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feel poorly any ideas?

(17 Posts)
ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 04-Jan-16 11:07:10

I'm 21+5 and just don't feel right. I've awful dizziness which isn't going away, nausea (normal for me I've hyperemisis) and had a cough for a while. I've rang midwife for advice and she said to see GP so waiting for an appointment. any ideas or advice? Just typing this is making the dizziness bad.

MusicalFanjo Mon 04-Jan-16 11:29:03

Could you be anaemic?

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 04-Jan-16 12:06:50

im on iron tablets, b12 & b6 already musical.

Iammad Mon 04-Jan-16 13:44:43

Low blood pressure can make you feel dizzy.

Thetruthfairy Mon 04-Jan-16 20:09:48

I had something similar last pregnancy.
I had low oxygen levels (checked at the hospital), possibly due to position of baby or low blood pressure. If you have a cough this won't help matters. I nearly fainted a few times. I also had to have an increased dose of iron.
Hope you get checked soon xx

MusicalFanjo Mon 04-Jan-16 20:22:24

If you have hyperemesis are you sure you're getting enough fluids down you? This too could make you dizzy.
As can low BP.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 04-Jan-16 21:33:39

well your all right - my BP was low and dropped on standing also although no ketones in my wee I apparently look dehydrated?
GP gave me some accupunture there and then to see if it helps and wants to see me tomorrow at 11 to see how I am and if I need re-admitting. (fingers crossed not).

May09Bump Mon 04-Jan-16 21:37:07

Get checked out for gestational diabetes too - it made me dizzy prior to 28 weeks.

IndomitabIe Mon 04-Jan-16 22:17:02

The GP gave you acupuncture? An NHS GP?

Acupuncture is complete woo (lots of studies, no evidence to support it).

Hope you're feeling better, btw. Sounds a bit scary.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 04-Jan-16 22:27:18

yes - he's trained in it, I was a bit surprised wasn't expecting it!
Thank you Indom.
Think I've my test for it in a few weeks May09.

IndomitabIe Mon 04-Jan-16 22:52:53

Wow, I'm amazed the NHS allows him the time and resources to practice it.

I'm amazed he didn't give you something more... useful/evidence based for the dehydration.

I'm utterly blown away by this. And a bit concerned - make sure he's treating you properly, OP. You can't afford to have this woo nonsense when there's two of you at stake.

IndomitabIe Mon 04-Jan-16 23:06:18

Oh, just had a Google and apparently the NHS buy into this. Despite the lack of evidence (just been searching the Cochrane reviews). How...interesting.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Mon 04-Jan-16 23:28:08

I was surprised but I've got to the stage where I'll try anything, spent 90%of this pregnancy in hospital so far. If I'm still bad tomorrow think it will be a case of hospital for IV fluids.

IndomitabIe Tue 05-Jan-16 06:24:40

Yeah, I expect that'll be more effective. Hope you feel better soon.

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Tue 05-Jan-16 08:40:05

thank you smile

MusicalFanjo Tue 05-Jan-16 09:47:54

How you feeling today OP?

ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Tue 05-Jan-16 12:58:47

I still feel really dizzy and been sick a few times but no where near as much as I normally am so not sure if its a coincidence or that maybe acupuncture does help the nausea - still to decide. I'm just happy I've at least another day at home with DS smile thank you for asking.

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