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Dizzy Turn

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FirstTimeMummyToBe Sun 07-Aug-11 20:08:38

Hi i was out with my partner today and took a really bad dizzy turn. I went really hot and felt as though i was going to pass out and my vision went very blurry!

Im 24+4 and was wondering if anybody else has had this during their pregnancy?

I also dont think it was anything to do with low sugars as i had just ate a bit of chocolate. It also only lasted maybe 5 mins then i felt much better!

Any ideas?

scarlettlips Sun 07-Aug-11 20:12:47

Oh god yes...I had a few of these. Not nice at all. Normally when I needed food and it was hot.

I'd keep something to eat in your handbag..like a breakfast bar or what not to eat when your out and about. I also brought one of those water sprays in a can to cool me down.

xx

icravecheese Sun 07-Aug-11 20:14:38

I get these sometimes (pregancy no.3 now, but have had them with each pregnancy). Mine is due to low blood pressure - I think my booking BP was 90/50, and it has stayed at around that ever since. My dizzy spells suddenly come on for no reason too - in fact I fainted in M&S coffee shop when I was 13wks pregnant, i felt hot, dizzy, knew what was about to happen, then came round on the floor with lots of concerned people looking over me & my 2 children looking slightly bemused.

I always take a bottle of chilled water everywhere with me now - keeping hydrated is the best way to sort it out for me. Try not to worry...its another one of those lovely pregnancy things!!

scarlettlips Sun 07-Aug-11 20:16:13

I forgot to say....water, carry water to keep you hydrated!

scarlettlips Sun 07-Aug-11 20:16:58

Whoops didn't see icravecheese post!!

babycarmen Sun 07-Aug-11 20:20:27

I got this alot with my first pregnancy, and getting it this time too already. It was down to low blood pressure, i remember coming out of tesco and everything just went white and i had to sit on the floor.

I agree with above, stay hydrated it does help!

Take care!!

PacificDogwood Sun 07-Aug-11 20:23:33

Usually low blood pressure - common in young women, and worse in pregnancy. Where you standing/hot/board?
Get your BP checked, and also consider a check for your blood count and iron levels - both drop a bit when pregnant but in some woman go really low.

Eat and drink regularly.
Consider support tights (I know, I know - the glamour hmm)

When you feel it coming on, don't fight it, but sit, or even better, lie down. Best is lying down with your feet up.

If you were unlucky enough to actually faint - don't worry: it is very alarming, for you and those around you, but actually harmless. And as soon as you are horizontal, you will come round again grin

I am a seasoned fainter and on one memorable occasion lay down in a supermarket isle with my feet on a shelf as I figured I'd rather look a twat then faint and bash my head open on the way down grinblush.

FWIW, it got better with age time.
But get yourself checked out.

acatcalledfelix Sun 07-Aug-11 20:32:33

I felt like this a few weeks ago then actually fainted. I'd been standing up for ages and when they tested my blood sugar it was a bit low, BP was fine. Then 10 days ago I was sat at my desk and came over all "odd" again. Didn't get my sugars checked that time but had my BP and wee checked and all was fine, and I ate a couple of digestives in case it was the sugar!
I only got myself checked out at the time as I happened to be near a first aid area then with the nurses at work.

It's normal, unfortunately. As the others have already said, make sure you're always hydrated, eat regularly, and take rests. Get yourself checked over if it happens again, and don't overdo it.

FirstTimeMummyToBe Sun 07-Aug-11 20:37:59

Thank you for all the replys! great advice! i had my blood pressure checked on thursday and the mw said that it was fine!

Will take the advice about water and food in my handbag thanx.

Scaredycat3000 Sun 07-Aug-11 20:51:26

I was advised by my MIL, a MW, via the phone, that it was low iron and to take a liquid iron supplement, like floradix. She said it would take a week of taking it and I would then feel fine and to stop taking it then. I did as she said, (I don't normally listen to her!) and felt better exactly as she said I would. On my next trip to my MW I told her this and she wasn't impressed confused Don't know if that helps at all.

lolajane2009 Sun 07-Aug-11 22:08:03

It probably is low blood sugar. I nearly did it last sunday and on the tuesday I had my blood taken and my iron was fine. In my case I was too hungry/thirsty and hot.

ToriaPumpkinPasty Sun 07-Aug-11 22:48:29

I get it a lot, had the odd fit before I fell pregnant but am a positive danger to myself now! For me it's a combination of slightly lower than normal BP and being too hot (usually happens when I'm in my oven of a workplace or while cooking) not sure about my blood sugar (my glucose levels are all over the place since getting pg) but water always makes me feel better, without fail.

startail Sun 07-Aug-11 22:57:57

Yes, I remember standing on my own at a pub fireworks display feeling very strange and dizzy and having to sit down. DH was abroad and I knew absolutely no one, I'd sneaked into watch the fireworks avoiding the bar, since I was on my own and couldn't drink anyway. It was almost pitch dark and I didn't look pregnant in my winter coat so no one would have thought to help me.

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