Oh yes, I have had this many, many times.
Traveler is talking about
Neurally Mediated Hypotension - basically a drop in blood pressure. I thought of that when I first read your post - either that or something else similar I have also experienced such as vaso-vagal response, or postural hypotension.
I believe it is common with Lyme - I was told by my previous LLMD that it is caused by dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system, one of the systems Lyme likes to mess with.
I have experienced bad bouts of this problem from time to time, to the point that I dreaded getting up from sitting down. And most always, I hate to squat to look for something near the bottom shelves in stores because getting back up again is always a problem - it can be embarrassing too but I try to remember that most everyone is absorbed in what they are doing and not what discomfort I am experiencing.
The worst episodes of what a doctor called "vaso-vagal response" I have experienced a few times: waking up in the middle of the night, in a sweat, feeling dizzy, ears ringing, nausea, and feeling faint - all while still laying down - the episodes would last maybe 20 minutes.
I would definitely tell your doctor about
your experience. My previous GP and current GP never expressed any real concern about
it - just that my BP at times tended to be "a little low" and that we should "watch it."
But I too don't believe you should automatically attribute everything to Lyme disease.
Post Edited (spaztick) : 9/14/2010 1:45:50 AM (GMT-6)