It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Ear, Nose & Throat Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-24-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ft. Campbell. KY
Posts: 13
scaredarmywife HB User
Red face Nighttime dizziness, lightheadness.. SCARED!

I guess the best thing to do is start off w/ a general background.
I'm a 34 year old Army Wife so yes my life is constantly full of fear & dread in that fact, alone.
I'm on HBP medicine, micardis hct, an antidepressant & depakote for bipolar disorder, xanax for anxiety as needed, Neurontin for pain in my back from degenerative disks & sciatica & i have an ankle fusion.

About 2 weeks ago, while lying in bed i suddenly started feeling dizzy. It only lasted for a few moments then it passed but it was enough to where it was.. "noticeable". I had another spell a few hours later, again while in bed, relaxing.

Next day was fine.. but that night, while relaxing, i had another one, then another, then another.

Now i am to the point to where every night & even a few times during the day i suffer w/ dizziness & lightheadness. Sometimes it is accompanied by heart palpitaions, sometimes not. The spells will suddenly hit me then, vanish. Last night i was at the movies w/ a friend & i began laughing hysterically at a scene & i felt like i was going to pass out & well, it ruined the whole thing. It was terrifying. It was like my air was cut off & i thought i was going to faint. I've laughed hard before but i have NEVER had something like that happen to me. I'm so scared.. i am afraid there is something WRONG & i'm ready to go to an er & demand a CT scan of my head i'm so worried. Also, I went to an open clinic in town today & the NP said that i had a little fluid in my right ear but not alot.


Last edited by scaredarmywife; 04-24-2007 at 03:35 PM. Reason: forgot to add something....

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-16-2007, 06:38 AM   #2
Senior Member
Mainegirl's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 222
Mainegirl HB User
Re: Nighttime dizziness, lightheadness.. SCARED!

See my post on Meneire's Disease & Labyrinitis. Maybe you have the same thing I do.

Its under the thread "Earache & Nervousness".

Old 06-20-2007, 11:38 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oakville
Posts: 1
lizzybusy HB User
Re: Nighttime dizziness, lightheadness.. SCARED!

I do too but i suffer 24/7 and when i lay down on the back of head thats where the lightheaded talk about freaked out

Old 06-21-2007, 06:56 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oak Ridge
Posts: 6,748
mkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB User
Re: Nighttime dizziness, lightheadness.. SCARED!

I would question the blood pressure medication dosage. DO you have an at home blood pressure monitor? My husband was put on HB meds and it took about a month, but it about a month in his BP started to dip dangerously low and actually bottomed outtwice and we had to rush him to the ER.

Turns out his heart issues were sleep apnea induced and all he needed was increased exercice, cholesterol medication, CPAP for sleep apnea, and a quarter of the strength of the medication originally given.

Look in to your BP dropping to low as a result of the meds.. lying down in a low BP state will only intensify the symptoms!

If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
jolting awake feeling lighthead/dizziness/head rush few seconds robinette2 Anxiety 5 11-23-2008 11:47 AM
Child with dizziness and lightheadness vicdem2000 Brain & Nervous System Disorders 4 09-15-2008 07:49 PM
dizziness and lightheadedness, please help! Shannatoo General Health 1 04-16-2008 02:23 AM
Dizziness a Feeling Sensation of Dropping or falling Laurin1 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 6 04-02-2008 06:22 PM
dizziness/lightheadness cindybee Menopause 8 07-08-2007 06:18 PM
Nightitme Dizziness & Lightheadness I Am Scared!!!!!!!!!!!!! scaredarmywife Inner Ear Disorders 6 04-26-2007 01:03 AM
light headed, dizziness? maili Anxiety 8 09-27-2006 04:18 PM
TMJ dizziness, migraines... doc says it could be TMJ? stcarlsen TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 8 10-08-2005 09:23 AM
Depression and dizziness/lightheadedness MJacobson Depression 4 03-24-2004 09:28 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:45 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!