Quote from chacmool
Thanks for the responses! It makes me feel better to know that you just get used to it. The eating breakfast thing doesn't help for me- I ate shortly before I passed out both times before. I just wish there was some way to stop it when I feel it starting to happen- looking away is helpful sometimes, like you said, but not always! Let me know if you have anymore tips!
Here's a trick that my 17 yr old used, ( he wants to be a doctor)
He signed up to donate blood at the blood drive, he used to pass out whenever he got injured at the first site of blood, down he went, mind you he is 6'2 242lb football player!
He was petrafied when it was time to donate but he knew that giving up his blood would help someone that needed it, he made it through the blood draw, they pulled his needle & down his best friend went, to the floor! Mind you his best friend finished donating 10 mins before my son! Tom said after his buddy hit the floor a shy of relief went over him, I think the fear of the unknown or the "strange" gets to us!
Good luck & hang in there!