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Someone please help me. I feel so poorly I could cry.

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YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:20


For over a week now I have been feeling lightheaded and faint on a morning which seems to subside by lunch time although yesterday it came back in the afternoon.
Had MW out when it first started and she said everthing baby wise was fine. Bloods ok, BP fine, am totally A OK
this has carried on.

I think I have narrowed it down that it might be something to do with my bowel movements as they have been a bit loose (sorry if TMI).

Today has been a total joke. I've ended up dragging my SIL over at 7am this morning to stay with me whilst I got dh back home (he set off at 5:30am to travel 60 miles to work) and then he finally came back.

Baby hasn't moved as much as normal but there has been movement.
I rang the emergency Dr this morning who said its a virus and tbh I am not willing to accept this. If it was a virus I would feel shit all of the time, right?
I have a Dr coming to see me between 12-3pm today but I really really really don't want to be fobbed off with its a virus.

Just thought I would ask the wise old world of MN and see what you think.
What on earth is making me feel like I want to pass out?
I'm so sad and cheesed off right now.

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WigWamBam · 07/06/2006 12:27

Oh gosh, sounds awful for you. Have you had your blood pressure checked? It could be low blood pressure.

The other thing that comes to mind is low blood sugar levels - have you had your blood glucose levels tested?

I'd ask the midwives for their advice as well as the GP, they will have come across this kind of thing in pregnancies before and will know the kind of things to check out.

Hope you feel better soon.

YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:29

Someone has mentioned low blood sugar before on here but am I niave in thinking that if I eat lots of sugar it will be ok?

Cos I do Grin

I can't see it being my BP as its always ok.

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expatinscotland · 07/06/2006 12:30

i had anaemia w/dd2 and felt SHITE. my arse was draggin'. spatone helped.

WigWamBam · 07/06/2006 12:31

It might be eating lots of sugar that's causing it - if you eat a lot of sugar you get a huge sugar rush, but then your blood sugar level drops really quickly and can make you feel lousy.

YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:32

Hmmm, so less sugar maybe?
I eat tons of chocolate and general crap.

Expat, whats Spatone?

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schneebly · 07/06/2006 12:34

both low blood sugar and anaemia can cause you to feel very lethargic. I really hope the doc gets to the bottom of it and you begin to feel better. Smile Best wishes.

YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:35

Thank you Smile

My iron levels came back ok though.

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madmarchhare · 07/06/2006 12:40

Gestational diabetes? Have you given a urine sample at any of your an visits?

WigWamBam · 07/06/2006 12:40

Another thought ... are you drinking plenty? Dehydration can make you feel pretty shitty, particularly as it's been warm recently.

LadySherlockofLGJ · 07/06/2006 12:42

I have a dose atm, that is for the want of a better word, "bathroom based" I feel intermittently OK then I feel spacey, and need the toilet. Then when I have been to the toilet, I feel OK again. It feels all the time as though I am cultivating the start of a viscious migraine.

So your doctor might be right, it may be a virus.

I have felt like this since Saturday morning.

Piffle · 07/06/2006 12:43

YF I had this along with whappy doozy morning sickness - I suffer from sudden blood suagr drops too - do you get the shakes at all?
I ate a bowl of porridge right as I went to bed, with brown sugar and milk
It stopped the faintness very quickly
Also have you had your iron levels checked, might be worth stocking up on the supplement spatone (no constipation easier to take etc)

YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:44

I don't think its diabetes. Urine has been checked.

I probably don't drink enough as I should but wouldn't say I'm that bad.

Dr was very off with me on the phone so it wouldn't suprise me if he doesn't turn up till 3.

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Piffle · 07/06/2006 12:44

spatone info here
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Really really good stuff

YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:46

That sounds a bit like it LGJ.

Piffle never had the shakes until this morning.
I actually couldn't bring myself to eat though which was strange. Have forced myself to eat some melon and a small sarnie.

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WigWamBam · 07/06/2006 12:48

YF, I had a glucose tolerance test because of my weight and it turned out I had gestational diabetes - yet I didn't have any glucose showing in my urine at any point during the pregnancy. It's still a possibility, even if it doesn't show up when they test your urine. Do have a word with the hospital midwives, if it's pregnancy-related then I would say they have more chance of finding out what it is than the GP does.

YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:48

Thanks for the link Piffle.

I'm going to ask the Dr if I should take it. Have heard iron tablets aren't very nice.

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YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 12:49

Well I'll question him about that too.

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Piffle · 07/06/2006 13:35

YF, I regulate mine with low GI foods, whole grains Great snack is brown pita breads with good soup.
Proper crushed oat porridge
Wholegrain bread toasted with mashed banana is excellent boost.
Small amounts throughout the day to keep blood sugar static.
Good luck xx

expatinscotland · 07/06/2006 13:41

Get checked for anaemia. This is exactly how I felt w/DD2 and htat's what it was.

Swizzler · 07/06/2006 13:50

Try drinking more water as well - if you do have a bug, it should help that too. I know I feel awful if I haven't had enough to drink, esp as it's getting warmer.

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madmarchhare · 07/06/2006 16:47

Has the doc been yet?

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YellowFeathers · 07/06/2006 17:24

Thanks everyone Smile

Dr came with a "yeah what" attitude but anyway...

She said there was nothing she could do for me feeling faint. All she could prescribe were anti-sickness tablets to help if I had vertigo type symptoms which I didn't so she gave me a prescription for Immodium (which everyone so far has told me not to take but there you are). I have some in already but haven't taken it as the diarreah isn't all that bad. My BP was 120/70, so totally normal. Shame I don't feel normal!

Shes told me to get in touch with my MW and have my levels checked again. She said they do this routinely at 28 and 32 weeks. I explained that they were fine at the 28 week one and when I called the MW she said they don't routinely check but would do it if I wanted to.

After the fiasco of having my bloods taken last time (passed out twice after) she said they would come to my house and do it which will be alot better.

Have to say I feel loads better now but this is what happens everyday. Am terrible in the mornings and ok later in the day. I've downed a load of water and eaten a few oven chips Blush. I'll try to have something later.

Thank you very much for the food advice Piffle. I'll take that on board. I do love pittas Grin and I can have porridge for breakfast.

My mum is coming to look after me tomorrow, bless her. So thats a huge relief.

Oh and the Dr didn't know what Spatone was Shock Grin

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