So I'm a dizzy chick!
Seriously, I have always had low blood pressure and suffered often from dizzy spells. I noticed in the last year and a half or so, it's been getting worse... I have weeks where EVERY time I get up, WHOO! gotta put my head down and wait for a min. before I can get going. I never made the connection that my dizziness got worse around the time I got serious about my cycling. So over a week recently I was benched from my riding due to a very minor surgery for a week and a half. I was a raving lunatic without my rides, but hey, surprise, surprise... no dizziness all that time! So finally, oh joy, I can go back to biking this weekend... I do 2 24 minute rides, and been dizzy ever since. I've also noticed in the past when I did my harder/longer rides, I'd REALLY have bad dizziness every day... even after eating big meals.
No, it's not a blood sugar thing... at least, I don't think so. I eat or drink carbs before and after my rides, I stay hydrated... and it's not like I only suffer after a ride and it stops when I eat... I stay dizzy all darn day/evening. My Nurse practitioner kind of blows it off, and though the dizzy spells can be bad... I've never passed out.
Sooo... just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or has been through anything similar. I usually go on 24-30 mile rides, but I'm starting to train for a 100k at the end of this month, I don't need to be passing out if I take things up a notch.
Thanks in advance!