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Posted by Joy
on May 11, 2000 at 14:09:30:
In Reply to: constant dizziness posted by CINDY F. on May 07, 2000 at 04:59:22:
I can really understand the frustration that you feel about this. I've been going through the same run around for the past four years with not a single clue from any doctor as to what has been going on. All of my support and helpful advice has come from my own research or people here. It's hard to feel like there's nothing wrong with your head when doctors tell you there's nothing wrong. It's even more difficult when no two doctors tell you the same thing.
For me, this started when I was returning home from a visit to some friends in Winnipeg. It was a long road trip half way across Canada from Manitoba back to BC. We got to the top of the Rockies and BAM-my eustachian tubes collapsed. Since then, I've ridden the roller coaster of doctors-I have dizziness, earaches, vertigo (especially when I'm sitting down...that's weird) and not one doctor has anything constructive to say. I've been on no medication (except Fluticisone when my eustachian tubes collapsed) and have had to largely help myself. I've cut out caffeine from my diet as well...also cut down on sugar. I found, though, it took a while to actually help because it takes a number of weeks for all the excess caffeine and junk to clean out of your system and it takes about three months for all the vitamin supplements to build up. I'm still dizzy...I still have to deal with the fact that when I sit down or lie in bed I feel like I'm board ship, but I've either become used to it, or all this stuff that I'm doing is actually working.
Keep the faith, and don't give up. You can e-mail me any time you want.
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