Low carbing for ten days and fainted today, connected?

(6 Posts)
PareyMortas Sat 08-Jun-13 13:45:00

I was on the original Bootcamper thread last year under a different name and shifted a couple of stone, went from a size 16 to a 10/12. Recently I couldn't ignore the fact I'd put a stone back on so decided to start again. I've been really enjoying it. This morning I had a lie in everything was good and then I went to the bathroom, my tummy was hurting a bit. Within a minute or two I started to get signs of a faint coming on (I fainted a lot as a child, so lots of experience). DH is away and I was worried about fainting and being found by dc's, luckily I made it to bed without collapsing and managed to call dd1. Then I fainted and according to dd (who was shaken) I was out for a good couple of minutes.

I wasn't hot, have a lovely breeze in the bedroom and had been absolutely fine. The only thing I can think of is th change of diet. Is this likely? Should I stop low carbing? I don't want to as it works well for me, shifts the weight and I felt much better in general last time, but obviously fainting was really horrible today and I can't scare the dc's again. Any ideas? bIWI?

HeySoulSister Sat 08-Jun-13 14:42:09

I would think it was maybe more to do with getting up? You are fasted and would be wether you had eaten carbs or not

scarletsalt Sat 08-Jun-13 16:11:57

Ooooh, I am going to join this thread as a similar thing happened to me the other morning. The evening before I had had a delicious meal of salmon veg and creamy/cheesey celeriac mash. Then I went to the gym and did a Body Pump class and a bit of time on the machines. When I got home I was not hungry at all so didnt have anything before bed.

The next day I woke up feeling so low on energy I actually panicked a bit. I got out of bed and my legs totally felt like jelly and like I was going to collapse, and I was getting that head rushy feeling you get when you are not far from fainting. I managed to get downstairs, but caved totally and had two slices of wholemeal bread, peanut butter and a banana blush but I just felt I had to get something inside me that was going to give me some energy pretty quickly. I then felt rubbish for about another hour (which may have been the bread actually) but then felt absolutely fine, and have done since.

So, like Parey I was wondering what this was. I am eating the least amount of carbohydrate I have ever eaten (I was a pasta/bread/potato FIEND up until about 3 weeks ago) and I am enjoying low carbing. I know you are supposed to be able to excercise without carbs, but I didnt know if it was something to do with the fact that I had done some excercise the evening before? Any experts? Dont want to feel that way again this week!

scarletsalt Sat 08-Jun-13 16:14:18

By the way I meant to say to you Parey that I hope you are ok now - that sounds horrible like a horrible experience, and even though fainting is normally pretty harmless, it was probably very scary for your DD.

scarletsalt Sat 08-Jun-13 16:15:12

sorry that should say:
that sounds like a horrible experience

PareyMortas Sat 08-Jun-13 16:44:43

It's wasn't great, but apparently I said 'I'm about to faint, It might look like I'm dead but Ill be back' they've been laughing about it ever since.

I ate a chocolate penguin (bar not animal) to get some sugar in me and then dd made me a toasted bagel, so lots of carbs but it felt like what y body needed.

I've had a very reduced appetite the last few days so probably haven't eaten as much as I should. Last night the kids had fish and chips and I had Donner kebab minus pitta and chilli sauce, I know it's processed but it was junk food/Friday night crap food night and at least carb free. That was 6.30pm and nothing until the faint at 12 11 am .

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