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    Hello!

    So, I'm an otherwise healthy 17 year old who is currently struggling with taking baths and not almost fainting ahaha
    Okay, so this all started towards the beginning of 2015 - I'd be in my bath, then either have to stand up to get something/ wash myself and then (quite literally) just suddenly almost pass out.
    Recently, however, my heart rate will race, then slow down to some ridiculously slow rate, and then speed back up again - which would leave me clinging onto what was left of my conscious mind.
    Yesterday, the above happened: I was in my bath and it wasn't warm, at all! I started feeling sick so made my way to the toilet, where I found that my heart rate had leaped up, then dropped so suddenly and then rose back again. I felt very dizzy, lightheaded, sick, struggled to stand and couldn't see/ hear much (apart from a loud ringing).
    This was probably the scariest of them all, BECAUSE I could feel my heart go from racing to almost stopping...literally! Of course, it didn't stop, BUT it got down to a speed that I was very uncomfortable with it being at.

    I am aware that the heat, standing up quick and other factors, such as dehydration can be an issue.
    But do you think I should worry or just quit? Or even consider going to a GP?

    Thanks for your time!!!
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    I think you should see a GP, passing out randomly doesn't seem like a normal thing to do...
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    Why not see your GP and check everything is OK. It will put your mind at rest, you could have a minor blood pressure problem or deficiency which is easily solved. TBH I get the same if I have a hot bath, I like to take a shower after a bath but I have to wait a while or I will pass out in the shower.
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    your GP will give you a thorough check to see if there is anything going on. he/she will ask about family history, any previous illnesses, any medications you are using etc.
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    (Original post by zuzulla)
    Hello!

    So, I'm an otherwise healthy 17 year old who is currently struggling with taking baths and not almost fainting ahaha
    Okay, so this all started towards the beginning of 2015 - I'd be in my bath, then either have to stand up to get something/ wash myself and then (quite literally) just suddenly almost pass out.
    Recently, however, my heart rate will race, then slow down to some ridiculously slow rate, and then speed back up again - which would leave me clinging onto what was left of my conscious mind.
    Yesterday, the above happened: I was in my bath and it wasn't warm, at all! I started feeling sick so made my way to the toilet, where I found that my heart rate had leaped up, then dropped so suddenly and then rose back again. I felt very dizzy, lightheaded, sick, struggled to stand and couldn't see/ hear much (apart from a loud ringing).
    This was probably the scariest of them all, BECAUSE I could feel my heart go from racing to almost stopping...literally! Of course, it didn't stop, BUT it got down to a speed that I was very uncomfortable with it being at.

    I am aware that the heat, standing up quick and other factors, such as dehydration can be an issue.
    But do you think I should worry or just quit? Or even consider going to a GP?

    Thanks for your time!!!
    Op, you need to see your GP. They would refer you to the hospital to do a full blood count for anaemia and your overall health. Heart palpitations is nothing to take likely at all.

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