What is causing the dizziness?
Here is my story...
July 14th 2012 I came home with tinnitus after being at a club for too long ( I have seen an audioligist to confirm this). 2 months later I was doing fine no side effects or issues with it.
I started a course of weight loss pills which have adrenalin in them to speed up metabolsim. I stopped using them after 6 weeks as I became Ill with the viral infection. The one day I was sitting at the computer and had a panick attack (the 1st of my life I am 26 years old male).
I was taken to the ER where they said it was a panick attack because I mixed flu medicines with my gym supplement which is a no-no. That day I stopped 6 weeks into my supplemenation.
I carried on with the flu medicine but felt I would start having more panick attacks so I went to the physcian i would feel dizzy and not in control of my body aswell as havign heart palpatations.
Had some blood tests done, everything was normal except My BP and Cholestrol was high. I was put onto beta-blockers for 3 weeks, my BP seems under control a week later after taking it.
During the beta-blockers I was also put onto an anxiety tablet for 3 weeks to help with any anxiety I might be feeling due to the panick attacks. Some of the side effects I experienced of using these drugs was :
1. Short of breath
2. "Lump" feeling in throat
3. Dry Mouth
4. Heart Palpations
After I stopped the beta-blockers after 5 days I started feeling nauses and felt like vomiting and choking feeling aswell as having lost my appetite. I than weened off the anxiety drug as I thought this was affecting it and the doctor said I can stop them. 2 days after stopping the anxiety tablets my dizziness returned and have been feeling quite unsteady for 4/5 days now since I stopped the anxiety tablets. I was taking ALZAM at first 1mg per day than 0.5mg every 2nd day.
I went to see a cardiologist and tests came back normal. I had a chest x-ray normal. I had an MRI everything normal. Blood tests normal. My BP is currently under control _8 days_ since I used beta-blockers.
I had oxygen blood tests here were my results:
Blood pH 7.60 High 7.35-7.45
Blood PC02 2.8 Low 4.5-6.1
Blood PO2 20.0 High 11-15
Actual Base 1 Normal -2 - +2
Actual Bicarbonate 21 Low 23-27
Blood Std Bicarbonate 26 Normal 23-27
Blood Oxygen Saturation 100 High 95-99
So as I type now I feel syptoms OF:
1. Dry mouth not as bad as last week improving
2. "Lump" in throat
3. Breathing improving but not 100% yet
5. Lack of appetetite
6. Nauses and choking/vomiting feeling in mornings especially after breakfast.
I went to the doctor because of these yesterday and was told I have acid reflux so this should indicate that my dry mouth should improve, excess saliva, breathing and nausea and appetite should improve.
I was wandering as the physcian hasnt pinpointed my diagnosis yet after 2 visits thus far I am going for an adrenal gland test tommorw where I need to keep urine for 24hrs in a glass/cup of some sort I will get it tommorw.
So I just wandering could I have any of these syndromes:
1. Chronic Hyperventalation Syndrome?
2. Vertigo? From the tinnitus? (although surely I would hve felt dizzy sometime in the 2 month window before my panick attack? )
In reference to chronic hyperventalation syndrome here are some of the syptoms which I have experienced over the last 6 weeks:
-shortness of breath (might be due to the beta blockers side effects though)
-chest pains every 2nd/3rd ady
- heart palpations (in particular when I was on beta blockers now I feel more a pounding heart)
-fainting (felt very dizzy at times and not in control havent actually passed out )
- dizziness (is it the tinnitus, vertigo maybe or what?)
-slurred speech- sumtimes I cant speak my throat so sore I have to type it out on my mobile phone to a friend especially when I have excess saliva
-cold, tingling - sometimes get tingling in my hand for no reason
-nausea - when i stopped the anxiety tablet i felt every morning ive felt nauses
tiredness/unsteadniess - been feeling these esp since i stopped the 3 week anti anxiety course
insomnia - I would go to bed at midnight and sometimes only fall asleep 4hours later
anxiety- this explains itself
dry mouth - still convinced its from the side effects of the anxiety tablet and within a week it will get better but hey who knows maybe its the the hyperventalation as ive been of the tablet for 4 days now. 96hours.
pressure in throat or difficulty swallowing - (Lump feeling , keep having 2 swallow spit this is the acid reflxu)
Concentration- Someone will say something and I will forget 5 minutes later
Confusion- Woah this hit me hard lately id put the toothpaste on desk than go 2 bathroom than id search bathroom cupboard for toothpaste than think huh? where is the toothpaste?
Tinnitus - i have this yes
Headaches- not often but once a week
Blurred vision - think this goes hand in hand with the dizziness.
tachycardia- When I go from a sitting position to standing. My heart beat goes from 75 to 90.
So as you can see quite a few syptomes- Im kinda trying to convince myself its this as the doctors think its anxiety but wants to test a few other things first, id like to mention that I think it could be this. And than as a side factor I think maybe the dizziness is from the tinnituss and maybe i need medication to treat the dizziness?
As I sit here I am experiencing this:
1. Dizziness - Main problem
2. Sore throat - Acid reflux
*Feel like throwing up
3. Confusion, Short-term memory loss, weak, tiredness, insominia, sensitive ears. (I think these may be due to the beta blockers and anti anxiety tablets I was on but its been 10 days + now so Im wandering when they wear off? )
What is your opinion? As you can see its quite a detailed post, any questions you'd like answered im happy to answer, i will be checking here regularly throughout the next two weeks anyone with experience or anything to add would be great thanks!