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I suffer from dizzyness and was wondering if anyone else does or can help me?

When I was walking home from school on friday, 2 blocks from my house and i felt like i had been flipped upside down. Stood against a fence for a few minutes trying to sort my head out, to no avail. Then I tried walking, which made me nearly throw up and i couldn't walk straight.

Thought i was going to pass out or even die (and wanted to) it felt that bad :(

When I was trying to sort my head out, everything was spinning round and round and blurring. Tried to phone home and nobody answered, despite my brother being home, but he is somewhat of a recluse :lol: (story for another day).

This made me panic as i wanted to speak to my mum for at least some support, and in a situation like that, i didnt think to call her mobile :rolleyes:

Had to cross a main road too which wasnt fun.

I pretty much broke down when i got home and things didnt stop spinning for about an hour of me sweating and panicking. Laid on my mums bed for a couple of hours and slept, which didnt help.

Saturday and Sunday i was cautious about everything i did, while trying to find out what the hell is wrong with me.

Today I went for an hour journey to my cousins flat and had a minor dizzy spell but that could have been my nans driving :lol:

I can only describe the dizzyness as 'attacks', and I had been fine all day, and all the way home (15-20 minutes). Also afterwards i feel strangely disconnected from my body :confused:

I've had this last year and it comes back every so often.

Can anyone help me with an idea of what is wrong and if you suffer from anything similar.
Also does anyone know of any cures for it.

I will go to the doctors this week but might be interesting to see if anyone else is like me. I've been to the doctors before but they couldn't properly tell me what is wrong, but i'll go again.

Appreciate any help, as i have the bulk of my GCSE's in a week.
Kyle
 

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Yeah, definitely sounds inner ear. As you said, it can make you want to throw up too, kinda like motion sickness.

If your doctors can't work it out, ask to be referred to the hospital or try another doctor. You don't want it to get worse :(
 

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It might be anxiety attacks, if you are stressed about your exams.

Do you smoke weed.?
 

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No dont smoke weed :)

I don't think it's anxiety attacks as my friend has these and whilst the symptoms are similar, it doesnt seem that.

I was given some motion sickness tablets (Stemetil) to take ages ago but they are non vegetarian (i think) and im vegetarian. I was told to take them on the days i feel bad but i have no way of knowing if it attacks me suddenly like on friday.

Reading up on the Labryinthitus, sounds possible but i dont feel and ear symptoms. I'll see the doctor tomorrow, if possible.

Thanks so far,
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I had that last time I was pregnant :eek: your not are you?? :incheek: :lol:

My advice would be to not read up on anything & wait to see what the doctor has to say :)
 

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I agree with what vicster says kyle, if you start readin up on stuff you will panic thinking uve got it. Well you would if you were me lol.

Hope you get it sorted. :)
 

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I find that reading up helps me go through exactly what i felt though, for example i didnt remember having to hold onto a fence until i read that some people find it hard to walk properly.

I will stop after this one website though, and hope there is an appointment for me tomorrow.

Kyle
 

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Could be something really silly like........
How much sleep are you getting most nights Kyle?
You might just be a bit run down what with your exams and being on here till the silly Hours (and yes i know im a bloody Hypocrite for that one)
Diet if you dont get a balanced diet inside you that can Drive things Batshit too

By all means tho get yourself down the Docs
 

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My hubby sends his sympathies as he knows exactly what youve been thru, he has dizzy bouts every day, yes there are many many things that can cause it and your doctor will no doubt run some tests.

If the tablets you have been given before are not suitable for vegetarians just mention that to the doctor as there are several different ones that can help, my hubby has had bucastemeen (sp?), cinnarizine neither of which helped but the doc has now found one that helps a bit called cyclazine (sp?) and shes still talking about trying others for better results. Your doctor will be able to tell which ones are veggie friendly as they take that in to consideration for my son whenever he needs medication.

good luck and i know its hard but try not to worry :D
 

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Hey Kyle, it sounds like something I used to suffer from.....I had the dizzyness, feeling sick (did pass out a few times). Turned out I had low blood pressure, my doc gave me a blood test because my Dad suffered from Diabetes, thankfully my Glucose levels were correct. He diagnosed that I had low blood pressure (had a different reading in each arm! :eek: ). I also wasn't eating a great deal either (combined with a 'Herbal' lifestyle......not good!)
Best bet is to speak to your doc, it could be any of the things that are mentioned........Let your doc decide what the problem is & any treatment that may be required. Good luck with the doc & best of luck with the exams.............I can't believe I sat my GCSE's over 12 years ago :eek: F*ck how old do I feel??!!!!! :D :hangloose
 

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Bloody good point Vics I've edited this sharpish!!

Whatever you do make sure you get to the docs pronto and I hope you get better soon,

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To be fair you can't diagnose someone via a forum & he should go to the doctor & let them sort it.

Going by all the replies, he could have a variety of things, ranging from being pregnant :incheek: to a tumour :eek: he's only a young lad & if I were him, I'd be shitting myself after reading all that.
 

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The 'out of body' description makes it sound like it could be hyperventilation syndrome. I was diagnosed with that a few years ago - very scary until you know what's wrong and it took a lot of visits to a lot of different specialists to work out what it was. I had to learn to breathe properly again :eek: and it's now mostly ok :)
 

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Vicster said:
To be fair you can't diagnose someone via a forum & he should go to the doctor & let them sort it.

Going by all the replies, he could have a variety of things, ranging from being pregnant :incheek: to a tumour :eek: he's only a young lad & if I were him, I'd be shitting myself after reading all that.
I'd agree with all of that but I would add don't let the doctor fob you off until you are happy you know what it is :)
 

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I suffered from the dizzyness as well. mine ranged from a few seconds to 5 mins. It is scary because you don't know what is happening or why. I went to my doctor and they took my blood (made me even more dizzy!) for tests. They came back to me and said they couldn't see anything wrong. Anyway this happens on and off to me through the year now. theres no pattern to it so theres no warning. last time it happened i was on top of a mountain on my bike! that was scary.

Anyway, i hope everythings good for you!
 

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I get bouts of Vertigo (not the height thing) and that makes me like that!


Comes and goes but it took me a coupla doctors appts to get it sorted! First time it happened to me I rang my Mum in a panic (she is a nurse) and she carted me straight off to see the GP.

Get the obvious checked out before you panic and as a basic thing make sure you are eating properly as that can give you many strange symptoms!

I know now when its coming on and get tablets. I also have low blood pressure which I am careful to make sure I don't aggrevate by using sauna's steam rooms etc!

Last time I did I scared the Gym staff silly by having to lie down on the floor and cool down! Mum was with me laughing as I know how to deal with it now and she was calming the staff down and ignoring me!

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Get to the Docs when you get a chance. Could be any one / combination of things. I had similar symptoms and I had an inner ear infection. This combined with low blood pressure and deteriorating eyesight, due to working with computers all bloody day, really heightened everything. The docs did try to give me the once over and get me out the door but I kept asking questions and going over how I had been feeling. Eventually the doc relented and listened. Made me feel a hell of a lot better. Ear infection got sorted and got my eyes tested. Still have to deal with the dizziness from the blood pressure but it makes a hell of a difference when you can justify why you feel like you do.

Hope it all goes well.
 
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