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Anyone else ever had dizziness or feeling lightheaded in early pregnancy??

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Yimmy Thu 06-Sep-07 14:32:34

Hiya all, I'm new to the site and recently found out (after 7 tests) that I'm pregnant with my first baby grin. I'm experiencing nausea, free boob job, tiredness etc, but the thing that is worrying me at the moment are these feelings of dizziness and lightheadness when I stand up or yesterday when I walked up the stairs at work, it felt like the whole floor was spinning!! Is this normal ? I was so worried I actually rang NHS direct last night and the nurse said to go see a doctor, but I think I need some reassurance that its normal ?? Thanks all

dolly1 Thu 06-Sep-07 14:40:21

Totally normal - I have it all the time.
It was really bad when I found out at first - around 4 weeks - which is prob what you are now? One of my first symptoms.
Get up slowly and hold on to hand rails - stairs are a nightmare!
I mean if you start faiting then speak to the doc but I would say just make sure your blood pressure isn't too low by not letting yourself get hungry and you should be fine.
Congrats by the way!

geogteach Thu 06-Sep-07 14:41:47

Have tou had your bloods done? It could be aneamia which is very common in pregnancy, I was badly effected with one of mine.

geogteach Thu 06-Sep-07 14:41:50

Have tou had your bloods done? It could be aneamia which is very common in pregnancy, I was badly effected with one of mine.

Yimmy Thu 06-Sep-07 14:53:22

Thanks dolly1 and geogteach...I'm about 7.5 weeks by my calculations but I have been told I'm slightly aneamic (sp?) in the past - I'll mention this when I see the midwife (which hopefully be soon) smile

missbumpy Thu 06-Sep-07 15:10:23

Congratulations and try not to worry Yimmy. Feeling dizzy was one of my first symptoms (along with massive boobs ) and it was the thing that made me think I should do a test because I just felt generally quite odd. It's all perfectly normal and it does calm down (at least it has done for me).

Hayleyandbaby Thu 06-Sep-07 15:25:50

I've been having the exact same problem- I'm nearly 5 weeks. It's all hit me hard, sickness, constant heartburn, cramping, dizziness, FF boobs (makes me want to cry). I'm going to my 1st antenatal appointment on Wednesday and can't wait to put my mind at rest. It's all so worrying isn't it? I think my symptoms have got better since I have tried to relax.

violeta Thu 06-Sep-07 15:56:58

Yes, I had this very early on as well - it was probably one of my first symptoms. Try not to worry - it will in all likelihood pass. I think that for me it had gone by the time the morning sickness kicked in!

Yimmy Thu 06-Sep-07 16:08:40

i know what you mean Hayleyandbaby it is all soooo worrying, its like the worst case of PMT but at the same time its all very exciting grin Hope your 1st antenatal goes well hun.... I'm still in shock shock about being pregnant (feels like the doctor is talking about someone else when they say any pregnancy- related-terms) but am very happy despite feelings of wanting to puke all the time...I've tried not to worry but can't help it - I just want to send happy vibes to my little splodge and not think what-ifs all the time..thanks everyone, I feel a lot more reassured that being dizzy is normal and hopefully it should all calm down soon, this site is amazing! x

fleacircus Thu 06-Sep-07 16:10:06

Absolutely normal. Make sure you're eating enough decent slowburning carb type stuff so you don't have blood sugar peaks and troughs during the day.

3madboys Thu 06-Sep-07 16:19:45

yep, i have had that with all my pregnancies, i am now 15wks preg with no4, and this time it has been worse than ever, i have fainted numerous times and i have to be really careful when standing up, getting out of bed etc, its a pita, but totally normal. my blood pressure seems to get REALLY low whe preg, there isnt much that i can do about it, just get used to it, i am careful with my diet etc as any sudden rises and drops in blood sugar levels will make the diziness worse.

it does get better tho, congrats on your pregnancy

suey2 Thu 06-Sep-07 16:19:49

yep. Had to eat something every couple of hours. Bananas worked well for me

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