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Dizziness help - 11 wks & not sure I'm doing it right!

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Discogeek Mon 13-May-13 14:55:17

Hi all,

I'm approx 11 weeks pregnant, had a pretty rubbish time so far with morning sickness, nausea, exhaustion - the usual!! Been feeling a little better this weekend & had more energy so thought things were improving.

However today I feel so drained, more so than normal. I keep getting very dizzy & light headed when I get up so having to do it in stages.

I've been drinking lots of water (only thing that doesn't make me want to hurl!) and trying to eat well but haven't been doing so good with fruit & veg intake these last few weeks.

Is there anything I should be doing to help with dizziness or is it a case of rest up & get an early night??

Sorry for long moan - I'm normally a rational person but this pregnancy is turning me into a crazy lady grin

terilou87 Mon 13-May-13 17:03:02

yeah i have bad ms when im having boys and green tea with fresh ginger seems to do the trick for me.

Discogeek Mon 13-May-13 19:26:50

Thanks terilou - I'll give the ginger a try smile

Rockchick1984 Mon 13-May-13 21:58:01

Dizziness is likely to be low blood sugar if you're not eating a lot, try to have small regular snacks to regulate it.

Smerlin Mon 13-May-13 22:31:01

I fainted due to low blood pressure- dr said this starts being a problem during 2nd trimester so you're nearly there.

Was told to avoid being on my feet for long periods and to eat/drink regularly. Don't get too hot.

When it happened to me it was very without warning though- went from feeling fine to dizzy to fainting in less than 2 mins so might be something different...

Discogeek Mon 13-May-13 22:48:52

Thanks rockchick & smerlin smile
I'll keep an eye on how I'm feeling, think I possibly overdid things at the weekend & feel much better after a very lazy day today.
Thanks for the advice x

mrshen1 Tue 14-May-13 12:06:19

A nice plate of chips with a bit of sea salt is supposed to be very good for low blood pressure. main thing is to rest when you need to and keep well fed and watered. I think fruit and veg are important but I'm sure your body will tell you what you need xxx

Smerlin Tue 14-May-13 13:09:14

Overdoing things is definitely a factor I think- the day it happened to me was when I was so pleased at finishing the 1st trimester and having some energy back that I went on a marathon shopping trip and it all went downhill from there!

vkinski Tue 14-May-13 15:02:38

I fainted a couple of times in my 1st trimester (around 7/8 weeks). Luckily it happened at home and was always first thing in the morning, just after I got up. I would start feeling really nauseous and then the room would start spinning. It completely freaked me out but MW assured me it is very common and was probably caused by me getting up and out of bed too quickly (I sleep as long as possible and then sprint to the shower usually!). So I started sitting on the edge of the bed after my alarm went off, just for a few minutes to let my body adjust to being up again and it never bothered me again. Hope you are feeling better soon xx

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