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    What causes tiredness and dizziness when I get up?

Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016 in Elderly Problems
Question: I have extreme tiredness and recently getting up from laying down felt like I was going to faint
Answered by Dr. Divakara 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need more information.

Detailed Answer:

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

There are many conditions that can cause tiredness and giddiness . But I need more information of your problem.

1. Since how long you are having these complaints?
2. Fainting sensation happens only when you get up from laying down position or even otherwise?
3. Do you have any ringing sound in ears?
4. Any Vomiting sensation at the time of Giddiness?
5. How is your Appetite?

Kindly let me know these details .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Divakara 1 hour later
I have had extreme fatigue for months, the recent feeling of being faint is new. I wake up tired. I seem to go through my work day and then around 3:00 have to lie down but instantly fall into a deep sleep. I am not 100 per cent during the day as I feel tired.

I have a taste of metal in my mouth.

Appetite is normal

No ringing in my ears.

No vomiting sensation.
Answered by Dr. Divakara 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Increase intake of salt in your diet.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the information.

Well your problem could be due to

1. Vitamin Deficiency especially B12 and D3.
2. Diabetes.
3. Thyroid problems.
4. High or Low Blood pressure.

You need to get evaluated for the above conditions. But first get your blood pressure checked in Lying down condition and Standing condition. If it is abnormal then I shall advise you what needs to be done for that. But if your blood pressure comes normal thyen get the following tests done and revert back with reports.

Complete Hemogram, Serum Vitamin B12, D3 levels, TSH, FBS and PPBS.

Revert back with reports.

Till then drink plenty of water , increase the intake of salt in your diet.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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