As I mentioned in my blog earlier, I ended up having some hypothermia because of my declaration of war on the mice in my house on saturday....... Well, on Monday, I ended up having to go into the doctor for shortness of breath and irregular heart rate. The doctor told me my oxygen level was at 100% and my heartbeat was VERY fast. They did all kinds of tests on me, and drew blood etc. Now, I have had some issues in the past with panic attacks, and irregular heart rate, but nothing major. This past five days however has been terrible.
I got to thinking about why in the world I would be having such huge problems all of a sudden. It is very possible that it could be stress, I've lived a very high stress life. However, I began wondering if something could have triggered this change, and began looking into the wrap.
Theres all kinds of wraps that can be used, from home wraps to spa wraps, lotioned to heated wraps, etc. One warning I came across though was about EXTREME inch loss. They said that if you lose a lot of inches, it could lead to dehydration, which if too much, can lead to something called Hypovolemic Shock. I am REALLY REALLY hoping this is not what I have now. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000167.htm) Long story short, it is a low blood volume shock, caused by dehydration.
" Doctor Claims Wraps Dehydrate
"Be 6 to 20 inches slimmer today by dehydrating yourself? Sure," Herbert said. "And you can also kill yourself … because you can throw somebody into what we call hypovolemic shock. That's low blood volume shock by dehydrating you."
NOW, I have no idea if my problems stem from the use of the wrap or NOT( and I am sure lots of people use it without running into problems), and there are a lot of factors that add into my situation.
1, I ended up having 3 vials of blood drawn to do the testing on, AND 2. that night I started my period. SO, I am sure my blood volume would be dimished further by that, IF this is the case. 3. I also lost 5 inches, which is a lot of inches to lose, and the people of the wraps say 1-3 inches is the usual. 4.I also ended up with some hypothermia the 2nd night after the wrap usage, which I am sure further weakened me. Either way, I think to play it safe, in my case, I won't be using any more wraps. Its just not worth taking a risk. Should I find out down the road that I am wrong and it has nothing to do with what I am going through right now, I will write a submission on here and state it. For now, this is the best explanation I can come to. I am just REALLY REALLY hoping that I DONT have this shock, because you can die from it if it is too severe. SO, for now, I'm laying in bed, drinking lots of gatorade and water, and trying to replenish.
Its been one week since I used the wrap, the doctors had no idea what could be causing my problems, still waiting on a test to come back(thyroid), but all the other things they tested me for came back in the clear. Either way, like I said, I don't know if there is a connection, BUT I wanted to put this out there, just in case. I want people to be aware of the possibilities out there, and I know that IF I had known of the risk of such quick loss could lead to dehydration and hypovolemic shock, I would definitely not have taken this course of use of the wrap, BECAUSE I am VERY cautious about what I put into my body as far as things that can cause medical problems.I had looked at the list and I am not allergic to any of the ingredients, and I did not have a skin rash from it,so I didn't think anything about any possible connections there could be, when I talked to the doctor. Kinda wishingI HAD thought there could be a connection when I talked to them, just so I coulda ruled that out. Anyways, just be cautious when you use this item, drink a TON of water, for a WEEK after using it, I would say, and dont go doing anything crazy that will deplete you on your fluids either.