(Closed) Spin off : anyone get dizzy frequently?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That could be caused by a multitude of things. I’d get yourself to a doctor and see what they say.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

I get dizzy a lot, especially in warmer weather. I have really low blood pressure for some unknown reason (which is weird because I’m a high-stress kind of person). I tried getting it checked out but got brushed off so I just stand up carefully these days…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I get dizzy really easily, especially when moving my head up and down like you described.  My blood sugars tend to run low though (like in the low 70’s after a meal) so I don’t know if that has something to do with it.  Haven’t found anything that helps.  Just getting up really slowly from sitting or not making any sudden movements with my head.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have low blood pressure issues but no other known issues. This happens to me pretty often. a couple times a week i would say, nothing dramatic though. just a bit here and there. I usually drink some water and I feel better. If I am even the slightest bit dehydrated my blood pressure will dip and cause these dizzy spells. Again, nothing extreme just kind of an annoying thing that happens.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Could be a few things – Vertigo is my first thought. Also, like mariwithani stated it can be blood sugar as well or high/low Bridal Party. Also, an inner ear infection. Many things can cause this. Are you on any new medications? Stressed? 

I would say see a doctor if it persists – there are ways to treat/manage each of the causes listed. 

Good luck and take care! I actually just had some vertigo a few minutes ago! Same boat 😛

 

ETA: Now that I read back over your post, the fact that it happens when you stand up quickly helps point towards high or low Bridal Party, head rush or vertigo. What kind of dizziness is it? Spinning, lightheadedness?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Glow girl:  Hm..that used to happen to both my parents for different reasons. My Dad ended up having vertigo which affected his balance – so if he moved his head too quickly he’d get dizzy. My mom had high blood pressure – so if she stood up too quickly or moved to fast she would get dizzy too.

It happens to me occasionally because I have low blood pressure – it only happens if I haven’t eaten in a while or if I’m dehydrated.

Post # 10
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Worker bee

@msdragon:  I have low blood pressure too, which like you, is weird because I’m totally type-a.

I get dizzy under the same conditions. I had fainting spells a lot when I was younger, I got checked out by every doctor my mom could find.

At the end of it, and a few trips on my own as an adult, the doctors told me that sometimes sitting down for a long time then getting up quickly can cause all the blood to drain to your legs, leading to dizziness and fainting. Which doesn’t sound like a medical explination to me, but whatever.

They basically told me to get up slowly and make sure that my water/sodium intake was in balance because this can make it worse. If you’ve already gotten a clean bill form your Dr I wouldn’t worry too much, def. not fun though.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@angelapicklebottom:  That is absolutely a scientific and medical explanation; you should look up “Head Rush” or more specifically “Orthostatic Hypotention.” 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I get dizzy really easily too. I haven’t been checked out for it but my mom thinks I have low blood pressure.

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have this problem almost every time I stand up…especially in the evening when i’m on the couch. I think its because your blood pools at your feet when you are sitting so when you stand up quickly it can’t get to your head fast enough.

i’ve also have had horrible fainting spells in my life..a few times as a child but more so as an adult. I can tell when its going to happen though. I get hot, feel naseaus and have horrible tunnel vision before blacking out. sometimes i can talk myself out of it if i lie down.

I havent really seen any doctors about it but given that i’m currently expecting it’s definitly something i have worried about more recently. Doctor just told me to make sure i have some food on me at all times in case i feel it coming on…i think i just need to eat and hydrate more than anything.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I saw a plethora of doctors as a child for dizzy spells and fainting. In the end all anyone has ever been able to determine is the fact that I have low blood pressure and occasionally my sugar has a tendency to drop low.

I just make sure I eat several small meals throughout the day, keep myself drinking water constantly, and refrain from making super quick sudden movements.

This helps me keep it under control.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

@booEXcore:  Sorry if it seemed to come off as if I was denying that it was an actual diagnosis. I just meant that it just sounds weird, they first told me and I tried to picture it in my head. It’s a strange thing to explain to people. I kind of picture some weird cartoon version of a person 1/2  full person with all the blood on the bottom lol

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yes, every single time I stood up I would get dizzy – it was annoying and more than a little worrying.

I recently went to see a doctor who said my Adrenal Glands had stopped working, they were burned out. I believe (and don’t quote me on this) that they help regulate numerous things such as blood pressure so this is the reason I was so dizzy.

Another big one was that no matter what I did, I couldn’t lose weight. I ate 1200 cals per day, low carb + run & lift weights numerous times per week and still lost nothing.

I was put on a couple of supplements and now the dizzies are gone and my weight has started to go down (and my calories have gone up! Hallelujah!!) I am now at my perfect weight after years of battling.

It’s a relief to figure out what has been wrong for all these years.

 

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