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Old 06-08-2010, 05:49 AM   #1
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I'm hoping someone here may have ideas about the frequent dizziness I've been experiencing since February. Its been there for a few hours most days since. Like many CFS sufferers my condition had become partially better after a few years to the point where I had some not bad quality of life. The dizziness has come along & spoiled that level as its reduced again my walking, standing, swimming etc. I even feel a little dizzy lying down quite often. Doc has referred me to an ENT specialist in 3 weeks time. I also have strange sensations now in my head, not a headache but feeling of squeezing or pressure round my brain.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated, thanks, Paul

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Re: Dizziness

Could your squeezing and pressure around your brain be muscle spasm related or tingling/numbness related? I would think they would have referred you to a neurologist instead of an ENT doctor, do you have sinus or ear infection issues? The dizziness and brain pressure doesn't sound like a good combo, though there is the possibility it could be harmless. I get dizzy and lightheaded sometimes and get brain spasms once in awhile, it's harmless. Wonder why your doctor didn't order an MRI to see? Is your blood pressure stable?

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Re: Dizziness

I would have your cortisol levels checked. I have had CFS for 16 years and like you had returned to a reasonable level of life, then suddenly started going downhill. Pressure in head, dizziness, endless fatigue, pain in abdomen, etc, etc. It turns out I have Addison's disease. This is rare, so unlikely for you, but you could have mild adrenal insufficiency that would be helped immensely by taking a small amount of hydrocortisone daily (maybe as little as 2.5mg). Get your doctor to schedule a synacthen or ACTH test for you.

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