BP coffee and blackout / fainting / syncope

I've been on BP coffee for 4 years and rarely eat breakfast unless traveling. My BP coffee is a big mug with 20g grass-fed butter, 1 tbsp coconut, 1 tbsp mct oil.

I don't want to cause alarm, but this did alarm me 4 days ago when I blacked out just after finishing my coffee. There was just one gulp left and for some reason, I almost didn't want it (more butter than usual), which also caused me to burp just afterward. I broke out in a cold sweat and then I slumped my head and was gone, maybe for up to 10 minutes as far as I can reconstruct the event. It was about 9 am and I was sitting at my desk. When I was conscious I didn't immediately know whether it was day or night. After gaining strength to arise, I changed location and continued sweating for a time. My face was very pallor. Shortly after I arose, I showed and went immediately to the Doc.

Pending appointments in the next few days with specialists, I wanted to post my experience here.

Has anybody else had an adverse reaction to the large amounts of fat which we consume regularly in our BP coffee? I have never passed out before, but on a few rare occasions, I did feel a bit nauseous.

I have been researching causes for a syncope (the medical term for a blackout / passing out / fainting)
Wikipedia states as a possible cause: Deglutition (Swallowing) syncope
Syncope may occur during deglutition. Manisty et al. note: "Deglutition syncope is characterised by loss of consciousness on swallowing; it has been associated not only with ingestion of solid food, but also with carbonated and ice-cold beverages, and even belching."[7]

It points to this matter possibly being a stomach related issue.

Perhaps this thread will add to the huge information resource here.

I am incredibly grateful for all those who dedicate their time and experience here in helping others. I once was able to do the same in several other fora, often spending hours on end answering questions, which in turn gave me great personal satisfaction. 

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  • To make more sense, this is the abstract from link [7] mentioned above:
    Cardiac manifestations and sequelae of gastrointestinal disorders
    Authors: Charlotte Manisty, Ynyr Hughes-Roberts, Sam Kaddoura
    "The relationship between cardiac and gastrointestinal disease is widely regarded as being a complex one – disorders of the two systems commonly co-exist, and the symptoms of angina pectoris are notoriously difficult to differentiate from gastro-oesophageal problems. In addition, it has commonly been observed that patients suffering with gastrointestinal disturbance suffer from cardiac symptoms whose aetiology can be attributed to their primary gut problems. Recent evidence has shown that this is a relatively common manifestation and that the incidence of these secondary cardiac complications has been underestimated in patients with gastroenterological disease. This article reviews the evidence for secondary cardiological complications of gastrointestinal disorders and discusses the potential mechanisms behind them. The three main areas outlined in the review include rhythm disturbances related to oesophageal disease, linked angina and the cardiac manifestations of inflammatory large bowel disorders."

    I know that many cases of gastrointestinal problems have been discussed. My question remains whether anybody else has had an adverse reaction to the large amounts of fat which we consume in our BP coffee?

    I am incredibly grateful for all those who dedicate their time and experience here in helping others. I once was able to do the same in several other fora, often spending hours on end answering questions, which in turn gave me great personal satisfaction. 

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