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It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
A Saucy Wench
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Wow, well I'm kind of glad my year and a half old thread got resurrected, now I remember posting this, and I have not had this problem recently.
So glad I got on this thread! I have been getting extremely nauseous and dizzy after swimming for about 3 years now. I have wanted to start swimming regularly and have been trying about once every few months during that time. The first time it happened, I thought it was because I was pregnant and held off for awhile. But it continues to happen and I am so bummed out by it. I am fine while swimming (I swim 1600m, about 20-30 minutes), but the second I get vertical, I am nauseous. And it takes about 1-2 hours for me to feel "normal" again. Someone once saw me sitting in the shower, all pale and disoriented, and wanted to call 911...thankfully I just had her call my husband instead (that was embarrassing). I thought at first that my swim cap was too tight and have tried 4 different kinds (including none) and that wasn't it. I thought about dehydration, but more water before and/or after didn't seem to make a difference. I am not a really experienced or competitive swimmer, but I LOVE to swim! I don't kick turn and can only breath on one side (I do every 4th breath on the right). Any tips on learning to breath on both sides? Or allieviating the nausea from head swinging? I'm afraid if I breath too often (every breath on right) it will be too much of the "swaying" that people mentioned. Thanks
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who struggles with this! I'll experience nausea after every swim. The longer the swim, the longer the nausea lasts. My latest swim caused me to have the ultimate nausea (dizziness, vomiting, the whole nine) that lasted through the next morning. I've been told that it's due to water getting trapped in the inner ear. I've tried earplugs, but they don't always help; not to mention the fact that they fall out constantly. This last episode of nausea has kept me FAR from any pool or body of water. I was anticipating to enter my first Ironman competition next year, but without getting this problem under control, my aspirations are on stand by. Any words of advice?
Are you in the pool or open water when it happens? In the pool, I had to stop doing flip turns and that sorta put an end to it. It never really happened to me in open water so I don't have any advice for that...
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