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sudden bouts of extreme nausea and lightheadedness

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I'm 27 weeks pregnant and have had dizzy spells through most of the pregnancy so far. However, today I keep having sudden bouts of extreme nausea and lightheadedness/weakness until I have to make a dash for the bed to lie down. I kept having to stop cooking in order to regain some normality. Is this just an annoying pregnancy thing or something I should talk to my midwife about?

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replied December 5th, 2011
Second Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A29120
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The increase in intensity of symptoms could suggest underlying problems. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your gynecologist/midwife at the earliest for further evaluation and go ahead with getting blood sugar levels, hemoglobin levels, and blood pressure checked along with your kidney function tests (serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen levels). Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you control your symptoms and help you carry on with pregnancy smoothly. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating gynecologist/midwife and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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