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Had a weird thing happening on the plane.

 

Started out good, had a row off seats to my self. Had dinner, 3 small glasses off wine and a water.

Made my self comfortable. Woke up a few hours later due to the ding, that tell you take on seatbelt, turbulence. I started to feel real nausea, found a bag incase i had to puke before i could get to toilet.

 

Luckely, i thougt, seatbelt sign came off. Quickly took seatbelt off, went for toilet.

Next thing i remember, is waking up in the arear where they prepare lunch and stuff.

Surrounded by stewardesse, really confused. Air thing on my head, puls device on my finger.

 

Told me i had fallen over, and my puls was really low. After like 10 minutes sitting there, i started to feel better. Returned to my seat, got a new airbottle. They said they would prefer me to continue to take the air, figured it was for the best. Woke up again when lights came on, and serving started. Felt ok, had breakfast, coffe and lots off water

 

Have a nice pain in elbow and hip now, must have happend when i falled over.

I only fainted 2 times before in my life, both because off blows to my head. Never for no reason.

Not keen on going to see doctor here in pattaya, since i feel okay.

 

However cant help thinking about why it happend.

What i think happend.

Was sleeping in akward position, cutting off blod cirkulation. Sitting up fast, then standing up to fast.

Also had 14days off nightshift, up for 26 hours tuesday, sleept 5-6 hours. Sitting on train 4 hours, followed by airplane ride.

 

Anybody triede anything like that on a plane?

Would you have went to doctor to be checked out?

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Would you have went to doctor to be checked out?

Talking to a doctor about this would be a wise thing to do.

 

Cabins are only pressurised to an altitude of 2000 odd metres. Perhaps that contributed to whatever happened.

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Probably body catching up to exhaustion.

 

Also exacerbated by flying conditions and alcohol.

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If you suffer from low blood pressure (naturally or due to medication) standing up too fast can make you feel faint as, for a short time, you don't get quite as much blood up to your brain. Second thing, typical cabin pressure equivalent to 8000 ft, so less oxygen all round. Third thing, alcohol relaxes some muscles, notably the ones around the veins in your legs, which keep the blood pressure up to help pump blood up from the legs to the heart (typical stereotype of drunk guy who passes out when he stands up after drinking).

 

It could just have been a combination of all three of these. Or, sorry, it could be something completely different.

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Go to the Doctors or maybe it might happen again,but worse on your return journey..

 

Maybe nothing but without a medical you may never know.

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Had a big check made at doctors 2 years ago. Told me i was in good health, for a man at 36 years old at that time.

Dont have any know condition, and dont take any kind off medication.

 

Triede a google search, seems its not that uncommon to faint in an airplane.

 

Thanks for answers-:)

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You never mentioned if you had any alcahol during the flight or prior to. If you did it would explain allot. Plus lackof sleep.

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You may want a Pattaya stress test. Particular to Pattaya, the stress test consists of a trip to Soi 6, followed by hours of sedentary drinking. The subject then procures six maidens to stress and proceeds upstairs. If you make it through all six you're in fine shape. No worries. If you kick off this mortal coil in the process, well, it's a hell of a way to go.

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 Did the stewardesses take advantage of you when you were out , was your zipper up or down , if not why not ?   And who did you fly with  ? 

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if you have time while in Pattaya, visit the heart center at BKK-Pattaya hospital, and let them check you out... EKG, blood pressure, and if they deem it necessary, stress test... they have some package deals for healthy heart maintenance...

 

several months ago, I was in for routine physical at BKK-Pattaya Hospital and the EKG showed a problem that was life threatening (an electrical heart problem)... have had abnormal heartbeat and a very slow pulse for a long, long time, but what they showed on the EKG was different, in a bad way... I would never have known, despite feeling dizzy sometimes when getting up fast (due to the ultra slow heartbeat - 35 or so at rest) and feeling sluggish while working out (more than normal)... but it was they type of thing that could have made my retirement very short lived (and prevented me from continuing to STICK IT TO THE MAN by getting my retirement paychecks), per two Cardiologists that I chatted with...

 

not to scare you, and probably was the alcohol, possible dehydration, legs not pumping blood to the rest of your body by moving around, etc - but always good to get it checked out by professionals at a good hospital (that is equipped with quality equipment, and highly trained medical staff - unlike most small clinics)... 

 

OK - just read your post and it said you are relatively young and in good health - I assume that your check up 2 years ago showed that you had normal blood pressure/pulse, EKG was normal, your cholesterol is normal, etc... If that is the case, and you aren't in a very stressful job the past two years and are leading a decent enough/healthy life (exercise, eat OK, drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest), you are probably good2Go, no need to go to see a Dr. in Pattaya... but if you want to be REALLY SURE, you can always sneak in a trip to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital and get it checked out, tell them what happened, etc... And let them run some routine tests... The price at that hospital is really good (compared to medical care in the States), and you can walk in and get a professional in most areas (cardiologist, internal medicine, orthopedic surgeon, thoracic surgeon, GI doctor, urologist, dentist (root canal specialist, crown specialist, etc) on most days including weekends during normal business hours... Something you ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT do in the States - have to book an appointment with a specialist days/weeks/months in advance (so as not to interfere with their golf game, etc)... 

