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strange reaction after going #2....

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by sensing progress, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. sensing progress

    sensing progress Senior Member

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    This is strange and Im a bit embarrassed to post here or ask my doctor but I guess I will anyway. I noticed that I often feel quite a bit worse right after defecating. Like if I have "good"/decent energy beforehand, then suddenly afterwards I feel almost light-headed and my energy level plummets. This can then last for a couple hours or more. Anyone have any idea what could be the cause of this? Obviously it seems to be gut-related I think
     
  2. WillowJ

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    could it be related to blood pressure spike from straining?

    I don't know, but usual advice for light-headedness and energy level plummets, is drink water, check your blood pressure (if low, use electrolyte drink), eat something safe and nourishing with protein... if none of that helps (or doesn't help enough), check with your doctor
     
  3. Sherlock

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    yes, it's likely as Willow says: caused by lowered BP, because of stimulating the vagus nerve, and it even has a name: defecation syncope

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/159609.php



    Or the ol' wikipedia:

    .../wikipedia/en/wiki/Vasovagal_episode#Cause

    and the possibility of relating to P.O.T.S. is also there, on that page.
     
  4. sensing progress

    sensing progress Senior Member

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  5. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Yes, isn't this forum grand. I was a little hesitant to read, but you were brave enought to post. Never know what you might learn on this Forum!

    GG
     
  6. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    It's a vaso-vagal reaction- I have gone close to pass out after diarrhea- It is autonomic related- POTS- NMH-

    I told my very nice doctor and it is the answer I got- It made a lot of sense to her.
     
  7. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    Thanks sensing progress for being brave enough to start this thread.

    The answers here make me wonder now if I may have that issue too some, I'd previously thought the tiredness I get when doing that (it can really tire me out.. like as in hard work) was just cause Im often constipated, so had previously thought it was due to just energy exertion of using ones muscles there.

    the more I find out about POTS, the more complex I realise that disorder can be.
     

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