Thanks. Are you able to go "back and forth"?
In regard to my questions, first, I'm a 66 yo with several chronic health issues-- including a couple of extremely rare ones-- bilateral posterior ethmoid sinusitis and elevated serum tryptase. I also have low blood pressure (usually approx 75-80/55-60) and slow pulse (55-60.) And, due to a hiatal hernia/reflux and an "open" LES, I'm on a low fat/high carb diet-- and eat a lot of low sugar grain (oat/wheat) portions daily-- but, I know that they "convert" to sugar. And, last ate approx 6 hours prior to the shower episode.
My urgent questions are related to my having become extremely dizzy while taking a luke warm shower approx an hour ago. I had a similar episode approx a year ago when I became so dizzy while taking a shower that, despite immediately turning off the water and getting out of the shower, I dropped "face down" on the floor before I could even walk more than a couple of feet (suffering a broken nose and two deep facial lacerations.)
However, I was able to get up immediately at that time, and, although still somewhat dizzy, I carefully went downstairs (while holding the hand rail), grabbed a large bottle of Cherry Coke and chugged it (55g of sugar)-- and, after sitting down for a few minutes, seemed to recover (aside from the broken nose, lacerations, etc.)
Anyway, for the first time in since then (nearly a year), I had a very similar episode an hour ago in the shower. But this time, I had a large bottle of Dr. Pepper next to the shower (just in case.) And, after quickly chugging the contents (54g sugar) and sitting down, I barely managed to avoid ending up on the floor again but seemed to recover from the sugar.
My questions: 1) Does that seem likely to be a hypoglycemic event (since I "recovered" after quickly drinking the 50g+ of sugar?
2) Or could it have still been blood pressure related?
In that regard, I need to try to go to sleep very soon.
3) Is there any concern, or should I be "safe" to go to sleep now? Thanks,