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« on: April 29, 2012 at 11:00 PM »
hi! Not sure where to post this... Anyone else suffered from vertigo since on bedrest? I had it for t first time 2 weeks ago, didn't know what was wrong with me, went all t way to emergency only to b told that 'it's just vertigo', try not to do sudden movements (like i'm doing anything vaguely active in bed!) bla bla bla... Anyway, i felt dizzy for a couple of days and it went away. Yesterday afternoon it came back with a vengeance! I wasn't able to move, felt like i was under anaesthetic or some drug, my partener had to pick me up and take me for toilet trips. Today he's gone to work and i'm feeling a lot better but still holding on to t walls on my way to t toilet. Nearly fell off t toilet seat, i just can't keep my balance... My peri just shrugged her shoulders and said she didn't know what to say, probably to do with pregnacy and will go away... Am i supposed to be on bed rest stuck at home all day on my own and just put up with this? Should i see an ear-specialist or is there anything i can take to stop t dizziness? I'm not just on bedrest now, i'm completely frozen, can't even move my head...if anyone has suffered from vertigo, please help! (I'm not talking about pregnancy dizziness and nausea and low blood pressure, i'm talking about falling off a 10 storey building and not being able to lift your head, falling like a log if i try to sit or stand up - dangerous!). Thanks.
first pregnancy, IC - due to Lletz in 2010?
progesterone pessaries since wk 22 - cervix 1.6cm
bedarrest since wk 24 - cervix measure 1.4cm
hospital strict bedarrest at wk 26 - cervix 8mm
back at home, strick bedarrest since week 28 - cervix 1cm
cervix dilated 2cm at week 35


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Re: vertigo
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012 at 09:08 AM »
Hello there,

I had something similar but not that bad. I was dizzy couldn't move felt like all of a sudden somebody pumped all my energy to the point I was not able to turn in the bed. I had to hold on to the wall to go to toilet. It went away after about 2 weeks by itself. I guess it was a way of the body to adjust to the total bed rest... I know I am not being very helpful... Maybe you should ask your doctor I am sure he can advise better

Good continuation and hope you will feel better soon
Boy no1: 38+6 natural birth uneventful pregnancy
Boy no2: 37+4 c-section after 14 weeks of bedrest due to bleeding previa


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Re: vertigo
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012 at 04:00 AM »
Not sure how often you are able to get out but a chiropractor could help you a TON with the vertigo! Also getting your body ready when the baby is ready to come out!!