I have a history of fainting - I faint every time I go for a vaccination, operation, and when I go to visit people at the hospital. I have a meningitis vaccination tomorrow and am super nervous...the last vaccination I had, one year ago, I was convinced would be fine but straight after I went and sat down in the waiting room for a bit and ended up fainting .
Is it really bad? What should I do before hand to try and prevent it? Should I have some sugary foods/drinks and just drink loads of water?
What's the meningitis vaccination like? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-01-2017 22:45
- 23-01-2017 22:51
Ooh I have the exact same problem! Mines booked in for tomorrow and I'm prone to fainting so I am a little worried.
I spoke to a few friends who have had theirs and they've said it's no worse than any other sort of vaccine they've had. I know that's probably not much use, especially since you've had problems before!
I asked reception when I booked mine and they just suggested having a proper meal beforehand. Whenever I have blood taken/get a jab I tend to keep a bottle of water and some chocolate on me just incase!
- 24-01-2017 12:20
I thought the meningitis vacc was a pretty easy one personally - definitely eat and drink plenty beforehand and just make sure you keep yourself safe i.e. people around you know you might faint and don't try and walk home alone or anything