Dizzy Episodes Increasing
Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. I have been searching for any type of information that I can find to help with my dizzy episodes in hopes that I can treat it, without medication. Finding the source would be great!
In 2007 I began getting dizzy around 3PM every day. It was to the point that I had to sit down. I would remain slightly dizzy for the rest of the day and then feel better in the morning. All to return the next afternoon. I was working in a daycare center and in an unhealthy relationship so when the doctor diagnosed me with anxiety I didn't argue. I am a fairly anxious person and can get overwhelmed easily, not to mention there is a family history. I was prescribed with 20 mg of the paxil generic, paroxotine.
I took the medication on a daily, regular basis for 2 years. I was feeling so good that I quit taking the medication slowly. I'd skip a few days here and there. Then I quit taking it all together. I would get occasional dizziness and take the medication. I would feel better within a few hours and not have another spell for a few weeks to a month. I did this for about a year. I understand the medication doesn't work like this so I am confused why it seemed to work for me.
This continued for about a year until it became more and more often that I was dizzy. I once again had found myself in a stressful job and stressful/unhappy situation. I went to a doctor (new one, living somewhere new) and she told me to try taking the paxil daily for 3 months and then see how I was feeling. In that time I made big changes, moved back to Denver, closer to family, made healthy lifestyle changes and found an awesome job. I am feeling great, except, despite the fact of all the life improvements and taking the paxil as prescribed I am so extremely dizzy!
Just a few weeks ago I went to a new doctor, explaining all of this to her. She increased my daily dose to 40 mg. I AM STILL DIZZY! This is so frustrating! My insurance pays for 4 doctor's visits a year and I have already used 3 (2 for a broken ankle and 1 for the dizzy) so I am determined to make my next appointment a worthwhile one.
Has anyone had any of the same symptoms? Any different diagnosis? I am open to all types of treatments. I am currently trying to get 30 minutes to an hour of walking at a fast pace in 5 days a week and yoga 2-3 times a week.
I am 5'7" and 200lbs.
Dizziness: It happens on occasion, pretty much daily now. If I don't get enough sleep it is way worse. It almost feels like an all over tingle that comes in waves. I don't feel like I have a vertigo issue. I have a hard time completing thoughts when I have having a spell. I also have difficulty concentrating or carrying a conversation. Going into very busy places makes all of this worse.
Any help is appreciated!!!!