• Do any of you get dizzy when they draw several viles of blood?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Do any of you get dizzy when they draw several viles of blood?

    This is the 3rd time I've nearly passed out.

    12 Answers from the Community

    12 answers
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      I've been dizzy after a one vial blood draw! I attribute it more to anxiety than blood loss. Nurse was quick to offer me some orange juice before allowing me to go. Your case is certainly understandable. I'm guessing you have significant anxiety plus they're taking quit a bit of blood.

      21 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      No anxiety about most anything I have done now. I've had it all done before, hundreds of blood draws. They think it might be from my not eating.

      20 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Wow! I am sorry to hear that. I have never had any issues when they draw blood. Does your doc have any idea as to why?

      20 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Greg, not eating could be it. Have they checked your blood sugar? (Sorry, i didn't read your response to Bengal before my previous post.)

      20 days ago
    • legaljen1969's Avatar
      legaljen1969

      Sounds like the not eating may very well be the culprit. I have had blood draws first thing in the morning and felt very light headed. If I have something to eat, I usually fare a little better.
      If you are allowed to do so, get something in your stomach before you go in.

      20 days ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      My son has that problem, but it's caused by low blood pressure. He takes meds to increase his BP--Go figure Shoot, sometimes he almost passes out when he stands up. The lab is supposed to be with fasting, but he can't.

      20 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Mirror image. They draw several vials of blood when I get dizzy! Off and on anemia.

      20 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Greg, are these fasting blood draws? I hope you mentioned the dizziness to the phlebotomist. Perhaps bringing a snack along with you to eat afterwards would help. Don’t look- that might help. I have never experienced this myself, even when I donated blood. Also, I hope you are having someone drive you home afterwards.

      20 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      No, they aren't fasting, I am just not able to swallow early in the morning so I usually don't eat before the lab appointment. I have a serious problem right now with my throat where it was reconstructed, I can't even swallow water at certain times of the day. It comes and goes, I have an appointment to have it stretched on the 27th.

      19 days ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      So sorry, Greg :( I hope things will improve appreciably after you get your throat stretched.

      19 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Same here Greg, hope the stretching improves your swallowing.

      19 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Greg, I hope you can eat more easily very soon.

      17 days ago

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