Today I was stood talking to a friend when I started to feel really hot and sick. My face started sweating and I had to strip off and sit down. Then my eyes blacked out and I thought I was going to faint so ended up sat on the floor. Apparently I was white as a sheet but I felt too hot.
Really worried about blood pressure and pre eclampsia after being on this forum so rang the midwife who isnt working today! Typical. Spoke to my doctors who said its nothing to do with them and if im worried to call my hospital. Problem is my local hospital is a 30 minute drive away, my OH is at work, so are my parents and any friends who I could of asked to drive me there. I have a car but dont want to drive incase it happens again and I black out behind the wheel.
All I want is my blood pressure checking to put my mind at rest!! What do you think I should do? x
This has happened to me before. Just try to rest and drink plenty of water. The good news is it sounds more like low blood pressure and/or low blood sugar, which are not related to preeclampsia and can just be due to being dehydrated or going tOo long between meals. If you start to feel faint again, definitely sit down. When you feel better, drink some cool water and eat a small snack. Can you call someone just to ask them to check on you in a little bit? That's what I would do.
Sounds low to me too. My blood pressure drops everytime I get uP fast. Blood sugar is more likely to make you feel hot and dizzy. Mine has dropped a lot causing me to pass out in grocery stores lol embarrassing.
Try eating more protein to keep your sugar stable. Then if that doesn't work call your doctor
That happened to me a few weeks ago. I started to feel hot and sweaty, I felt sick and my line of vision went all blurry. When I tried to get to the toilets (I was in Next at the time) I blacked out for a few seconds. I saw the doctor and sure enough my blood pressure was low. He said it's quite common during the first two trimesters, especially if we're on our feet for too long. The best thing to do is drink plenty of cold water and get your feet up xx
Thankyou all , I feel more reassured now. I did have cereal for my breakfast this morning but Im terrible at not drinking enough during the day and often find myself getting headaches from being dehydrated. Hope this is all it is, Im going to stay at home all afternoon and drink plenty!
I agree, had the same thing happen a few weeks ago. It was scary! Pretty sure it was low blood sugar. Drink some cold water, put a cold cloth on your forehead, and then try to get something to eat when you can. When it happened to me, I felt much better after eating some cold fruit and having a cold glass of water.
Hi, yes that does sound like low bp to me. I get it myself. I think it's so easy to neglect fluid intake. Remember though it's not just water that counts as fluid - fruit, soup, sauces, etc all contribute to fluid intake, even cups of tea etc.
I had a couple of episodes like you describe right at the start of my pregnancy, and now in the last week this has happened again twice!
When I mentioned it at the start (about 9 weeks) the midwife said it was most likely bloody pressure (mine has always been low) and so to pop my head between my knees if I can't lay down and put my feet up.
Unfortunately, it seems to happen in places where neither of those positions are appropriate! However, the dizziness passes very quickly once I do take a break which is what rules out low blood sugar; that would not be remidied by just having a quick lie-down.
When's your next midwife appointment? Mention it and make sure you know what your blood pressure is.
this happened to me Easter monday - was sitting on the loo and as I looked up everything went weird and I felt SO dizzy. started taking deep deep breaths, splashed water on my face then lay myself on the floor so i didnt collapse. Simon called an ambulance, all my ecg's BP bloods all fine, but i felt drunk!!! inner ear infection apparently
i'm sure i just had a bp drop suddenly but it was all fine. xxx
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