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Each time I get up in the past few weeks, in the first 30 seconds I can't see anything and feel kinda dizzy.<br><br>
I think I might have a lack of iron. (I 'm a vegan for 10 months now)<br><br>
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It could be anything. You really can't get a good diagnosis on a Vegetarian Message Board. That is the sort of thing you should go to a doctor about because it might be non-diet related.
 

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You should see a doctor about it. If you get really dizzy, and have nausea with it sometimes, it is called vertigo. If you're not a hypochondriac look if up on the web, it has tons of possible causes.<br><br><br><br>
That has been happening to me my whole life, once I got up from a chair, waited for the 'spell' to pass and started walking. Then I got dizzy again, there was an open door in front of me, fell into it, hitting my nose on the door nob. Luckily since it was open, so right after I hit it, it swung out of my way, but if it wasn't open I never would have hit it. I sat on the floor feeling my numb nose to make sure it wasn't millimeters from impaling my brain. Turn out nothing was broken. Lesson from my story, make sure there is nothing around you that you don't want to fall when you stand up.
 

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I had the same problem, 'cause in the schoolyear I get up at 5 o clock and forst half an hour i'm unable to do anything, usually a shower and some exercices helped, but since i sleep a lot (now i have holidays) i don't have this problem<br><br><br><br>
but yes, it can be low blood pressure or anything, better visit a doctor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That happened to me in high school, before i was even veg, so doubt it is that. I saw a doctor and a neurologist and had an MRI and they didn't find anything wrong. Would get dizzy and see weird if I was low (sitting or kneeling our crouching) and got up too fast (like looking at somthing in the fridge or in a store) and if a walked up stairs. It seemed to happen more often in the morning with the stairs, and it happens with stairs still, especially if it is hot and probably if I just haven't eaten enough meals yet. I think that might be the connection with me. I end up taking an elevator to go up one floor, especially if it is hot or early in the day, because risking feeling dizzy is a bigger risk to me than people noticing i am going up one floor. If someone says something I will say I have a personal or medical reason for it. For a few days the elevator in my dorm wasn't working, and I had to walk up the steps slowly like someone elderly.<br><br><br><br>
What exactly is vertigo anyway? is this what it is? I thought vertigo was from heights. I can be in a tall building and look out the window fine. Heights don't bother me, it's just rising or ascending too fast that does.
 

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Vertigo has something to do with pressure and the fluid in your inner ear which controls your balance. You get dizzy. It has nothing to do with heights, but sometimes being high can cause it due to the change of pressure on the fluid of your middle ear.<br><br><br><br>
I was more worried about blood clots for the OP.
 

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Man, I can't read. Gita is right abou the vertigo, dizziness is the one that has the 100s of cause.
 

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Go to a doctor. It could be iron. But very possibly B12. Especially if you don't drink a lot of fortified soy milk or take supplements. I say this because if it were iron and you're not new to vegetarianism you prolly would've noticed it before now. But B12 comes just from animal sources (eggs, dairy...meat, obviously) if it isn't a supplement so it just seems more likely. The symptoms are similar:<br><br><br><br>
Iron deficiency: <a href="http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/i/iron_deficiency/intro.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/i/iron...ency/intro.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
B12 deficiency: <a href="http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/v/vitamin_b12_deficiency/intro.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/v/vita...ency/intro.htm</a>
 

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I'm putting money on low blood sugar / low blood pressure. This used to happen to me all the time when I was a teen. After almost every class when I stood up, I'd see stars! It went away when I gained some weight, and started eating more frequently. I ate meat at that time, too.
 

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It could be caused by a number of different things. First of all, are you eating enough? Skipping meals and/or not eating enough can cause a drop in blood sugar which can cause symptoms like dizziness, headache, irritability, shakes, fainting, etc. It could stem from possible deficiencies in iron or B12..are you feeling weak at all? Or it could maybe be something as simple as standing up too fast after sitting for a while, which can be fixed by leaning over before getting up...squeezing your palms also helps blood rush to your head.<br><br>
You should see a doctor though if it's a huge problem <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 
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