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blondiess4u's picture
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Dizzy

Anyone else get lightheaded/dizzy during pregnancy?

I think I am hypoglycemic but never been diagnose with it. So it is even worse when I am pregnant. Happens with all my pregnancies. I have to constantly keep food in me or I get really dizzy and pass out. It's really scary. I talked to my ob about it with previous pregnancy and she just said eat some crackers, but I feel that's not enough.

I have an appt. in 2 days so I think I might try to bring it up again to my new OB and see what she says. They seem to brush it off like it's no big deal but it's an everyday struggle for me and I don't feel good all day and I am scared to go to the store cause that's usually where I pass out.

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I would definitely talk to your doctor if you're passing out! HOLY CRAP!! I hope your new OB takes it a little more serious.

As for dizziness - I've been dizzy since about week 9. Not constant, but definitely worse when I haven't eaten. And crackers/chips/whatever doesn't work. I have to *eat* like a meal or something. Last night, I was (TMI) on the potty..my floor in the bathroom is checkered white/black with little small tiles. They kept moving around and I kept having to close my eyes...I felt like I was about to fall off the toilet. So yeah, I feel ya on the dizziness, but if it's that bad for you, I hope they can give you something to take or an idea of how to help. (((HUGS))))

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If it's important to you, then it needs to be important to your doctor. That's their JOB. Express your concerns in a real way...tell them what you told us. You're afraid to leave the house! That's pretty serious! *hugs*

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I was super dizzy Sunday from when I woke up until about 3ish but haven't been since. I hope it doesn't happen again.. it was awful.

Definitely mention it at your appointment, dizziness is scary enough, I can't imagine fainting!

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I'm glad I'm not the only one! I really want to enjoy this LAST pregnancy, but all these symptoms is making it really hard.
I usually just get dizzy (room feels like it's spinning, hands shake, can't stand up feeling) If I have somewhere to lay down I and some food I am usually okay but it's harder to recover from. I only pass out if I think I can keep going and don't sit down and get some food.
Luckily, there is no where I really need to be that I have to stand up alot so maybe it won't happen as much and I can manage it. I'll definitely see if my OB has any advice.

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That does sound like blood sugar issues. Be sure to carry some snacks with you

found this from a site about kids, but I am lazy and don't feel like looking for the adult info, I am sure it is pretty much the same.

"Preventing hypoglycemia
For children taking insulin, low blood sugar can result from additional exercise or not enough food, as well as from too much insulin. Have your child carry a quick-acting source of carbohydrate, such as glucose tablets, juice, or a small tube of cake icing, to be used in case of a low blood sugar episode.
Make sure your child can identify and treat symptoms of low blood sugar, or ask a teacher for help. Also, have your child carry snack foods, such as pretzels, snack crackers, or a sandwich, to cover unplanned activity or delayed meals"

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Constantly. I have to eat very frequently and drink water as cold as I can get as often as possible. I stand 8 hours a day at work, and I don't get breaks at all, so pregnancy sucks for me at work. In the beginning, I'm exhausted/nauseated/dizzy. In the end, I'm swollen/painful/dizzy.

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"marymoonu" wrote:

Constantly. I have to eat very frequently and drink water as cold as I can get as often as possible. I stand 8 hours a day at work, and I don't get breaks at all, so pregnancy sucks for me at work. In the beginning, I'm exhausted/nauseated/dizzy. In the end, I'm swollen/painful/dizzy.

I was thinking about you when I said that I don't have to stand up all day. I had to do that with my 1st pregnancy and it was really tough. I guess you have to do what ya have to do, but wow... it's hard!

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I can't take a shower without needing to sit down... I get really dizzy.. or if I'm on my feet for a while... or if it's really hot... wow... didn't even realize how often i get dizzy.

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I get dizzy a lot during pregnancy but for me i think it's related to low blood pressure. My blood pressure is often around 90/50 or sometimes lower so I just try to drink more fluid. What is your B/P like?

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"Mom2D" wrote:

I get dizzy a lot during pregnancy but for me i think it's related to low blood pressure. My blood pressure is often around 90/50 or sometimes lower so I just try to drink more fluid. What is your B/P like?

I think usually my b/p is pretty normal througout pregnancy. Sometimes towards the end it goes alittle low.

I think I'm going to try some protein bars and shakes since I haven't been eating meat lately.

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I get dizzy often during pg.. I also get short of breath. I have a "sinus disrhythmia" with my heart it beats all out of wack basically.. unless I'm holding my breath and then it's just perfect! lol I was suppose to outgrow it but I'm 32... Anyway hope your new ob takes it seriously! Good luck to ya Wink