I have passed out before but have never attributed that to A/P because it was a totally different feeling ; I would get a hot flush , feel drowsy and my legs would be leaden - not tingley or wobbly - if you've had an epidural I would say legs felt like that. I then pass out and everythings black , I come to again and then I'm fine . Strange thing though - I've never worried about it and also it's never happened in a "theatening" environment/situation.
I was making BFs lunch for work the other week and the feeling started to happen so I whipped off my jumper , shoes and socks to cool me down and got a chair to sit on so I wasn't so far from the floor when I fainted.........I carried on making the lunch........then nothing happened??.......thats only the second time I've felt that way and not fainted.
When I was 12/13 years old my friends and I used to get amusement out of bending over and HVing then standing against the wall and someone would push on your chest and you'd faint.
I used to HV a lot when I was getting beaten by my ex aswell but I never passed out even though I obviously couldn't do the slow breathing - suppose I knew I had to stay alert , it's the old fight or flight thing I guess.
Thanks again guys ..........and any ideas if the other fainting thing I get is A/P - as I say it never happens when I'm stressed but I know ppl have P/A without cause