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  • Posted By: mshelid4
  • October 6, 2009
  • 08:38 PM

About 10 years ago I started to suffer from dizzy spells some of which included starting to see black spots and on a few occassions progressed til everything closed in. I would because extremely pail and on the occassions that everything went back I could here the people around me but the sounded really far away and although I thought I was resonding to their questions no words would actually come out. These spells only last a few seconds to one minute and once they end I get a major headache; although there are times I feel off balance all day. After a bunch of blood and urine test all came back normal I decided to just live with it. (I did not smoke, rarely drank alcohol, no drugs, and was 15 or 16) They would come and go but about 5 years ago I had a couple bad spells and my supervisor and coworkers convinced me to go back to the doctor. On the second visit to the doctor the doctor I saw, well lets just say it was not a positive experience in any way and after I left crying I went into a state of panic (first time this had ever happened). Long story short I was given paxil for anxiety, had a very bad reaction including whole body twitches, then onto effexor to treat anxiety as they could not find anything else wrong. I can not handle the heat in makes me feel closed in and like I have heat stroke, I still get dizzy spells or feel unsteady/off balance, I get really shaky, some food related symptoms, get bad headaches (often they are behind my eyes and tend to be from behind my left eye and across the left side of my face) and can be irritable and lately more and more tired. (the shaky feeling never happened prior to taking paxil)
Recently blood tests showed that my red blood cells are a little larger in size and my platellet count just below normal. I have always had low normal platellet previously and blood pressure 105-115 over 70-80. My b 12 came back low normal but my doctor suggested I continue b 12 supplements. Currently my b 12 is average, no change in blood pressure, but platellets still just below normal and rbc still larger in size.
The doctor continues to default to an anxiety diagnosis but I am not anxious, no unusual stress, and not depressed.
Any suggestions on what to explore?? The b 12 has helped but only slightly (or it could be more good days).

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