Update, EEG test confirms Epilepsy. 2 seizures ever and only on the bike 6 years apart. How strange. I guess I have other seizures I just don’t notice them. TIme skipping, muscle twitches in face etc. Any leads or experience can share?
Sorry to hear this….hoping for the best possible case for you in terms of being able to manage it. Please let us know how you are doing.
I was diagnosed with Epilepsy as a kid and the one thing I remember is the consultant saying the whole world is epileptic given the right conditions to trigger fits. Just my threshold was lower at the time and it could change. He was right and I’ve not had a fit in circa 27 years, after 5years I think the NHS/ insurance no longer even treats you as so. Hopefully it’ll change for you too.
Yes agree 2 fits ever and both on the bike on a hot day 6 years apart. I’m not changing my life for that. Luckily it’s tested in Thailand so I won’t register this in the UK unless it gets worse of course.
Good that you followed this up with quality medical testing. Hope you’ll be safe for future rides.
For anybody finding this in the future. The suggestions above with hypotension and vasovagal syncope are possible benign explanations, that can be considered when other more sinister things are excluded. Passing out during exercise is a high-risk feature for an underling disorder, especially when it happens repeatedly. Please get seen by a physician and do a physical exam, and depending on that possibly an ECG and EEG (+/- follow up testing).
So now I don’t know if I can believe the results as 35% or general population exhibit these abnormal waves when hyperventilating, so doesn’t seem conclusive. Not taking the medication either. Got this tested in Chiang Mai Thailand. How reliable are Thai doctors? I heard many buy their qualifications. Having my results looked at by the university hospital in the UK. 2 blackouts in 6 years. Everything points towards post exercise hypotension because I sat down at a cafe immediately, no cool down and relaxed for 20-30 minutes before I started riding on the then much higher temperature.