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Old 07-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Dizziness/Light Headed

I've been feeling dizzy and light headed for about a week or so now. It's not just when I get up from sitting and start walking around, but also occurs while I'm sitting. I haven't changed meds or anything. Not sure if I should be worried or not. If anyone could shed some light or some experience, would be greatly appreciated! I do have an appointment with my Rheumy on Friday, but wanted to get a feel for what I may/may not be in for

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Old 07-18-2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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Re: Dizziness/Light Headed

It sounds like it could be vertigo. I get it ALOT.

 
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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Re: Dizziness/Light Headed

It can be caused by a number of things, including vertigo, inner ear problems, heart problems, nerve issues, and meds. If it's heavy dizziness I would lean more toward vertigo/inner ear. If it's less severe (i.e., you're still functional, not nauseated, etc.) I would lean more toward a heart or nerve issue.

You say you haven't changed meds, but side effects of current meds can change if, for example, your blood pressure changes. I obviously don't know your specific circumstances, meds, BP, etc., but these are a few things to consider. Good luck to you.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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Re: Dizziness/Light Headed

Are you on any blood pressure medicines? I was taking one and starting getting dizziness/light headed and I bought one of those digital blood pressure monitors and kept taking my bp. It turned out I didn't even need the meds. My high bp was caused by an anti-depressant and when I went off it, no one thought about the bp meds.

Best to bring it up with your doc when you see him/her.

 
Old 07-19-2012, 05:53 AM   #5
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Re: Dizziness/Light Headed

I'm still able to function and I do not feel sick. It's like I have the "I'm on a boat" feeling.

I'm not on any blood pressure meds. The only meds I'm on is a 1/2 tablet of Klonopin at night and my birth control. I've also been waking up in the morning or in the middle of the night and either one of my hands or both are numb. Wondering if that may be the cause or part of it. It's always a mystery!!

 
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Re: Dizziness/Light Headed

Hmmm I have the numb hands all the time and arms and sometimes feet when I wake up. I also have periphial neuropathy so that doesn't help things either. Sometimes I feel sick but most of the time I dont when vertigo sets in and I cant do anything but lay down and if I walk I have to hang on to things so I dont fall down.

Bring it up to your doc when see him/her next.

 
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