Woman Rushed To Hospital After Sobbing Uncontrollably At Avengers: Endgame
Published in Apr 2019 / Updated in Aug 2021
It’s an open secret: movies can change people. Many claim that certain films changed their lives, and it’s totally believable.
For others, films can bring extreme emotions to the surface. That’s exactly what happened to a woman who wanted to enjoy Avengers: Endgame.
This film was a tearjerker for a couple of reasons. The franchise was coming to an end, and that hit devout fans pretty hard. Additionally, the film itself is pretty emotional, especially the ending.
But while shedding a tear or two during an emotional film with an emotional ending is completely normal. Sobbing to the point of being rushed to the hospital is a different issue altogether.
It could have been all an act so that fellow film-goers understand just how important the film was to the woman.
Or it could also be a genuine reaction to a cinematic masterpiece that creates a make-believe world so immersive that it all seems real to the viewer.
These are debate subjects for another day.
At the moment, what you need to know is that the 21-year-old Chinese woman had to spend the time after the film in the hospital. This was after she was so uncontrollable in her sobbing by the time the film ended.
She showed signs of hyperventilation. Her limbs had gotten stiff to the point where she could not stretch her fingers.
Once in the hospital, she was given oxygen and helped to relax. Her condition improved quickly. Later in the day, she was discharged and allowed to go home.
When someone hyperventilates, they breathe in more air than the body needs. It often happens during panic attacks.
But that’s not always the case. Hyperventilation can also happen in response to threats as the body prepares for fight or flight so that muscles get more oxygen.
The problem with too much oxygen in the body is that it can cause an imbalance of gases. When carbon dioxide levels go down, breathing can become a problem. Your heart rate can increase, and numbness to the hands and feet can also come about.