almost always am dizzy after bending down and getting up

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by berrytired, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. berrytired

    berrytired New Member

    I hate this...do you experience this? I get this all the time when I've bent down and get up and not even fast.
  2. dani78xo

    dani78xo New Member


    i had this problem even before i got sick with FM.
    i don't know what it is, and the doctors never found a reason to worry about it.
    i black out whenever i stand too fast,
    and i pretty much avoid bending down now..it gives me a headache.

    i never found out what it was though.
  3. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    I also have it when I bend my head back and look up. Years ago, I worked in a video and film library for the local schools. It was a problem for me to look up at shelves and get out videos and films to fill orders. I found that if I kept my head back too long, I would feel so dizzy and lightheaded that I often had to lean against the shelves for a minute until it passed.

    Back then I didn't know I had FMS and other health problems and managed to keep my dizziness problem to myself. I didn't want my boss or co-workers to know. I thought they would think I was crazy.

    Ellen