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Lightheaded with exercise and fibromyalgia

Nov 24, 2015 2:43 AM

Does anyone ever get lightheaded when attempting to exercise, clean, gardening? I can only do something for a few minutes before I think in about to faint, this started earlier in the year before my fibromyalgia diagnosis, but when I got a stabbing pain in my abdomen which is still there but has been labelled as chronic pelvic pain

Nov 24, 2015 3:37 AM

That doesn't sound good to me. Do you get out of breath? Do you have any pain in your chest or down your arms or in your neck or jaw? Does your face get red and sweaty and your heart pound? If you're getting pain in your abdomen, where is it? If it's the lower right it could be appendix, if it is higher, it could be gallbladder. If it's in the center, it could be pancreas, ulcers, or GERD. If it's to the left, it could be your intestine, your liver.. There are so many things that could be with abdominal pain. Did your doctor run any specific tests to fin Doug where the pain was coming from or did they just make a diagnosis of pelvic pain? I think you should be safe and seek medical attention. It worries me that you're having that kind of pain and that with e exertion you feel lightheaded and like you're going to faint. Please check it out. Go to the ER or urgent care if you have to. Keep us posted. I'll be standing by for updates. Sending you {{|Hugs}}} and prayers that the doctors figure out what is wrong and that it's nothing serious. Feel better. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 24, 2015 3:44 AM

Hey thanks for your concern, it's lower right. The doctor removed my appendix as the pain I described to them mimics appendicitis. I have had blood tests and ultra sounds and a colonoscopy and the laproscopy revealed nothing except blood around the ovary which they assumed was a cyst. They gave me an injection to stop my periods and the pain remained the same.

I'm wondering if it is something like neurally mediated hypotension.

The docs really have said nothing, made no suggestions, I saw a neurologist after fainting at work and she too wasn't worried and didn't make any suggestions, but it truly is the worst part about everything that's going on even just recently being diagnosed with the fibromyalgia, this light-headedness has ruined my year

Nov 24, 2015 3:52 AM

Hiya, could be as simple as something to do with blood pressure perhaps? I'm no expert, but I know for me, a low blood pressure means it can take my body a while to catch up with what I do. When I feel good I tend to do things quite fast, but can often lead to me having to pause for a while and prop myself up as my body adjusts. Alternatively a school friend of mine was recently diagnosed with PoTS, because she kept passing out and feeling feverish, faint and generally unwell. Might be worth doing some research just to see if it sounds at all likely? She is now on a recovery and exercise plan, with appropriate treatment and help. Hope you get to the bottom of it. X

Nov 24, 2015 3:52 AM

I'm sorry you're going through this. It has to be frightening not knowing. I would be asking the doctors to have a head CT Scan or MRI to see if there is a problem. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers try to stay calm, I'm sure they will get it figured out.💕🙏🏻🌻

Nov 24, 2015 8:27 AM

Lizardlace.. Yes. I have I've gotten the stabbing pain when I've pushed past my limit and the dizziness I have had it all ways at least the last year. However I wojdl still put in a cal to my Dr. You can never be to careful

Nov 28, 2015 12:26 PM

Lizardlace, Last summer I had to stop exercising due to chest pressure & pain, along with weakness & shortness of breath with exercising. It took 8 months, a full cardiac & pulmonary workup to find out 1) My allergy shots were worsening my asthma & 2) I have vein reflux in my lower legs (likely caused by pelvic begin congestion in my abdomen following my 2010 surgery). Start nothing your symptoms into a lot boil and follow up with your doctor in two weeks to sew if there's a pattern. Good luck. Praying for you! 🙏🌼

Nov 28, 2015 5:30 PM

Lizard lace It could be your blood pressure. If you have a blood pressure cuff take your blood pressure before you get up stand then take it again to see if it drops or standing then sitting to see if it drops.

Nov 28, 2015 6:16 PM

Lizardlace, when you get up, do you also see like a star field or glitter floating around? I definitely agree going to the doctor & having your blood pressure checked.

Nov 28, 2015 7:25 PM

It is something only a doctor can tell you why. There are to many things it could be from anxiety to heart issues and everything in between. As we are all different the only recommendation that can and should be given is go to the doctor or if the symptoms are really bad head to urgent care or the emergency room.

Sep 26, 2016 7:15 AM

I've been feeling like that for a few days straight now. But I actually have been passing out. And staying unconscious for close to a whole day. I haven't figured out why or what to do about it yet though.

Sep 26, 2016 11:50 AM

I do this at only when: (1) my asthma is acting up, (2) I'm overfatigued, doing too much or (3) medication is causing it (usually cold meds). Chart every occurrence and what you were doing & how long, what meds on, etc. Hugs love & prayers you can find out the cause soon!🙂💕🙏🌸

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