PASSING OUT AT WORK

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DUESEPTEMBER28TH - March 12

HI everyone. I had a problem yesturday, I passed out at work. I started to feel very hot,started sweating, feeling a bit nauseous, getting dizzy, lightheaded, then I went blind, and out I was. Luckly someone caught me. When I woke up I was so confused. I couldn't remember my address,phone number, and information that I know. Anyone have this? My doc thinks that i'm not eating, I just think my job is too much for me. I am a certified nursing assistant and work in a nursing home.

 

lisarenee - March 12

I researched dizziness and pregnancy and what I read said that dizziness was normal but pa__sing out was not so I would make sure and keep in touch with your doctor if it keeps happening.

 

lmk - March 12

If you start feeling lightheaded, try sitting down and putting your head between your knees to get the blood to your brain. I've had dizziness (not due to pg) and that does help.

 

Allisonc79 - March 12

I don't see how pa__sing out wouldn't be normal. If you are dizzy, sometimes you can faint. When I first got pregnant, I felt that way at work. I started sweating, felt really sick, and really dizzy. I just sat down and put my head between my legs, and it eventually went away. It is an awful feeling. I think what might have caused it though was the anxiety. It itleast didn't make the m/s any better. Try to get more relaxation and rest, and if you can let people at work know what is happening. If you need to sit down, tell them. I'm sure as nurses they know how to help!

 

Shannie - March 13

Throughout the day, your blood sugar levels rise and fall and depending on what you have eaten will affect you. I had this happen to me a while back. (I wasn't pregnant then) I started feeling nauseous, dizzy, lightheaded then boom, I was out. They did extensive bloodwork and monitoring but nothing was out of the ordinary. I've heard that if you're standing with your legs straight, knees locked, it can decrease the bloodflow to and from your legs and make you pa__s out. Try standing with your knees slightly bent if you have to stand for a while. Also, have you been tested for Gestational Diabetes? Not trying to worry you, but I would get tested for it just to make sure. Especially if your mother or grandmother had it while pregnant because it is genetic. Good luck and keep those knees bent! :)

 

MrsShelton217 - March 13

This happened to me yesterday. We live in the county, and have a lot of land. Our house, yard, swingset, trampoline, ect is like a gathering place for all of the kids, and parents too. We live in a very close nit community so it's not unusual to look out the window and see several kids playing kickball or something in our front yard. Well, anyway, this was the case yesterday... so my husband, daughter and myself decided to go out and join the fun. While hubby and little girl joined the activities, I sat on the front porch w/ a cup of coffee (decaf) chatting w/ the other kids mother. I stood up (slowly, b/c i had been feeling dizzy) and the next thing I knew, my husband was standing over me ... I had pa__sed out. I have no idea why... I just know that I am sore today. I called my doctor this morning... but I am waiting on the nurse to call me back... I dunno if they are going to want to see me or not. No cramping, no bleeding... but I'd rather be checked just in case... you know...

 

flipthea - March 13

Hi Due---be very careful at work. Your job is very hard, you're probably very tired at your work. Don't you have to lift patients? Anyway, let the doc know about your pa__sing out. I know someone who had a similar job working at a hospital and they let her go bec. she fainted while working.

 

DUESEPTEMBER28TH - March 13

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE RESPONSES. MY DOCTOR THINKS NOTHING OF IT.I SEE HIM AGAIN ON FRIDAY. HE KEEPS GIVING ME A NOTE FOR LIGHT DUTY, AND BEING EMPLOYED THREW AN AGENCY FOR THE FACILITY,I CANNOT HAVE ANY RESTRICTIONS. I EITHER STAY AT MY JOB AND PERFORM AND LIFT THOSE PATIENTS LIKE ANYONE ELSE OR HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE ME OUT. MY BOSS SAID THAT SHE CANNOT TAKE ME BACK WITH A RESTRICTION.

 

MrsShelton217 - March 13

I know they can not fire you. That is illegal, and discrimination. They can, however change you job, but they can not reduce your benefits, or your pay. Just becareful. Don't let anyone run over you.

 

Allisonc79 - March 14

If I were you, I would try and talk it over with someone in human resources. Don't worry about your manager, or nurse you work with. Those in HR know employment laws well and will not risk a lawsuit by firing you. I used to work in HR and we always would give time out to speak with employees in regards to issues like these.

 

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