Fit from drinking water too fast
October 9, 2012 5:51 AM Subscribe
My 14 year old daughter had a short 'fit' after drinking water too fast, does anyone know what could have happened and should we do any medical follow up?
posted by foleypt to health & fitness (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We were at lunch 10 mins ago and my daughter who was late for lunch sits down talks awhile and then drinks a whole cup of water in one go. She then made a comment about having drunk the water too fast, she then became unresponsive and went pale.. we thought she was joking but her head then fell forward and she appeared to be very stiff. She was unresponsive for about 15-20 secs. We got her out of her chair and tried to get her into the recovery position when she then recovered. She now seems without any problems, she did not seem to choak, as she did not cough up any water. She was dizzy at first and is now finishing lunch. We were about to ring an ambulance when she 'recovered'. We are now wondering if it is worth taking her to hospital, as we are afraid that without any more symptoms they won't do anything else. Does anyone have a guess about what happened to her and if further medical intervention is required