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Dizziness or something kinda like it

Has anyone had severe dizziness?
I cant even say thats what it was but last night/early this morning I woke up after falling off the bed, and could not get back up.  I literally kept falling back down, my husband heard me crash into the floor and ran upstairs and found me on the floor, but I couldnt explain what was going on, i just kept telling him I fell, and that I couldnt get up.. 

Finally he picked me up and helped me back onto the bed, but it was a very weird experience, and then my stomach began to hurt a little.  We have an u/s scheduled for tomorrow thankfully so just hoping that everything is okay.  

Ive had vertigo in the past, so im hoping it isnt coming back full force
Me: 34 DH: 43
Married March 2012
TTC #1 since 2012
Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017

Re: Dizziness or something kinda like it

  • @ADRIANAC1982 Yikes, that sounds scary! I've definitely had the minor stumbling vertigo that comes with pregnancy, but nothing that bad. I hope that's the last you have to deal with that and that everything is okay!

    ---Trigger warning---

    Me: 31 DH: 27
    TTC since April 2013
    Two cancelled IUIs in Aug and Sept '15 due to low motility/count
    IVF round 1: January 2016
    ER: February 17, 2016; 9 retrieved, 7 mature, 7 fertilized
    Day 5 Blastocysts: 5 BB, 1 AB, all normal from PGS
    FET date: May 11, '16; transferred 1 AB embryo
    First beta: May 23, '16: 998!!  Second: May 25, '16: 1648
    EDD: January 27, 2017
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  • Thanks @dragonfaerie it was really scary, i crashed hard on my tush since our bed is kind of high up :/ 
    Im just grateful my husband was home and not traveling for work or I would have probably been stuck there waiting it out!  
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
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  • Woah, that sounds super scary!! Were you at all hungry? I know I start to get dizzy when I haven't eaten enough. Hopefully you get good news tomorrow!
    About us:
    Me - 28, Lean PCOS
    DH - 31
    Married June 2010, TTC since March 2014
    Blog: ourbinarystar.com

    FET cycle #3 Transfer July 28th 2016, Triplets born healthy on February 26th 2017 at 33w1d!

  • @AandDM2014 It was scary, I dont think I was hungry, one good thing about having my husband home is that he cooks daily. He is definitely making sure baby and I are well fed <3 I had been a sleep for a while I think so maybe that had something to do with it, it was just weird not to be able to move, and of course bc my stomach started to hurt that scared me a bit as well 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • Are you by any chance a back sleeper?
    If your uterus is placed a certain way it may block some blood supplies and will give you sleepy legs and dizziness.
    Maybe that had happened before falling out of bed?
    Hope you feel better by now and that your stomach isn't hurting anymore.
    There where you get your ultrasound, will they be able to answer questions? Maybe they can explain/check you out and give you tips to avoid this happening again.
    Be careful and keep that DH close until you know more!

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    Daisypath Happy Birthday tickers

  • So good to see you here @ADRIANAC1982 . Congratulations!! I had just one episode of dizziness where I felt like the room was spinning but nothing like yours, hope it doesn't happen again! Let us know how the appointment goes tomorrow
    37 y.o 
    TTC since October 2014
    DX: Unexplained fertility 
    3 Failed IUI's 2015
    1st IVF cycle March 2016 , planned ICSI, PGS, FET
    ER 3/31/16 30 retrieved, 26 fertilized normally
    Sent 8 embryos for PGS: 5 normal (3 AA, 1BA, 1BC)
    FET 5/11/16 (1 embryo)
    Beta 5/23/16 BFN  :(
    2nd FET 6/12/16 (1 5AA embryo)
    ++++TW++++
    Beta 6/22/16 : BFP!!!  169 
    Beta #2 6/24/16: 412
    DD born 3/2/17
  • I've just been dizzy or lightheaded when I go too long between meals. I hope you can get some answered though because it sounds terrifying!
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
  • @tvh1982 im a tummy sleeper BUT sometimes my pups take over the bed and I end up on my back! Hmmmmmmm I wonder if thats was it.

    Im trying to learn the best way to sleep still but for now i hear that any which way is okay! I should probably ask about that tomorrow  
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • I read left side is best side, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do!
    DX PCOS + mild male factor
    TTC since Dec. 2015
    Current Treatment: Metformin, Provera, Letrozole, Trigger, IUI
    Past Treatment: Clomid + Metformin x 3 BFN
    Letrozole 5 mg + Trigger shot + IUI = BFP!
    Beta confirmed 8/22
    EDD 5/1/17
  • Oh goodness, that sounds scary. I hope you're ok and the doctor can tell you tomorrow the cause of it. And hope it doesn't happen again! 
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    TTC - since 2014
    7 rounds of Clomid - BFN
    IUI #1 - October 2015 - BFN
    IUI #2 - November 2015 - BFN
    IUI #3 - December 2015 - BFN
    IVF #1 - March 2016
    Retrieval #1 - April 2016
    FET #1 - May 2016 - BFP!!! DS - Born January 2017
    Trying for baby #2...
    FET #2 - January 2018 - BFN  
    IVF/Retrieval #2 - January 2019
    IVF/Retrieval #3 - March 2019
    FET #3 - April 2019 - BFP!!! - EDD: January 2020


  • THANK YOU LADIES! I am definitely hoping everything looks good tomorrow and this was a one-time occurrence!!!   
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • Hey ! I've had episodes of dizziness although I was prone to dizziness and episodes of vertigo before pregnant . If the problem persists you may look into seeing a chiropractor ? I've been seeing one since the beginning of my second tri and he has helped with a lot of issues - headaches , dizziness and other pregnancy aches and pains . Hope this was just a one time thing for you ! 

