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I have been really dizzy for the past few days - I've been doing a lot of work around the house (painting, moving furniture etc).

I've looked up reasons for dizziness (and PBC can cause it) but I've also looked up low blood pressure and thought I'd share - as I read an older post on here about dizziness when standing up. (mine is all the time, but thought I'd share)

any advice would be great!


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Hello Becca,I also suffer from dizziness I went to see my doctor who did an ECG and 24 hour blood pressure test which confirmed my blood pressure drops if you haven't seen your doctor about this it's worth going so they can check you out and make sure there's nothing else wrong.I haven't much advice as to how to manage it except to sit down if you feel dizzy when I first had the symptom s I tried to ignore them and fainted!Now I recognize the feeling and sit down to avoid this it is frustrating isn't it.Jane


thankyou - I'm going to call now. My blood pressure is always at a 'normal low for me. (i.e. 96/70). But I'm thinking it must be dropping on it's own even lower from time to time. But I'm going to make an appt now.


I hope that your doctors will be able help you with this. .Best wishes Jane.


thanks - my right hand just started tremoring / shaking


I hope my reply hasnt worried you that wasn't my intention.My doctors didn't find anything the tests were just precautionary, they said its just one of those things for me, but it's worth seeing what they think just to be on the safe side.I have got used to my dizziness now it's just a part of me.Jane


No no - it's okay - I was going to make an appointment anyway - just wasn't sure if I see my family doctor or wait until sept 29th when I see my liver specialist. I'll make an apt with my family doctor and go from there :)


Hi Becca

I sometimes get a little dizzy and shaky, after tests for blood pressure and palpitations everything was found to be normal. I was beginning to think it was the return of an ear problem I had surgery on , but in the back of my mind I wondered if was the PBC.

I asked the GP if it could be related to PBC he said no, could you tell me where you read it so I can read it and perhaps take it to show him.

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sure - I'll find it again and post it for you :)


Symptoms of primary biliary cirrhosis

Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) often doesn't cause any symptoms in the early stages and many people are only diagnosed with the condition during tests carried out for another reason.

People who do have symptoms may experience:

•fatigue (extreme tiredness) – this is the most common symptom, and can have a significant impact on your daily activities

•itchy skin– this can be widespread or it can only affect a single area; it may be worse at night, when in contact with fabrics, when warm, or during pregnancy

•dry eyes and mouth

•problems sleeping at night and feeling very sleepy during the day

•pain or discomfort in the upper right corner of the tummy

•dizziness when standing up (postural or orthostatic hypotension)


Thank you Becca,

I will bring this up next time iam at the clinic or GP. Although the Dizzyness I get is not when I stand up if I've got it it's there all the time until it decides to abate which can be a few hours to a couple of days.


Mine is the same way - not so much when I stand up - just there all the time. But I agree, it's worth bringing up. :)


I have been experiencing dizziness and nausea for 3 weeks now. GP says it is BPPB - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. He has prescribed "Serc" which is helping slightly, but I still cannot bend at the waist or move my head much without getting dizzy. Some tell me that it could take quite some time for the symptoms to disappear. I sure hope not!


oh wow - good that you saw your dr. glad the meds help a bit


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