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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MiffyMoo, Jul 2, 2017.


  1. MiffyMoo

    MiffyMoo PetForums VIP

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    For the past couple of days I've felt a tightness in my head and every time I get up I get really light headed.

    I had to calm down a panic attack about an hour ago, but I'm not sure that's related.

    Anyone got any clever ideas? The poor dogs haven't been taken out because I'm scared of getting dizzy and them hauling me off into the bushes.
     
  2. rottiepointerhouse

    rottiepointerhouse PetForums VIP

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    Are you eating properly? Any problems with neck stiffness or with your ears (such as wax build up)?
     
  3. MiffyMoo

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    I thought it may be low blood sugar yesterday, so had an apple, closely followed by cheese on toast and then 3 chicken legs with potatoes and peppers.

    No stiff neck and I don't think my ears are gunky. I don't use ear buds, so am not 100% sure on that point
     
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    Had you gone a long time without eating from the day before? Had breakfast?
     
  5. SusieRainbow

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    You could have some fluid in your tubes which can make you dizzy. I get dizzy spells sometimes but I'm quite old.
     
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    I must admit, I never eat breakfast, but always have lunch and supper (and biccies at tea time if I have any in)
     
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    :D :D me too

    Well you may just have to go to your GP for a check up. Do you know what your blood pressure is like? You could try having a light breakfast to see if that helps.

    I used to get dizzy spells especially when turning over in bed, laying flat or looking up - such as when trying to find something on a high shelf but thankfully I seem to have it all sorted now - a lot of mine was related to my neck because of the hours I spend typing looking at the screen so I do some exercises now which help.
     
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    I have very low blood pressure, as a result if I stand up quickish I become dizzy and 'see stars'.

    Have you taken any medication lately, like decongestants?
     
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    I would start grabbing breakfast if you can, even a single slice of toast can make all the difference.
     
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    Have you been overly stressed lately? You said you had to calm down a panic attack so it could have something to do with it.

    I know when I'm very stressed I can sometimes get tension headaches and feel dizzy and detached, it's not a nice feeling.
     
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    Mine was 95/48 the other night :Jawdrop
     
  12. kimthecat

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    getting light headed when you get up from a sitting position can be from a drop in blood pressure.

    "The most common symptom of orthostatic hypotension is feeling lightheaded or dizzy when you stand up after sitting or lying down. This feeling, and other symptoms, usually happens shortly after standing up and generally lasts only a few seconds. Orthostatic hypotension signs and symptoms include: Feeling lightheaded or dizzy after standing up. "
     
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    I think neck exercises are probably a really good idea, as I spend at least 10 hours a day in front of the computer
     
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    Nope, I'm not a fan of medication unless absolutely needed
     
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    No, it's not nice at all. It's a while since I had anything stress related; the most fun was suddenly getting vertigo at work, which lasted about a week. Everyone accused me of being drunk!
     
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    It could be vertigo, I get that sometimes.
    Once youve had it it can come on anytime. Stress sometimes brings it on, it can last for a short time or for days.
     
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