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blacking out during pregnancy

When this happens to me I feel like I'm going to die..
I woke up around 4 in the morning(only was asleep for 2 hrs). I was sweaty and had this sudden urge to throw up.. When I got up I completly blacked out(I didn't get up too fast, it was actually veryslow) I fell down on the floor, managed to make it to the garbage can, walked away, then blacked out again & fell down. This happend about 4 times before I made it to the bedroom where my boyfriend was,I ploppedo n the bed where he was, and the feeling faded, but he drove me to the ER. They said I was dehydrated there; but don't know how I could have been I had a glass of milk before I went to bed. Could it be something else like low blood sugar? Maybe a heart condition?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Feb. 8, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (12)
  • low blood pressure! (which can be caused by dehydration)
    even though milk is a liquid, it's not that great for hydrating your body.
    drink more water! my doctor gave me a huge like 32 oz cup (similar to a travel coffee mug) that she told me to drink 3 of a day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Get a second opinion during regular office hours. ERs docs are over-worked and stressed and likely to give false diagnosis.

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 10:24 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Oh, and I second the drink water thing.

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 10:25 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • drink water like crazy & get your iron levels checked, you might be anemic! Low blood pressure can cause this too, are you eating enough? How far along are you?

    Answer by Nyx7 at 10:31 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • call your doc and see what they say..also i agree more water try every 2 hours to drink a glass of water..hope u feel better xo

    Answer by tabbys4 at 10:32 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I am 23 weeks..

    Will do.. I will drink more water!! ha ha.. I have an appointment this coming Friday, so I will talk to my doctor then.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • I had this problem cuz I puked thru my whole pregnancy, sometimes my blood sugar would get really low & other times it was cuz my iron levels were really low. I drank like more than 80 oz of water a day, I was soooo thirsty. Might wanna try pedialyte or ensure if these are your issues. Good luck mamma & congrats!!!!


    Answer by Nyx7 at 10:41 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • Milk isn't considered a very good for hydration. I would definitely talk to your OB or midwife about it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • this happened to me.. over 3 weeks I passed out almost 4 times and maybe 5 to 10 times I would feel like i was gonna throw up, eating right and drinking water and resting when needed has a lot to do with it..

    Answer by miss_nevin at 10:53 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

  • You need to go get a second opinion. That's not healthy at all.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:02 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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