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Old 10-08-2007, 01:53 AM   #1
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dizzy, tired, spaced out

Hi, for 6 months now i have a light headed felling daily which first started in a supermarket with a massive dizzy attack along with spinning, sickness e.t.c. ever since then like i said i'm constantly lightheaded with occasional spinning, extremely tired, nausea sometimes. more recently i have a constant spaced out feeling. i have had x amounts of blood tests which were all fine, my throid showed up something but they say it's now normal and i only have thyroid antibodies present.
this is ruining my life, i have 4 small children and can't do anything with them. i can't go shopping as i work myself up thinking that i will get dizzy in a store. i am in tears constantly but the doc says it's something i will have to live with. i asked for an appointment with a specialist which i am now waiting for even though they say i'm not a priority so it will take months.
Has anybody else had similar symptoms or can anybody give me advise.
thanks, nic.

Old 10-11-2007, 01:27 AM   #2
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Re: dizzy, tired, spaced out

hi nicola77

dont know if u r checking back here but yes ive had your symtoms and many people ive spoken to have.........i cant say definitely but it does sound like an inner ear problem, as the symptoms are quite nasty you also can get anxiety which can produce similar symptoms so you get in a vicious cycle, looking after 4 little ones is hard enough without feeling ill in yourself, the doc should make you a priority he is wrong to tell you learn to live with it....that is negative and not true....if it is inner ear there are exercises you can do to retrain the brain to not feel i say i have experienced all your symptoms and more, i have been dx with a varient migraine i also have 4 kids.....your symptoms could be due to a number of things and they are treatable your doc need to put your mind at rest by ordering an mri, try the inner ear boards as well as here....good luck

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Old 10-12-2007, 03:32 AM   #3
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Smile Re: dizzy, tired, spaced out

Thanks for replying, I was told at first that it was labyrinthitis but as it has gone on for so long i didn't think this could be the case. I don't really have a ny ear problems only occasional earache. I have looked on the ear disorder boards and yes there do seem to be a lot with the same sort of symptoms. Can it be to with the ear even though i don't have hearing or sound problems? thanks.

Old 10-12-2007, 09:42 AM   #4
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Re: dizzy, tired, spaced out

hi nicola77

yes, you can have an inner ear problem without having any hearing loss or disturbance to your hearing, i have no hearing loss yet i have tinnitus, vertigo, lightheadedness, (brain zaps what bought me here) visual disturbance and i had no tell tale ear problems.....labs can for some people go on longer than docs tell u.....alana

Old 10-13-2007, 06:15 AM   #5
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Re: dizzy, tired, spaced out

See a neuroglogist - get an EEG
See an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist

I have had this for 2 years and i fianlly made those two doctor appointments and so glad I did.
i should have done this 2 years ago!!!

Old 10-17-2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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Re: dizzy, tired, spaced out

Hi there. May I ask how old you are? I have exactly the same symptoms and so do a TON of other women on this peri/menopause board. Some are as young as 32! It seems like this can happen due to a drop in progesterone (more than estrogen). Just a thought. I have been going through it for about 12 weeks now. Good luck!

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