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Chelsa714 10-21-2006 02:56 PM

Constant lightheadedness and me please
I have been feeling extremely lightheaded for the past two months non-stop. This feeling has been accompanied by about a dozen episodes of blacking out on the brink of fainting. When these black out incidents happen, they happen out of nowhere and come on instantly. I begin to sweat and have cold/hot flashes when this takes place. I recently have become extremely nauseous, especially about 20 minutes after I eat. I wake up in the middle of the night feeling extremely weak and even more nauseous and lightheaded than when I am awake. Throughout the day I will experience occasional hot flashes. I also have a consistent feeling of chest pressure that sometimes mkes me feel as though it is hard to catch my breath. I have been to the doctor about eight times now, gotten an MRI, and echocardiogram and a 24 hour heart monitor. Also, I have had blood work done testing my basic hormone pannel, Lupus, blood sugar, thyroid, oxygen levels, diabetes etc...Basically all the tests that are considered routine for these symptoms. All tests were normal. My doctor makes me feel as though he thinks I am making these symptoms up. I am unable to get out of my house and drive since I am afraid to black out or pass out behind the wheel or in public. I dunno if this helps but I had a daughter almost six months ago, so could it be hormones, electrolights or a metabolic disorder? What about a digestive problem? I am so desperate to get back to life and having fun with my family. I need answers or suggestions of what else to check for...Anyone who has any advice please help me! Thanks! I am also on BC. Oh yeah, and one more BP is perfect.

Washboard 10-21-2006 04:21 PM

Re: Constant lightheadedness and me please
Has anyone considered this may be an anxiety or panic disorder? People with anxiety and panic attacks express the same symptoms you are having. this may be due to a chemical imbalance and not your mind playing tricks with you. Unfortunately, I don't think blood tests will show this. A trial of an SSRI or a tranquilizer may eliminate these symptoms. If so, that might be a clue as to what is going on.

good luck


Chelsa714 10-26-2006 12:11 PM

Re: Constant lightheadedness and me please
I am actually taking Lexapro for anxiety as a test run from my doctor. I have never had problems with anxiety in the past and I have been on these meds for about a month now. Still there is no difference and the symptoms are progressively getting worse. I went back to the doctor yesterday and he is ordering me a refferal to see a neurologist and a gastroentenologist ( Not sure if this is the correct word). Any further suggestions would be greatly appreiciated! Thanks!:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

mzkels 10-27-2006 02:13 AM

Re: Constant lightheadedness and me please
[B][/B]hey there, i suffer from pretty much all the symptoms you have.the doctors do not know what is wrong with me and they also make me feel as if i am a liar,which i am not for the record.i have had all the tests done and they are all coming back normal,they are thinking that it might be a simple case of anxiety?which i think is absolute rubbish to be honest. i have never in my life suffered from anxiety,panic attacks or anything similar,so i am completely unsure what is going on with me. i hope all goes well with you and if you would ever like to share your thoughts feel free to contact me.

good luck and my thoughts are with u!
:p :) :) :) :) :)

jcka 10-27-2006 02:53 PM

Re: Constant lightheadedness and me please
I have the same situation as mkzels, all my tests were normal AND they already did an endoscopy (GI specialist ordered it) which came back with nothing unusual. I am a pretty calm guy myself (actually in the military), and I havent had any crazy stress lately, but for the past 7 months I have had a constant ache, nauseous, sick feeling in the top central part of my stomach. so they thought it was depression or anxiety, and put me on wellbutrin. I just started it, but I will let you know if it helps.

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