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    Hi all

    I am looking for a bit of advice.

    I am just comming upto 9 weeks post op bypass and for the last couple of weeks every time I get out of bed or stand up from sitting in a chair, for a few seconds I feel like I am going to faint, I go all light headed and woozy. Anyone got any clues as to why.

    I keep a good record post op of both blood sugars and blood pressures and they are always fine.

    Could I be missing out on something that will do this, I have never had this before ever, so obviously getting a little concerned about it.

    Thanks for any help or tips



    HI Paul

    Your not on your own, I had this for a while after my GB. I went to see the doctor about it and she checks my blood pressure and blood count but all was fine, I think it’s just one of those things and it does get better, I can honestly say that I haven’t experienced that side effect for a good six months or more. Keep taking your vitamin tablets, make sure your drinking plenty (not alcohol !!!!) and relax, it will pass.

    Take care



    Hey Paul
    I have the same problem. I initially it was because my blood pressure was very low (I was hypertensive on a wacking dose of meds) I stopped my bp meds with my gp and it did settle for a bit but I still have it fairly regularly. I think the most important thing is to drink plenty of fluids as I’m sure dehydration is a possible cause


    Hi Paul

    I think it is a fairly common thing with most people at some points in their lives. My husband goes through stages of saying ‘Oh, I got up too quick’ as he gets light headed upon standing. He is super fit with enviably normal blood pressure, low cholesterol and fabulous bloods so, I think it just happens sometimes….?

    If you are really worried, get your GP to give you the once over so rule out any major reason. Hope you get some answers 😉

    Doodah x


    Hi Paul,
    Just to say that I have also had this not long after my bypass and I do still get it, went to doc’s everything ok and put it down to lack of fluid or a slight drop in sugar levels. I have upped my fluid level and everything seems to have settled down again. Think with me it is just my body telling me it needs fluid.
    Elaine xx


    Dear Paul, I think the best is that you contact your team of specialist and share this with them. Each of us are different and what works for one wouldn’t for other. The changes induced by the WLS are so great that it could be due to many factors (blood pressure, glucose levels, reaction of changes in your medication needs, etc.). Play safe and contact your carers. Alvaro


    Great post alalgar 😉

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