Post # 1
Most of the time when i stand up after sitting down or lying down i get dizzy.. like really dizzy… sometimes my vision starts to go blackish and i have to either sit back down or hold onto something/someone as i’m scared i might fall… my vision doesn’t completely go, it’s more like the edges go back and slowly close up but doesn’t fully…
my thoughts are lack of water… i’m very bad at drinking lots of water… i do drink alot when i’m at home but during the day hardly anything.
anyone else have this problem?
is it something i should talk to my GP about?…. it doesn’t bother me… its happened to me since forever…. i’ve always remembered it happening to me. weird
Post # 3
Chances are, you’re fine. I get dizzy when I sit up and all that as well.
If it’s anything, it might have to do with your blood pressure or blood sugar levels. If you don’t eat regularly that may have something to do with it. I believe they check blood pressure as part of every routine check up, so if you’ve been to the doctor at some point, chances are they would have caught the blood pressure thing then.
My cousin has fainted a few times because she got up too fast after laying in bed for a while. And she’s just fine…she just has to remember to sit up and get out of bed very slowly. That seems to be the only remedy 🙂 But it’s nothing serious!
Post # 4
I get that. My doctor mentioned that it’s most likely due to my low blood pressure and, occasionally, not eating enough. I drink loooots of water, so that’s never been a possible cause for me.
Post # 5
My sister has Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, aka POTS. Basically she passes out if she stands up/lies down too quickly. It has to do with heart rate and blood pressure. It’s aggravated by caffeine, sugar, and the like. My mom and I may have it as well. It might be worth a talk with your GP, if it means you can avoid some of the dizziness!
Post # 6
It’s also a symptoms of anemia. My suggestion: Eat a nice steak (or fish, peanut butter, dried fruit, etc) wash it down with water. Until the dizziness is corrected, pause a moment before you go from upright to standing to give your body a chance to adjust itself.
Post # 7
LOL well caffeine isn’t my problem, i’ve basically stop having caffeine all together just because… ummm i don’t know what i stopped… just haven’t had a coffee since October last year *shocked face* and i used to be a big coffee drinker… starbucks EVERY morning LOL
sugar… could be my problem i probably have too much of it HA HA
next time i go to my doctors i’ll ask…
Post # 8
@Minutiae I have tachycardia and that same thing happens to me all the time! Now it makes sense! O__O
Post # 9
I do the same. My doctor basically said that if I got dizzy when standing up quickly, I should get up more slowly. I guess it takes many years in med school to figure that one out?