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Blacking out after drinking. Why? Is it normal to feel hot and dizzy?

I am 40 year old woman. I never drink because everytime I do I black out after just a few sips. This happened last night. I recently became divorces so, I went out with a girlfriend to dinner. She ordered me a sour apple martini not knowing I never drink. I took a few sips after eating an appitizer and I felt fine and all of a sudden I felt hot and dizzy. I rested my head for a few minutes and felt that I was going to vomit so I stood up and took two steps and blacked out. I woke up in the middle of the restraunt on the floor. within 10 min i felt fine, as if nothing happened. I dont know why this happens to me. Is there a serious problem I should look into?
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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Thanks for using the HCM. I am happy to address your questions, alcohol can produce symptoms of shaking, tiredness and dizziness that may continue the following day or even for several days. Alcohol impairs sleep quality by reducing amounts of deep and restorative sleep and leads to feelings of lethargy and dizziness. It causes a sudden rise in blood glucose levels, which triggers the body's insulin response to remove glucose from your system. The subsequent fall in blood sugar levels can lead to continued dizzy spells as the body's metabolism tries to re-adjust. Rehydrate, nourish adequately and rest your body to help you recover from an alcohol-induced dizzy spell.
Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Thanks
Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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