i have been suffering from constant dizziness for about 10 months now, i've been going back and forth to the doctors for about 8 of those months and they have prescribed me several different medications for anxiety, stress, vertigo etc. none of the medications i have taken have had any effect on my health what so ever.
my symptoms are constants dizziness, constant double vision, constant white dots in eyes, i used to get headaches on odd occasions but recently over the past week i've been getting them all day it feels like a pressure on my forehead like someones pushing on it and my neediness has got worse with this, i also get slight chest pains and pains to the back of my neck. since my headaches have been constant over the past week i often find it hard to sometimes stand up and find my balance.
i went to the hospital a few weeks back and they told me to come back in 4 months and put me on a no salt diet?
im starting to get very annoyed that im getting ignored by the doctors and not been taken as seriously as id like to be taken. i am genuinly scared for my life and dont know what to do, just wondered if anyone knew of anything like this happening to anyone before and the reasons for it??
Samuel, welcome to the boards. When you were at the hospital, did they do an MRI or CT-Scan of your head? You should not worry yourself that your symptoms can be life threatening. Instead, make sure that you stay on top of it by going to doctors that can help you such as an ENT doctor, an Opthamologist, or a Neurologist. Dizzyness can be caused by eyes misalignment, neck misalignment, ear problems, as a side effect of prescription medicines or an ingredient in the foods that you consume. write down any symptoms that you feel such as if the symptoms are worse in the morning or after being in the computer, if it gets worse after working out or eating, etc. Soon you will start to notice patterns and those small details that will lead to the cure. Often times tests will come back as normal so the only thing that the doctor will have to rely on is what you feel and good notes make for good diagnosis.
And yes, I also get those headaches and neck pains. When my neck pains start, the pain radiates to my temporal lobes and it feels as if the nerves behind my eyes are being pulled which blurs my vision, dries my eyes and makes them hurt. Just like you, I have been to many doctors and so far nothing. Tests come back normal which is good but discouraging. I can't give up on my search for a solution because at the end of the day I am who is in pain and I can't give up.
Last edited by Seekingpeace12; 01-30-2013 at 08:20 PM.
hi, thankyou for your reply.
I have been going back and forth to the doctors for while now and I am still no further on.
I went to the ENT clinic and met with a specialist and they did a test on my ear and checked my throat and put it all down to anxiety.
I keep feeling pressure in the bridge of my nose and and between my eyes and sometimes it build up really bad but if I kind of push in on my nose it stops it :|
also over the past few days I have been feeling a very sharp pain in my temple on the right hand side of my head and I have a constant tingling sensation all down the right side of my face. with me having constant dizziness for nearly a year and with all the pressure I feel in my head and the tingling I cannot help but worry that something is seriously wrong with me and that it could quite possibly be very life threatening. I have asked for MRI scans but the doctors seem very very reluctant to want to give me one and it annoys me because I know that if I get one all my problems will be solved, if its clear my panics will be over, if there is something there then problem solved.
Last edited by samuel0045; 06-25-2013 at 03:03 AM.
What I have read about vertical heterophoria is interesting, but it seems to be a new diagnosis, with very few doctors available to treat the condition.
One of the symptoms listed is that you have a very difficult time finding your place when you read down a vertical page of print. I don't have this symptom but I suppose it could be a good indicator for someone who did to seek out a doctor able to diagnose this.
I have had my eyes tested, ears tested, throat checked and balance checked and everything is coming back as fine. I do get the feeling when trying to read a page of writing I completely loose where I am constantly.
the best way to describe it is im constantly seeing white spots everywhere from waking up to going to sleep, even when I close my eyes.
recently over the past 2 months or so I can feel pressure building up on the bridge of my nose, also just inbetween my eyes on my forehead I feel the pressure abit aswell and a tingley sensation.
the doctors are putting it down to anxiety but the only thing I am anxious about is it being some serious like a brain tumor, ive asked the doctors for an MRI scan but they all seem very reluctant to want to give me one and I don't know why.
I can safely say that if I had an MRI scan everything would be solved, if it comes back clear I will stop worrying, and if it doesn't then atleast I know the reason this has been going on for almost a year.
also just to add, every now and then I will get a ringing in my ears that will last for several minutes sometimes.
if anyone can explain what any of this could be linked to id appreciate it as im very scarred about it all
You are not alone with your symptoms. I, too, have similar problems.
Do some research on two things: 1) migraine associated vertigo, especially if you have a history of migraines; and 2) occipital neuritis or neuralgia.
Have you ever injured your neck (whiplash) or have a history of repetitive neck movements? If so, it is possible to damage your occipital nerve, which can manifest in a pressure, tingling, and/or burning sensation, usually on one side of the head originating in the back and shooting forward. You can also have pressure behind your eye and light sensitivity.
There is an association between both MAV and occipital neuritis and tinnitus, ear pain and head/neck pain.
Most doctors do not know much about dizzy disorders. Even the oto-neurologists (dizzy specialists) are not always helpful. Do your own research and keep looking for an answer. It's not in your head in terms of anxiety. If a doctor tells you that, it's probably because he/she isn't smart enough or experienced enough to help you.
If you have neck pain, consider seeing a physical rehabilitation doctor (MD or DO) who specializes in spine rehab, and ask if they think an injection in the cervical area might help, depending on where your head/neck pain is. (My injection at c2 & the occipital nerve took most of my dizziness away for 3 months...)