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Bed rest on back for 2 months. Trying to sit up but the dizziness makes it hard. How long do I need to sit up until the dizziness will pass?
Take it slowly: It varies with everyone but you could sit up in bed for a few minutes then swing your legs to the side of the bed for a few minutes and then stand up holding onto something for a few minutes before you do anything else. ...Read more
For some women, the doctor recommends total or partial bed rest during their pregnancy. They may be at high risk for preterm labor or other complications, requiring them to reduce their activity level, stay away from stressful situations, and keep the baby inside as long as possible. If your health care provider orders a dose of bed rest for you - whether it's for one day or for the duration of your pregnancy - you might try these coping strategies to help accept the restrictions ...Read more
What can I do to continue weight loss I am on complete bed rest for back surgery.I lost 50 before surgery don't want to gain? Please advise.
Just getting off bed rest from back injury super excited to be walking but I have to do it w/eyes closed or looking up cause if not I get lightheaded?
I am 32/m. I'm having lower back pain with nerve pain in my left leg. After taking bed rest the back pain has reduced but the nerve pain is till there?
Probably sciatica: It is probably a sciatica, which is an irritation of a nerve in the back that causes pain to run down the leg. Some cases do respond to rest, others need more aggressive treatment before they get better. I would encourage you to be seen at some point if it does not get better. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight fracture to T11 w/slight pain on right side after 2 weeks of bed rest. Going back to desk job. What can I expect for recovery&pain?Restrictions?
Good recovery: The t11 vertebra is somewhat supported by the ribs above and below. If there is a minimal compression then the healing should be fairly quick. The most important thing is to use good posture as you sit - use the muscles to support your back rather than slouching and putting pressure directly on the spine. You also want to take frequent breaks to stand and stretch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 weeks pregnant been on bed rest go back to work tuesday scared to go beacuse everytime i start to do something ill see brown when i wipe ok go or no?
U need an OB: Us at 7 weeks should be able to see a fetus with a htbeat at normal rate and can see if you have a blood clot by the placenta or not, i would do that before allowing u to go back to work, if u have a large blood clot called a retro-placental hematoma , i would not allow u to go back until it is documented it is decreasing in size which would be shown by a repeat us 10-14 days later. ...Read more
Been on bed rest on my back for 2 months. Will my blood pressure be lower than normal when I sit up now? My normal BP before bed was 118/80.
Bed rest : Yes. If you truly have been supine for that long, I may take your body a while to get used to being upright again and your BP could be low initially. ...Read more
2 months of bed rest laying on back. Now when I sit up on bed, dizzy headed. Even with my head propped up with pillows still dizzy. This normal?!
YES: This is called orthostasis- a temporary drop in BP when going from a supine ( laying face up ) to an upright position- may be due to prolonged bedrest. ...Read more
Was on bed rest in my back for 2 months. When I sit up in bed I'm really dizzy headed but if I tilt my head back and look @ ceiling it goes away. Why?
Go slow: It's called orthostatic hypotension. There is no routine on how to recover. Just gradually try to sit up. When the dizziness gets to you, lower back to a level that is tolerable or look at something solid and unmoving (ceiling) . Baroreceptors in your vessels regulate your BP and they have gotten "lazy" with bed rest. Just go slow and increase your sitting up time. Takes time. ...Read more
I've been on bed rest on my back for 2 months. When I sit up on bed I feel dizzy in the head until lay down. Do I have inner ear disease?
Almost 26 weeks pregnant.On bed rest cuz of lower back pain and strong contractions.Now feeling really strong pelvic pressure in the bone. Normal?
Could be: Very important to bring this up with you obstetrician soon. ...Read more
I have always been physically active. I got sick and was on bed rest for about 5 months not doing much activity. How long before im back in shape?
It depends: Glad you are feeling better and ready to regain your health! start with walking for 20 minutes daily. After two weeks, if you are doing well, then look into an app like gorilla for a tailored fitness program for you! talk to your doctor about any contraindications. ...Read more
Not really: For acute back pain, bed rest can help. I do not recommend more than 24-36 hour of bedrest, since prolonged bedrest has its own complications (blood clot, pnuemonia, sores, bone mass loss, etc.). After a short course of bedrest, progressive increases in daily ambulation is recommended. A doctor visit may also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can laying flat on my back on months bed rest without any activity cause dizziness when sitting up?
Possibly: Long term bed rest can lead to loss of muscle mass. In the legs, muscles function to squeeze blood from veins to the heart. If there is lack of utilization, it would take few seconds for the blood pressure to normalize and the dizziness to dissipate. If dizziness lasts longer, get further evaluate. Common cause includes dehydration as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been on bed rest since June flat on back. No getting up. Should I start with exercises laying down first for few weeks then walking?
Been on bed rest for 2 months on back. I've been sitting up for a a few seconds cause the floaty head is awful. Closing my eyes helps it subside. Why?
Floaty head? (Please: explain further? Is your head feeling full, dizzy, lightheadedness. What happens when you sit up, and stand up? Bed rest for 2 months is a long time to be unable to function with your eyes closed to bring relief. What does your doctor say? This needs to be worked up further by your PCP. See an integrative medicine doctor to address dietary issues related to sinusitis, allergies, and anxiety. ...Read more
I had a throastic MRI in june but my uppe back has not improved only worse. When i bend forward i feel it and it cracks .Usually releaved by bed rest.?
Prolonged bed rest. Now feel weird to stand-walk. Exhausted. No interest in things. How can I get back to normal life?
Complex approach: There seems to be a few issues going on. You will need to build up both physical and emotional stamina. Physical therapy or rehab should help you with the physical component, psychological support, depression treatment should parallel physical recovery for long term and sustained success. ...Read more
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