick!” Whatever you call it, I have had that a few times. One time, I nearly fainted after giving blood. Another time, I felt dizzy when seeing my Dad right after his bypass operation. And I’ve had labyrinthitus a few times; terrible dizziness that started with a “funny turn.”

Patty_Melt's avatar

I get dizzy spells on a daily basis. Part of a long list of symptoms.

The one time I passed out cold was right after blood donation.
I was entering a diner from an alley entrance, brick cobbled. I had a vague sense of surprise that I saw bricks coming toward my face, didn’t have any sensation of falling at all. The bricks seemed to be moving towards me. A really hard slam on the forehead told me what happened just before everything went black. When I came around, one of the diner cooks was handing me a huge carton of crinkle cut fried potatoes. He insisted I eat enough of them to feel strong before attempting to come in to dine.
It was the one time I didn’t have a Mountain Dew big gulp right after donating. Usually the sugar rush was enough to get me going from here to there. That time I headed right for the prize winning Awful Awful burger.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

On last Friday I passed out and hurt my tailbone back and neck. I didn’t know that I passed out until five seconds. I wear pressure socks now. Will see if it raises my low blood pressure.

tan253's avatar

All the time!

ucme's avatar

No one under 60 in the UK has used that term & even those older last said it in 1976.

janbb's avatar

True, it is an old-fashioned term.

ucme's avatar

I’ve heard the likes of all of a quiver” & people will often state they stood up too quick.

augustlan's avatar

I get dizzy and feel faint on a regular basis from standing up, taking a shower or even just titling my head too quickly. I’ve only actually fainted a couple of times, both pain-related. The first time, I was already in a hospital when it happened, so no action necessary!

flutherother's avatar

I don’t have a history of fainting or feeling faint but a few weeks ago after taking a walk by the canal I sat down and suddenly felt I was going to pass out though fortunately I didn’t. I put the blame on not wearing a hat and letting my head get chilled by the wind and wondered if anyone else had a similar experience. I thought it odd as usually you feel faint after standing up too suddenly rather than sitting down and usually warm stuffy air is the cause rather than wind and cold.

augustlan's avatar

If that happens again, I’d definitely check in with your doctor. Better safe than sorry!

flutherother's avatar

Good advice! I did see my doctor who gave me the all clear. Hopefully it won’t happen again.

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