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Dizzy, Blurry Vision, Memory Issues, Etc....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 8, 2007
  • 03:47 AM

I know everyone says this, but I am posting here because I do not know where else to turn. I'm going to apologize in advance for the amount of information but I have been dealing with this for a little while.

I am a 25 year old female and for the past year and a half I have been having multiple ongoing symptoms. I have constant, bilateral blurry vision which has gotten worse in November and then again recently. I get floaters in both black and white, moving and unmoving a few times a day. In the past few months I have also noticed at night or in dark locations with bright lights there is a halo around the light. I also get dizzy looking at busy patterns or if I am unable to focus my eyes. In the past 4-5 months I have also been getting very dizzy when going from a sitting/laying position to standing, when crouching down and go to stand or sometimes just walking. I lose all vision, I feel like I am spinning, get a cloudy feeling in my head and have to grab/hold something in order to get my balance (this lasts usually 10-30 seconds but I will continue to be dizzy a few minutes after). I used to get this when I was younger (11-13 years old) and passed out completely twice but it did go away before. I also have been having memory problems in the past 10 months where I mix up or can not remember common words (I know what I want to say but can not think of the word), names, situations, what I was going to say, etc (it makes me feel very stupid and I have never had issues with memory before).

I have spoken to my doctor and have had the following tests: complete blood test, diabetes, thyroid, autoimmune test, MRI, sleep study (where I was diagnosed with sleep apnea - 12 apneas per hour only when sleeping on my back but wearing the CPAP does not change the symptoms at all). I eat right and log everything I eat, exercise about 5 times a week and drink approx 100 oz of water daily. When I first started having the symptoms I started taking a multivitamin and Super B vitamin but have since stopped. I am at my wits end and don't want to go to the doctor anymore because I'm sure he's thinking I'm a hypochondriac but I know myself and there is no way I would pretend to feel this way. I also posted in the neurological forum because I am at a loss. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas I would really appreciate it, because my life has become a living ***l. Please feel free to email me at mstklangel82@hotmail.com or post with anything at all. Thank you.

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  • i have exactly the same symptoms as you and i have an inner ear problem it is called b.p.p.v which is a vertigo resulting from changing position of body it is quite harmless but is very miserable it also causes memory problems it is all to do with the ears that sends mixed messages to the brain and the eyes cannot cope with the situation and they get all kinds of spots ,lights and halos in them whilst trying to rebalance the body
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  • Is there anything they can do for inner ear problems? Or do you just have to live with them? Because I am having those same problems and am currently going to a doctor to try to figure out what is wrong. I am having a ct scan done and going to see a neurologist. And the loosing my vision when standing from a sitting or crouched position for me also lasts about 10-30 seconds and also used to happen to me when I was younger, about 14 to 15 yrs old. I also have had constant blurry vision for eight days straight and at times have floaters and halos around my eyes. So you are not alone in this and hopefully we can figure out what is going on!
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    • 10:55 PM
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