Dizzy, Hypersensitivity to loud sounds, bright lights and little shaky
For about 8 weeks I have had a feeling that IĎve not been not feeling well.
About 6 weeks ago I started getting Dizzy every time I was moving about. Itís like a feeling that you have been drinking. This is scary because Iím very physically fit with know history of this. Iím 33 now. I went to he doctors Both Ear and Nero, Got an MRI of my head, and it came up negative for anything that they could see. Got a hearing test, that was good and the presser in my ears are fine.
Iíve been using stimulants on the weekends for about 7 months recreationally on up to about 8 weeks ago. When I felt ****y then I stopped all to gather. Iím quick to recover almost all the time except this time.
Being positive is a big part of my life and my friends and family can tell somethingís up with me, But itís hard to stay positive when from the moment you get out of bed the dizziness run your life with sharp sudden sounds and Bright lights hurt my eyes.
ō Is my body trying to detoxify?
ō Has anybody had an experience?
I know I blew it by using stimulants. Hopefully, I can get some good advice
i was wondering if you guys thought i had Fybromyalgia. heres what i got....i get dizzy spells, headaches, sometimes sensitive to light at night, a huge sinus problem, and back pain which i can only get a good night sleep if i am really tired! The doctor says i have tension headaches and i am currently going to a chiropractor. The chiroprator says my neck is out of place and thats the reason behind my problems. The doctor has also issued me some motion sickness pills for my dizziness, which i dont take. I used to have bowl problems but that has ceased since i have been to the chiropractor....please help, I dont know what i have and i am always thinking that there is something growning in my head!! Any response would help! THXS!
Hello Muffer and Pooder, My suggestion to both of you is to get to a physical therapist and have your upper back and neck checked out. Problems with the deep muscles in these areas can and will cause all of these symptoms you have named and more. I have 25 years experience with this and nothing will be found on x-rays or MRI, yet the muscles when strained will cause, dizziness, balance problems, a feeling of being out of it, noises can bother you and reverberate in your ears, bright lights can, you can get headaches, and the list goes on. You do not have to have a neck pain or back pain for this to be the source of the problem. When a muscle is strained, it tightens back up into a knot putting pressure on the blood vessels going to the brain, affecting the oxygen supply your brain gets. You would be surprised at the people who come on here with symptoms such as yours and get relief this way. The physical therapy I am talking about is not exercises, it is hands on therapy where they knead the knots and tension out of these muscles by hand. When you have had all the tests and everything supposedly comes out fine, please get to a therapist. A good therapist who does soft tissue work will easily and quickly find any problem areas and be able to tell you if this is where the source of yours is. I know how it is to feel like you are losing your mind or going nuts, that there is something terribly wrong, and nobody can find it. I spent 6 months this way running to the doc, getting tests done, on meds. I didn't need and the docs never found a thing wrong. As a last resort, I went to PT myself, only to realize I should have been there 6 months before. I found relief within the first few sessions. Good luck to you, i hope you do too. Kamden
Kamden, thank you for your advice! I have been going to the chiropractor for the past three months, will this help me or should I go to a PT?? At the chiropractors office they put some electrical stimulations on my neck, shoulders and lower back. I hope this helps me because now i feel like im going to pass out or collaps anytime I go anywhere. I have been getting dizzer in the past week then I have in a year! Im about ready to demand an MRI to see what the heck is going on but i dont want to.
Pooder, I spent 20 years going to the the chiro. with only temporary relief. I also had the stimulator put on me every time, and every other machine and treatment available there. It was not untill I was sent to a therapist for the very first time after a car accident, that I realized I had been waisting years on treatments that were very short lived and did not get to the source of my problem. The therapist explained in detail to me why I had not improved much and what needed to be done, and even how to avoid more problems down the road, which nobody had done in the 20 years before. I have never gone back to a chiro. The chiro. treatments did not get to the root of the problem. I would suggest going to a physical therapist and stopping the chiro. treatments. If you can, find one who is known for their deep soft tissue therapy. Within your first visit, the therapist should be able to tell if you have a deep muscle problem. If this is the source of your problem, it is not a fun recovery and can be painfull because the therapist has to use alot of strength to knead hard knots out of the muscles, but it can be well worth it in comparison to what you are going through with your symptoms. Make sure you list your most bothersome symptom as your main reason for being there. I also went through times where i thought i was going to pass out. You really need your neck and upper back checked. The treatments, even though painfull, were well worth it for me and any time I have a problem, I go back to therapy. I wish you luck and hope you find relief. Kamden
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I have posted a few times but mostly read.
I am having a bad day today. Feeling more off balance than usual.Actually I am making it worse than it really is because I am sooooo afraid of getting really, really dizzy. The last two years about this same time, actually same date (this weekend) I had dizzy spells, last year it lasted 8 days . And I can't do the dizzy thing today because my son is coming home from college today
When all of this dizziness started I was diagnosed by one doctor as it being migraines. Well another doctor thought it might be inner ear. I have every test that I can possibly have, some twice. Two CT scans, two MRI's, specialist, chiro, etc. I am so afraid that it could be inner ear even though I have been told it isn't.
Kamden I started to call physical therapists but the first one I talked to said they didn't do the deep tissue therapy so I gave up for fear of not finding one. Some days are alright. I haven't had what I would call a great day in almost 15 years. And having anxiety doesn't help! I got so depressed because of the dizziness about 5 years ago I had to stop working for about 6 weeks. I do work full time but that is about it. I don't do much around the house or gardening which I really liked. I don't travel unless I have to because I am afraid of how I will feel
I just wish as all of you do that this will go away. I don't know how much more of this I can handle.
Kamden, I will go check on PT ASAP!! I need relief fast! I was out with my friends tonight and I almost thought for a second that I was going to pass out!! It is such a horrible feeling because I was in a big crowd and thats the last thing I need! Thanks again for your input!!
Pooder, apparently not all therapists do the soft tissue work so check around untill you find one. I was lucky to be sent to one that did soft tissue work by the neurologist. You can also have a neuro. check your ( trigger points ) in your upper back and neck to see if this brings on any symptoms, then the neuro. could refer you to a therapist. I see you mentioned back pain also, and the muscles in the back are connected to the ones in the neck, and any back problem no matter where it is located, pull on the muscles they are connected to and then cause other symptoms. I would suggest getting your back checked again, especially the muscles. I hope you can find relief.
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