Short of breath and lightheaded

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Scrappy5
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   Posted 6/18/2011 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok guys this is weird I am still getting shortness of breath and when I stand up I get light headed?  Has anybody dealt with this before I haven't ever had this happen is it related to my Nissen or what I am getting pretty worried about this?  I am congested and a little sick to my stomach as well maybe I'm just getting sick but I am not sure any help would be appreciated.

dencha
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   Posted 6/18/2011 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Scrappy,
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I can't remember how far out you are after your surgery, but unless you're in the very early stages, I can't say that the symptoms you're experiencing are related to your Nissen.

You could be getting a virus. Just a reminder...if you do get a stomach bug, be sure to have anti nausea drugs on hand, so you can stop the nausea from causing you to vomit. Vomiting can create real problems with a newly wrapped stomach.

I hope it's nothing, and you feel better soon.
Denise

Scrappy5
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   Posted 6/18/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Ty Denise I am 3 weeks post op so I am hoping this stops. Do u think it is normal this far out? I am hoping I did the right thing by getting the Nissen done.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 6/18/2011 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
The ppis give some people low blood pressure: could it be a side effect of any medication you are on? Were you given anti clotting medication before and after your op? Shortness of breath can be a symptom of PE, though I think that also gives pain. Maybe worth getting checked over just to rule that one out? Not wanting to scare you of course, but recent surgery is a risk factor for DVT etc. Hopefully it'll just be one of those little puzzles that goes away on it's own!
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma

Scrappy5
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   Posted 6/18/2011 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I hope so I had a chest xray last week and it was clear it just sucks this just popping up like this. As for the PPI's i have been on them forever so I can rule them out.

mudmagnetmum
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   Posted 6/18/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope so. Did someone listen to your ticker etc when you had your chest xray? Maybe it's just related to being less active or less mobile following the surgery. Have you been checked for anaemia too? I think I've used up my ideas now . . .
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma

Scrappy5
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   Posted 6/18/2011 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe the less activity and alot less food may be an explanation for the lightheadedness what do u guys think

couchtater
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   Posted 6/18/2011 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Most likely.
Joy

Scrappy5
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   Posted 6/18/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Ty joy this is so nervewracking not knowing what your body is doing

couchtater
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   Posted 6/18/2011 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Anything can happen during recovery....
Joy
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