Eversince I was a child, I have gotten light-headed whenever I drink water on its own. Water with something such as juice mixed in is fine. Even carbonated and fruit flavoured water goes down fine.
It doesn't matter if the water is room temperature or chilled, I get the same effect. The only difference being that the colder the water, the quicker I feel the dizziness. I only need one mouthful of chilled water to feel like this compared to a few mouthfuls of tap water.
Is this just my body not liking flavourless water? I only thought about it the other day when I mentioned it at work and people thought I was strange lol.
I just got an email notification that a new post had been made on my old thread. Wow, long time! I'm glad someone else has the same issue as me though lol. It's really strange. It doesn't matter where the water is from - tap, bottled, etc - but any still water makes me light-headed. I wonder if it's to do with my ears. I have ultra-sensitive ears when it comes to temperature. In the cold, my ears will hurt after literally a few minutes of chilly wind. Maybe it's all related somehow, who knows.
The advert for that drink "Oasis" over here comes to mind though. "Oasis- For people who don't like water." Hehe!
Yup, that's exactly it abomimanble. A long drink means longer lightheaded-ness. I never thought anything of it either, just when a colleague at work said she didn't get that feeling I started Googling lol! There must be one of those scientific explanations out there somewhere.
I have had the same problem since I was little. I would get light headed after drinking any amount of purified water (i.e. culligan, hinckley springs, etc.) I think it has to do with the water being more pure and their being more oxygen in it than normal, the extra oxygen would account for the brief light headed feeling... not a scientist though, just guessing really. Wish I knew for sure if I was right or not
It is really cool that others experience this.(Or is it) When I was little I use to get dizzy when I drank out the water fountain at school. And I always thought that there was something in the water. Now that I'm older it still happens. Especially from water fountains. I just realized from reading some other threads that it is, in fact, b/c of the inner ear. I have always had ear problems and sinus infections, so it all makes sense. I still think they may have something in the tap water, but that's another subject.
I have the same reaction when I drink water.I go to gym in the night and I have to be carefull how much watter I drink and the next day I'm really sick,nosea,light headed,my hearing becomes very sensitive.Did all the tests,been to neurologist,eye specialist, everything good.Wird and now I want to try a naturopath
There are different reasons for dizziness. Some people feel dizzy and don't even realize that their heart stops. Dizziness may cause sudden death.
My husband felt dizzy while drinking water for several years. Cold or room temperature water- it doesn't matter. He
passed out and fell on the floor while drinking several sips of water. At the hospital, he's got dizzy again while
drinking water. My husband was wearing Holter monitor recording his heart rate and this is why he was able to catch that his heart rate stopped for 9 seconds while he was drinking water. (Actually, medical personal missed this, and we've got attention only when my husband asked if there was any pause in his heart beat recorded an hour ago when he was drinking water.)
He was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome (SSS) and he has got a pacemaker the next day.
Don't ignore your dizziness. Check your pulse and blood oxygen saturation when you get dizzy. (You can buy a pulse
oximeter.) Normal pulse is between 60 and 100.
Read more about Swallow syncope: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P
I get light headed when swallowing period. Food, water, soda, pastries, almost anything edible. I never monitored my heart rate when this happens. I will. This happened before off and on in the last decade or so. It would happen so infrequently, I didn't bother with it. But as of the last 3 days, it happens daily, multiple times.