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Old 10-12-2011, 04:38 AM   #1
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intense dizziness every few minutes/blacking out completely

Hi there.
I don't normally post here but need some advice.

Since Saturday, I have been having intense feelings of dizziness every couple of minutes. It feels like everything is going black and that my eyes are shaking from side to side. Then after a few seconds it goes away.
I have completely blacked out once during this time. That was earlier this morning. These episodes are lasting longer and happening more frequently.

I saw the Dr yesterday and ended up at A and E just to check everything was ok. Nothing obvious found in urine, BP etc. They didn't do bloods.

I have a sore throat if that has any bearing on it.

I have been prescribed something to stop the dizziness but its not really helping.
Dr said its probably viral but should I be worried that I have been passing out completely?

Does this sound like vertigo?


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Old 10-12-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: intense dizziness every few minutes/blacking out completely

If your eyes move back and forth, this is called nystagmus.

It does not sound like vertigo because you did not mention the perception of movement or spinning.

You need to see an ENT specialist, preferably one with an Otology certification.

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