Today I had the weirdest thing happen.
i was playing airsoft, tripped, and landed on my shoulder.
i stood up and was able to finish my game (like, 30 seconds) but a few seconds after that, i started to feel off... I was breathing REALLY hard for the amount of running that I did. I even remember thinking "Wait... I'm not out of breath"
THEN it hit me... I got extremely dizzy, started sweating, felt sick and my ears started ringing and going deaf. My vision started to get splotchy, and I got that weird feeling in my chest that only happens when I have a low bloodsugar! It felt like my bloodsugar was around 10 (i've been 20 and this felt worse) and like I was going to pass out.
I checked myself, and I was at 112. This confused my already fuzzy brain even more (There is NO WAY i'm not low!!!)
I my friend's mom (who happened to be a nurse) made me sit down and gave me some water. and in a few minutes I was back to normal.
4 x rays and 3 hours later, it turns out I broke my collar bone. When I told my doctor this she said "yeah that happens when someone suffers trauma."
sooo i guess my question is, was that me going into shock? and if so, why are the symptoms of shock the same as a low??
Maybe the question is the other way around ? Why are the symptoms of low blood sugar the same as shock ? Hypoglycemia is also sometimes called insulin shock.
I think it's the brain's way of saying 'Something is wrong' !!!
Interestingly, after a google search, I found an article on 'insulin shock therapy', where it tells how they intentionally induced comas with mega doses of insulin to treat psychiatric patients.
Hope you're ok.. My brother broke his collar bone while racing his motorcycle, and flew over the handle bars. All he remembered in the hospital was wanting to have water, but no one would get him some. But he healed fine, and no problems afterward.
Indeed...trauma and shock. Had the same experience when I fell off flight of stairs and injured my back. Good thing you had the x ray to confirm...there are some who may mistake it as a low and move on. Hope you'd feel better soon.
Well, so far theres been no more weird feelings like that. Just my collarbone hurts (obviously)
I went to the specialist today and he told me to stay in the sling for at least 3 weeks and not to lift anything with that arm for 6. It looks like I gotta learn how to do everything 1 handed for a while!