Originally Posted by Landor
I was feeling pretty bad and really thought I'd lose my lunch! My vision was getting wonky and I felt really light-headed. We rested a little more and decided that I needed a soda to get some sugar energy to make me feel better. That worked a treat! There's a McDonalds near the top of the climb and after a drinking the soda we rode home. I was tired but felt fine otherwise.
On our ride over to the stadium we had stopped for lunch and I had water with my food. I think that I need to carry some Gatorade or Sport Beans with me the next time we do that ride.
Blood sugar is a concern as mentioned. Have you had it checked out? Do you have existing issues with diabetes? Also, cardiac. Have you been checked out? Thoroughly? Depending on how high your heart rate was, it may not have been able to pump enough oxygenated blood to the brain causing the feelings you described. Don't want to scare you or discourage you in any way. But be safe. Don't know how old you are or family history, but that can all play a part. Just pay attention to your body. And it's great you stopped when you needed to.
And if you smoke, please stop now!
Last edited by SouthernGirl; 01-18-10 at 05:33 PM.
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