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    Default Sudden onset of dizzy spells?

    Im 19+4 and for the last 3 days have been getting major dizzy spells.
    They are so bad that I feel if I don't sit, I will fall! My blood pressure is normally low, last one was 100/45 but I doubt it would suddenly affect me?

    Anyone experienced this or know what it could be? (before I start to panic and call the OB I don't really want to do that as he is on holiday and I'll have to see a fill in )

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    My blood pressure is always low regardless of being pregnant and last two times it has been 90/50 (which is actually 'high' for me) and it's usually the cause of my dizziness and having a light head feeling.

    If I don't stay hydrated enough, I can get dizzy spells, so make sure you're getting enough water and also vertigo can make you suddenly dizzy and last a while too.

    How's your iron? If it's depleted you'll feel the same way. And lastly, your ears, if you ears are out of whack that can cause you to have vertigo and feel dizzy too.

    I'm 18 wks and 4 days.
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    Could be anaemia, I have had that with anaemia and I have lowish blood pressure. See your doc and see if they think iron is a good idea!

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    You have given me something else to consider there Uniquey .. I do have low iron, Im on supplements but maybe its not enough?

    Plus my ears have been blocking and unblocking lately..its odd but not painful so I haven't given it much thought..

    Thanks ladies

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    I was going to say BP or iron too. I know my BP is always low, but I don't always get dizzy if I stand up too quickly.

    If you are on iron supplements, you should know if you are getting enough by your poop colour. (lovely I know!). I'm on them too and from what I was told, if it's dark/dark greenish, then your body is getting rid of excess. So if yours hasn't changed colour, maybe you're not getting enough. If it has, you probably are. But they can do bloods to test if you are anaemic too.

    I've always used the Ferro Grad with Vit C on Dr recommendations. The Vit C helps the iron get absorbed better.

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    Low iron, ear infection, low bp. These can all be causes in preg of this. Get it looked at tho as fainting isn't safe for u or bubs if u hurt yourself

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    I'm on the ferro grad .. but suffering badly with constipation so I don't know if I really want to up my iron intake

    I did faint a few weeks ago..posted somewhere about it! Took a nice little fall headfirst onto the bathroom tiles. Oddly, I had no dizziness then. I'm a weirdo

    It hasn't been too bad today, only one episode, but Ive been taking it very easy, haven't done a thing!

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    I had low bp with one of my pregnancies and would get faint and dizzy alot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunningWithScissors View Post
    I'm on the ferro grad .. but suffering badly with constipation so I don't know if I really want to up my iron intake

    I did faint a few weeks ago..posted somewhere about it! Took a nice little fall headfirst onto the bathroom tiles. Oddly, I had no dizziness then. I'm a weirdo

    It hasn't been too bad today, only one episode, but Ive been taking it very easy, haven't done a thing!
    A while ago my Chemist told me about a "new" iron product. It's in sachets and is apparently kinder on the tummy. Was expensive though compared to tablets.

    Otherwise Metamucil? Wheetbix and bran? I'm lucky in that it doesn't affect me that way, but those were the 2 things the Dr said to try if they did.

    When are you seeing your Dr next?

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    Hey not sure if your still getting dizzy spells but thought id post anyway. I got really bad dizzy spells around 18 weeks and didnt think much of it until one morning i woke up, got out of bed and walked straight into my hall table. I simply couldnt straighten up my line of walking and felt really dizzy like i wanted to pass out or something. I told my doc about it at the next check up and turns out that it is fluid in the iddle ear that causes it.
    Its mostly comming for pregnant women because of fluid build up, etc and because its in the middle ear, there are tiny little pieces of ear bits floating around in the middle ear that inteferer with the bones/structure that help us hear and balance properly. I think they also call it vertigo.
    Not sure if this is the sameas what your getting but thought id put it out there just in case. Hope your feeling better. Took a few weeks for mine to go away.


 

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