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You never mentioned if you had any alcahol during the flight or prior to. If you did it would explain allot. Plus lackof sleep.

The OP mentioned he had 3 small glasses of wine.

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Been there.. done that.. Well actually only once fainting for real but twice getting almost to that point.. meaning cold sweat, feeling dizzy and nausea. First time just after taking off from Mumbai. Told to stewardess and she escorted me to the galley where I could lay down having my feet up on a jump seat. It was kind of an explainable because have had a long sweaty day. Then mid flight coming back to Europe from States. Woke up and felt nausea and decided to go to toilet. When walking there felt dizzy and tried to make it to the galley but apparently fainted and stumbled on the aisle. Third time while approach after a short flight. Just told to the guy next to me and he told me that I was pale as a ghost. Every time it just passed. Felt strange for the rest of the day. 

 

Of course had a check up after the first two incidents but came up nothing. Most likely some kind of vasovagal events due to several reasons. All three happened during a 2 years time, but now it has been 4 years since the last one and I have been flying as frequently as before.

 

So it can happen.. but if the medical results fine I guess there should not be anything to worry about.

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My personal experience suggests it is worth getting checked out, my first visit to Patts 4 years ago i started feeling crap about 2 weeks before i was due to fly, was working hard right up to the day before the flight, was tempted to cancel.

The day after I got there i was eating soup and i felt a sudden wave of dizziness and heaviness, I could literally feel myself passing out at the table, completely sober, threw some money down, pushed myself to my feet in an effort to get to my room next door to the place, then slammed to the floor, took it easy the next couple of days, then eased myself into the fun of Pattaya, ended up moving to the Queen Vic on Soi 6 for my second week!.

 

I got home went the docs explained what happened, he sent me for bloods as i had some other symptoms that had seemed insignificant, but actually weren't, i got an urgent call the very next day saying get to the hospital now! luckily i was treated in time, avoided surgery even, even so i still suffered some consequences.

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You didn't tell us what your normal blood pressure is - you should go to a doctor. Low blood pressure can be a sign of various medical issues that you would need to get treated.

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Definitely make sure your checkups are up to date.

 

Same thing happened to me once - but I had a lot of red wine in the lounge and on the flight, skipped the meal and didn't drink enough water. Got up to pee a few hours later, took one step and then I was on the floor. Crew helped me up and took my pulse and blood pressure. I had to pee so badly but they wouldnt let me. I finally got them up allow me in the can, but then they kept knocking every thirty seconds for a response. I just had to fucking pee. Anyway, back to my seat and back to sleep and never another issue. Very concerned and attentive crew in Delta though. They even offered to call ahead for a doctor or paramedic upon landing, but I declined.

 

Saw a doctor within a few hours of landing, it was in Munich, and was told I was in great health and it was most likely a combination of too much alcohol, dehydration, lack of food and getting up too quickly. One incident over 2+ million miles flown, I'm not worried about it, but definitely make sure I'm well hydrated from now on and don't drink so much. I also stretch my legs a bit before rising from my seat.

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Events like this always scare me

Little bit worried about the poor fellow

Very worried the plane will turn back or land somewhere else

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You never mentioned if you had any alcahol during the flight or prior to. If you did it would explain allot. Plus lackof sleep.

Did get one beer prior to flight, and the 3 small glasses of wine.

 

Did the stewardesses take advantage of you when you were out , was your zipper up or down , if not why not ? And who did you fly with ?

 

Thai air, stewardess did give me a nice neck massage-:)

 

You didn't tell us what your normal blood pressure is - you should go to a doctor. Low blood pressure can be a sign of various medical issues that you would need to get treated.

I have been getting my sailor/offshore medical done every 2 year, for the past 20 years.

They never mentioned any problems with bloodpressure. Never actually asked for what the numbers are

 

Events like this always scare me

Little bit worried about the poor fellow

Very worried the plane will turn back or land somewhere else

Did give me a scare, and i where worried about them landing somewhere to get me off.

 

I will be going for a check up, either when i get home or here. I think about it to often, to let it go.

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I got home went the docs explained what happened, he sent me for bloods as i had some other symptoms that had seemed insignificant, but actually weren't, i got an urgent call the very next day saying get to the hospital now! luckily i was treated in time, avoided surgery even, even so i still suffered some consequences.

 

Interesting. Care to share what ailment was diagnosed by blood tests, resulting in an urgent call to go to the hospital, etc? 

 

A blood infection wouldn't be treated by surgery. Blood tests indicating problems with an organ could be. Thanks

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Graves disease, apparently i had suffered something called a thyroid storm, as i already had high blood pressure, previous heart issues and despite having reported other symptoms all consistent with graves months earlier, excessive sweating, blurred vision, etc my old doctor did not blood test me. My new doctor decided on a thyroid test, what had thrown them off he said is instead of losing weight i gained a large amount over a small period of time ( 1 in 10 do and only 1 in 10 men get it). They wanted to surgically remove the thyroid but held off long enough for the tablets to work, but the tablets knock out your immune system, meaning whilst on them i caught every bloody illness that was going around, public transport was my bane, they also affect bone density, i still have to get regular blood tests, and my last one which was 2 weeks back was worrying, i now have to go back in 1 month to see if it remains high or stabilizes.

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