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Dizziness HELP!!!!

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  • Posted By: labgerms
  • April 23, 2007
  • 03:11 PM

I am a 27 y.o. female and I have a problem with dizziness. I begin to feel dizzy and I cannot isolate what the cause is. Sometimes I feel rectal pressure, I begin to get hot, my heartrate speeds up, and I feel dizzy and then I have facial flushing and sometimes feel like I might pass out. Sometimes I feel dizzy when there's a temperature change hot to cold or when there's cool wind blowing. I don't know what to do. I am extremely frustrated and feel so isolated...I'm scared to drive, to do anything because of my fear of being dizzy and possibly passing out.
If anyone has any ideas please respond. Thanks!!!!

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  • Have you had your ears checked? Inner ear infections can cause dizziness. Infections in your system can cause fever and digestion issues.
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  • I am a 17 yr. old female and I had the same thing but I would start to sweat really bad, and never knew when this kind of thing would happen. Sometimes I would actually faint for a few seconds. I finally went to a specialist and they did and Ecko cardio gram (sp?) and I found out that I have Mitral valve prolapse.
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  • I have a yearly echo done and doc said everything was fine. I have the echos because I had postpartum cardiomyopathy with the birth of my son in 2000. I also have the sweating thing and I feel as if I might pass out but have not yet. Thank you for your reply.
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  • I am looking at seeing and ENT doc to try to get to the bottom of these dizzy spells. I guess it wouldn't hurt, huh? Thanks for the reply.
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  • Are you taking any medications, including any birth control?DOM
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  • All I take is Paxil 10mg once daily. I do take Advil Cold and Sinus to dry and dry up anything that might be causing dizziness. Thanks for the reply.
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  • check out this site... ahummingbirdsguide.com see how many sx you have. If there are several, research the issue further and print it out, take it to the dr and demand that the correct tests be completed. Let me know what you think...If you notice, there are several people on this site with very similar sx that can't get the correct diagnosis...Best of luck...mommy cat
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  • Well, how long have you been taking paxil and how long have you had dizziness? Dizziness is a common side effect of Paxil. Look this drug up on www.drugs.com. You must be very careful with this drug, and take it consistantly at the same time every day - if you miss a dose or even miss your dose by a few hours, it can really screw you up. Drug side effects are the LAST thing a doc will look into. You must be an informed consumer about the drugs you are prescribed. Paxil is very strong, and DON'T EVER JUST STOP TAKING THIS DRUG - IT MAY CAUSE HORRIBLE DISCONTINUATION (AKA WITHDRAWAL) SYMPTOMS. If your dizziness has occurred after taking this medication, then you have your cause and you should talk with your doc about weaning off this med. Best wishesDOM
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  • www.ahummingbirdsguide.com Myalgic Encephalomyelitis check it out look at symptoms list...mommy cat
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  • Two months ago I started to get dizzy. The dizziness came one day and didn't go away, it was there day and nigh. I also got blurred vision some times, at times only in one eye, and, for the first time in my life, I got panic attacks, all completely out of the blue. I went to see many doctors, an ear-nose-throat specialist, a neurologist...I had all kinds of test and they told me I had an anxiety disorder and needed medication. By mere chance a friend of mine read me an article from the Balance and Dizziness Society of Vancouver (balanceanddizziness.org) that talked about blurred vision, anxiety and dizziness all related to having the first and second vertebrae of the neck out of place.Fortunately for me, I went to see a chiropractor that very day, though I had no hope of recovery because I didn't feel any pain in my neck.I had lots of anxiety and was willing to take the medication just to feel better. I thought I was going crazy.But the chiropractor explained to me that my neck was really out, and that the squishing of the vertebrae was causing the blurred vision in one or both eyes (it was even one of the questions in the questionnaire, "do you experience blurred vision in one or both eyes"), and that the anxiety was caused by the nervous system sending a "fight or flight" signal on it own, on and on, with no external reason.He told me I had a chronic back condition, though I had no back or neck pain, and asked me to give him 10 sessions without taking the medication. Well, I have gone there 3 times and I feel so good, 80% better. I am not dizzy, I have no anxiety, and no blurred vision.Without this chiropractor I would be on meds, thinking I am crazy.Please consider trying a chiropractor, it saved my life! I hope this helps.Venus
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    • September 20, 2007
    • 09:34 PM
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  • yes, I think you have Inner ear infections that causes dizziness, because I had it, I know how you feel, it is so annoying. I went to the emergency room and they gave me MECLIZINE and it worked. Also, try to eat when you are hungry especially in the mornings.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 29, 2007
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  • I have the same problem you described. I had been to the doctor so many times. I went to the Emergency Room , ENT, Cardiologist among others. After being on all sorts of medicine that did not work, my medical doctor suggested that I see a Neurologist. I was sent to do an MRI for my constant dizziness only to find out that I had a very small turmor in the left side of my brain. All i am saying is to see a Neurologist because i was so shock when my results came back because I'm only 30 yrs old. Keep safe.
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    • September 30, 2007
    • 07:57 PM
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