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i am a 13 year old girl, been a veggie for 8 weeks + now and i keep getting these head rush things when i stand up from being on the computer or watching tc, that i never got before<br><br><br><br>
ALSO i keep getting weird eye twiching things recently<br><br><br><br>
if you could help me and tell me what i should do to stop this, reply, or email me<br><br><br><br>
THANKS :]<br><br><br><br>
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I get them once in a while and they seem more likely to happen:<br><br><br><br>
when it's hot<br><br>
after I exert myself<br><br>
when I'm hungry<br><br><br><br>
So if it''s happening more after changing your diet check and make sure you're getting enough calories in your diet now. Some people when they change to a veggie eat too much rabbit food.<br><br><br><br>
I asked a doctor about it and he said not to worry about it. He said that it happens some times especially to tall people when they get up too fast. I't happens to me a few times a year now and it has happened to me all my life. It seemed to happen the most when I was in highshool on the track team . At that time I wasn't vegetarian but exerted myself more. For me, becoming vegetarian didn't seem to make it happen more.<br><br><br><br>
If it's happening a lot I'd ask a doctor about it.
 

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When something odd and "medical" happens like that, the best thing is to go to your parents, or a school nurse. What you describe can be a symtom of anything from something simple and normal, to something bad and dangerous. I totally dont think there is anyone here with extensive diognostic ability in "brain" things (apologies to any neurosergeons on the site), so your best bet is to get to a doctor who can give you a check up.
 

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I am with Gita - please go to a doctor, and tell them what you are experiencing. He/she will ask you some questions and they will know what to do from there. Hopefully it's nothing serious, but you won't know for sure until you go to the doc and find out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I used to see white specks when I got up too quickly in the summer when I was younger - low blood pressure, basically. The brain uses disproportionately large amounts of sugar and oxygen from your bloodstream, and if it can't get it, you'll pass out. Adding a little salt, eating more often, drinking more water etc. may help. Mind you, I never actually fainted. It eventually went away, but:<br><br><br><br>
Since you also mentioned eye twitches you might want to check your calcium/magnesium/pantothenic acid intake (especially if you're getting muscle cramps elsewhere) and, above all, speak to a doctor about it. If your levels are out of whack, it can affect muscular functioning and neuronal transmission.
 

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Low blood pressure / low blood sugar. It is NOT caused by lack of meat - often, though, from a lack of calories, if you aren't eating enough. As you are 13, you are probably going through a growth spurt and need extra calories. This happened a lot to me as a teen, and I was not vegetarian. I just didn't eat enough. See a doctor if it continues, but that is what I'm guessing it is.
 

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It can also be an electrolyte imbalance. I get symptoms like that when I'm trying to lose weight. In essence, drinking too much liquids and not taking in enough calories. The best thing to do is try eating more and get electrolytes into your body (salt, potassium, and calcium).
 

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Sometimes switching to a veg*n diet also means eating less salted thing and more fruits and veggies, which contain lots of water. You might have lost electrolytes like sodium and your blood pressure cannot cope with sudden changes, which is called orthostatic hypotension.<br><br>
But there are other explanations as discussed by bstutzma.<br><br>
And see your doctor!<br><br>
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Precisely. Meat products are often crammed with salt, since the taste of meat itsself is nothing to write home about. You don't need meat itsself to get all your trace elements etc., but if your diet isn't balanced and lacking variety, it may well leave a gap that needs addressing - as may any sudden change.
 

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In my early/mid teens, through being omni, pescatarian, and lacto-ovo, I got them. My mum, dad & doctor assured me it's common in teenagers, I can't really remember the explaination. It probably doesn't have anything to do with diet, but if you're worried you should check with a doctor.
 

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It can be caused by low blood sugar or anemia, well thats what my biology teacher told me when I kept getting them and sometimes fainting too lol. See your doctor before taking any supplements or anything though.
 

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I get that all the time and I have low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Usually I just try to get up nice and slow in the mornings or when I feel my blood sugar getting low.<br><br><br><br>
I would really get this checked out by a doctor though. I found out all of this through blood work. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 
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