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    Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    So what's the deal with the head rushes I get? I didn't really notice that I got them a lot till about last week, but I did have them often before. Now it's really often and pretty bad. Basically every time I stand up, I get a head rush, I get dizzy, my head hurts, my vision clouds up and I can't see anything. I have to look down and put a hand to my head and just try not to stumble/fall down and wait for it to pass.

    Why does this happen to me?
    Is there anything I can do about it?
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Are you eating enough?
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    I only get that if I stand up too fast and stretch at the same time. You might want to see a doctor. Please make sure you are ok. You are the unofficial Cover Girl for Kirsch, you know!

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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

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    Are you eating enough?

    I think so. I have breakfast/lunch when I wake up. Another meal later on.. and another one later on.

    Can head rushes be caused by a weight issue?
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Well obviously lack of calories in your body definitely makes you not be able to focus, etc. If I go to work and forget to bring my lunch, by 5 p.m. when I'm driving home I'm swerving on the road like I'm drunk - seriously LOL!

    Could also have something to do with anemia? But yeah, lack of blood sugars definitely could be causing it. like how it is for diabetes.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Hmmm, don't think I'm a anemic, I don't bruise easily. Some days I do only have two meals though, that could be why.

    I'm also 110 lbs for being... 5'4.75". Maybe that too?
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    I get the same thing. For me, it's because I have abnormally low blood pressure. If that's the case with you as well, it's not dangerous, just very annoying and exhausting. Go see a doctor though, you never know.

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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Could just be that. Is there anything that can be done about low blood pressure?

    Last time I was checked.. mine was.. 110 over 55?
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

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    Could just be that. Is there anything that can be done about low blood pressure?

    Last time I was checked.. mine was.. 110 over 55?

    Not really, I mean, I don't think anything will "cure" it. But for me, just drinking and eating enough, preferably something salty, helps a lot. That's what my doctor told me to do.
    I wish I could remember what mine was. I'll ask mom and dad tomorrow and get back to you! I don't even know what's considered "normal", haha.

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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    There's a name for this, it's got to do with your blood pressure, and most of the time it's really not a big deal, it just feels weird. I can't remember what the specific name is off the top of my head though.

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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

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    Not really, I mean, I don't think anything will "cure" it. But for me, just drinking and eating enough, preferably something salty, helps a lot. That's what my doctor told me to do.
    I wish I could remember what mine was. I'll ask mom and dad tomorrow and get back to you! I don't even know what's considered "normal", haha.

    I think my food is really salty though. Hahaha.. I don't get why my blood pressure is so low. Maybe it's the amount I exercise that cancels out the effects of that sodium.

    And it'd be great if you could get back to me on your blood pressure! Thanks.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    I get this a lot too, as does most of my family, whenever we stand up too fast. In my mum's case its due to low blood pressure but the rest of us have fairly normal blood pressure.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    I've always had low blood pressure as well. Usually around 110/60, sometimes a bit lower. I tend to have head rushes more often in warm environments and go from crouched down to standing up too quickly. Especially if I'm on my knees weeding our landscaping and stand up too fast, I'll have to stand still a moment until it passes. I've NEVER passed out, from head rushes or otherwise. When I'm working outside, I try to just be aware of it and not stand up super fast. I'd rather not end up face first in wood mulch, lol.

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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Oh wow that sucks.I get the same thing,I feel really light headed and dizzy,my vision clouds up even when I am walking around,just standing up,etc.I have to stop for a minute to get myself together.I actually went to the doctor for this because my mom and boyfriend were really worriede,and the doctor said that it is not normal.So I went in for a catscan,and this was actually a few weeks ago,and it came back clear.So I still don't know
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Hey there - might be worth it to see your doctor, if only to rule anything serious out. Especially since it seems they have escalated lately?

    Take care of yourself.

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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Thanks for all of the good advice.
    Yeah, I think I should go see a doctor or something at least.

    Or maybe I need to add more meals + snacking in the day? I also have super fast metabolism, which could be adding to what Brittni said earlier, if I was eating right and all.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    i get these ALOT! only when i stand up too fast
    i used to get freaked out but it happens to alot of my friends too
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Hmm, the thing is I don't think I'm standing up all that quickly, I don't jump up or anything ahaha. So yeah.. it's like... normal speed? But I get them anyways.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    My friend has this happen too, she went to the doctor and they diagnosed it as Vasovagal syndrome Vasovagal episode - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia There are different degrees from having what you describe to actually passing out....

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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    That doesn't really sound like what I have. O_o? At least, I don't think so.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    yeh when i get up ;quick' i just mean normal speed but like as if im not ready if you get me? i dont know its hard to explain!

    it happened one time when i was having a hot bath, i got out must have stood up too quick and i almost fainted
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    ^^Oh yeah, hot baths can really make you dizzy if you stay in them too long. That's why you can't stay in jacuzzis for more than half an hour or something like that.

    And yeah, what you said makes more sense now.

    I'm going to see if changing my diet a little helps me improve.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Ugh...I hate that your having them so much I usually get them when I stand up too fast or when I get out of bed too fast in the morning...It pisses me off lol
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    Yeah, I hate them too, it's a constant thing for me. Everytime I'm about to get up, I hope and wish and everything that I don't get one.

    But I get one.

    So for now, I'll change up my diet and eat more often and see if that helps. If it doesn't help.. I'll go see a doctor then.
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    I have that too. It's because I have low blood pressure. it sucks.. and I feel tired all the time and if I wake up in the morning and get out of bed immediately, I feel like i'm about to throw up and faint. lol. I have to wake up very slowly.. it's terrible :'( sometimes I just eat a little packet of sugar. that helps
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    I went through something very similar last summer.
    Mine was caused by not getting enough sugar.
    Usually eating a spoonful of peanut butter right after would make me feel as good as new.
    Hope everything turns out okay!

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    low blood pressure
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    i get head rushes ALLLL the time. i just have low blood pressure. like last time i went it was around 95/45. the doctor thought the blood pressure machine was broken. theres nothing you can really do, just try to be healthy and deal with it. i figure its better to have low blood pressure than high!
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    Re: Head rushes... I mean, I get them A LOT.

    oh god is that ben mckenzie in your avatar? LOL
    just to let you know what happened to me today.. I ate my cereal at 10 a.m lol and I was busy all day, driving around and running errands. I couldn't eat, and I got home at 5p.m... I looked in the mirror I was pale and yellow.. I sat on a chair, ate a little bit of pasta.. when I got up I couldnt see anything. I couldnt even see the chair to sit again.. I really thought I was going to faint right there. I was so stupid, I didnt stop a minute during the entire day, not even to eat. I will never do this again
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