I Passed Out and Ironically, Diabetes Was Not to Blame


Thanks to my numerous allergies, I sometimes get laryngospasms which is where my throat closes up due to larynx muscle spasms. It only lasts a minute or two but it scares me to death each time it’s happened because when it happens I can’t breathe or talk.

Well, Sunday, yours truly, the occasional idiot, ate some blue cheese, which I seem to be allergic to (the mold in it or it’s relation to penicillin?)  Anyway, since eating blue cheese just causes me a sore throat, I didn’t think it was a big deal.  So I enjoyed some and figured I’d just enjoy my temporary hoarse voice for a few days.

Yesterday, I was in the living room with the kids when I took a sip of water and my throat suddenly closed up.  Within a minute I was on my knees struggling just to get a little bit of air.  Usually by 90 seconds I’m done and starting to suck in a tiny bit of air but this time I could feel myself getting really weak.  My head felt like it was swelling, my lungs felt like a major bruise, and next thing I know, I was waking up.

I got up slowly, relieved to be alive and then quickly searched the room for my kids.  They do so many crazy things that I felt myself blurting out “Oh thank God!” to find them sitting on the couch looking through books.  Little angels.  I had a bruise on my hip and I wondered if that was from falling over or my kids jumping on me (both are equally imaginable possibilities).  I looked at the clock and calculated that I was out about 20-30 minutes.  Why so long?  Did my body decide to take advantage of the opportunity and grab a quick nap?

The reason I was fine is because when you pass out from this, the muscles don’t spasm any longer.  At least that’s what my allergist told me.  So I really only fear this while driving or something like that.

I couldn’t help but go to sleep last night feeling so thankful and thinking about how lucky I was to pass out and type 1 diabetes not be the cause.   I wonder how many people who suffer from these spasms has that thought. lol.

4 thoughts on “I Passed Out and Ironically, Diabetes Was Not to Blame

  1. Stacey D.

    Oh my goodness Sysy, that is SO scary!! I have never passed out before but is something that I do fear. I am very glad you’re alright and that your kiddos behaved themselves too :)

  2. Scully

    What?! you’re a bizarre cookie you know.
    I would think that passing out would be enough for me to never go near whatever caused it ever again. 20-30 minutes? holy crap.
    I’m so glad you are so tough about it!

  3. Sysy Post author

    lol! Well the thing is different things cause it. Sometimes it’s just the pollen outside! So I suppose by eating blue cheese I was upping the risk. Not a good idea. lol And I won’t do it again, trust me! :)

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