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Arms Curling and cramping*** what does it mean?******
January 2, 2008
11:51 am
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Brief history..

My son is Hypoglycemic, we found out when he was 8 years old when he blacked out at the restaurant on Mother’s day, it’s not serious enough to change his diet but he does have to make sure he does not go without food. He is 17 years old now and he has not had any symptoms for years, no blacking out, shaking, nausea, etc.

My question to any medical person out there is this..

He went to the Gym last week, he worked out, lifted weights, etc. then he took a shower, while he was in the shower his hands and arms started to curl and cramp up, then he started to black out so he put his towel on and went to sit down, the next thing he remembered is waking up on the bench in the dressing room.

Is this Hypoglycemia, was he dehydrated, not enough Potassium, is it neurological? What is going on?

When he got home I was going to take him to the ER but he refused and said he was fine now, I thought it was dehydration so I said, OK, if this happens again let me know and we are going to the doctor.

This morning he woke up and tried to get ready for school, but he feels sick, he said it is the same feeling he got at the gym, but he does not feel like blacking out and he is not cramping, just nauseous, I told him I was going to call the doc, he said Mom, I will be fine, I called the doc anyway and the nurse said to bring him in, I told her about what he said about not wanting to go in and she said she would have the doctor call me because he might have advice on how to get him to come in. I am not sure if this is the same thing or not.

Is it dumb to take him in, he is not having the same symptoms and the doc is just going to send us home and tell us to keep an eye on it. I hate to spend the $20.00 co-pay to have the doc send us home with no answers. But then again, I don’t want to ignore this.

I am taking my daughter in on Monday for her heart, we went in a couple of months ago because she has this strange heartbeat, he said to go home and monitor it for a while because when we were there it was not doing it, UGH.. No answers… just monitor it. She has a dentist appointment the same day and my youngest has an appointment with his psychiatrist and psychologist, so I have 4 appointments that day, it would nice if I could get my oldest in the same day so I don’t have to take more time off of work. But then again, if there are no symptoms what can the doc do?

Any advice?

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January 2, 2008
11:55 am
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I always say better safe than sorry. Im not a doctor so I dont know whats going on but I think that he needs to be checked out

January 2, 2008
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I would take him in anyway.

Was this the first time at working out or doing a new workout routine?
He could be working and using muscles that were not used in that manner before...and over-exerted them.

I am not a doctor either, so I can not tell you what may be the problem or what is going on.

Hope that is all that it is...and prayers are with you.

January 2, 2008
12:13 pm
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January 2, 2008
12:14 pm
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Go to the doctor. Or the ER

When he went to the gym and worked out, his sugar dropped, maybe plummeted quickly with exertion. He probably hadn't eaten before he went to work out.

I'm diabetic and I get nauseous and my stomach cramps when my sugar goes too low. That's how I know, because sometimes I don't feel hunger. He probably hadn't had breakfast when he got ready for school.

Hypoglycemia is nothing to fool around with. I was diagnosed hypoglycemic for years before I was dianosed with diabetes. It's known as a red flag to watch for diabetes.

Even without that, lowered blood sugar levels can produce seizures or coma.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.....poglycemia

Go to the doctor.

January 2, 2008
12:15 pm
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I don't know why that happened!! That "Update me"- how odd!!

January 2, 2008
2:49 pm
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Thanks for the posts guys,

LOL.. when I read that "Update me" I thought it was odd too, I am glad you posted something after, I would have been sitting here wondering what you were talking about..

OK. I called his doctor, he agrees with the fact that he probably didnt eat and drink enough before he worked out, he said next time this happens to take him into the ER because it will be easier to diagnose when it is happening,

He also said if it does happen again we will need to do a battery of tests for Diabetes and Hypoglycemia. he said the cramping was most likely one symptom caused by the low blood sugar which produced a mini seizure, he probably got stressed because his body felt strange and that made him pass out. he told me to have him be sure to eat before he works out and drink PLENTY of water BEFORE and DURING the work out, and avoid the steam room, the sudden changes in the temp are not good for his body,

steam room yes,

work out, cool down, steam room cool shower, NO!!!

too much stress for the body..

Thanks again guys.

January 2, 2008
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Not to freak you out, but having an arm curl up and blacking out could also be a symptom of a stroke. If you have good health insurance, I might take your son in for more extensive tests. It's probably unlikely, given his youth and the more-likely cause of hypoglycemia, but exertion could also cause blood vessels in the brain to burst, causing the stroke-like symptoms. I don't know if neurological issues run in your family, but it might be something to take seriously.

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