Ugh, c-section recovery. I honestly don't remember too much of being dizzy. Ok, well, the first entire day was a write off for me. Morphine, gravol, rinse repeat. Over and over. I'm not really big on meds and how they make me feels so I tried to wean off them quickly. That said, I took regular Tylenol and Advil for weeks and weeks.
I sure remember the pain when I coughed or sneezed. That lasted quite a while. Definitely apply counter pressure or you will feel like you're tearing open. Pillows work well. After I was home I mostly used my hand. I would drop EVERYTHING if I had to sneeze or cough. Ok, not DD but everything else.
When you sit up definitely do so slowly and gradually. Sit on the edge of the bed to get your bearings before standing up.
Oh man, I feel for you. *hugs* I hope things get better quickly.
I know I've been MIA for awhile but wanted to offer some advise. I've had 2 csections and like pp have said. Def use the pillow when coughing or any time you feel it is needed. Sit up slowly and stay on top of pain meds for the 1st week. Make sure the hospital gives you one of the barces for your belly. They help tons. With my first I stayed in bed during most of the hospital stay. With my 2nd I was up walking the halls the next day and that helped my recovery tons. I did make the mistake of lifting too much once I got home and paid for it. Follow the Drs lifting restrictions the best you can cause beign in pain an extra week was not worth it! Make sure you bring the belly brace home with you as it really is a life saver. They are a pain to put back on yourself after showers so make sure you have some one to help you once you get out. Also I'm unsure what it feels like after having a vaginal birth but be prepared that when you do take it off that your belly will feel extremely heavy and it alway kinda freaked me out lol