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Got sick out of nowhere while running... what happened?

Got sick out of nowhere while running... what happened?

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I'm not an expert or anything, just a stranger on the internet but it could be an electrolyte deficiency. I know personally I feel like crap of I don't have enough salt. This is something newer runners might not be aware of or know what's going on or what it feels like.


pumpkiim

interesting, I’ll read more into this! thanks


MichaelV27

Probably a combination of dehydration, doing the run portion too hard, and maybe the heat of summer if that's what it is where you are.


pumpkiim

that’s what I was thinking. it’s only 73 today but I was in the direct sun. I ran ridiculously slow, like almost walking pace, so I guess that’s why I’m so confused. I’m going to try hydrating and eating a banana prior to runs now.


MichaelV27

The humidity needs to be taken into consideration as well as the heat. I find it is worse than the heat, but they definitely work together against you.


balding_dad

I’m going to say something blindingly obvious and daft, but, you could just be getting sick. If you haven’t experienced this before, I’m wondering if it’s not related to the running at all and any exertion would have triggered this feeling.


Amhranai930

I had something similar happen to me when I first got started running. The group I ran with suggested increasing my electrolytes and drinking more water before running. That did the trick for me. I developed a weird craving for pickles and pickle juice, talked to my doctor who said it was OK to consume more salt as long as it didn't raise my blood pressure. Good luck!


BeerBurpKisses

Not a doctor but sounds like syncope to me, standard fainting. The symptoms seem similar to what I've experienced. https://www.healthline.com/health/syncopal-episode Happens to me rarely and it passes quicker if I sit or lay down while trying to control my breathing. First time it happened I was probably 25ish and it's happened another 4 or 5 times in the 9 years since. Scared the fuck out of me the first time it happened. One time I tried staying on my feet to avoid making a scene while picking up carryout. Just needed like 10 more seconds for the lady to finish making change but before she could I'd faceplanted into the counter & then convulsed on the floor for a bit. Did you feel like you were getting tunnel vision/lost your vision/felt vertigo/seeing stars as the nausea came on? Even though it still scares me my doctors said not to worry about it /shrug