Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Feeling Craptastic

I fainted on the bus this morning. First I was sitting in my seat, then I started to feel nauseated, then I got that unsure-if-you're-hot-or-cold feeling, then my face started to feel sweaty, then everything got darker and grayer. (I couldn't put my head down because the seats are too close together for that.) This took place over 2-3 minutes, from the time we entered the HOV lane until we got to the lower deck of 93. Then all of a sudden we were entering the Big Dig. I missed the driving over the Zakim Bridge part of the ride, so I must have been out for 20-30 seconds. I really wanted to get off the bus, but there aren't any stops from the time we get on the highway until we get to my regular stop, and they aren't allowed to stop without an authorized bus stop. Usually, the fresh air helps if I feel faint on the bus, but the bus windows were open today, so it wasn't stuffy, and when I got to the office, my assistant told me I looked like crap (in the nicest way possible). And my stomach hurts every time I eat something.

I am hoping that maybe I'm coming down with something, which seems like a weird thing to hope for, but the doctor's office seemed concerned that I fainted while seated and that it would make more sense if I were coming down with something, so here's hoping I am. Either way, I'm going home.

10 comments:

Jen said...

I guess I hope you are coming down with something too. I've fainted before and it is no fun at all. I always feel so bad before and after that I wish I could stay unconscious. I hope you feel better soon.

BrownEyedGirl said...

How frightening!! I hope you are coming down with something too, as odd as that sounds and that you are feeling better very soon though too!!!! ((hugs))

Meghan said...

yikes, that's scary. Hope the day at home helps you feel better

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sushilover said...

oh no that's terrible! The symptoms you speak about remind me of a terrible hot flash I got with my first pregnancy. I actually look back fondly at that incident because it makes me feel my hormones were proper at that time (unlike now). But I never truly fainted. I just felt hot cold nauseated and tired all at the same time. Oh and I started profusely sweating. It was sort of scary. I hope everything turns out okay. I'm sure it's just a hormone thing.

mo*reezy said...

Oof! I hope it's nothing serious and you're just one of those women who occasionally faints in pregnancy. Keep us posted...

Dr. Grumbles said...

Feel better...

Laura said...

How scary! I hope you feel better soon.

Ms. Infertile said...

That is scary! Hope you are feeling better soon. Take care.

Future Mommy said...

Oh, no! How are you feeling now? Any better? Any news on if you'd caught something? How's baby?