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Need Some Input on Dizzyness PWO.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Normally I read this forms to get information for people I train more so then myself. I`m pretty sure this is the first question I am asking that really relates directly to me.

Today I did a long workout, 52.03 min to be exact. Which is something I do not do very often I normally keep things pretty low in the higher intensity range every once in a while I do something that is long like today (maybe once every month, or two)

Once I finished the workout I felt pretty good, about as good as you can feel after doing something for 52min.

I laid down on the ground after I finished the workout with a 1km row, felt pretty good after about 2 min when I went to get up my head was spinning. Not to bad at first, but bad enough I could not sit up. So I laid back down, stretched my arms and legs while laying down. Didn`t think much of it at first, figured I just needed a bit more recovery time.

Another couple min pass, I tried it again same deal, so I ended up laying on the floor a good 20-30min. During this time I ate a couple oranges, drank some water, and powerade (tasted like shit)

Figured out it was not getting any better, got some help up and to the shower on the way there stuff was spinning bad... very bad. It would not have been possible for me to get myself there on my own. layed down in the shower got it with some cold water and felt better, well enough I could sit up.

After a good 10-15 min of switching between cold water and no water, I was well enough I could stand up, another powerade was consumed during this time.

After that I got up and was pretty good to walk to the car on my own (my GF drove). On the way home I vomited, (no where near amount of liquid I consumed however) This is a pretty big deal for me because I never sick to my stomach. Counting this I may have vomited 5 maybe 6 times in my life and half of those were drinking induced.

Once I got home pretty much went to bed, slept for a 3-4 hours. Woke up a couple times to use the washroom. which pretty much brings me to now.

Now, flat up it sounds like overheating and dehydration. If I seen someone experience the exact same thing that is what I would say it was, and maybe it is.

When I was laying down I felt perfectly fine. I was not dizzy, did not feel sick, normal everything. felt like I could jump up and do another workout. As soon as I went to get up everything started to spin, my stomach felt upset.

During the workout I was sweating, I know I was sweating 100% half way though because when I was doing push ups I had to chalk my hands because they kept sliding around, and I left a sweat line from the sweat dripping from my face.

I work in a warehouse and I make sure I drink lots of water all day, that is the reason I have a hard time accepting I just did not drink enough. I normally go by the color of my urine to determine if I am hydrated or not. Normally end up drink 3-4L per day and normally do not sweat at work. I am in decent shape so working at a steady pace it just does not bring me to a level were I start to. Not to mention I have done stuff with the military in hot temperatures with less water and wearing more stuff normally I may get a headache as a sign to drink more but that is it.

I have been paleo for 2 years, during that time I have messed around with the ratio more protein, more carbs, more fat. This has happened to me a while ago, however I thought it was food poisoning because of some cross contamination with raw chicken. After today its clear it was not, exact same signs last time as well, around 6 months ago)

So this is pretty long and dawn out I guess, but I wanted to be as detailed as possible. I have seen troops go down from dehydration and over heating, it normally does not wait until they finish what they are doing to strike.

Last time this happened I finished the workout, felt great (it was much shorter) walked around for a good 1-2 min carried on a conversation then felt the need to lay down. Last time it was MUCH MUCH worse, stayed with me for much longer.

Questions,

Why did it hit when I finished the workout both times instead of during Could I be lacking anything minerals or vitamins that could be causing this Could not enough salt mean I am not retaining enough water to keep myself hydrated Why is it when I lay down on my back I feel 100% normal in all aspects Is there any specific test I should get ordered when I see a doctor Anything I should be looking for in those tests

If there is anything else you would like to know ask away, I follow a LC diet, except for my post workout window. Normally stick to veg and some frozen berries as a snack after supper. But lunch is normally steak and veg, breakfast is normally a PWO drink (carbs and protien) followed by some sausage (with no extra crap) or other form of snack food a little later on while at work. Supper is normally a large meal with steak Salmon or chicken.

I take 4000 of vitamin D 3 daily, Fish Oil take around 5 a day I believe it is a EPA DHA of 600 to 300. Creatine PWO (was not taking this last time it happened)

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on August 16, 2012
at 10:39 AM

I don't know what this is, sorry, but I'd be quite confident that *not being able to stand up for 30 mins* isn't caused by too few carbs/too much creatine/fish oil etc.

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on August 02, 2012
at 09:44 AM

Could it be you were eating low salt, and in sweating profusely got even lower on electrolytes?

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 19, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Also I just had a thought do you take any pre workout supps/ high caffeine? Cause that could be another reason that you crash.

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on June 19, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Food before I worked out was a small amount of bacon for breakfast and a glass of water. The day before was PWO drink (carbs + protien and fat) breakfast was some sausages lunch was steak with mushrooms and broccoli, steak was salmon and sweet potato fries (home made) with salt. + Vitamin D, and fish oil and I think I drank Natural Calm before I went to bed.

C1c86f42410cd4788bd9c5cf801dcd8f

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on June 19, 2011
at 04:31 AM

I've been eating more carbs this last week as yesterday was my B-day. So ate a lot more carbs then normal. The oranges and powerade did not really seem to help at all, the oranges I ate had no effect on me at other then tasting good. The powerade really only helped me on the hydration side I find. I do sometimes get light headed after HEAVY lifts. Like 1rm backsquats 400+, or Deadlifts 500+. Its a quick blackout feeling I lay down and good to go within 5 seconds. Its been steadily increasing the weight it takes to have the same effect.

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on June 19, 2011
at 01:08 AM

Yeah carbs is a good call but we don't know what he ate. I'm wondering about the sugar: oranges and powerade. To me it sounds blood sugar related. Just an observation.

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

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on May 10, 2012
at 04:49 AM

I realize it's an old question but I wanted to mention something.

This may have nothing to do with your workouts or your diet. It kind of sounds like peripheral vertigo to me. I hope whatever it was worked itself out!

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91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 19, 2012
at 08:50 AM

I get like that when Ido morning sessions on only blueberries and walnut halves in going to carb up a bit maybe apple as well or something, as well if I train in the morning 7am I crash and feel weak and walki g up stairs is an issue at about 6pm so carbs I think

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on July 19, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Also I just had a thought do you take any pre workout supps/ high caffeine? Cause that could be another reason that you crash.

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on June 19, 2011
at 01:17 AM

I used to get this fairly often post workout. Following a tip from my nurse mother, a tablespoon of honey and dropping body temperature (cold shower) within minutes of ending particularly challenging workouts, was the 1-2 punch to curing dizziness and nausea after my workouts.

It sounds like you did these things... although I can tell you from experience doing grueling Florida strongman workouts in august, vomiting is pretty common if you overheat, or invoke a bit more exertion (I.e. 20 rep squats) than your body is ready for on that day...

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on June 19, 2011
at 12:35 AM

My best guess is carbs. If I try to workout with too little, I will crash and burn. I guess it depends on how intense your workout is. For me, its three hour tennis sessions + one hour of fitness. If your workouts are pretty intense it may be that you just need a bit more carbohydrate both before and after.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 19, 2011
at 01:08 AM

Yeah carbs is a good call but we don't know what he ate. I'm wondering about the sugar: oranges and powerade. To me it sounds blood sugar related. Just an observation.

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