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    Fainting

    How do you guys pace yourselves? I've been fainting alot, recently. I just excuse myself and faint in a corner where noone can see me being a *****.

    I'm aerobically fit yet still faint from overworking myself.

    Note:I have asthma

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    Dude, this is something to be asking your doctor. Seriously. I've gassed out loads of times but the worst thing to happen to me is I went green and puked. Losing consciousness from exercise is not something to be taken lightly and needs to be investigated by a medical professional.

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    I had this when I first started out training last year after 12 years of complete inactivity.

    I don't know about you but I could feel it coming ie, dizzy, feeling sick, seeing stars / tunnel vision. At that point if did not immediatly stop and lay down for 5 minutes I would go out like a bitch

    I went to the doctor who was no help, had blood test etc but nothing abnormal found.

    In the end I had a radical change in my diet. Made sure I was getting the right vitamins. Made sure I was properly fuelled before a training session.

    I also have asthma, but are you wheezing, having a tight chest etc? if not then it is probably not the asthma.

    If you have warning that it's coming then you may just be working to hard or maybe have low blood sugar or something.

    If you are just passing out with no warning at all then you will most certainly need to head to the doctor

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    See another doctor.

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    From time to time I get whiteies (cold sweat, enfeblement) while out walking. I can push through the whitie wall, but don't feel normal for maybe half an hour, and feel ravenouse for sweet stuff. Low blood sugar maybe?
    The doc did my bloods but found nothing abnormal

    Disconcerting

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    Maybe hypertension (high blood pressure), or a combination of hypoglycemia and hypertension.


    Dr. Now.

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    I'm asthmatic myself and this does not sound like asthma. I go along with the previous advice but seriously don't sneak off to faint, tell the instructor that you feel faint just in case one day he/she finds you unconcious on the floor and doesn't know what the hell happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofaloofa View Post
    From time to time I get whiteies (cold sweat, enfeblement) while out walking. I can push through the whitie wall, but don't feel normal for maybe half an hour, and feel ravenouse for sweet stuff. Low blood sugar maybe?
    The doc did my bloods but found nothing abnormal

    Disconcerting
    Sounds like anxiety symptoms. I used to get this when I was really stressed out at work and not sleeping properly, it would come on all of a sudden during non stressful activities like driving the car or watching tv at night. It was quite worrying at the time but I was able to get it sorted after talking to my GP. Just something worth thinking about.

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    Heat exhaustion/dehydration, maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Owl View Post
    but seriously don't sneak off to faint, tell the instructor that you feel faint just in case one day he/she finds you unconcious on the floor and doesn't know what the hell happened.
    This above all else. I feel bad that I didn't think to say it myself.

    If you ever need to leave the teaching area for any reason, even if it's just to puke or get some air, make sure to tell the instructor.

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