Went weird in hairdressers!!

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Hi all,wondering if anyone can relate? Been working outside today in the cold rain anyway went to the hairdressers straight from work were it was nice and warm, as I was sat having my hair cut started to feel really lathargic (which comes as no surprise from the cold and in to the warm) then completely out of blue felt like a pain in my chest and felt as If I had a blood rush to my head and wanted to faint it was as if everything stoped for a split second and I had to will my self to feel ok. Then felt a wave of panic come over me which is funny because I haven't had a panic attack for 2 and a half years, felt an overwhelming need to just get up and leave hairdressers but managed to privertly tell my self I was going to be ok and managed to stay till hairdresser had finished. Cudnt pay my money and get out of shop quick enough now I've felt anxious all nite. As any 1 had any thing similar happen to them with the fainting feeling???

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    It could be just to do with a change in temperature or a sudden panic attack but I don't want to alarm you but there is one thing that people ought to know about when it comes to going to the hairdresser.  If you have your hair washed and have it done as is usual these days by lying back with your head hanging over the basin, there's a thing called Beauty Parlour Syndrome which can lead to having a stroke.  It's to do with the neck being stretched for too long and causing damage to arteries in the neck.  Maybe if you had your hair washed you had pressed on something which made you feel like you did.  Of course, it may be nothing to do with it but I think more women should be aware of this problem.  Every time I have my hair washed I press down on the arms of the chair so that it takes some of the weight off my neck, whether this works or not I don't know but I hope it prevents a stroke.  
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    Hi Luke, I just want to establish if you experienced a pain in your neck at the time or just after you had your hair washed, that is if you had it washed at all.

    I only mention this is because  in 1997 a new condition (yet unproven) was mentioned in the Lancet, and it has been referred to as Beauty parlour Syndrome.

    The theory is that pressure on the back of the neck from swan neck washbasins are suspected of causing TIA's (minor strokes).

    This is not necessarily what happened in your case, but it is worth bearing in mind.

    The problem could quite easily have been caused by the rapid change in temperature from a cold environment to a warm one.  

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