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cookiewuk Fri 09-Nov-12 19:34:50

Im 12wks and as I was cooking dinner I suddenly started feeling really sick and cold. I then began feeling weak and dizzy so I sat down with a glass of water but knowing i was going to be sick i tried to make my way to the bathroom. As i was waking i got a cold sweat all over and my vision went black , my body went weak and i dropped to the ground and crawled the rest of the way. My vision came back after a few seconds and the rest of the symptoms eased fairly quickly after id been sick. Has anybody experienced this or know what it could be? I had my blood pressure taken today and it was fine so don't think its that.

OhGood Fri 09-Nov-12 22:11:05

Sounds terrifying, how are you now? Was talking to a friend today who is 20 weeks and she tells me she has had a couple of blackouts. She talked to her doc who said 'relatively common in pregnancy and you should be ok'. Not useful, I know, but apparently it does happen. I would ring mw or doc if I were you and just let them know.

zigwig Fri 09-Nov-12 22:18:51

Hope you're ok now sounds scary. Were you needing to eat maybe? That makes me quite shakey. Failing that maybe it was just a temporary drop in your bp. I went through a phase of dizziness but it seems to have calmed down completely now until I try and do a shop in asda, when twice I've nearly passed out. Pregnancy weirdness.

Themobstersknife Fri 09-Nov-12 22:26:32

Get yourself checked out properly. Tell GP everything that happened. Almost certainly nothing to worry about but I had similar symptoms post partum due to hormones and was v serious. Take care.

PrincessOfChina Fri 09-Nov-12 22:40:20

I fainted a good few times while pregnant. Best to get yourself checked out -there was no explanation really for my episodes but they always checked blood pressure, urine etc.

I found eating regularly and drinking lots kind of helped.

cookiewuk Sat 10-Nov-12 08:50:17

Thank you for your replies. Im going to call the midwife today to let her know. My friend has suggested it could be a drop in blood sugar as similar had happened to her when pregnant. I felt perfectly fine afterwards and continued to make dinner etc so hopefully its not too serious!

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