If You Want to Know how to Write Fainting

Hello, folks!

Today I’m going to be talking about a subject that has been a HUGE annoyance to me.  You may not know this about me, but I love studying anything to do with the human body.  I have seriously thought about going into the medical field, and nothing makes me happier than talking about the latest staff infection in my family, or discussing vaccines.

So, I am here to help all you people who want to know how to write fainting correctly.  What grounds do I have to write on this?


Disclaimer: I have never fainted. (Thank the Lord!)

BUT!  I am allergic to seafood.  Which means, if I eat it, my throat closes up and I die, if it weren’t for medicine.  (Which, ironically comes in vaccine form.). So I have been super close to fainting quite a few times.

Number Uno. 

Fainting is not an “oops, here I go!” experience.

Dudes, it’s painful.  At least, from my experience.  Once, at a hospital, someone walked by me who had eaten fish, causing me to almost faint.  I lost all vision, but it took awhile for that to happen.  I knew something was wrong.  It wasn’t like, “Wow, I’m fainting,” or “What just happened?”

Maybe some people do faint that way, but when I was so close to fainting, I knew it.  I felt the headache coming on, and then I saw the black spots, and felt the world spinning.  I would have collapsed if it weren’t for a bench that I was able to walk to.

Number dos

You are not immediately better once you wake up from a fainting spell.

Once my mother dumped water down my throat and revived me, I was not a-okay.  Y’all, I felt like a truck had just run over me and left me as roadkill without actually killing me.

Let’s look at it this way.  Your body has just had to have an emergency restart.  You don’t just faint because you’re okay, and your body thought it would be cool to just faint.  No, your body is fainting because something is seriously wrong!  Maybe its lack of oxygen, and if that’s the problem, your body is fainting because once you faint, your breathing will automatically go back to normal.  (Unless, of course, your throat has closed.). Or in my case, as an allergic reaction.


Number Tres 

Fainting is not a cool experience.

Guys, once I revived, I was covered in sweat.  Like I said before, your body is panicking! It’s not like, “Hey dude! I just fainted and it was so cool.” *laughs hysterically* YOU DO NOT WANT TO FAINT.

(Can I be any clearer?)

Fainting is not something that you want to do, or that you chose to do.  Once you faint, it’s not something you want to do again.  Fainting is no fun!

Number Cuatro

Fainting can be prevented. 

Wait, what? Yes, I often see black spots, or feel faint.  If you sit down, it often passes.  Like I didn’t full-out pass out on my adventure at the hospital.  I did collapse, lose vision and hearing for I don’t know how long, but I didn’t faint.

Fainting is something that happens rarer than you think, and if you faint, you need to go to the doctor immediately, if possible.  Fainting isn’t something to take lightly, like I said before, it means something is SERIOUSLY wrong with your body.  Our bodies don’t just shut off randomly.  God designed them to keep going even with a lot of pain.


What are some common causes of fainting?

Fainting is when there isn’t enough blood going to the brain.  Since the blood isn’t going to the brain, neither is oxygen.

Common causes are stress, fear, pain, hunger, and the use of alcohol and drugs.

WAIT!  You just said that fainting means that something is seriously wrong with your body.  How then can fear and stress cause you to faint?

When you’re extremely scared, a rush of adrenaline goes through your body.  which increases how much blood goes through your body.  If adrenaline is quickly reduced, your blood will quickly leave your brain, and may cause a fainting fit.  The same thing goes for stress.

I’m obviously not a doctor, so if you want more in-depth information about fainting and how the body works, I would encourage you to ask your doctor, or someone who has gone to medical school.

I hope you’ve had as much fun reading this as I have writing it.  Remember, just keep writing!



43 thoughts on “If You Want to Know how to Write Fainting

  1. Sam(antha) says:

    This post was so funny! Yes, people, PLEASE stop making everyone randomly faint in your stories!! XD I’m glad to see that someone else shares one of my pet peeves. 😉

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  2. kassieangle says:

    This was great!! Glad to find someone else who likes tearing apart medical things! YES! People don’t just faint dead away like a goat. XD Characters in my stories usually get knocked out, but it’s a very similar sensation, trust me! I almost fainted once getting stitches on my face *ouch* but also once my brother and I were playing and ran into each other so hard it almost knocked me out. At least I can write about something like that realistically now, right?!? 😂

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  3. Laura Baloga says:

    Cool, Amie! Thanks for writing. At first I was like What is Amie doing?! 😂 But it was interesting. I was at a point where I almost fainted too! It was at a blueberry picking years ago and I was standing for too long then I felt really weak and little green dots started to fill my vision. Thankfully my aunt, who was a nurse, was there and knew I needed to sit down. (I hear putting your head between your legs helps.) Then I felt weak and shaky afterward.

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  4. Lisa Elis says:

    This was cool and good to know! I’ve fainted once. From hunger. And it wasn’t fun but it wasn’t too bad thankfully? My vision started to go and my head got dizzy and I blacked out and walked smack straight into a door and when I came to I was lying on the floor. My mom chipped a tooth fainting once so it can be dangerous!!

    This was a very thoughtful post, thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Amie says:

      Ooh dear! That’s serious. I’ve been close to fainting because of hunger, too. But I just don’t remember what happened from a to b, though I apparently walked into my house and went to the sofa during that. *shrugs* It wasn’t until my mom stuffed soda down my throat that I came to.


  5. toadstoolartblog says:

    The closest I’ve come to fainting was during ballet. The teacher told us to lean back as far as we could to stretch out our backs. I leaned back too far and everything went black for second. My lack of vision didn’t last long, but I lost most of the feeling in my limbs and could barely control them. And my head felt very fuzzy.

    Maybe I didn’t almost faint, but that’s what it felt like.

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  6. Allison says:

    You always come up with the most interesting and fun post ideas, Amie! Yikes, that must have been scary when you almost fainted. I’ve never fainted before but I came veeeeery close, once. Not sure what caused it. Maybe low blood pressure? *shrugs* Anyway! Great post. 😀

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  7. Allison Grace says:

    I love anatomy too! (except seeing blood makes me feel sick)

    I have actually fainted for a few seconds. We were at a historical re-enactment and the guy pretending to be a doctor was describing how they did stuff back then (disgusting), I started feeling queasy (plus I was rather hot), I told my mom I was feeling bad, then I passed out. My vision got dark and my ears were ringing.

    I’ve never passed out from an allergic reaction though. That doesn’t sound very fun!

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  8. Rosy Marr says:

    Great post, and very informative! I will refer to this next time I need to write a fainting scene… 😉 I actually have fainted a couple times before… It’s not fun! 😣😟
    Thanks for posting! 😀 ❤
    Oh, and I love how you went through the numbers in Español! 😉🙃😀

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