(Closed) oh so dizzy

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
2280 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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 # 8
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Minutiae I have tachycardia and that same thing happens to me all the time! Now it makes sense! O__O

Post # 9
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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?

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