Dizziness And Lightheadedness

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melissa- - May 13

I went to see my doctor yesterday a few days before my first prenatal appointment was scheduled (I'm at 8w1d) because I was worried about how lightheaded I have been feeling. I know it's a normal symptom, but I feel dizzy even sitting down most of the time. My blood pressure is a little low, but not too low, and I won't know if I'm anemic until the blood work results are ready. I'm taking prenatal vitamins and eating well, and I've never been anemic before... I just can't stand this feeling -- I can't get anything done, and I don't feel like I've been thinking straight for the last two weeks. Has anyone else experienced this? I wish I could just sleep until my 2nd trimester...

 

frankschick2001 - May 15

MELISSA: I know EXACTLY how you feel! I have been dizzy since 6 weeks. I am 8 weeks today. Tonight I have an appt. and am going to ask the doctor what I should do. I've tried everything. I know that my bloodwork showed my iron to be on "the low side of normal", so I am taking supplements right now. It's an awful sickening feeling. I can't get anything done either and my only escape is sleep.

 

melissa- - May 15

frankschick -- it's so nice to hear from someone else who feels the same way! Let me know what your doctor tells you to do (and I hope it's not "just go to sleep" ;-) ). Good luck!

 

AppleCake - May 16

Oh girls it does feel c___ppy doesn't it?! I speak as someone who has regular bouts of anaemia, I also have low-ish blood pressure. With the anaemia bit, they wil give you iron tablets (unless you are seriously ill (which is unlikely) when they would take you in for a transfusion). The prob with iron tabs is that 1.) They can make you constipated, and 2.) They take a little while to work- as in weeks. I'm afraid you will have to sit it out- but you can help yourself by cutting out things like caffiene which hinders absorption of iron. As for the blood pressure, it is the sudden drops that affect you more than general low b.p. I am having this at the moment as well. There's not much I can say about it other that be careful getting yourself about- stand up slowly and make sure you have something to hold onto if you need it!X

 

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