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My girlfriend passing out

I was at six flags with my girlfriend yesterday and she passed out twice. We were standing in line to get on a ride and she told me she was seeing black spots and that she feels like she's going to pass out and she said her heart was hurting. She then asked my friend for some water and she just stood there and I could tell she was starting to pass out. My friend asked me if she was okay and then she dropped and I was able to catch her so then i lifted her head up and I noticed that her eyes were open and she was also twitching and I started giving her water and her eyes would roll back so we just sat there for a minutes until she felt better and then we walked out of the line and right before we made it out she passed out again and I noticed her lips got extremely white/purple. At this point It looked like she could barely walk so I carried her to a bench and I have my friend money so he could buy her water and a candy bar because somebody suggested that maybe she needs sugar. So I'm just wondering if anybody knows anything about why this happened or something?
She's 17, 5'4, around 120 pounds. She said she hadn't ate all day and she had one bottle of water. It was around 4pm and it was around 95-100 degrees
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Lack of food, dehydration, heat...she should see a Dr though.
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It does sound like your girlfriend was dehydrated, but it also sounds like she might have been having a seizure. My ex-husband was epileptic and found that misnaming a stable level of blood sugar was crucial to avoiding seizures.  Please have her get checked out by a doctor.
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I agree with the others that she most likely was dehydrated.  I'm sure that was scary for you both. I would consider a check up just to be safe.  good luck (and remember, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate).  
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I realize you're kids, but that's the kind of thing where I'd get medical attention for her right away. Passing out randomly isn't good, particularly in that kind of heat. Instead of just sitting on a bench, you should've taken her immediately to the guest services place where I'm sure there's a nurse or some other medical person who deals with people who get sick at the park. If it was dehydration or heat related, they could've taken care of that or told her if they thought it might be something worse.

The next time you're out in the hot sun all day, you need to make sure you're both drinking tons of water to stay hydrated. And if you're at six flags and she faints again, don't mess around and just get her medical attention immediately.
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It sounds like the obvious explanation -- low blood sugar, heat and dehydration.  (What was she thinking, not eating all day?)  But it's worth her getting tested for diabetes just in case.
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