    **BFP and loss warning**

    Me: 29
    DH: 29
    Us: Married Valentine's Day, 2015
    DH: No issues.
    Me: PCOS, unexplained infertility (whatever that means!!)
    June 2015 Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    July 2015:  Medicated TI cycle: BFN
    August 2015: IUI: BFP. Chemical pregnancy :(
    October 2015: IUI: BFN
    January 2016: Egg retrieval: 10 frozen embryos!
    March 2016: FET Cycle- 2 embryos transferred!: BFP !
  • @ADRIANAC1982 a couple weeks back I suffered a severe dizziness spell. I got really hot and everything was blurry. It lasted for about 5 min. I talked to my midwife and she said it could be one of two things: preeclampsia, which was ruled out because my blood pressure was normal and it didn't happen again. The second is that the baby can press on a nerve that can make you dizzy and give you blurred vision. Similar to what happens if you lay flat on your back for a long time. It hasn't happened again so I'm guessing the baby was just pressing on a nerve. 

    I hope that it's the same with you and nothing serious. Good luck with your appointment tomorrow!
  • Any way to sleep is indeed ok.
    Preferred is the left side. As that one gives best blood flow.
    I'm a belly sleeper still and only now slightly move to my sides.
    Back sleeping isn't a bad thing either, unless one experience dizziness, then it's best to either not sleep on your back or lift up torso with some pillows. (it really just depends on the shape and size and place of the uterus. I don't get dizzy, but my left leg will get numb when I lay down long on my back)
    Anywho, let's hope it was a freakish one of, and you won't experience it again!

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    Daisypath Happy Birthday tickers

  • I passed out with DS, my first trimester. I would bend over and fall to the ground every time. I also had to eat before I took a shower as well, something about the hot water made me pass out in the shower. I had to check for blood sugar a lot, but yours doesn't seem food related. Let us know how today goes!
    Me- blocked Fallopian Tube, and Endometriosis (31) & DH 0% morphology (44)
    June 2013- Married in Jamaica and started TTC 
    August 2014- (temp everyday and opk and clomid used 5 cycles)
    September 2015- Hysterscopy and Laproscopy, fixed one tube, and couldn't fix one.  Removed polyp. 
    October 2015-  1st IUI - BFN
    December 2015 - 2nd IUI  - BFN
    June 2016 - IVF Consultation
    July 2016 - Start IVF Process
  • During my first pregnancy, I had something similar. I fell out of bed because it felt like someone lifted the mattress and dumped me out. Make sure you stay well hydrated. Good luck today!

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    TTC#1 since July 2014
    AMH 0.1, DOR, Poor responder
    Moved to Prague, Czech Republic for IVF
    2 Natural IVF cycles, 3 full IVF cycles, 4 transfers, 1 BFP - heard heartbeat at 6w5d
    Diagnosed MMC at 9w1d on 11/30/15
    Headed back home to Colorado 12/12/15

    DE attempt in Czech Republic!! 

    March trip to Prague canceled due to Pancreatitis. :sob:
    Headed to Prague April 30
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    2 embryo's transferred (from 2 different donors) on 5/10/16
    BFP on 5/15/16 at 5dp5dt
    Beta 1 = 81 at 8dp5dt, Beta 2 = 295 at 10dp5dt, Beta 3 = 891 at 12dt5dt. Beta 4 = 2114 at 14dp5dt, Beta 5 = 4916 at 16dp5dt, Beta 6 = 13252 at 19dp5dt
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    We are having a GIRL!!! Due Jan 26, 2017


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    ADRIANAC1982
  • Thank you everyone......Hopefully everything goes smooth at todays appointment!!! 

    mskeenan I will def look into that because Im also having daily headaches, and aches and pains so maybe thats the best solution. 
    Me: 34 DH: 43
    Married March 2012
    TTC #1 since 2012
    Dx: unexplained infertility (+ treated for hypothyroidism)
    May 7, 2016: IUI#1 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    June 6, 2016: IUI #2 w/Clomid - BFN :'(
    IVF Consult 1 & 2: June 10, 2016 / July 15, 2016 
    Started Stims: July 15, 2016 (Lupron, Gonal-F, and Menopur)
    Trigger ----> 08/03 ----> ER on 08/05 ----> Transfer ------> 08/10
    BETA 1 (8/22) - 401  - BETA 2 (8/24) - 541 - BETA 3 (8/26) - 913
    Baby Chadwell's First U/S: 09/06/2016 / EDD: 04/28/2017
  • If you are on progesterone it will do that. I was getting minor dizzy spells and my RE told me that's what it was from. I had to switch from vaginal suppositories( because of UTIs) to oral and the dizziness got worse. It's only at night though. By morning I'm usually ok
    ADRIANAC1982
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