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Dizzy Spells /Passing Out Post SCA

TheBigHonree
TheBigHonree
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Hello

I had a SCA in December last year and since then when I stand up I suddenly get dizzy spells.

Over the last month these dizzy spells have resulted in actually passing out twice.

I have seen my GP about this in the past and temporarily she took me off my Bisoprolol which didn't really make any difference but nothing more than that.

Has anyone else had similar experiences with this post SCA and if so are there any insights and advice you can give me?

Thank you all...

Simon

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Hi Simon, I'm sorry to hear about your SCA and ongoing dizzy spells. I don't really have an answer as to what could be causing the dizzy spells, however, there is a charity called sudden Cardiac Arrest UK, who also have a closed facebook group of the same name and you may find some answers there. Certainly you will find support there, they really are a very friendly, helpful group. Best wishes to you, I hope it can be sorted soon for you.

Hello Lezzers,

Thanks for that I will check that out.

Simon

Hi Simon, I do agree with Happyjo, have you ever been referred to a consultant for the dizzy spells?

I do have appointment back with cardiology at the end of October but that is due the results of a 24hr monitor which showed periods of extra heartbeats and 2 events of my heart stopping upto 30secs but no, not for the dizzy spells.

Simon

Could you ask your GP to try for a more urgent appt, I do think the dizzy spells should be treated as a priority. When my husband had dizzy spells, he was seen within a couple of weeks!! Maybe phone the BHF nurses on this site for advice tomorrow?

Ok, I didn't know that was available, I will find the number and give them a call.

Thanks again

0300 330 3311, they're available 9-5 Monday to Friday. Good luck, let us know how you get on

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TheBigHonree
TheBigHonree
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Hello Jo,

Thanks for replying.

I return to work tomorrow but not sure that's the right thing, I'm frustrated, it certainly doesn't feel right, don't know what to do for the best.

Thanks again

Simon

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TheBigHonree
TheBigHonree
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Thanks jo πŸ‘πŸΌ

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TheBigHonree
TheBigHonree
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😁 cheers, I'll try that πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

cowparsley
cowparsley
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So that`s your style is it.You been stringing me along cowboy!

Have a look at ' syncope'. Any passing out should be treated as a potential stroke unless proved otherwise. If it happens again ring your consultant. In the meantime drink lots of water, eat regular meals with salt, and take exercise. Do you take rampiril?

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to Ianc2

That's very true about potential stroke. When my husband passed out and was then suffering dizzyness he was immediately referred to hospital to see a stroke specialist, though was also on occasions slurring his words & suffering confusion, classic stroke symptoms.

TheBigHonree
TheBigHonree
in reply to Ianc2

Hello,

Yes ramipril is one of the meds I have to take.

Have a look at the leaflet in the box. One of the declared side effects of ramipril is dizziness. It takes about 12-13 hours to clear through the system. Have a chat with your consultant about taking it in the evening?

I hope you don't mind my asking what's SCA?

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to Lizzie20

SCA is sudden Cardiac Arrest, never really understood why they say sudden, is there any other sort!

Lizzie20
Lizzie20
in reply to Lezzers

True is there any other sort. Thanks, unless you know. πŸ™„

Lezzers,

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ you're right, I hadn't got a clue about it until next morning πŸ˜‚

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