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  1. #1
    BOXMAN
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    Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?
    2003/Oct/29
    [email protected] (257roberts) WROTE:


    I gave blood recently (second time I gave) and after I ate the donuts
    and juice, I sat down like they told me, and then the next thing I
    knew, the nurse was telling me I had had a seizure on the waiting room
    floor. They said I hit my head as I fell too. I am 30 male and in
    good health. Emergency room visit could find nothing wrong later.
    Needless to say, the Red Cross said they didn't want me to donate
    again. Anyone have any ideas what happened? Thanks,


    BOXMAN

    GET A JOB TO EARN MONEY YOU DEAD BEAT.



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    BOXMAN
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    Re: Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?

    Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?
    2003/Oct/29
    [email protected] (257roberts) WROTE:


    I gave blood recently (second time I gave) and after I ate the donuts
    and juice, I sat down like they told me, and then the next thing I
    knew, the nurse was telling me I had had a seizure on the waiting room
    floor. They said I hit my head as I fell too. I am 30 male and in
    good health. Emergency room visit could find nothing wrong later.
    Needless to say, the Red Cross said they didn't want me to donate
    again. Anyone have any ideas what happened? Thanks,


    BOXMAN

    GET A JOB TO EARN MONEY YOU DEAD BEAT.



  3. #3
    1111111
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    Re: Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?

    Boxman:

    You had a vasovagal reaction. Very common, even after giving blood for
    labwork. Blood pools in the lower extremeties, your blood pressure bottoms
    out, no return of blood to the heart, hence no blood going to the brain,
    then you pass out and may or may not exhibit seizure symptoms. Treatment ->
    lie down flat, supplemental oxygen if available, continue to lie down until
    you are feeling better. No cause for alarm, but be aware that you may have
    this occur again. BTW, next time ask on WEBMD, not this new group.

    "BOXMAN" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?
    > 2003/Oct/29
    > [email protected] (257roberts) WROTE:
    >
    >
    > I gave blood recently (second time I gave) and after I ate the donuts
    > and juice, I sat down like they told me, and then the next thing I
    > knew, the nurse was telling me I had had a seizure on the waiting room
    > floor. They said I hit my head as I fell too. I am 30 male and in
    > good health. Emergency room visit could find nothing wrong later.
    > Needless to say, the Red Cross said they didn't want me to donate
    > again. Anyone have any ideas what happened? Thanks,
    >
    >
    > BOXMAN
    >
    > GET A JOB TO EARN MONEY YOU DEAD BEAT.






  4. #4
    1111111
    Guest

    Re: Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?

    Boxman:

    You had a vasovagal reaction. Very common, even after giving blood for
    labwork. Blood pools in the lower extremeties, your blood pressure bottoms
    out, no return of blood to the heart, hence no blood going to the brain,
    then you pass out and may or may not exhibit seizure symptoms. Treatment ->
    lie down flat, supplemental oxygen if available, continue to lie down until
    you are feeling better. No cause for alarm, but be aware that you may have
    this occur again. BTW, next time ask on WEBMD, not this new group.

    "BOXMAN" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?
    > 2003/Oct/29
    > [email protected] (257roberts) WROTE:
    >
    >
    > I gave blood recently (second time I gave) and after I ate the donuts
    > and juice, I sat down like they told me, and then the next thing I
    > knew, the nurse was telling me I had had a seizure on the waiting room
    > floor. They said I hit my head as I fell too. I am 30 male and in
    > good health. Emergency room visit could find nothing wrong later.
    > Needless to say, the Red Cross said they didn't want me to donate
    > again. Anyone have any ideas what happened? Thanks,
    >
    >
    > BOXMAN
    >
    > GET A JOB TO EARN MONEY YOU DEAD BEAT.






  5. #5
    257roberts
    Guest

    Re: Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?

    Thanks for your reply, that makes me feel better after the ER people
    couldn't figure out what happened. I'm thinking the other poster
    assumed that I was giving blood to earn money. I was only giving
    because of a blood drive. I don't think the Red Cross pays for blood.
    I own an equipment rental company, some days though, I think I might
    could make more money selling blood!! Business has been tough lately.
    I will post to the other NG next time, sorry I posted to this one.



  6. #6
    257roberts
    Guest

    Re: Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?

    Thanks for your reply, that makes me feel better after the ER people
    couldn't figure out what happened. I'm thinking the other poster
    assumed that I was giving blood to earn money. I was only giving
    because of a blood drive. I don't think the Red Cross pays for blood.
    I own an equipment rental company, some days though, I think I might
    could make more money selling blood!! Business has been tough lately.
    I will post to the other NG next time, sorry I posted to this one.



  7. #7
    John Noble
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    Re: Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?

    I doubt it was a seizure. At the threshold of LOC due to loss of BP, many
    patients get a fight/flight thing going. Wasn't there, but I'd bet that's
    more likely for the reasons already stated.


    "257roberts" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Thanks for your reply, that makes me feel better after the ER people
    > couldn't figure out what happened. I'm thinking the other poster
    > assumed that I was giving blood to earn money. I was only giving
    > because of a blood drive. I don't think the Red Cross pays for blood.
    > I own an equipment rental company, some days though, I think I might
    > could make more money selling blood!! Business has been tough lately.
    > I will post to the other NG next time, sorry I posted to this one.






  8. #8
    John Noble
    Guest

    Re: Had a seizure after giving blood-wondering why?

    I doubt it was a seizure. At the threshold of LOC due to loss of BP, many
    patients get a fight/flight thing going. Wasn't there, but I'd bet that's
    more likely for the reasons already stated.


    "257roberts" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Thanks for your reply, that makes me feel better after the ER people
    > couldn't figure out what happened. I'm thinking the other poster
    > assumed that I was giving blood to earn money. I was only giving
    > because of a blood drive. I don't think the Red Cross pays for blood.
    > I own an equipment rental company, some days though, I think I might
    > could make more money selling blood!! Business has been tough lately.
    > I will post to the other NG next time, sorry I posted to this one.






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