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should I go in Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 11637 posts
20th Jan

I'm 8 to 9 weeks pregnant. I've been dizzy to the point I feel like I'm going to pass out. My body feels really weak to the point it gets hard to do pretty much anything. I've been cramping, mainly when I have to pee. I also have almost like burning and almost the same cramping I get when I ovulate. I'm not bleeding or anything. I had my in take appointment last week. They did a urine sample to make sure I didn't have a uti. They said there's some bacteria but nothing that needs to be treated. My doctor said I could go to the ER if the dizziness continues. I went when I was 5 weeks pregnant and they didn't find anything but prescribed me anti dizziness meds. I wasn't cramping then though.

мɑkɑnɑni 1 angel baby; ~, FL, United States 65499 posts
20th Jan

What about going to urgent care rather than the ER?

Super Mommy! Costa Mesa, CA, United States 12641 posts
20th Jan

I would go in to be checked. You could also have a UTI. Better safe than sorry. Have you had a full meal yet?

ElleBelle (35 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22182 posts
20th Jan

Are you drinking enough? Your blood sugar might low. This happens to me..I always keep jelly beans in my purse lol

MrsDillin+1 & 1/2 2 kids; QC, IL, United States 658 posts
20th Jan

Quoting Elliot Grace (5 weeks):
Are you drinking enough? Your blood sugar might low. This happens to me..I always keep jelly beans in my purse lol


I was about to say the same thing about the sugar being low! OP, try drinking some OJ or other juice that has sugar in it before you start your day and when you start feeling dizzy, sit down and just sip on some more juice! 

LittleTiger 2 kids; Florida 10688 posts
20th Jan

Its possible you have a uti. I was having some dizziness and episodes of feeling weak. My doctor said my iron levels were normal and that i should make sure i eat more regularly.

I wouldnt go to the ER. Too much flu going around. Is there no way your doctor can see you again? An urgent care might be slightly better than the er since it wont get as much traffic but still...ours usually have lines of flu people. Yuck!

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11200 posts
status 20th Jan

Quoting Elliot Grace (5 weeks):
Are you drinking enough? Your blood sugar might low. This happens to me..I always keep jelly beans in my purse lol



This. I always needed a little snack to carry around.
Also I would go to a walk in or try making an appointment instead of going to the ER.

The REAL Frodo, Baby! 2 kids; 1 angel baby; The How-To on Parenting a Munchkin, VA, United States 2350 posts
20th Jan

I wouldn't go into the ER unless you had no other choice... I wouldn't risk exposing myself to other illnesses that linger in those waiting rooms. 

I'd go in to the OB's office if you could though. Call and see if they can squeeze you in. And try sipping on some OJ to see if that helps out.  

Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 11637 posts
20th Jan

My doctor was the one who said go to the ER. They're actually part of the hospital. I have to go there to get a lot of my tests done. I'm starting to think I had a cyst that ruptured. I had problems in the past where they wouldn't drain and I got infections.

Super Mommy! Costa Mesa, CA, United States 12641 posts
20th Jan

Quoting Noneya Business:
My doctor was the one who said go to the ER. They're actually part of the hospital. I have to go there to get a lot of my tests done. I'm starting to think I had a cyst that ruptured. I had problems in the past where they wouldn't drain and I got infections.


If your doctor told you to go to the ER if it continued, go to the ER. None of us know what is causing your dizziness, and if it continues it should be taken lightly. Do you feel better after eating a meal, though? Are you ok now?

bean.dip 1 child; 3 angel babies; Assawoman, Virginia 1171 posts
20th Jan

Quoting Elliot Grace (5 weeks):
Are you drinking enough? Your blood sugar might low. This happens to me..I always keep jelly beans in my purse lol



This! I keep Jolly Ranchers.

Sounds like you are dehydrated, OP...and possibly a UTI, too.

Noneya Business Due August 29; 1 child; Pennsylvania 11637 posts
20th Jan

Quoting Super Mommy!:

If your doctor told you to go to the ER if it continued, go to the ER. None of us know what is causing your dizziness, and if it continues it should be taken lightly. Do you feel better after eating a meal, though? Are you ok now?



Sometimes I feel worse after I eat. I feel like they don't even know why I get dizzy :( it really sucks and its scary. I hate feeling like they don't believe something's wrong.

Karmagrl Due July 21; █ ♥ █, O., Canada 1161 posts
20th Jan

I honestly don't believe this warrants going to the ER. When I was 8 weeks pregnant I was dizzy ALL the time. I would work and feel like fainting constantly, in fact I've fainted several times (briefly) during my first trimester.

As for the cramping after urinating that is normal. It is due to your uterus putting pressure on your bladder so when you relieve yourself you cramp (my doctor told me this because I had the same problem). 

It is all part of the package unfortunately. Just sleep as much as possible and make sure you get fluids in ya. Also go to your prenatal appointments they should check your urine every time.

Good luck!

Super Mommy! Costa Mesa, CA, United States 12641 posts
20th Jan

Quoting Noneya Business:


Sometimes I feel worse after I eat. I feel like they don't even know why I get dizzy :( it really sucks and its scary. I hate feeling like they don't believe something's wrong.


Maybe you can ask for a referral to see a neurologist, just in case? I don't know. Are you taking any medications, maybe it's a side effect? 

LittleTiger 2 kids; Florida 10688 posts
20th Jan

Quoting Super Mommy!:

Maybe you can ask for a referral to see a neurologist, just in case? I don't know. Are you taking any medications, maybe it's a side effect? 


Good point especially if op is taking something on an empty stomach! Progesterone is one of those meds that gives you wicked dizziness if you arent full.