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    Default Sudden dehydration.

    Hi all :-)

    I know I need to go to the Dr, I've just been putting it off as I feel like I practically live there sometimes!

    Anyway... I'm wondering if anyone may have some similar experiences.

    Lately, I've been getting a bit dizzy and a little disoriented during the days. I've figured out its due to not having enough water, when it happens I drink roughly 500ml and it slowly subsides until it's gone.

    I know I need to drink more water thsn I do, but the thing is I'm not drinking any more or less than I always have, and I've never become dizzy or out of it like this before. It's only been probably the last 2 weeks or so that I've been noticing it.

    Is there any reason that this could have started now? Any trigger, etc? Why would my body all of a sudden be so thirsty that I get dizzy? There's been no changes really in thay time, I've come down to a half dose of an antidepressant being in the progress of weaning off it, but I've had no side effects from the half dose as yet. I'm sure that's not the cause of the dizziness.

    Any input is appreciated :-)

    In case anyone needs/wants to know, I have Graves Disease and hyperthyroidism (which is controlled with medication and beta blockers to keep my heart rate down). I've also doubled my beta blocker dose at the same time as halving the antidepressant. I don't feel like its related to either of these things though. I am 116kg though, and do have trouble losing weight/sticking to diets (and can't really exercise as Dr has told me to keep my heart rate as low as I can/not intentionally raise it too high).

    Sorry for the novel, and thanks in advance :-)

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    Had it only started happening since you increased the dose of your beta blocker?

    The only thing I can think of is although your HR is being managed, it could possibly be making your blood pressure drop a bit too low at times. You can get your bp checked at some chemists (I know Terry white does it) if you don't want to go to the GP at the moment.

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    Yeah its been about the same time frame. Do you know if most chemists do it? I figure that my BP will be normal unless I'm in the middle of a dizzy spell?

    He's increased the beta blocker, as I haven't been sleeping much, had heaps of trouble falling asleep and my heart rate was a bit high at the appt, which was only two weeks ago ;-)

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    I'm definitely no health professional, but my beta blocker can make me dizzy sometimes, so it sounds like it could be your blood pressure (which could be exacerbated by thirst) dropping to low.

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    I was going to suggest blood pressure. I have low blood pressure and when it drops really low I get dizzy, and I can see stars/twinkling type spots. The water helps dilate your vessels which increases the pressure. Or something like that.
    I'm not sure how your other meds interact or anything though.

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    I see stars quite often!
    I might back off the beta blocker and see how I go... Although, in saying that, I hadn't taken it for 2 days before today's episode. I was shopping and jusy couldn't concentrate, I bought a bottle of water and sat outside for 20 mins and finished it. After about an hour I was fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucymoo View Post
    I see stars quite often!
    I might back off the beta blocker and see how I go... Although, in saying that, I hadn't taken it for 2 days before today's episode. I was shopping and jusy couldn't concentrate, I bought a bottle of water and sat outside for 20 mins and finished it. After about an hour I was fine.

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    This is what happens to me. I get vague too. Takes about an hour to recover though a cup of coffee helps me much faster than water. Caffeine is good for bringing up BP.

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    Ah, I can't drink coffee. I used to love the stuff but it makes me so sick now! I'll perhaps keep some energy drinks on stand by though!


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    Chemmart chemists do it too. Maybe call around and next time it happens, if you're near a pharmacy you can pop in. I was going in every couple of days to get mine checked instead of going to my GP when I was pregnant purely because it was more convinient. Careful with the energy drinks, they will also raise your HR. They might need to change your meds.

    It's really difficult when you have thyroid issues to find a balance.

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