i hope this is the right section to be posting this...
well, here's the story:
almost a year ago, i was in the kitchen, grabbing god knows what out of the fridge. i somehow smashed a couple of my fingers in the door, as i was shutting it. i thought, "aw **it that hurt. 'better get some ice." so i walked to the other side of the kitchen, to grab a plastic sandwich bag to put some ice in. i didn't think much of it, because i had smashed my fingers many a time before, and didn't see a major threat in it.
anywho, by the time i reached the drawer with the sandwich bags, i had started to feel dizzy. i was thinking, "wow, this is weird..." but managed to grab the bag. as i started to walk back to the fridge to get some ice, i felt incredibly nauseous, so i leaned against the kitchen counter and stared at my feet, trying to steady myself.
for a few seconds, i started to feel a little better, so i opened the fridge to get the ice (i was determined). as i grabbed a handful of ice, the dizziness kicked back in, and i suddenly blacked out and fell to the ground. when i came to (i was only out for a few seconds) my legs felt like jello, and i could barely move. my brother saw me on the ground and asked if i was ok. i told him to get our parents, which he did, and when they came, i told them that i had hurt my hand. they asked, how, and i told them that i smashed it in the fridge door. they walked off and called me a drama queen.
after laying on the ground for about five minutes, i was able to get up, and lay on the couch for awhile.
also, a couple months after this, i was riding in the back seat of my friend's car (two door). when she parked, and pulled the seat up. as i was climbing out, the top of my knee had hit some medal hinge (or something... i really don't know) on the back of the seat. i felt that same extreme pain as the finger smashing, and soon the dizziness. by then, i was already out of the car. i didn't want to black out again, so i just leaned against the car, and stared at my feet again, until i was sure that the pain passed.
the question(s): was this shock? if not, what what was it? if so, is it really that easy to go into shock from everyday injuries such as these, or did i just hit a major nerve? also, should i call 911 if anything like this happens again?
thank you in advance to those who answer and help me.
ps i figured that this was the best section of the forum for this, because of the major low blood pressure factor that plays in shock...