Weight Loss Surgery - Question about dizzy spells
10-13-2009, 12:36 PM
Have any of you had or have dizziness after going from sitting to standing? I've had episodes of this since getting below 200 pds, but Sunday I actually fainted which I had never done before. I was just curious if this maybe a side effect from WLS.
10-13-2009, 01:17 PM
I have, don't really know what caused it, but it finally went away. Sometimes not enough fluid can cause it.
10-13-2009, 01:36 PM
A couple of things come to mind..
1. Have blood work done (call your lapband doc and mention this to him).
2. Allergies... have your ears checked.
Get checked out asap... :hug:
10-13-2009, 02:14 PM
and let's add a few more possibilities
1. orthostatic hypotension - and this means that when you stand up, your blood pressure drops and you feel dizzy and might faint. sound familiar? there are a lot of causes, but some of the ones to consider are dehydration, and being on too much blood pressure medication [so if your BP has dropped since your surgery and you're still taking medication - RUN to your doc]
2. watch your protein intake - make sure that you're getting enough to keep you on your feet.
this is NOT generally a side effect of the WLS itself, but since you've lost so much weight in such a short time, your body may be adjusting - in a healthy way.
so, make an appt with your doc - probably your primary care doc rather than your surgeon. and go get checked. and then LET US KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!!
10-13-2009, 03:32 PM
Thanks you guy's I'll keep you posted.
I don't think it's anything serious I think it's more with my body adjusting to the weightloss.
I hope it goes away on it's own like it did for Annie cause when I fainted I broke my toe:dizzy:
I'm also taking my time getting up from now on
10-13-2009, 04:16 PM
honey - please go see the doc. even if it's NOTHING, the fact that you're fainting is NOT GOOD. what happens if you break something more serious than a toe? or even - heaven forbid - you hit your head on something?
please call your doc.
10-13-2009, 11:13 PM
I have an appt for friday. So far so good no more fainting since sunday , but I will update after appt I promise. You're so sweet,I'm sure it's nothing.
10-14-2009, 05:14 AM
I had this rather recently (although not with WLS.) Aside from the other suggestions, it could also very well also be dehydration.
10-14-2009, 07:25 AM
i'm voting for the blood pressure dropping.... that's always my issue.
There are lots of thing that it could be. If you think it is a blood pressure drop, then get up a whole lot slower until you see the doctor. My son was a real skinny tall boy and he would get up to fast and stagger around like a drunk and end up bashing his head good a couple of times. Make sure you are getting the protein and the WATER, RETAW, water, water in.
10-14-2009, 12:27 PM
I 2nd what Jiffy said... we can't make a diagnosis for you so its best to see your doctor (which I know you are ;) )
Sorry, me being a mama hen I just had to say that LOL good luck !!!