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June 22nd, 2012, 01:58 PM
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every time I stand up, my vision gets blurry, spotty, and I get really dizzy. I am currently 8 weeks pregnant. Any suggestions or ideas as to how I can make it stop? I have tried getting up slowly and it still happens about half the time.

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June 23rd, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Could be blood pressure or blood sugar; make sure you're getting a good amount of rest and try eating a little if this happens. A few spots like fireflies can be pretty normal, but it sounds like yours is a little more extreme than that.

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June 23rd, 2012, 01:02 PM
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I agree with the above post. Make sure you're staying well hydrated as well. Snack often and let yourself rest when possible.
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June 26th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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I'd agree too. We see this occasionally in the office and if hydration (at least 3 quarts of water a day!) and a good protein snack like an egg or a handful of almonds don't work, I'd refer you to an OB or your current provider.
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June 29th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I agree-hydration and rest are key. I get these same type symptoms, but just not as severe as yours sound. Be careful when changing positions-take it as slow as you can when you go to stand-if it persists you should see your doc to discuss it.
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June 29th, 2012, 11:38 AM
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I often wonder if spike in hormones or increased blood volume does this too.

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July 9th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Good bit about this on the APA website -
Pregnancy and Dizziness : American Pregnancy Association
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July 10th, 2012, 11:08 AM
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I got that with my second when I was sick and not eating enough in the beginning. Stay hydrated and keep a protein bar around in case you get hungry. Also, my doctor gave me a vitamin b shot - she said she thought it might help - can't remember if it did or not. It is totally normal though - just take care of yourself and you will be fine. If it gets severe though, see your doctor.

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July 13th, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Sounds like blood sugar to me. I would try eating some complex protein and a little carbohydrate every couple of hours, like cheese and crackers, peanut butter or nuts, yogurt with fruit, etc. This helps my blood sugar stay stable (and helps stop nausea). Also drink plenty. If it keeps happening I would call your doctor or midwife.
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