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Bad dizziness in pregnancy from 20 weeks?!

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Bhills96 Wed 19-Oct-16 21:39:06

Hey everyone.
Goodness, I've been soldiering on for so long but now, I'm giving in and need to speak to somebody else.
I am 34 weeks pregnant with my second DD, and ever since I was 20 weeks pregnant I've been having terrible dizziness along with headaches, head pressure, foggy headedness and bad head pressure, usually accompanied by blurred vision.

I have been tested so many times for everything! My blood pressure is always fine, my iron levels are always fine too and I had them checked only a week ago,but have had my iron levels checked loads and always fine! I've got no infections, don't have gestational diabetes and also I'm staying very hydrated as well as eating 3 healthy meals a day alongside snacking.

I'm at my wits end. It's permanently there. I can't leave the house as I'm scared I'll collapse or fall over. This has never happened but I'm scared in case it does. I feel so dizzy and off balance permanently and it's starting to really cause a problem in my life. I know I've only got 6 weeks left, but the dizziness has been so bad that my partner actually left me last week because he's sick of me never going out and always struggling to even put a load of washing on. It's terrible, because now I'm a single parent, 6 weeks before due date, and living at my mums with a 16 month old and I'm struggling. My mum is helping loads bless her heart but when she goes to work in the day it's physically hard work getting through the day taking care of my daughter by myself. Has anyone else ever had this and never found a proper cause? Will it go after birth?

I'm so scared now I can't even walk to the shop without feeling spaced out. I haven't felt normal since I was 20 weeks but it's getting 10x worse now!

Please help. I'm at my wits end sad

smellsofelderberries Thu 20-Oct-16 02:25:31

Oh you poor thing, that sounds truly miserable. Have you broached the subject of early induction with your midwife? Are they offering you any support? Even if you're at home I would be concerned about falling over and really injuring myself and not being able to phone for help.

Rubberduck2 Thu 20-Oct-16 02:35:10

Have you been to your GP? Has anyone looked in your ears incase of infection?

I second speaking with your midwife.

I'm very sorry to hear that your partner has left over this. What an utter twat.

I'm also 34 weeks and am finding it tough going with out what you describe on top so be kind to yourself.

Please keep pushing your GP/midwife as you can't live like this. If necessary try and make an appointment with one of the consultants at the hospital.

Best of luck flowersflowers

Rubberduck2 Thu 20-Oct-16 02:37:03

Also - opticians if you haven't been already!!

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