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I did this weekend.  I thought maybe I got up too fast or something and that is why it happened.  So, I am figuring it is nothing. 

I didn't say anything to my hubby. I just sat back down, so, he didn't notice.  It did go away then. 

I thought I'd see if it's happened to anyone else here. 

Angie

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Is this the first time it's happened?  If not, you really should let your doctor know. It could be nothing or it could be something.

Hugs, Diane

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It is the first time that I felt that dizzy.  Just hate going to the doctor, so, I thought if it this has happened to others, I'd know it was really nothing. 

Thanks!

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Were you sober?  Oh wait, that would be me.  lol   Dizziness can be a sign of several things Angie, some serious and some not.  If it only happened this one time, maybe you did just get up too fast. 

I know when I work outside in my flower gardens and it is hot, I get over heated and feel a little dizzy.  So I try to make sure I always have water with me to keep me hydrated and take breaks in the shade.

Sue :)

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Sorry Angie.  I hope it doesn't happen anymore.  My Mom always says the blood rushes to your head sometimes if you get up too fast.  Maybe that is what happened?

Hugs, Lex

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I was sober Sue!  LOL  It just scared me.  You better be careful too.  What you are describing could be a heat stroke. 

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Angie, dizziness when getting up too fast is usually normal and is called orthostatic hypotension.  I have it fairly often--made worse because, although I have low blood pressure, I am on a blood pressure med to protect my heart.  Orthostatic hypotension can be caused by many factors: age, low blood counts, meds, low blood pressure, etc.

The usual fix is to get up more slowly: swing your legs around, dangle your legs, wiggle them around and come to standing position very slowly.  Sometimes easier said than done Wink.  If you do get dizzy, sit or lie down (which you did Smile).

If you have never had a spell before I would share it with my doc.  Let him/her decide if it is OH or not.

My OH can be bad, so I have learned some tricks: pay close attention to how you get up after a night's sleep or when you have been sitting for awhile.  I do not shower in the am (baths or pm showers), because I am more prone to OH in am.  Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids--especially in the summer.  And it can help to drink a little OJ or water before getting up.

I have actually fainted twice, which is scarier for those around me.  One of my nursing professors once said the cure for fainting is to lie down and your body takes care of that by making you faint and forcing you in a horizontal position.  The takehome message was don't make a person who has fainted sit up.  Let them lie there for some time before you try to get them up Wink.

Praying your condition is OH and not serious!  Please let us know!

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Thanks for the info Cynthia.  I actually have high blood pressure and wondered if that could have caused it.  I have a blood pressure aperatus at home, but, I didn't want to go check it with my hubby there.  Didn't want to scare him. 

I just HATE it when something new happens in regards to our health. 

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I am thinking that both high and low blood pressure can cause dizziness Angie.  And, you should have checked your blood pressure, whether your husband was there or not.  He needs to know.  Have you told him yet? 

How about just calling your doctor, your GP, and, see what he might say about it?

 

 

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Now you know you need to check that blood pressure!!!  High blood pressure can cause dizziness when your pressure is very high.  Please check into this asap!!!

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Do you take a HBP med?  If so, the dose may need to be adjusted.  Definitely check your blood pressure, Angie.  Linda

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Angie, you need to treat this seriously.  Please call your doctor and get in to see him.  And, let your hubby know too.  I know he will make you go! 

Hugs, Kylez

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I have had this happen, but, I think it was truly because I just got up way too fast, as, I felt fine once I stood up and got my bearings.  But, it was kind of like wow, what is happening. 

Yours could be something else though, you said you had high blood pressure.  Maybe your meds need changed.

Talk to your onco or your gp.  Good luck!

Kathy

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It sounds like you've got this solved and I am happy for you.  I also had some dizziness and found that I needed my blood pressure medication changed.  I haven't had a problem since then.

 

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Angie, if you've got something that measures your bp at home, please check it daily and keep a record of it.  If it is high a lot and you're taking your bp med, you really need to contact your doctor about it.  High bp and dizziness are serious.

Hugs, Megan

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Angie, we are looking for you! 

Cheryl S
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How are you Angie?  Better?

