Posted by: Sckyler | 2008/06/10

Nausea & other unexplained problems

Good day, I am concerned about a number of things.

I have been slightly nauseas daily on and off going on to my third week now (not pregnant as I am not sexually active).

HISTORY: This Friday 6 June, I did 2 sessions of cardio (45min and 30min consecutively) and after the last session I had to lie in the bathroom for 30 - 45min as I was extremely lightheaded, very nauseas and also feeling very weak, had to call a friend to pick me up from gym as I couldn’t get up to shower nor drive. Thought it was because of low iron as I have started my period that afternoon (heavy bleeding) and as I haven’t done 2 gym sessions before on my first day of period. At home I ate two handful of raisins and felt better after 2 hours.

On Saturday 7 June, I went to gym again, but took it slow for 30min cardio and 45min weights, but once again felt very light headed, I had a full breakfast and took my blood pressure at gym, but all was normal.

Sunday 8 June, I continued feeling very weak and sleepy, blood pressure once again normal. Today I also started experiencing stomach cramps.

Monday 9 June, left work early to go home and sleep but couldn’t get much sleeping in so decided to do 30min slow cardio on the stepper at gym. As I exercise with a heart rate monitor I always keep an eye on my hear rate as to ensure I am not over exercising or that I am sick, but my hear rate jumped from 135 to sometimes 155 to sometimes 125 within seconds, but I felt fine, although I felt a slight tension/cramping under my left arm. I also continued feeling the stomach cramps.

OVERALL: I eat a balanced controlled diet from a dietician for 3 months now and have been gymming constantly for 4 months now (3-5 times a week). I also drink 2liters of water a day. I have heavy regular extremely painful period, for which I have to take prescribed medication for. A good couple of years ago I had IBS & spastic colon for which I took Bevespas tablets.

Could you give me a possible explanation to my nausea, tiredness and heart rate, although most of the time I’m feeling fine and my heart rate tells me I am not sick. I also went to test my blood for iron on Monday, but what can be wrong if my iron is fine?

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Dear Sckyler
This could be signs of low blood sugar, or due to a heart arrythmia. I would suggest that you do a fasting blood sugar, fasting insulin as well as ECG test. Have you seen a gyne regarding the painful periods? It sometimes helps to dilate the servix under short anaesthetic if everything else is normal.
Dr Bets

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