Fainting spells are so embarassing to me (and to my daughter). They almost always come at the most inopportune time and we both tend to display our bodies in the most unpleasant way. I wish there were a way to stop this reaction, but, as you have said, this seems to be a pain response and will likely continue as long as there is pain this severe.
I hope your poor foot and ankle are feeling better soon. Sometimes a sprain is so painful that it will bring on the other feelings. Have you considered a walker (with the seat)? I don't know what they call them exactly, but I know Medicaid/Medicare recently paid for one for my friend's mother. We also have access to them (in a cheaper version) at the local Freds s tore. A walker would help steady you and the seat may be just the ticket for the feeling faint. Then you could sit with the sides helping to steady you. Again, it's just an idea and I do understand not wanting to use a walker in public. it's hard enough to use mine at home, but too much for me when I'm out in town. I hope to stay with the cane for town (on my bad days...but I think I'm going to ask for the rolling/seat/walker prescription from someone). Perhaps my PCP or PM will write a script for one.
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