The Real ME: A Stock Photography Resource for the Media
We’ve all seen them in the news stories about ME/CFS: the guy in a suit at the office, yawning; the beautiful woman sitting at her desk with her immaculate make-up and elegantly coiffed hair, hand to her head and looking slightly pained.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Dizzy after standing up

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by jason30, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. jason30

    jason30 Senior Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes:
    84
    The Netherlands
    Hi all,

    When I stand up from sitting then I feel dizzy or lightheaded. This symptom is sometimes worse then other times.
    I remember having read something that a vitamin deficiency could be the cause. Does anyone know more about this or the cause of that symptom after standing up from sitting?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. AndyPR

    AndyPR Cookies for Tired Sam

    Have you ruled out POTS/Orthostatic Intolerance?
     
    jason30, Hutan, alex3619 and 2 others like this.
  3. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,245
    Likes:
    33,532
    Logan, Queensland, Australia
    This is a classic OI symptom. Its worth investigating.
     
    jason30 and Hutan like this.
  4. jason30

    jason30 Senior Member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes:
    84
    The Netherlands
    I'm sorry, I wasn't clear enough; I get light-headed when I get up from the squat/crouching position. I don't know if this also counts for POTS/Orthostatic intolerance?

    I do not get light-headed/dizzy when I stand up from a chair for example.

    I have never heard of POTS/Orthostatic Intolerance, so thanks for notifying. I do have the symptoms of POTS/Orthostatic intolerance. Especially when I sit down I get these Heart palpitations. But I always thought that it's coming from my MCS, because I get these symptoms when I get in contact with a chemical, mold or fragnance.
    Now I am confused, maybe my MCS is a trigger of POTS/Orthostatic intolerance? But again, I only get light-headed when I get up from the squat/crouching position.
     
    Clerner and *GG* like this.
  5. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes:
    3,435
    Shifting position (including from squat/crouch) can definitely trigger POTS/OI symptoms such as lightheadedness.
    This summary of OI might be helpful.
     
    jason30, ahimsa, *GG* and 1 other person like this.

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page