Help me feel better while exercising
October 16, 2012 12:01 PM Subscribe
How can I keep from passing out and vomiting during workouts?
posted by jschu to Health & Fitness (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am mid-twenties, maybe mildly underweight, and female. I don't drink or do any drugs. I recently started doing a fitness "boot camp" a few times a week and for the most part I'm doing well, building muscle, increasing stamina, etc.
However every now and then I'll just feel terrible. My vision starts going black and I get nauseous to the point of vomiting. This morning I also had really bad intestinal cramps.
I'm drinking enough water and eating a pretty healthy diet. I am on spironolactone for acne but a really low dose and the fainting thing has happened prior to starting on spiro.
My question is, assuming that these aren't symptoms of anything really serious, what can I do to prevent them. Is there something I can eat/drink before or during these episodes to keep from passing out on the side of a hill? Or is it just a matter of getting in better shape and powering through it (something I find unlikely, watching people from all fitness levels lap me at the park without pausing to upchuck behind the bushes)?