Blacking Out On Theme Park Ride

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    May 18, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    This is a health doozy I have going on because I am the only one out of all the people who went to this amusement park and rode the most popular roller coaster there and I almost blacked out. What was up with the black out almost getting me?
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    May 18, 2013 4:04 PM GMT
    QuasarMarauder7 saidThis is a health doozy I have going on because I am the only one out of all the people who went to this amusement park and rode the most popular roller coaster there and I almost blacked out. What was up with the black out almost getting me?

    You may have generally low blood pressure, or you may have orthostatic hypotension (postural/positional). See a doctor if you're concerned.
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    May 18, 2013 4:06 PM GMT
    Did you ask every single person in the amusement park? I black out sometimes during inversions. It's not uncommon. But yeah, if it's really a concern talk to your dr.
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    May 18, 2013 10:53 PM GMT
    I worked in the first aid department of a Six Flags park. It was not uncommon for people to black out on rides. Many of the rides subject the body to greater G forces and spin you all over the place sometimes causing temporary blood loss in the brain. It's the reason why jet fighter pilots wear shock trousers to direct blood to the brain when they are pulling high G rolls or other maneuvers. If they didn't, they'd pass out while performing combat tactics. Fighter pilots train for this and are, of course, exposed to far greater G forces than we are, but that explains why those of us who go on a coaster once a year that drops you 20 stories then loops you 9 times sometimes get a little woozy or to the point of blacking out while riding.