Light headed

Greatmum41
on 7/17/18 3:10 pm, edited 7/17/18 3:12 pm

Good afternoon everyone. Ever since I came home I notice that when I get up from sitting I feel very light headed and dizzy. Even sometimes just sitting down I just don?t feel right. I am on blood pressure meds for high blood pressure and I am wondering if maybe I should stop taking them and see how I feel. I was wondering if anyone else had anything similar happen after they had surgery? Thanks in advance.

On a side note I know I am not dehydrated so that is not the cause.

RosieBelly
on 7/17/18 4:00 pm

Call your clinic. Don't stop meds without calling your clinic.

referred Jan 2016 intake May 2016 left programme returned June 2017 final pre-sx class Oct 2017 surgeon appt Oct 2017

Opti Wt Nov 4/17 226 lbs BMI 45 Sx Wt 212 lbs RNY surgery Nov 23/17 M1 -18 M2-9 M3-10 M4-8 M5-6 M6-7 M7-6 M8-3 M9-1(so far)

current BMI 27.2 (PS that's overweight, not obese and not morbidly obese!) Strong is the new pretty!

SweetRide1
on 7/17/18 4:06 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

I saw my family doctor for the very same issue. I typically have low blood pressure but now it drops when I get up.

I had blood work done and an ECG. Everything was good. Right now we are jus****ching, but if you are currently on blood pressure meds you absolutely need to either call the clinic, or go and see your GP. You very well may need to have your meds adjusted.

Dehydration can also cause light headedness. Are you getting all your liquids in?

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

SweetRide1
on 7/17/18 4:14 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

Sorry didn't read the whole post apparently. Disregard my last question. LOL

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

kamac
on 7/17/18 4:42 pm
VSG on 07/09/18

Sorry to hear you're experiencing that, doesn't sound like fun. I agree with the others, talk to your doctor asap. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Kara
Age: 43, Height: 5'8"
Highest Weight: 420; Opti Starting Weight: 395; Surgery Weight: 371;
Current Weight: 322.1; Goal Weight: 160

"Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful."
-Vincent Van Gogh

TheRealMeWithin
on 7/17/18 5:44 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

I would definitely run it by your doctor to be sure.

I am 1yr+ post op and just had my one year follow up apps last week. The NP specifically asked about dizziness and light-headedness, I told her that yes I still get it sometimes. (in fact twice in the last week or so including once today). She told me that this is a common thing in WLS patients and that they aren't really sure why it happens. She told me it was nothing to be concerned about.

***But, this was my situation. I imagine this could be different for others, so I do suggest you ask your medical team.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

SweetRide1
on 7/18/18 4:15 am
RNY on 01/16/18

Low magnesium can also cause light headedness/dizziness upon standing and apparently if you don't deal with the issue it can morph into vertigo. Just read an article about this.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

Grim_Traveller
on 7/19/18 5:04 am
RNY on 08/21/12

This is called orthostatic hypotension. Its super common in the first year after surgery.

See your doc right away to discontinue BP meds. Most of us need to shortly after surgery.

Drink more. Much more. And increase salt and other electrolytes.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

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