You have suddenly become nauseated, dizzy and weak. Don’t wait around and self diagnose. Is it a Stroke, Heart Attack, Vertigo? You cannot tell. If you think you are going to faint or blackout sit down so that you don’t hurt yourself if you fall.
a. Call 911 or the emergency number of the country you are in. (I think personally it should be the same number world-wide). Because this is not the case when you travel always take note of what the emergency number is in that country as you never know when you need it.
Unlock your front door. If you are fainting get on the floor and if possible call verbally for help.
b. If this happens while driving – Pull over to the side of the road and put on your flashers. Call 911 and do not get out of the car as you may get knocked over by a passing vehicle.
c. Emergency responder instructions – They will often place you in what they call ‘Recovery Position’ which is protection from hurting yourself if you become unconscious.
Arrange yourself in this position by lying on your side with your bottom arm extended out from your body. Bend your top arm 90 degrees and drape your top wrist over your bottom elbow. Drape your top leg over your bottom leg.
Organizing your limbs in this way will prevent your body from rolling into another position .
d. Extra Protection – If you have a chronic condition it pays to always keep your cell phone handy. Another protection for speedy attention, have your blood group written down or on an ID necklace or any drug that you may be allergic to. It could save your life.