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Old 05-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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Anyone ever heard the Dane Cook joke about how you randomly wake up and you are struck with an uncontrollable thirst?

Well, this morning at around 5 I woke up with this very thirst. I hurried downstairs and filled a glass with the fridge'* water dispenser, chugged it in 3 seconds flat. Then, all of a sudden my vision started fading and I was falling. I never actually passed out cause I felt all the pain. It was as if i was hititng the ground for 30 seconds, even though i know it was probably less than 2. When I got up prettymuch everything hurt cause I fell all over myself, my foot hurt especially cuz my toes got crushed. Similar tihngs have happened when the water is unusually cold, but it is most often just feleing a little woozy and my whole core region feeling a sickeningly cold pain.

So what happened? If TV has taught me right, then I tihnk I know. First of all, your body temperature and activity drop while you sleep, second water steals heat from your body 32 times faster than air does, and third, (tho this one migh tnot apply) I know when people dive into frigid water the shock causes a reflex in the body which cuts off circulation to the arms and legs to concentrate on keeping the core warm.

So i just woke up, my body was still sluggish and not warmed up, then i chugged that icey water in a flash, so as soon as the water hit my stomach it started sucking up heat from my already none too warm self, and one of 2 things happened. either 1, the shock of losing all that body heat so quickly was enough to shut everything down for a second, or 2, the shock caused sometihng similar to the diving reaction, cutitng off circulation to the arms and legs, but since the water was INSIDE it wasnt enough so my core was still cooled down anyway and THEN everytihng shut down for a second.

Anyone else got info on if thats accurate? similar stories? etc.?
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oops my bad, move to lounge please.
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This is gonna get mooooooved!!!

But, sounds fairly normal. Your body temp was already down, you lowered it even further, so you kinda sorta threw yourself into shock.

When a person goes into Shock, it'* just like what you described later in your post. The body concentrates blood flow into the torso to protect your major organs. So, the blood flow to your brain causes you to black or gray out. Sounds like you grayed out, since your were aware of what happened, but could do nothing to prevent it....

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, I only play one on BC BUT, I was very well trained in first aid in the Army....
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wow. i've had the insatiable thirst before...but never the near-pass-out syndrome! are you setting off any PCM codes? uh...my bad ...what i meant was, maybe you should get yourself checked out by a doctor?!?
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Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, I only play one on BC BUT, I was very well trained in first aid in the Army....
I've never heard of that happening to anyone before. It'* a good thing the resident doc is on hand. Dr. MOS it hurts when I do this What would you recommend???
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This is gonna get mooooooved!!!

But, sounds fairly normal. Your body temp was already down, you lowered it even further, so you kinda sorta threw yourself into shock.

When a person goes into Shock, it'* just like what you described later in your post. The body concentrates blood flow into the torso to protect your major organs. So, the blood flow to your brain causes you to black or gray out. Sounds like you grayed out, since your were aware of what happened, but could do nothing to prevent it....

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, I only play one on BC BUT, I was very well trained in first aid in the Army....
so i was partially right, i couldnt remeber if the bloodflow to the head was also cut off or not
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This is gonna get mooooooved!!!

But, sounds fairly normal. Your body temp was already down, you lowered it even further, so you kinda sorta threw yourself into shock.

When a person goes into Shock, it'* just like what you described later in your post. The body concentrates blood flow into the torso to protect your major organs. So, the blood flow to your brain causes you to black or gray out. Sounds like you grayed out, since your were aware of what happened, but could do nothing to prevent it....

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, I only play one on BC BUT, I was very well trained in first aid in the Army....
so i was partially right, i couldnt remeber if the bloodflow to the head was also cut off or not
Yeah, that'* why when treating for shock you DO NOT let the person go to sleep. If they have lost enough blood they may not wake up again.....

Your situation was similar, but not exactly the same. Usually, shock is caused by a major trauma/injury. Chances are, you are dehydrated thus the extreme thirst and shock like symptoms. This coming from a guy with a history of dehydration related injuries
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Sounds like you got up fast somewhat too. Bad circulation certainly didn't help.
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