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Did anyone else experience this while pregnant? PLEASE HELP

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Please don't tell me to go to my doctor, I'm going to call her this morning.. I just want to know if anyone else has delt with this.- I'm 15 weeks and 4 days pregnant. It's next to impossible for me to get up and do ANYTHING because I get extremely dizzy. (yesterday I pushed myself to wash a bowl in the sink and came very close to fainting) I feel like just walking or standing for too long really wears out my body to the point that I just NEED to sit down. My heart also starts racing like I've been running.. and sometimes it will even happen when I'm sitting completely still. I have no idea whats going on. This has pretty much happened since I became pregnant, but I honestly didn't think anything of it until yesterdays incident. Has ANYONE out there went through this? What was the outcome? My doctor has said everything is perfect at all of my previous appointments, although I've never brought this up. I know I should have and I'm kicking myself in the ass for it now. I'm a FTM and freaking out.
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM
I'm also taking Zofran as of a few days ago and dizzyness and fainting are serious side effects but like I said, this has been happening since the begining.
by Silver Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:31 AM
Yes, I've actually blacked out twice.

I've been told both times that is normal due to the extra blood flow in the body. My iron is also extremely low (which in my case, I feel has a lot more to do with it).

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by Silver Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:31 AM
I never experienced that myself. Hope everything turns out ok at your appointment. *Hugs*
by on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:32 AM

I have symptoms like that all the time, because my blood pressure and blood sugar tend to get pretty low. 

by Gold Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:32 AM
Have you been sick alot? Taking your vitamins? It sounds like it may be low iron or low blood sugar.
by on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Yes, I'm dealing with that and have for most of this pregnancy. It's a combination of things, for me at least, between the increased amount of blood, blood sugar issues, and the usually difficult time I have drinking or eating, and being anemic.
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by Emerald Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:33 AM
I have certainly heard of similar things, but haven't experienced that.
by Gold Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Sounds either like your blood pressure is whacky, or you're dehydrated.
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Information and Resources

Understanding Anemia -- the Basics

What Is Anemia?

Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a main part of red blood cells and binds oxygen. If you have too few or abnormal red blood cells, or your hemoglobin is abnormal or low, the cells in your body will not get enough oxygen. Symptoms of anemia -- like fatigue -- occur because organs aren't getting what they need to function properly.

Anemia is the most common blood condition in the U.S. It affects about 3.5 million Americans. Women and people with chronic diseases are at increased risk of anemia. Important factors to remember are:

Understanding Anemia

Find out more about anemia:

Certain forms of anemia are hereditary and infants may be affected from the time of birth.

  • Women in the childbearing years are particularly susceptible to iron-deficiency anemia because of the blood loss from menstruation and the increased blood supply demands during pregnancy.
  • Older adults also may have a greater risk of developing anemia because of poor diet and other medical conditions.

There are many types of anemia. All are very different in their causes and treatments. Iron-deficiency anemia, the most common type, is very treatable with diet changes and iron supplements. Some forms of anemia -- like the anemia that develops during pregnancy -- are even considered normal. However, some types of anemia may present lifelong health problems.

What Causes Anemia?

There are more than 400 types of anemia, which are divided into three groups:

  • Anemia caused by blood loss
  • Anemia caused by decreased or faulty red blood cell production
  • Anemia caused by destruction of red blood cells

Anemia Caused by Blood Loss

Red blood cells can be lost through bleeding, which can occur slowly over a long period of time, and can often go undetected. This kind of chronic bleeding commonly results from the following:

  • Gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcers, hemorrhoids, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach), and cancer
  • Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirinor ibuprofen, which can cause ulcers and gastritis
  • Menstruation and childbirth in women, especially if menstrual bleeding is excessive and if there are multiple pregnancies

Anemia Caused by Decreased or Faulty Red Blood Cell Production

With this type of anemia, the body may produce too few blood cells or the blood cells may not function correctly. In either case, anemia can result. Red blood cells may be faulty or decreased due to abnormal red blood cells or a lack of minerals and vitamins needed for red blood cells to work properly. Conditions associated with these causes of anemia include the following:

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Bone marrow and stem cell problems
  • Other health conditions
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:34 AM
I never did but my friend did. She was dxd with preeclampsia.
I don't want to scare you, but that is all I know.
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