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P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" You said this happens randomly? Do you ever get dizzy when you go from a lying to sitting position, or a sitting to standing position?"


Generally nope. Its usually when I've been standing for long periods of time. Like the time before this it happened at work and I was on my feet for 7 hrs and then down I went. and yeap it is pretty random. Sometimes I'm fine to stand for 13-15 hrs with a 20 minute break in there other timesI can't even stand up for 2 hrs without getting dizzy and going down.

taytayrae *TTC* TTC since May 2012; Ohio 184 posts
26th Jan '13

Does it get worse with position change? I had this problem starting 3 years ago, they found I had a heart murmur and I was having palpitations so they put me on toprol. Was fine for a a year and a half, and about 6 months ago I started getting more and more palpitations, they ran all sorts of lab work (thyroid, cmp, mag, cbc) and everything was fine. Had a holter monitor and an echo, showed nothing. Still having problems, they ended up doing bp in different positions on me and diagnosed me with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). I have bad headaches, dizziness and have blacked out with sudden position changes. Hope you feel better!

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting taytayrae *TTC*:" Does it get worse with position change? I had this problem starting 3 years ago, they found I had a heart ... [snip!] ... tachycardia syndrome). I have bad headaches, dizziness and have blacked out with sudden position changes. Hope you feel better!"

Nope just happens when I'm standing for periods of time. :( Like I have no clue wth is going on. Like Idk if I should just stop working out until I go to the doctor because that is the only thing I've changed lately is I've upped my work outs from long walks/jogs to doing that plus and exercise bike almost daily.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63818 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" Generally nope. Its usually when I've been standing for long periods of time. Like the time before this ... [snip!] ... for 13-15 hrs with a 20 minute break in there other timesI can't even stand up for 2 hrs without getting dizzy and going down."


Hopefully you can get examined sooner than later, especially since these fainting episodes are happen more frequently. It's called a syncopal episode and typically occurs when the brain isn't being perfused properly. It could be a cardiac issue, but it's hard to say. I hope you get some answers!

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Hopefully you can get examined sooner than later, especially since these fainting episodes are happen ... [snip!] ... when the brain isn't being perfused properly. It could be a cardiac issue, but it's hard to say. I hope you get some answers!"

Thank you dear. The only other thing that has me worried is like the circulation to my legs is starting to f**king suck. :( Like sitting down my legs go numb/cold and this like offish blue color. My insurance should have my PCP changed over this week they said 7-10 days and I changed it on Monday.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63818 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" Thank you dear. The only other thing that has me worried is like the circulation to my legs is starting ... [snip!] ... like offish blue color. My insurance should have my PCP changed over this week they said 7-10 days and I changed it on Monday. "


Yikes. Yeah, it doesn't sound like your heart is able to pump hard enough to supply your body with enough oxygen. They may want to do an echocardiogram, which is basically an ultrasound of the heart. With that, they can determine your ejection fraction (how well your left ventricle pumps blood to the body).

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [13 wks]:" Yikes. Yeah, it doesn't sound like your heart is able to pump hard enough to supply your body with enough ... [snip!] ... of the heart. With that, they can determine your ejection fraction (how well your left ventricle pumps blood to the body)."


Okie dokie. I'm just ugh soooo tired of this crap already. :( Like last year and this year has been my year to get healthy and when I wasn't even trying to loose weight I was dropping some and they flipped and did a thyroid test on me which came back normal. :( Hopefully this new doc will be more helpful. My family has heart problems so I would rather get it under control now instead of waiting like my dad until I'm 50 something.