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Rachel D
Friday, March 9, 2012, 1:37am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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A few nights ago I was standing in the bathroom brushing my teeth and I passed out. I've never done that before. It was pretty scary. I had had a few stressful days and I hadn't been eating as much as I should have. Saw the doctor today and he seems to think it was stress/depression that had built up. I'm getting blood tests done tomorrow to make sure everything is ok. I requested a thyroid test as well since I've been wondering about that lately. I'm going to find out my blood type for sure now. I kind of wondered if I might be eating for the wrong type and that might have added to the passing out.
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 2:03am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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hope you find out soon
take care!


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Friday, March 9, 2012, 2:27am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Sorry to hear this.  Do you have any idea how long you were black?  

I hope you didn't fall and hurt yourself.


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Possum
Friday, March 9, 2012, 2:33am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Expluntherer... It means I'm an O...;-)
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Scarey??!! Take care of you!!
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Rachel D
Friday, March 9, 2012, 2:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I was out just a few seconds. I hit my thigh on the side of the toilet and I have a big bruise  but otherwise I'm fine.
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Rachel D
Friday, March 9, 2012, 2:43am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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My boyfriend stayed up all night and checked on me every hour to make sure I was breathing and whatnot
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 3:30am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Expluntherer... It means I'm an O...;-)
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Now that's love??!!
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Rachel D
Friday, March 9, 2012, 3:39am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Yes, he's a good one for sure
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 4:23am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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The passing out in A woman.. is not unheard of .. seems stress might be able to do that.  I am however glad you followed through with a Dr visit, but beyond that please stay vigilant for the next 6 month.  Depending on the type of stress you went through, some stress is worse than other stress.  Some can affect your Brain health and create delayed issues.

Finding out who you are is important, but KNOWING what you ate and how compliant you where during your days of stress might give you more clues to what might have happened..

Past that .. relaxing is the best you can do, dealing with the stress, by figuring out what you could be doing to lessen it.  I was stressed for 2 days, affecting me in a bad way, and even as i went through the hours of it, I at least had some means to lessen the effects JUST BY KNOWING what stress does to my body ssperat from my brain.  It took me at least 2 sessions of sleep (my way to cope) and now I am calm and relaxed, almost wondering how I was able to be so stressed and hours later so calm, even though nothing changed from what caused the stress.  The change is in my brain, my adrenolin, my stress hormones and the my insides.

Find that space for you - reviewing all that led up to the moment.  and then breath deeply, get up a little less fast, and just all around relax even as you read all my words.  NO need to stress.  just looking at life from a little distance and heal the emotional as well as the physical.  I expect that you will be OK ... and wish you much good health.  


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Friday, March 9, 2012, 10:06am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Either you are a fatigues A, or you have an environmental toxin of some sort in your bathroom like a mould or artificial fragrance and you are an O.

positive thoughts being sent you way.

time i think to find out for sure.


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Friday, March 9, 2012, 3:41pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thank goodness all you got was a bruise on your leg
After reading along about your frustrations, I'm curious to learn your blood type too - of course, I hope you're an A  


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Jane
Friday, March 9, 2012, 3:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hope you are feeling better.  That must have been extremely scary.  Maybe you aren't eating enough?  It could be low blood pressure or low blood sugar.  Hope you get some answers soon.
Feel better....
Jane
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Lin
Friday, March 9, 2012, 4:30pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi Rachel,
You have my sympathy.  I started fainting at age 16. It has happened off and on and is not a regular feature of my life.
Invariably it happens when I'm standing and very tired, anxiety, stress, that time of the month etc. Low blood pressue/volume can factor in to it.
I have bruised my face and bumped back of my head.

I had a complete medical work up including wearing a heart monitor and nothing came up.  Doctor said it is a vaso-vagal response that some people have.  Hopefully you are just experiencing something similar.
Did you have any warning before it happened, any feelings of light headedness?
Were you feeling anxious maybe?
Good luck with tests.
Lin


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 6:57pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Rachel, I've experienced near blacking out from having extremely low blood sugar, not eating much
prior....  You mentioned you hadn't been eating much the past few days in addition to your stress level being high......Your adrenals need sodium...just wonder if your adrenals were burning out....How long had it been when you passed out since you'd eaten something?  Were you also dehydrated?  It's possible to be so dehydrated that your electrolyte balance was really off...causing you to faint.

Hope you are taking good care of yourself, eating regular meals, drinking plenty of fluids...maybe
adding some sea salt to your water along with a few squirts of lemon juice.

Sorry this happened to you...Wishing you the best of health!


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Joyce
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:04pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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My A daughter used to pass out/faint when under stress such as a pain, and look as if she was about to just before a dancing competition when she was very young.

I've been under a lot of stress for a year or two and been near also, but fortunately not actually done so.... one reason I'm back here for getting on the wagon support.

I'm glad you are seeing the doc for a check up, didn't hurt yourself too much and wish you well.
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Joyce
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:07pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Interesting info Chloe - I've been craving and eating sea salt plus drinking more water lately.  My house move is almost complete after 3 years of messing about with selling and then buying and also clearing my late mother's house.
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Chloe
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Quoted from Joyce
Interesting info Chloe - I've been craving and eating sea salt plus drinking more water lately.  My house move is almost complete after 3 years of messing about with selling and then buying and also clearing my late mother's house.


