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I keep fainting I'm not anaemic (sp) i just have low blood pressure. it's not fair - i can't see and i go dizzy every time i stand up does this happen to anyone else?
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(Original post by Tinykates)
I keep fainting I'm not anaemic (sp) i just have low blood pressure. it's not fair - i can't see and i go dizzy every time i stand up does this happen to anyone else?
Sometimes I feel a bit woozy after standing up really fast. But this is only every once in a while.
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I keep fainting I'm not anaemic (sp) i just have low blood pressure. it's not fair - i can't see and i go dizzy every time i stand up does this happen to anyone else?
Well it happened last year when i was very ill. Maybe you need to rest more.
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Well it happened last year when i was very ill. Maybe you need to rest more.
lol - i think i rest enough..but thanks for the advice
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lol - i think i rest enough..but thanks for the advice
if it keeps happening i think i'd be concerned.
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you may be diabetic
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I keep fainting I'm not anaemic (sp) i just have low blood pressure. it's not fair - i can't see and i go dizzy every time i stand up does this happen to anyone else?
Yeah, I'm hypogleicemic, (low blood sugar) I used to pass out all the time due to not eating right. Now I can pretty much tell if I'm gonna go out, so I have time to sit down or pull over if I'm driving. When you get like that sit back down and lean forward w/ your head between your knees, it helps sometimes.
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(Original post by Tinykates)
I keep fainting I'm not anaemic (sp) i just have low blood pressure. it's not fair - i can't see and i go dizzy every time i stand up does this happen to anyone else?
hypotension is usually caused by diuretics, anti-depressants, narcotics or alcohol. what you're describing though seems to be orthostatic hypotension (a sudden change in body position i.e. going from lying down to standing up position). drink lots of water, as dehydration can be a cause sometimes
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if it keeps happening i think i'd be concerned.
I've been to the doctor - he said, and i quote 'try getting up more slowly' :rolleyes: i have tried that. it still happens though - esp at work i was hanging these tops above my head and i had to keep bending down to get hangers - if i have to keep bending down and standimg up it gets really bad. and i fainted (but i quickly sat down so i don't think anyone noticed) i'm only out for 5-10 secons usually, it's just really annoying and not very pleasant
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i don't see how that would work..what does that do?
I'm not sure why it works, but it has kept me from going out completely quite afew times. Lying down w/ your feet elevated also helps, but if your already close to passing out you usually only have time to sit and lean over.
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Yeah, I'm hypogleicemic, (low blood sugar) I used to pass out all the time due to not eating right. Now I can pretty much tell if I'm gonna go out, so I have time to sit down or pull over if I'm driving. When you get like that sit back down and lean forward w/ your head between your knees, it helps sometimes.
i'm going to the doctors on tues for diabetes testing as i have lots of the other symptoms too i'm really worried
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Hmm, try and eat more salt if possible. try and take things easy for the time being.
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Hmm, try and eat more salt if possible. try and take things easy for the time being.
that's another thing - i eat absolutely loads of salt so i've got no idea why i have such low bp. i think it just runs in my family
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i'm going to the doctors on tues for diabetes testing as i have lots of the other symptoms too i'm really worried
you can get home testing kits if you cant wait that long. apparently they're very accurate. that way you could check over the weekend or not have to make a doctors appointment.
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I keep fainting I'm not anaemic (sp) i just have low blood pressure. it's not fair - i can't see and i go dizzy every time i stand up does this happen to anyone else?
ive fainted 3 times in my life for unknown reasons
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you can get home testing kits if you cant wait that long. apparently they're very accurate. that way you could check over the weekend or not have to make a doctors appointment.
well i had a friend who was diabetic, and she tested me with hers, but that was about 2 years ago now. i think i'll wait till tuesday - to tell you the truth i don't really wanna find out
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i'm going to the doctors on tues for diabetes testing as i have lots of the other symptoms too i'm really worried
I hope your not diabetic. You could just be borderline, thats not that bad, you just have to learn to eat properly. Are you going long stretches w/out any food?
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I hope your not diabetic. You could just be borderline, thats not that bad, you just have to learn to eat properly. Are you going long stretches w/out any food?
no - but i used to do that quite a lot. and thanks
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you can get home testing kits if you cant wait that long. apparently they're very accurate. that way you could check over the weekend or not have to make a doctors appointment.
If she's diabetic or has any problems w/ her blood sugar she needs to see a doctor, home testing is just a guideline to where your sugar is at, you have to go and take a proper blood sugar test, meaning you fast for at least 12 hours and they draw blood from the vein not the finger tip.
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When I'm really tired (I get insomnia and cant sleep even tho my body is tired) the room sometimes starts spinning and then I go giddy and pass out.

Do you drink much caffeine? That affects me. I had drunk some of a certain caffeine drink that gives you wings and then I had to take my friend to casualty because she had an asthma attack. i felt myself go really dizzy and passed out in the middle of the casualty department I couldnt have been more embarassed. its just a good job it didnt happen when I was driving. The doctor thought it must have been the excess caffeine because I had no alcohol. i've never drunk caffeine drinks since except for tea and coffee and its never happened again.
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