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fainting

when you faint, do your eyes close or do they remain open?

just wondering because my friend keeps fainting and alot of us think she may be doing it for attention, so i would like to know when you faint do your eyes shut?
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Hi I'm not sure if your eyes close or not.I'm sorry but I got tickled when I read your post.I didn't ever think I would see a post like that on a medical forum.Enough about that,how old is yuor friend?You didn't put that in your post.Is it all the time?Does she do it every day?I will do some research on this then post back in later O.K.TNT406.
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Hi I'm back your eyes do close,when you faint but you only black out for about a  minute then quickly recover.If she is staying out longer she needs to see a doctor,for her condition.There is something wrong.If you feel she is doing this for attenion she still needs help,talk with some one you can trust about this situation.If you care about your friend you will.I hope this information helps.TNT406.
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Hi Lizzieshaw
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Hi Lizzieshaw,
Sorry about the last posting. I pushed the wrong button.

I have worked in the medical field for 20 + years. I've seen people faint with eyes open as well as eyes shut. When I've seen people faking fainting, they usually have their eyes shut. That's my experience anyway.
Like the last person said, she ought be urged to go to her doctor. If it's psychological or for real, she should be checked. Good Luck,
Kelly
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