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Old 10-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #15
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Re: Man, this is rough!

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Originally Posted by leyash View Post
We were at Walmart lastnight, and while checking out, I started to get lightheaded and slightly dizzy. Then, I felt hot, and almost felt like I was going to pass out. I noticed I was a little weak, and was shaking a bit.

Any idea what this was? :/ It lasted about 20 minutes or so.
This happened to me a lot while pregnant, my doc said it was probably a vasovagal thing, which makes sense because I do tend to faint. It happens to me when I experience a lot of sudden pain (like when I hit my elbow hard), or when my blood sugar drops low. Also when I laugh too hard or have any blood drawn at all (not because I'm grossed out, it's just how my body reacts). It's not dangerous unless you fall and hit your head.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_response
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