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    Old 12-16-2003, 07:31 PM   #1
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    Unhappy Lightheaded after cracking neck.

    For as long as I can remember I have always cracked my neck to releive tension, usually I pop my right side and I am good for hours sometimes even days.

    About 8 months ago I was at work and I was bending over to get a part off of a bottom shelf, and I cracked my neck like I always do. An overwhelming dizzy feeling came over me and I had to sit down. It went away about 15mins later.

    A few weeks afterwards I started having lightheaded episodes. They would come over and be gone in 2-5min periods.

    A few more weeks they were becoming more frequent and lasting longer.

    Now it is to the point that the periods are like weeks. Last week I was feeling better, but now this week it has come back again. It is effecting my everyday tasks.

    I have had 2 MRI's and an MRA, and more blood tests then I can remember. and they have only found out that I have a small buldge in my vertibre c4-5, and a slightly low thyroid which I am now on medication for.

    All of the recommended treatments seem to do nothing. I have tried many motion sickness medications which I have been perscribed.

    I'm not even sure where to post this on the board because it could cover many things.

    Please help.

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    Old 12-16-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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    Re: Lightheaded after cracking neck.

    I forgot to mention that I am currently taking Zoloft, because the heart doctor I saw recommended I be tested for depression. I have been on it for a month and a half. and I do feel less depressed about the dizziness/lightheadedness. But it has not changed the condition.

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    Re: Lightheaded after cracking neck.

    Could this be panic attacks/anxiety? I know I sometimes get that when I crack my neck or any unexpected small changes in my body occur (for example blood sugar levels, blood pressure and so on).
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    Old 12-17-2003, 05:20 AM   #4
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    Re: Lightheaded after cracking neck.

    Have you gone to a chiropractor? You might want to get yourself checked out and possibly realigned (for lack of a better word).

    Old 12-17-2003, 05:42 AM   #5
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    Re: Lightheaded after cracking neck.

    I don't have any history of panic attacks ,but my family has a history of clinical depression.

    As for chriopractor, I've been saving that for a last resort. I have heard many horror stories regarding realigning peoples neck. In fact that was the first thing I wanted checked by my doctor, was to be sure I didn't damage my Vertibral Artery, which is what chiropracters seem to damage the most when they align peoples necks.

    I am going to the doctor today regarding a new symptom I developed about 4 days ago. I have this sharp pain in the joint of my jaw on the right side.

    I don't think its related. But it would be nice if it is, that would narrow my problem down.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Old 07-31-2005, 08:41 PM   #6
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    Re: Lightheaded after cracking neck.

    I wondered if someone could help me, First off I am 44 years, old and rather s sissy when it comes to going to the sticker, (doctor), ok I will avoided with all my might..... all that to say, I have been having dizziness when I ly down at night for a few months now, and when I crack my neck like I have always done, well I had my sugar checked using my dads meter thinking that the dizziness might have been that, it was 334 so I lowered my sugar and it has been in the 100 to 140 range, whic I hear is pretty normal. I have lower blood pressure it always runs in the range of 110/60, I was 300- pounds but I have been losong weight I have lost over 100 pounds and still counting. but the dizziness does not stop, tonight I thought I was gonna pass out, i got all dizzy and started to sweat, and all that! any ideas what it might be and how to fix it at home, I prefer that natural way of healing, not doctors ways! with harmful drugs.


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