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June 15th, 2009, 08:54 AM
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I am just curious if anyone else has been experiencing faint spells and light headedness? My DH bought a BP monitor and my BP is very low (107/54) and resting HB has been in the 100's. Woke up this AM and it was 106. I am going to address this with my Dr tomorrow but I was wondering if anyone else has been experiencing this? Thanks ladies.
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June 15th, 2009, 08:56 AM
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Are you drinking enough? That can be a classic sign of dehydration.
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June 15th, 2009, 09:32 AM
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It can be common during pregnancy to have times of lightheadedness or a racing pulse. I would mention it to your Dr though. Like mentioned above I'd also try to get more fluid in because you might be dehydrated.
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June 15th, 2009, 10:06 AM
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I don't have this but just wanted to wish you well. I hope your Dr will be able to give you an answer or suggestions to help.
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June 15th, 2009, 10:07 AM
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Lightheadedness is very common during pregnancy but be sure to mention it to your Dr and drink lots of fluids.
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June 15th, 2009, 01:52 PM
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Yes! I spoke to my doctor about it last time b/c I've had several dizzy spells where I had to sit down b/c I was seeing black spots! And my heart would be racing like crazy at the same time.

After much discussion, we found the culprit: orange juice. It always happened about an hour after breakfast and after a large glass of of OJ. My blood sugar would spike like crazy and then dip rapidly leaving me feeling like I was going to pass out. My doctor's advice was to have a carb about an hour after eating something sugary.

It's seemed to work... but I also seem to get light-headed when I get hot while moving around outside or in the sun, etc.

Not sure if its the same type of reason for you... let us know what your Dr. says.
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June 15th, 2009, 01:55 PM
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I always have low blood pressure and with this PG I can feel my pulse everywhere! I get a little dizzy once in a while, but, my doc says to just take it easy. I hope you're feeling better.
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June 15th, 2009, 03:24 PM
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I hope everything is alright. My bp is also low. I know a higher pulse rate can be normal during pregnancy due to the increase in blood volume, but I would definitely talk to your dr. about it.
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June 15th, 2009, 07:53 PM
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My bp is always low, around 90/60, and dizziness is very common with low bp.
Keeping hydrated does help, and just be careful getting up too quickly, or you will see spots for a sec. If it really bothers you, and it's ok with your doc, switch to sea salt - that will help as well.
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June 15th, 2009, 07:59 PM
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I have low bp and my pulse races too. The ladies have already given great advice, just wanted to let you know that I'm right there with you!
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June 15th, 2009, 08:12 PM
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Yup! I've had mild light-headedness but last weekend I nearly passed out in the grocery store. I let my doctor know and they said it was probably low blood sugar.
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