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<p>This morning when I got up I wasn't feeling quite right--just kind of weak and super grouchy. I had a big bowl of Special K with soy milk and blueberries and strawberries, and maybe half or less of a mug of coffee with soy milk. I did a reading lessons with DDs and took a shower about 1.5-2 hours after I ate the cereal.</p>
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<p>In the shower I started feeling light-headed and weak and my whole body just felt off. I got half dressed and could barely make it to the couch to lay down before I thought I would fall over or faint. DF is a bartender so he was asleep upstairs. Sweet DDs saw me not feeling well and filled up my water bottle and brought me the rest of the blueberries. I laid there for maybe 15 minutes, with my 2 little nurses watching over me with concern, then got up and made myself celery with peanut butter--like probably 2/3cup of PB lol. After I ate it I slowly started feeling better. I ate a falafel and hummus sandwich with veggies and felt better after that too. I was super shaky for about 1.5 hours and all day I've felt kind of off and still a little shaky. I don't feel sick, like I've come down with something, just not quite right.</p>
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<p>I assume my blood sugar just crashed? I did have a healthy dinner last night and 2 bowls of cereal with soy and berries (I'm addicted right now!) between dinner and going to bed. I watch what I eat pretty carefully, especially my protein. I'm mostly vegan and very particular about eating healthy, whole foods, so I've always been pretty confident about my nutrition.  Do you think I just had a day where I needed extra protein or something else? It was kind of freaky and definitely something I would like to avoid in the future.</p>
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<p>Not sure. Can you try eating a handful of almonds when you've had a particularly sugar-y meal? It should help by having you digest the sugar more slowly so your pancreas can keep up :) Breakfast cereal, even the healthier kind, is loaded with easily digestible carbs.</p>
 

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<p>Were you taking a really hot shower by any chance? This exact thing has happened to me a few times (non-pregnant) after overheating in the bath or shower. Just an idea.</p>
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<p>Either way, hope you don't have to go through that again!</p>
 

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<p>In pregnancy I can get like that in a hot shower, feel really woozy after a shower. Also anemia could be a possibly. Are you taking a whole food vitamin or a iron supp such as Blood Builder by Mega Foods?</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for your replies! elishiva, I'll definitely try eating some almonds when I have my midnight cereal tonight. I'm also going to try to get back to just making my own granola with agave and oats and nuts, which was what I always ate before this pregnancy made me lazy and turned me into a Special K lover!</p>
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<p>I was taking a hot shower, like I do every morning. This morning I had a similar, but much more mild reaction in the shower. I just got a little light-headed and felt better when I got out of the shower and opened the bathroom door for some air. Boo! One of my greatest pleasures in the winter is taking hot hot showers and steaming up our tiny bathroom. The heating is way over-vented in there, so it gets so hot and wonderful in the winter. I guess I better take it easy on that. DP has been telling me that for years so he'll be glad for the lower water bill. <span><img alt="bawling.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bawling.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span>Thanks you for your responses!</span></p>
 

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<p>I get that way after a hot shower as well...I hate it being cold right now and not being able to boil myself in there!</p>
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<p>I also had a similar weak/shaky/lightheaded feeling a couple weeks ago and I'm not sure what brought it on...I hadn't taken a shower in a few hours, I had eaten well that morning, and I hadn't had any sugar or anything to cause a blood sugar spike/drop.  I was just walking around and all of the sudden felt very weak and like I was going to pass out.  I ate some protein and laid down for a nap and felt better after a little while.  I hate that feeling, it's very scary.</p>
 

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<p>I struggle with this too and actually will avoid a shower for a few days (I'm so nauseous and can barely brush my teeth either - I know...don't stand too close to me).  Anyway, my doctor always reminds me to drink TONS of water because what happens is my blood pressure gets super duper low in the hot shower.  I have actually had to just sit down in there.  I need bunches of fluid to keep up with my body trying to double the blood supply.  Of course, water makes me nauseous...so when I am not to sick anymore, I'll hopefully start drinking water, showering AND brushing my teeth!  That will be glorious!</p>
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<p>I bet the ideas of extra protein will help too...maybe a hot quinoa cereal for breakfast?  Isn't quinoa the one that's a perfect protein?  That and extra water should help a bunch.  By the way, I just love how your DD's reacted.  How loving and sweet.  If only my one year old understood how to fill up my water jug and not poop when I'm nauseous.  *sigh*</p>
 

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<p>I bet the ideas of extra protein will help too...maybe a hot quinoa cereal for breakfast?  Isn't quinoa the one that's a perfect protein?  That and extra water should help a bunch.  By the way, I just love how your DD's reacted.  How loving and sweet.  If only my one year old understood how to fill up my water jug and not poop when I'm nauseous.  *sigh*</p>
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<p>Hot quinoa cereal sounds so good right now. I make "Buddha Pudding" out of leftover grains heated up with unsweetened soy milk or almond milk. I soak raisins or dried berries overnight and use the water to sweeten it. I add nuts and sometimes fresh fruit. It's so good and my kids will eat pounds of it. They think it's a treat!</p>
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<p>lol About 1yo pooping when you're nauseous! Their timing is right on sometimes...I have the same problem with our cat. I'm so disgusted by the poor creature now, after having accidentally seen her poop at a very bad moment for me. Now the site of her sometimes make me gag, and the smell of her litter box is the only thing that has made me vomit. Aversion to food is over, but aversion to animals is just beginning I guess.</p>
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<p>That makes a lot of sense about your blood pressure dropping in the hot shower. My BP is naturally very low--they often double check it to make sure it's right--so it makes sense that a drop like that would cause problems. Thanks for that info. It definitely seems to fit.</p>
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<p>I hope your nausea gets better soon, stinky mama. lol totally j/k!! Actually, when I'm sick mouth wash sometimes helps. Having a fresh mouth makes me feels cleaner even when I'm not.</p>
 
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