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Setbacks, Doctors, and Confessions Oh My!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Since March 1, 2013 I had been back on the track with exercise and eating. I had logged every bite and tried to get in exercise at least every other day.

This past weekend things took a turn. On Wednesday evening while cooking dinner, I cut my finger very slightly and it caused me to faint. The problem was that I had felt faint and sat down a couple of times then thought I was better and went to the bathroom and fainted on ceramic tile floor which is very unforgiving. When I came to, there was a slight bit of blood under my head and quite a large knot on the back of my head. After my husband came home and much arguing, he took me the ER. I saw a doctor in practice with my doctor who happened to be out of town the following day and he recommended some tests. I reluctantly agreed and have begun the process of his trying to rule out different things that may have caused the fainting. I am certain I fainted then because of the cut but on March 1 I fainted twice during the middle of the night when I had woken and went to the kitchen to take cold medicine. Later that week I fell in the shower. All of that has prompted my husband to be concerned that something more is happening.

I maintained on track until Saturday and then just ate and ate and ate. Because I was limited in the activity I could do I did not exercise at all. I continued eating until last night and have decided that today is the first of spring and a change to start back again. On Friday I weighted in and had lost weight but weighed in today and in 4 days managed to gain 6 lbs.

I know that I don't make the best choices all the time and was taking diet pills at the beginning of the month. I had taken them before and never had any problems so I am not certain if they played any role in the fainting at all. I don't want to have any additional tests. My blood pressure apparently runs low and I am not concerned with the cause I just want to feel better. I have been dizzy and light headed often since the fall and think that my still be from the head injury. I hate to even complain about how I feel since I know so many people who struggle with greater physical problems.

I need to use this to my advantage not let it be the thing that throws me off course.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DR1939 3/21/2013 10:49AM

    Don't dismiss this. Find out what is causing it. It may be nothing, but you need to know that. Fainting that often may be a symptom of something more serious. You know, it may be that some of us who are struggling with greater problems just ignored the early warning signs.

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