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Dizziness for 5 months now. Help?

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Dizziness for 5 months now. Help?

Hello everyone so im new on here dont really know how this works but id figured id give it a try. Ok so about december of last year (5months ago) it was i believe maybe the day before christmas my bf worked all day and we didnt have time to do christmas shopping so we decided to go after he got out of work at 11pm...we went to walmart & did shopping by the time we were done it was about 4am..(we live together at my moms house) so since it was so late i decided i didnt want to wake my parents up so we just pulled an allnighter we stayed up & around 7am we went back was christmas eve morning so i went sraight to sleep & woke up around 2pm when i woke up i felt awful! I felt soo dizzy had a very bad headache & i coudnt eat nothing cuz i felt like throwing it up i also was having constant gagging like feeling like you need to throw up & cant swallow your saliva. Ever aftr this day i have felt dizzy every single day. At first i didnt think it was anything seriouse then after a month i went to the ER i had a cat scan done of my head, blood taken out, pee test, blood out of my arteries, testen for diabeties, anemia everything came back normal they sent me home saying it was "vertigo & tension headaches" i read the paper they give u & when i get dizzy i dont feel like everythings spinning it just feels more like im unbalanced & like im rocking on a boat. After jan my insurance was terminated & since then ive been trying to apply which im still in the process. It was very bad at first to the point where i would NEVER go out not even downstairs to eat because i was soo afraid i would faint in front of my family i even became depressed becu it woudnt go away. Before this all happened i would spend my whole day outside or out shopping, hanging with friends now i feel soo loney
Now its gotten alil better i STILL feel dizzy EVERYDAY i feel like the feeling is 24/7 now i go out only when i really have to and when i do go to the store or something i have to always be holding on to a shopping cart or i will feel very unbalanced. I cant walk in long areas like in malls where thers nothing to hold on to because infeel like im just going to slam my head on the floor. Sometimes when i do feel REALLY bad i will take pills (1 for anxiety, another for dizziness) which were given to me at the ER my last visit...these pills dont make a diffrence honestly but they just make me feel "better" sort of like a plasibo. So just about a month ago i started getting headaches on to Back top of my scalp i always get headaches in just this part it feels sort of like it buzzing or vibrating & everytime i get this headache it makes me dizzy it makes my head feel really heavy. Sometimes it dosnt "hurt" it just feels weird sort of like pressure on it...when i do add pressure to it it feels better. I honestly dont know whats going on but im just soo tired of it its honestly ruining my life :,( please anyone that has gone thru this or any tips on how i can stop making myself "believe im dizzy" im just going crazy!!!!

But thanks to those of you who took the time to read this, it really means alot.

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Old 05-27-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Re: Dizziness for 5 months now. Help?

i really don't know what2 say. i had an issue with this when i was back in highschool... feels like forever. was always told iwas faking to just not go to school. but then 1 day i completely pasted out. my mother rushed me to the er. they ran all kinds of test. sent me for mri, cat scan still nothing. i finally found a specialist and they actually told me it was a rare form of vertigo. even though i never had an ear infection because of this. i'm sorry i can't remember the medication they gave me but it took 2 weeks before all my symptoms went away and have never had that issue again. i literlly couldnt even sit up without passing out or getting sick 2 my stomach. my only advice is to see some kinda of specialist but i dont know what a specialist for this would be called since its been over 15years... sorry i couldnt be more help

Old 05-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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Re: Dizziness for 5 months now. Help?

Please look into verticle heterophoria.

Old 08-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #4
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Hello: I have not been on these sites for quite some time (it has been over 2 years since being diagnosed with vestibular neuritis). I do like to read posts to see how other people are feeling/progressing, long term prognosis, etc. I feel for you and everyone who has ever experienced this! It is concerning and scary at times as the symptoms are quite disabling. If it was not for these posts, I sincerely felt like I was going to lose my mind, the symptoms were so fluctuating and unpredictable. It did take me a little while to get the correct diagnosis. If you have the opportunity, good insurance, etc., please try to see an otoneurologist. I was out of work for 7 months due to this and I felt like it took me over a year to really start to feel "normal" again. I went back to working out, going to work, etc., though still felt like I was never really 100%. It really takes time. I originally thought I would be over it in a few weeks or a couple months. The otoneurologist had mentioned to me after 6-7 months, the possibility of now having MAV (migraine associated vertigo). I never experienced headaches before the start of my VN, though did not realize that people may experience migraines that present with dizziness, nausea, etc., without actually having a headache. Also, I believe some of us may be more prone to MAV after going through "vestibular illness". Please let me know how you are doing. I understand it is difficult to stay positive, though I think for many of us, it just takes more time and the right doctor, exercises, family support, etc. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

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