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Feel Faint and have pale skin...

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  • Posted By: Elvaangirl
  • November 17, 2008
  • 08:56 AM

Hey,
Recently when i do something or what ever..
I begin to feel faint and feel like im going to collapse, also begin getting pale skin and feel dizzy.

Anyone know what its called or what it could be?
I did go to the docs about it, and they did have a name for it but i do not remember :( and have been trying to find the name.

I think it began with a Ph or a F but i could be wrong.
Please help me :( Would like to find out so i could research on it and things.

Thank You :)

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  • I found out what i have, Labyrinthitus.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Labyrinthitis Inner Ear SymtomsA 'different kind' of dizziness...As discussed, Inner ear dizziness is different to the “normal” dizziness most people have experienced at some point in their lives. With Uncompensated Labyrinthitis, there are generally a host of symptoms rather than a couple. Not only does the patient feel dizzy but the world looks very different to how it did. Ear symptoms are commonly noted as are others such as problems with memory and fatigue. Labyrinthitis most commonly starts with an acute bout of spinning vertigo which is very frightening – and then slowly turns into a sense of imbalance and dizziness. This is not the only way Labyrinthitis can start though. Another way is for the patient to feel a somewhat insiduous feeling of dizziness which then escalates over about one week – the spinning attack is never experienced (although sometimes it is whilst the patient is asleep and therefore does not notice) but instead severe dizziness in the head as well as disequilibrium and a feeling that the world is hugely surreal. Our Labyrinthitis started in different ways but we have the same symptoms. Below are the symptoms that both of us have/are experiencing as a result of Uncompensated Labyrinthitis. The symptoms are experienced 24/7, not in spells, from the moment we wake up, they are there CONSTANTLY. Ilia however, has now reached a point where she feels ok for much of the time - due to compensation - but for a long time they were there all the time. Dizziness... • Spinning in head - like marbles. This sensation is like one of those "snow domes" being violently shaken! If very intense, this dizziness can lead to a feeling of extreme faintness. • Imbalance. • Feeling of being constantly drunk. • World is “warped” and very surreal. As if looking through the world through odd lenses. This feeling is always there. Particularly prominent in the dark. We liken this feeling to constantly looking through a video camera lens or a fish tank. World feels like a dream also. • “Stiff” out of focus eyes. • Lightheaded, faint, woozy. • Constant internal movement (feels like a pendulum) and external (can see things shifting slightly and the room often looks like it is a swing). • Shifting of objects - can be subtle or severe - for example: when turning a corner or looking down, the environment or objects can significantly move.• Feeling of being pushed forwards/backwards/side to side. If back is not against a chair when sitting, body “does not know where it is in space”. • Bouncing when walking – “Marshmallow feet”. This can be quite severe. • Motion intolerance. When disembarking from a car, train, plane, you feel as if you are still moving and the ground bounces. This can even happen after going on an escalator. • Can often visibly see the ground “breathing” – moving slightly. • Buzzing in the head – feels like vibrations or a short circuit. • Every movement feels "off" and not clear at all - a bit like you are moving through "thick air". • Movement of the floor - as well as "bouncing" - when standing still there is also a feeling that the floor is moving - like being in a lift. • Increased night blindness. • True spinning vertigo - during illness or sometimes during the night. A 'different kind' of dizziness...As discussed, Inner ear dizziness is different to the “normal” dizziness most people have experienced at some point in their lives. With Uncompensated Labyrinthitis, there are generally a host of symptoms rather than a couple. Not only does the patient feel dizzy but the world looks very different to how it did. Ear symptoms are commonly noted as are others such as problems with memory and fatigue. Labyrinthitis most commonly starts with an acute bout of spinning vertigo which is very frightening – and then slowly turns into a sense of imbalance and dizziness. This is not the only way Labyrinthitis can start though. Another way is for the patient to feel a somewhat insiduous feeling of dizziness which then escalates over about one week – the spinning attack is never experienced (although sometimes it is whilst the patient is asleep and therefore does not notice) but instead severe dizziness in the head as well as disequilibrium and a feeling that the world is hugely surreal. Our Labyrinthitis started in different ways but we have the same symptoms. Below are the symptoms that both of us have/are experiencing as a result of Uncompensated Labyrinthitis. The symptoms are experienced 24/7, not in spells, from the moment we wake up, they are there CONSTANTLY. Ilia however, has now reached a point where she feels ok for much of the time - due to compensation - but for a long time they were there all the time.
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    • November 19, 2008
    • 04:55 PM
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