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Feel ill, tired and dizzy, what helps?

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thebestpossibletaste Thu 21-Mar-13 20:11:21

I have to work tomorrow on holiday cover but feel rough, tired, cold, dizzy (but that's usual at the moment). Anything I can do to feel better?

I had a couple of paracetamol earlier as I had a headache.

Will travel sickness tablets help perhaps with dizziness? (I suffer with low blood pressure and dizziness a lot, not sure if they are linked though, have asked the gp but he reckons I don't have an ear problem, and that it's probably my age!)

Can't have early night as dh is out and will wake me when he gets in!

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 21-Mar-13 20:12:40

Ds has this. sad All you can do is rest, drink and take paracetamol.

Kbear Thu 21-Mar-13 20:13:34

get your iron levels checked - low iron can really make you feel rough.

thebestpossibletaste Thu 21-Mar-13 20:21:53

Just had iron levels checked last week, they are fine.

Twosugarsplease Fri 22-Mar-13 22:25:50

Eat healthy snacks, drink plenty and sleep well, I feel
Like this for a week before period starts, the dizziness really affected my life, feeling panicky when out alone, dr gave me anti-dizzy pills.
Self help by listening to your body works for me.

Jellykat Fri 22-Mar-13 22:51:14

Probably your age? Just how old are you to be fobbed off with that one?

I have low BP but only get dizzy when knackered or dont eat properly.

Have to say theres lots of hideous head cold bugs around atm that affects sinuses/ ears and wipes you out.. that may tie in with you feeling cold too.
Vit C, lots of warm drinks, maybe Ibuprofen which contains an anti inflammatory and go back to the GP if it persists?

Mooshbag Fri 22-Mar-13 22:55:58

IVE BEEN feeling like this too recently. Exhausted, dizzy, generally unwell...GP said it's a girus and to get lots of rest and take lots of fluids. Can last up to 3 weeks...

Mooshbag Fri 22-Mar-13 22:56:54

Giruss??? C virus

Mooshbag Fri 22-Mar-13 22:57:51

Can't type tonight...think I'll give up now...I'm stone cold sober too!

thebestpossibletaste Fri 22-Mar-13 23:05:20

It is the week before my period ...

I'm 48, hence the reference to my age, peri menopausal symptoms maybe. But I don't want to just accept that.

I drink 2 litres of water and fruit teas each day so shouldn't be dehydrated but it could be tiredness. However, I have been feeling dizzy for a while, often feel like the world tilts when I move my head slightly.

Jellykat Fri 22-Mar-13 23:37:32

Oh ancient then! (I'm a year older then you smile)
My GP reckons its a virus, am getting waves of 'travel sickness' amongst other things.. It pees me off how some GPs put everything down to peri meno. it's very dismissive.

thebestpossibletaste Sat 23-Mar-13 00:14:36

I know! Annoys the hell out of me too.

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