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23 weeks, just started getting major dizziness

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bevlin Thu 10-Sep-09 15:49:09

Hi, Im just over 23 weeks and have been fine up until now. I have a good varied diet and take good quality vitamin pills so don't think it's iron levels.
Im worried because I was showing signs of pre-eclampsia last PG, high blood pressure and oedemea but before they admitted me I went into labour at 37 wks and had EMSC.
It just started today while a friend was in. The whole room started to move and I suddenly had to sit down before I fell down and I feel dizzy and disorientated now, hours later. Have eaten loads today.
Has anyone else had this?

MrsBadger Thu 10-Sep-09 16:07:15

this sounds like low bp rather than high

ring your mw

LondonNinja Thu 10-Sep-09 17:14:07

I've felt dizzy a fair bit from very early on. In my case it was due to low BP but if I were you I would contact the MW to get checked.

I find it is much worse when I am tired, haven't eaten very well or am dehydrated.

Kingsroadie Thu 10-Sep-09 17:27:30

Just a different slant for you - I had this at 24/25 weeks - fainted (sitting down which I thought was fairly impressive smile) and then almost fainted another few times over the following few days. Also had severe headaches. Felt really bad so went to Dr and I had quite a bad UTI but with none of the normal symptoms (apparently quite common in pregnancy) - had had it for about 10 days hence why I started fainting (I also take vits so knew it wasn't iron levels and I assume blood pressure level had just dropped or something until I started to feel really bad!) Might be worth getting urine tested just in case?

bevlin Thu 10-Sep-09 18:03:15

Yes I think I will hand a sample in tomorrow. Oh actually, Ive just remembered I have an appointment with consultant tomorrow (high risk due to last HR PG).
Ive just weighed myself and in 2 weeks - Ive lost 2lb!! Bit of a worry at this stage and I have not stopped eating. Doc said weeks ago my glucose levels were raised slightly so hand a sample in in a few weeks but I just put it down to a huge peice of cake id had before hand blush.
He said to watch out for signs which would indicate gestational diabetes, one of them was weight loss and come to think of it, I think one was light headedness. I totally poo hooed it thinking, why would I have that, Im not a bad eater, not too much of a sweet tooth - now im really worried.
Will post tomorrow after appointment which has landed very well time wise, I will worry all night now.

Kingsroadie Fri 11-Sep-09 09:57:23

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

bevlin Fri 11-Sep-09 15:51:09

Hi. My appointment at high risk clinic took me back to those visits when I was PG with DS 2.5 years ago. Exasperating if you get the wrong consultant!
The consultant was asian and his english was horrific. So much so that I didn't even mention the weight loss as I couldn't be bothered....I had already struggled to explain so much to him in the first place as he hadn't read my notes.
I just got a nurse to check my urine and she said it was negative for glucose and protein. Im not sure if she'd have spotted or even tested for a UTI, I just wanted out of there - various other stuff happened including the consultant couldn't find the babies heart beat and was all set to send me for a scan there and then to see if the baby was ok. I could clearly hear the kicks over the doppler hmm and have an anterior placenta but this was all beyond him. Ugh, Im not dizzy today, I will wait until my 28 week scan unless I feel worse and hopefully I will get someone else!

LondonNinja Fri 11-Sep-09 16:12:15

Hmmm... well, if it was that bad, do complain! I wouldn't just let that go, if I were you.

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