what do I need to tell my coach?

lately I’ve been having trouble, with dizziness, fainting (or feeling like it) fatigue, and shaking. The Fatigue and Shaking I though was because of swimming, being tired and chilled after swim. the dizziness and faintish feelings I was told was normal to some extent.

well I just took a 5 week break and all this stuff was the same. so I told my mom and when to the doctor. he doagnosed me with Hypoglyemia. I know what it is and what it requires to keep it in check, but its going to take me some time to get used to it and make me feel better.

today at swim practice I feel sleepy and shakey but I didn’t say anything to him or my parents yet.

my question is. What do I need to tell him? I will tell him because i have lots of swim meet and he needs to right it on my physical for school. I have a lot of problems already. and the list keeps growing

blindness (really)
bad back and neck
weak ankels
bad shoulder
tenis elbows
and…

now Hypoglycemia
okay question is WHAT do I need to tell my coach? I was cleared to swim and everything he just told me to take it a little easier for a while. I just don’t know how I should approach it.

I have REALLY big meets comming up and I need to train. I mean Paralympic trails big.

and my doctor said that the faintish stuff was most likily from somthing else I don’t know the name of it. but it has to do with standing up to fast. and your blood not pumping fast enough to your brain. he said it won’t hurt me in the long run. just go a little slower when you make sudden changes in body possion. the only problems in swimming I’ve ever had is going from a belly stroke to backstroke. but that’s it. and I don’t swim IM’s

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  1. YodasTatoo, 21 February, 2010

    It could be a heart condition. I’d go to a pediatric cardiologist and make sure you don’t have Long QT syndrome.

  2. flounderdagreat, 21 February, 2010

    need to tell your coach most def

  3. zeebya, 21 February, 2010

    You’d better get a more thorough check than you’ve already had. The symptoms you describe don’t sound like just hypoglycemia. And, should you be at a swim meet and suddenly get really ill, you could be in serious trouble before aid can arrive.
    See another doctor, and demand to get to the bottom of the problem.

    And, I hope you get your health back real soon!

  4. biggs, 21 February, 2010

    well definetly if its serious. i play basketball and when tryouts come people won’t be ready and often people start vomiting and shaking so they have to sit out. reason why is because they are not in shape. the 1st couple days of tryout are hard we get "hell week". when we finish my stomach hurts, i get dizzy, and i cramp up. what i mean is that ur body has to get used to it. but i could be wrong make sure u ask ur coach if others have felt the same as u

  5. Neptune221, 21 February, 2010

    You need to be honest with your coach, and make sure he knows exactly what is going on–and honestly, it should be your parents that are doing so as well. If for no other reason than you coach needs to know what to look out for as well.

    But your coach is not a doctor, and I am assuming not specially trains in your condition–so you also need to be responsible to keep him informed–and probably more importantly, do not be embarrassed. It sounds like you are training through significant adversity. Most people would have quit. Sounds great that you are trying to find a way to work through it.

  6. gnarlyaudball, 21 February, 2010

    U should ask your doctor if there is any meds u can take.

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