If you want to read more about adrenals/sodium

http://www.livestrong.com/article/536724-adrenal-gland-sodium/



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Joyce
Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Thanks Chloe - off to read the link you kindly gave
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Jane
It could be low blood pressure or low blood sugar.  


This would also be my first guess.



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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Lin
Friday, March 9, 2012, 8:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Chloe,
Interesting and very good link.
Sounds like what I was probably dealing with unknowingly.
Lin


Gluten/Casein and Yeast sensitivity.
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 8:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Glad you are ok. Blacking out can be really scary. Low blood sugar or blood pressure likely causes and sometimes rarely hormones. You are right to get checked out by the doc.
Best wishes.


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Rachel D
Saturday, March 10, 2012, 7:17pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Goldie- It happened tuesday night. Sunday I had gone to my brothers to eat with him for his birthday. We had lasagna, garlic bread, salad, and strawberry cheesecake which was all abundant with wheat and dairy, which seem to bother me quite a lot. Of course I wasn't going to turn it down. The day after I was really irratable. Got frustrated and a bit anxious. Then tuesday morning I had a small disagreement with someone and ended up bawling and laying in bed almost the whole day. My emotions were so out of whack. I'm pretty convinced the wheat and dairy played a part in that.

Policychecker- We do have those plug ins in the bathroom. I absolutely hate them but my family acts like they need them. Maybe if I tell them its detrimental to our health they'll throw them out.

Jane and Chloe- I knew I was eating less than I had been but I had just had a fairly good sized bowl of cereal prior to passing out. I also drink lots of water most of the time but I hadn't had as much that day.

Lin- You have it exact. My doctor did say it was a vaso-vagal response. No warning, I was feeling fine except of course I had been crying all day. I did feel really tired and like my sinuses were blocked up but I assumed that was normal.

Everyone else- Thank you for all the well wishes. This is the most compassionate forum I've ever found online.
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Lin
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Rachael,
You describe what used to happen to me before the Gluten/Dairy free diet.  I've read dairy can really mess with your hormones and create the irritable/anxious moods, and getting really out of whack over small disagreements.
Can't remember if you do meditation but I found that and breathing slow and deep very helpful.  It helps calm the nervous system which us type As need.  
Glad you have an answer and you are exploring healthy alternatives at your young age.  
Good for you to be so tuned in and recognizing your triggers.
Most of the time when I fainted I would get a little light headed first, if that happens you have time to lay down which can stop the fainting.  Also taking deep breaths as most of us don't breathe very deep anyway.  
Lin




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A friend of mine passed out in the bathroom and discovered she was anemic.  You might want to get your iron levels checked!
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Rachel D
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Ok, it's been a little over a year since this happened. I've learned a lot and have gotten better at sticking to my diet. I'm still struggling in some areas but I would say that I'm feeling 70% better than I used to. Yesterday however I had a similar experience to what happened before I blacked out last time. I had a disagreement with someone and cried and moped in bed all day not eating anything until about 8pm. I had some rice chex and a banana and felt a little better then had a small amount of fish, peas, and pears for dinner. Somewhere between an hour to three hours later I was feeling weak, shaky, and sweating. I have been wondering if I am hypoglycemic. I've been reading up on it and it seems to match well. I can't go to town for a few hours without getting hungry, tired, and irritable and having to grab a snack. I eat often throughout the day or this happens at home as well. It also seems like it might tie into the weird random symptoms that I have that my doctors have all dismissed because I am "perfectly healthy". I'd like to know if anyone else is hypoglycemic and has symptoms like me that I've never been able to pin on something. For example, my blue nails, having to sleep 10 hours on average and still feeling tired, the dark circles under my eyes (which may be unrelated, I was guessing that could be my explorer liver having problems), getting out of breath from walking up stairs, feeling dizzy if I try to exercise, seeing spots sometimes if I get up too fast from lying down, feeling like I can't breathe....etc. I keep feeling like a hypochondriac (I've heard this is common of nonnies lol) because I keep jumping from different possibilities but they won't quite match up, like me thinking I had anemia but I get plenty of iron.

At the time this happened a lot of people who commented mentioned low blood pressure or low blood sugar and I mistook them for the same thing. I have used the blood pressure machine several times before and only once did I register as low so I didn't look into it further. I wasn't familiar with low blood SUGAR and was still trying to figure out my blood type at the time so i wasn't focused.

This also makes sense why my swami portions seem too small for me. I need protein A LOT and often or I don't feel good. And why when I go over my grain portions, or sugar, or even fruit I feel lousy. I want to try a hypoglycemic diet and closely monitor how I feel but I'm a little confused about it. I've been thinking maybe I would do better with NO grains as my serving allowance on my swami is very small anyway and it just opens up the craving for more and I usually end up going overboard. I've also been thinking of watching my fruit intake as I seem to crave sweet bananas at breakfast or for a snack or to end a meal. If I am hypoglycemic do I need to have something starchy/sugary to help regulate it? Should I be wary of my juice intake? (It is very occasional and lately has been black cherry, blueberry, cranberry, and sometimes apple.) Or would focusing on protein and veggies be the best thing?

I happen to have an ounce of prevention and the diet in that does sound helpful (maybe a little too heavy on grains though). I'm also going to order Dr D's diabetes book from the library. Suggestions or advice?

I think I'm finally on the right path I just need a little guidance.
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