Student hospitalised as she couldn’t stop crying after Avengers: Endgame

Was it THAT sad?!

Photo: China News

Let this be a cautionary tale for everyone who hasn’t watched Avengers: Endgame — be sure to drink lots of water because you might get dehydrated from the tears you shed.

A 21-year-old university student in China required hospitalisation after she was sent into a 3-hour crying spell while watching the highly-anticipated movie.

“She started spasming”

The victim, Xiaoli, was watching the movie during the premiere on Wednesday (24 Apr) with her friends. While others were merely sobbing at a certain sad scene, Xiaoli was bawling her eyes out.

Even when the credits rolled, she could not stop crying. While leaving the cinema, Xiaoli felt a tightness in her chest and found it difficult to breathe. Suddenly, her limbs felt numb and she collapsed into a spasm, fists tightly clenched.

Her friends, frightened by her condition, quickly dialled emergency and she was rushed to the hospital.

Avengers gave her hyperventilation syndrome

The emergency room doctor who treated her, explained her condition as follows,

“I saw her gasping for air, and based on her friends’ description, we figured she must’ve cried too much which resulted in hyperventilation. We then immediately put on an oxygen mask for her and tried to calm her down so her symptoms would go away.”

It turns out that her excessive crying either contributed to or coincided with a panic attack, which made her breathing very shallow.

Her excessive crying may have led to too much carbon dioxide being expelled from her lungs at a quickened pace. In these cases, where blood becomes extremely alkaline in a condition called respiratory alkalosis, would have the ability to cause seizures as the one Xiaoli experienced.

She wasn’t the only one crying

Critics who gave early reviews of Avengers: Endgame “couldn’t stop crying” themselves. But hopefully, their case didn’t end up in hospitalisation.

If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame, prepare for the waterworks. If you have, no spoilers, please.

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