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Old 02-20-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Dizziness driving me crazy

I've had this dizziness a month and a half ago and now again for the past 5 days. Its like an off balance feeling, like I just stepped off a spinny ride and its constantly. I also have headaches on the top of my head constantly. I also get stuffed up at night and my nose drains during the day. I went to the doctor and she said it was probably seasonal allergies and prescribed me allegra. I've been taking allegra for the past few days and it hasen't done anything. Do I have to wait longer for the medicine to take effect? I'm not sure if its really allergies. I just want to find some kind of cure for this dizziness, its driving me crazy. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing the dizziness besides allergies and is there anything I can do for it?

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Old 02-22-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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Re: Dizziness driving me crazy


I usually post on the Inner Ear Boards. I deal with vertigo/dizziness/imbalance every day on some level.

Dizziness can be easy to diagnosis or difficult, depending on the symptoms and circumstances.

Allergies, sinus infections, ear infections, viruses, low blood sugar, anemia, migraine variants, dehydration and low blood pressure are some examples of things can cause dizziness.

And sometimes, depending upon the type of doctor you see, you may be diagnosed one way, when you are actually dealing with something else.

If your primary care doctor feels that you are dealing with allergies, and the current medication isn't working, then you may want to speak with your doctor or pharmacist about other medications used to treat allergies.

However, if you feel that your symptoms are not responding well to allergy medications - you may want to think about getting a second option with an allergist, an ear-nose-throat (ENT) specialist, or a neurologist.

Sometimes causes of dizziness are hard to pin-point, and if your symptoms continue, you will want to speak with your doctor about looking into the obvious reasons (most common) for causes of dizziness, and the move forward from there.

Always talk to your doctor about trying any medications - with that said, you may want to look into Benedryl for your dizziness symptoms. Benedryl is in the top fifteen medications used to treat forms of dizziness because it impacts the central nervous system (something that many other antihistamines do not do). Too much Benedryl can make you feel loopy - adding to dizziness - but if you find the right dosage, it may make a difference.

I hope this helps. Take care.

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