Feeling light-headed while standing

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Andrew59
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
More often than not, I feel light-headed while I'm standing. Sort of like if it got much worse, I'd pass out. It also feels like I'm spaced out. I sometimes get this sitting down, but much milder. And almost never when I'm lying down. One doctor told me over the phone that my blood pressure is probably dropping too low. But when I visited the doctor's office I asked the nurse to take my blood pressure while I was standing up, it was normal. And I was feeling very light-headed when she did this. So this is all very confusing to me.

Do you ever feel this difference when standing. Or do you know of other people with CFS who get this?

Orion82698
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   Posted 10/23/2006 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Dizzyness while standing as well as low BP is a comon sign of Adrenal Fatigue. Look up some of my post on here.

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Andrew59
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   Posted 10/24/2006 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I'll look for your messages about Adrenal Fatigue.

TaniaAust
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   Posted 10/26/2006 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there :)
 Ive the same with this illness.  Standing more than a few minutes is so bad .. much harder than walking.  I struggle whenever I need to wait in any queues etc.
 
  I not only get dizzy but standing for any length of time makes me feel like im going to go into a seizure. I actually do start to tremor and shake when that feeling comes in, I have collapsed. 
 
   (I often end up having to sit on the ground, grab a chair if there is any about the place eg in government depts., end up holding onto something or just leave the queue... I just cant stand there).
 
 Its hard.. as others dont understand how hard it is for me to wait for service in shops.
 
  For an explaination of what the trouble may be..do  a search for " Dr Cheney "(he's a famous CFS researcher) and the articles " the heart of the Matter: CFS and Cardiac Issues "   It will probably make heaps of sense to you and give you a better understanding.
 
(I would post a link but I dont know if its against rules or not..so wont).

Andrew59
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   Posted 10/28/2006 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I know what you mean about standing in line. I always have to step to the side and lean on something. If there is nothing close to lean on, I usually give up and leave.

I'm not sure what to make of the Cheney article, partially because I am having trouble concentrating as I read it. In the last year I've had about three EKGs, an echo cardiogram a stress thallium test, and I wore a heart monitor for 24 hours. It seems that Cheney is talking about another type of test? I live in Los Angeles, and maybe I could find a place to get this test.

I also wonder if it is possible for me to find a chronic fatigue specialist, one who takes a multi-theoretical approach. IOW, one who understands all the theories, and uses what they suggest as areas to investigate. Because when I ask questions of doctors now, they give me no information about chronic fatigue.

Orion82698
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   Posted 10/28/2006 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Andrew,

Did you look a little further into AF?

Can you tell me when your symptoms started? How long have you felt this way? What are you other symptoms? Have you experianced a large amount of stress before this happened?

I'm not say that CFS isn't possible, but you should rule out the things that can be tested and show results first, before having a doctor see you for CFS. There is no clinical diagnostic test for CFS. They take your symptoms into account and what you've been tested for, then declair it. My doctor told me after I'd been through multiple tests, that I had CFS. However, she didn't want to test my adrenal glands.

After going through my saliva test, I found what is causing my fatigue. As I said, CFS is possible, however you should rule out everything else first, that can be done with lab tests first.

-O-

Suffering from Adrenal Fatigue (confirmed by Saliva test)

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Andrew59
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   Posted 10/28/2006 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Orion,

I started to read about Adrenal Fatigue after you posted to me. Coincidentally, I also started reading at the Good Hormone Health site, and there's a chart that shows which hormones contribute to different symptoms. Low Aldosterone is listed as a possible cause for fatigue and dizziness while standing. So I was going to call their office and see if they test for Adrenal Fatigue, or if they can recommend someone. That's as far as I've gotten.

My problem started about a year ago. I was suddenly hit with extreme fatigue, feeling very spaced out when I was standing or walking and legs feeling very heavy. Also, mild sore throats on and off. An infectious specialist told me the blood tests showed my body had just been fighting Coxsackie, but as time when on, I only improved by about 2%. I also saw a hormone specialist at the time, and I recently asked for copies of these records, but I was not tested via saliva.

As for doctors carefully ruling things out, I've had lots of tests, but never got the feeling that my past Internist or my current one pondered this very carefully. But they are saying Chronic Fatigue.

As for stress, I was under a tremendous amount of stress at the time, and after. I have also been dragging myself into work for the whole year, feeling dizzy every time I walk to another desk, and feeling spaced out a lot of the time I'm sitting at my desk. A few months ago I developed sleeping problems. And a few weeks ago I was staying up too late for several days in a row. All symptoms got worse, plus I started to get stomach problems. I can't work anymore, and I'm applying for early retirement.

...Andrew

sarakoo
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   Posted 6/20/2012 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I am really confused about this because for the past year or so i have felt light headed and faint when i immediately stand up. it goes after a few seconds or so and i was worried why i felt like this. I went to the doctor to check if i have low BP or anemia but i didnt.. but then i read somewhere that if you have heavy periods it can cause this feeling as a large amount of the red blood cells are being lost.. also i heard iron tablets can help this! is this true? but this is only when you have your period and i feel this all the time! The doctor told me there is no cure for this and i should just intake more salt or fluids that usual.. hope this helped anyone.
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