July 12, 2012 8:56 AM Subscribe
Feeling extremely faint but only in certain (NSFW) situations. What's the deal?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The last few times I've started to kiss/whatever a new partner, I've gotten extremely faint within a few minutes to the point of needing to sit down and recover. I've fainted once before a long time ago due to dehydration/heat so I know what it feels like and can tell I'm getting close. After I recover, which takes 5 minutes at most, I can do whatever with no other problems. In all of these cases I've been really comfortable with the other person and not notably anxious, although I suppose it could be a panic attack that doesn't feel like anxiety at all?
I have had a few drinks before each of these encounters, but the drinks were over the span of a few hours and I've never been anywhere near drunk, and like I said, after the initial feeling of faintness goes away I've always felt completely fine, not hungover the next day. I've had my heart checked out and it's not that or any obvious physical cause.
Anyone have any ideas about what is causing this or any way to prevent it? Everyone has been cool about it and I don't find it embarrassing, but the sensation is physically unpleasant and I want to avoid it. It's also been getting more severe.
I'm female and these partners have been primarily male (and one female).