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pregnant & blacking out

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Old 05-29-2012, 08:55 AM   #1
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Henderson Ky
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Exclamation pregnant & blacking out

I have 2 kids and one on the way. I am 15 weeks along. Every since my last pregnancy about 1 1/2 years ago i started having these crazy spells. I'll try to explain in detail what i do. Mostly it happens when i stand or have been standing for a while. It starts off with me getting very dizzy. When i get dizzy my head feels tight. Then i know it's coming so i grab a wall or something to keep my balance. A few seconds after i get dizzy i start loosing my balance then i start jerking. It's not like a trembling it's more like quick jerks. It's not just one part of my body that does it it's my entire body except my legs. Next my legs feel really weak while at the same time my head still feels tight and im still very dizzy. Then i start seeing "stars" or "floaters" in front of both of my eyes and i start getting "tunnel vision" when i start seeing black around my eyes until it fills completely and i can not see at all. I know my eyes are open bc i can feel myself blinking. As soon as my sight goes it's like the unstable jerking and dizziness gets worse. Sometimes i can force my self to not black out but not all the time. My body goes limp and i fall. I done this during my last pregnancy around the 8th month in walmart. When im doing this i am fully aware of whats going on (unless i lose my vision) i can speak clearly and i always remember what happened when i wake. After i come to and stand my face arms and hands start tingling and feel very tight for a min or so. I have told my OB about this but it doesn't seem like he thinks im serious or he thinks im lying and looks past it. But it's only getting worse and happening more frequent. I can't switch doctors bc my medical coverage wont allow me. Does anyone have any idea why this keeps happening and getting worse, and what i can tell my doctor to make him believe me. For the first time yesterday i did it twice in one day and blacked out both times. PLEASE HELP!!! I am very scared that doctors wont take me serious until something bad happens and it's too late!

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