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Old 08-19-2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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I'm baaack-- kinda similar as before

I'm posting this in General to request a wider overview.

2 months ago, to word it as accurately as possible, one morning I 'woke up and couldn't'-- couldn't completely gain consciousness. while I referred to it as dizziness, the worst was whenever I moved I was on the brink of passing out. went to ER- they did nothing, found nothing, sent me home. while the symptom eased a little, it continued for almost a solid week-- and then suddenly vanished.

the medical community in this region is ridiculously behind the times on all subjects-- they're totally useless. I can't afford more bills, especially when they can't come up with a dx or do anything to treat it. that's why I'm asking about this here on a forum.

well, last night it happened again-- was not as severe as the other time, but bad enough. it eased within a couple of hours, but I continued to feel woozy & a little out-of-it.

my dilemma is "sudden onset of symptoms I'd never had before."
in the past, I'd had dizzy spells due to an inner-ear infection, & due to a draining tooth-- but neither included feeling like I was going to lose consciousness.
I have normal blood pressure. I have hypoglycemia which I usually manage to keep under control with healthy eating patterns.

In both instances, factors in common: work overloads on deadlines; inability to cope with local climate = frequent dehydration; & consuming a lot of sugar products.
As the hypoglycemia dx was nearly 30 yrs ago I considered the possibility that I may have become diabetic, but don't have any of the usual symptoms.

When I was here 2 months ago people suggested migraines without headaches & TMJ. As I've had tooth losses recently, making eating a major hassle, & the fact that the symptoms are at their worst when I'm lying down or when I moved my head, I'm guessing the latter is a possibility.

I can't afford to lose work time from being ill, & not knowing what the problem is makes me nervous.

 
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: I'm baaack-- kinda similar as before

just had experience where it felt like I was being knocked off my chair. it passed within a couple of minutes.

I hate dealing with medical people in this area who act like I'm a middle-aged hypochondriac & see no reason to find out what the problem actually is.

my main concern is that it might be something serious.

 
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