Didn’t know where else to post this but I thought to shed light on what happened here:
On Sunday I went to have a tattoo done on my leg (thigh and hamstring) which required some shaving of body hair, I was standing at the time, and progressively what I felt was an elevated heart rate and slightly dizzy, this kept going for about a minute (I guess?), there was some blood droplets when he began shaving and the next thing I know I’ve fainted and being picked up by my tattoo artist’s assistant, felt disorientated because I didn’t know who this guy was (having just met him that afternoon).
This occurred around 2pm in the afternoon, I ate at 1pm (two chicken breasts, 3 boiled small eggs whole), had only one cup of herbal tea in the morning and my last meal on Saturday night finished about 10pm. I’ve been doing IF (16/8) for over a week and never had issues like this last week or any time in the gym or doing physical activity - as I said in the title this is the first time I’ve fainted. I am a Type 2 Diabetic and my blood sugar usually tests around 124 mg/dl after meals.
What happened? was I too nervous or did my blood sugar drop far too low? Did I go into shock? This has never happened before and as centered and as stable as I am mentally this did scare the shit out of me.
I sat for a while, rested and by the time I was given a Snickers and Diet Coke I felt okay (felt okay before the high sugar food and drink arrived). Later after I finished the tattoo towards the last stages (about 3.5 hours work) I felt a similar dizzy feeling but drank the diet Coke immediately. Thank you for your replies.