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Aw, you guys are so sweet.  I am sorry I worried you.  Apparently, by my taking my 2 bp medicines and not taking them at approx. the same time everyday, it was dropping my bp too low, or, too low for me and that was the reason they are saying I got dizzy.  So, I am on only one bp med now and I take it at night only.  So far so good!

Hugs, Angie

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Thanks for the update Angie.  I'd been checking.  I am glad you found out why you were dizzy.  Be sure and do what you've been told now! 

Hugs, Kylez

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Oh I will!  It was an awful feeling.  I have been fine since I started just taking the one at night.  Cross your fingers!  lol

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Crossing fingers and anything else for you Angie that you will be ok now and now have anymore dizzy spells.

Sue :)

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It is true that with some meds, you need to take them close to the same time.  I guess bp meds are one of them.  I am just glad that you're ok Angie.

Keep us updated!

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I was told to take my bp meds at night as most heart attacks happen at night or in the early morning hours.

 

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Angie, how are you?  I am worried about you!

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Still dizzy Angie or doing ok now?

 

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Angie, you're worrying us.  And, I hope you've been checking your bp every day! 

survivorbc09
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I have found that if I don't eat a little something in the morning that I get dizzy if I am working outside or cleaning on the house, so, I make sure I eat some toast or something. 

Jan

Carlee
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Glad to read that it was your meds and that you are better.  Anyone with high blood pressure needs to be extra careful.

You take care,

Carlee

disneyfan2008
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perhaps the HEAT...?

I would jot it down on calender (IN code of course) just in case it happens again...

 

Denise

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I am glad that your doctor was able to help you Angie and that you're feeling good now.  You really have to watch your bp from now on. 

Good luck,

Cheryl

JJDS
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This heat could make anyone dizzy.  Is it hot everywhere?  It is awful here!  You take care Angie!

Lynn Smith
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I was having a imbalance problem.I would stoop down and had a hard time getting up.Lightheaded.It went on for a month then stopped.I felt like I was seeing stars. I have no idea why but all seems fine now.I was having a headaches at the time but not now. The Headaches passed.

Last year when a lady almost hit us and my husband swerved and he almost tipped the car. My neck hurt then but for many years it's hurt. I've had 6 whiplashes.People hit me from behind. 

If mine would have continued I would go to the doctor but feeling much better now.it was scary at the time.

Lynn Smith   

Pink Rose
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Wow Lynn..I am so glad that you're doing better.  That would be very scary. 

Rose

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I have had dizzness the week after my Chemo treatments.   I just set or lay down depending onhow dizzy I am.   Get up slowly, drink lots of fluids.  Besure to inform your doctor. 

Nana Sue
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I don't know if this would help anyone, and, you should ask your doctor, but, have you tried Meclizine HCI?  It is for motion sickness and dizziness.  It is an over the counter med.

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No, I've never heard of that Nana Sue.  I might check with my doctor the next time I see him and see what he says. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Hugs, Angie

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Isn't that what they give you for going on cruises Nana Sue?  That is a great idea to have that on hand.

Leeza

Nana Sue
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It is kind of the same stuff Leeza.  It does work.

June Bugs
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I can't imagine how scared you must have been, well anyone that would feel like this.  Looks like your doctor has it under control for you now and I pray you continue to do well.  No more dizzy spells!

Hugs, June

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Yes, always let your doctor know if you experience dizziness as it can be a sign of something serious, and, especially if you have blood pressure problems.  I hope that by now Angie, you're doing great.

 

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I have felt this way too: when it is too hot out, after chemo, when I am very stressed, etc.. It is not often.

I am glad yours went away, which is usually a good sign.  Stay well please.

 

Hugs

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Lovebabyjesus, if it is hot out and you feel or have felt this way, it could be a heat stroke, so, be very careful. I have a girlfriend that had a heat stroke and she has to very, very careful now when she is out in the heat. 

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When

i bend over,I feel like I'm going to fall it's been like that since chemo and rads,I take the estrogen blocker (exestame?) thought it was normal.~~mollyz~~

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If I get up too fast at times, I get a little off balanced, but, I think that is normal.  Or, I hope so.

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Yes, when my hubby hugs me!  LOL  I just had to write that! 

Lynne P
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How are you doing now Angie?  Are you not having the dizzy spells anymore?  Your blood pressure medicine is very important for you to take and to always check what your bp is.

Update us when you can!

 

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