i have just come back from my duke of Edinburgh gold expedition ( 4 days of hard core walking up mountains!) and i am honestly quite scared.
I've been fainting A LOT recently, and getting headaches too. i've had hypoglycemia for a few years now, but i know how to manage it, and know what to do when my hands start shaking - and it's never been worse than fainting and feeling awful. but yesterday we had to miss lunch so i didn't eat 'till the afternoon and then i ate lots of sweet stuff and about 10 strawberry lace thingies because i thought i'd better keep my blood glucose levels up. about 10 mins later i started to shake and had a headache and felt (absurdly) like i was buzzing. Tom, our group's first aid guy, thought i might be going hyper, so got me to walk around the camp for a while and i felt better. i fell asleep without warning at about 6 pm and didn't wake up until 6 am - and then i woke up to my friend holding my hand and feeling my forehead. she said i had been shaking violently and she couldn't rouse me. i had no memory of what was going on and asked where i was, assuming i had fainted in a field or something. she gave me a glucose tablet and i felt better, so (being a medic myself) i asked what my hands a face were doing, and she said they were both scrunched up and i had been breathing shallowly and in gasps. Tom took my pulse and it was elevated. I've never had a seizure, and am very worried. obviously i'm going to see my doc tomorrow, but i'd just like to know what to expect. so can you tell me - was it a seizure?