lrwalker Posted August 16, 2013 Share Posted August 16, 2013 I'm on Day 19 of my first Whole30. Earlier today, I had a bizarre reaction in my optometrist office-- I passed out cold, while sitting down. I have had similar events (maybe 3-4 times in my life, I'm 33), but all after extreme pain, usually after breaking a bone. My doctor has called them vasovagal responses-- where the blood leaves your brain and you pass out. My question is-- do you think that anything I'm eating (or not eating) could have triggered this? Thoughts on this? I recovered fairly quickly-- they insisted on shoving juice and crackers down me-- I took the juice, but there was no way in hell I was taking the wheat! I just have never had a vasovagal response not related to severe pain. I'd consult my GP, but she wasn't all that thrilled when I mentioned the Whole30 diet last week (eliminating entire food groups?!) Something to note: when at the GP, she did commend me on weight loss. I know we aren't supposed to weigh, but since she weighed me, and because of this event, I checked, and I am down 15lbs. I don't think this is overly staggering because I am overweight, but I just thought I'd mention it. Other than this event, I feel great and have been able to follow the whole30 to a "t". Other than the juice today, no known slip ups or sneaky ingredients have entered my diet the last 19 days. Thoughts? It's one thing to pass out from pain, but it's a whole other, unpredictable event to pass out randomly in the optometrist office (not to mention embarrassing!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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