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HELP!! Dizzyness is driving me mad

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  • Posted By: Lisa12345
  • March 12, 2009
  • 05:48 PM

For about two months now I have been feeling dizzy, slightly drunk (without the fun), and my concentration is non-existent. It feels like I can't concentrate on anything and everything feels likes it's slipping off to the right all the time. I'm female and 48 - could this be connected to the menopause? Could it be my eyes? If anyone has ANY ideas I'd be really grateful for your help. Thanks:)

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  • Lisa,Please go and have this evaluated without much further delay. Your symptoms could be from very benign problems in inner ear to really serious issues in BRAIN STEM. And its very unlikely to be from menopause unless all other issues are ruled out. For about two months now I have been feeling dizzy, slightly drunk (without the fun), and my concentration is non-existent. It feels like I can't concentrate on anything and everything feels likes it's slipping off to the right all the time. I'm female and 48 - could this be connected to the menopause? Could it be my eyes? If anyone has ANY ideas I'd be really grateful for your help. Thanks:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sounds like a vestibular (inner ear) issue; that's what controls your balance. If you haven't already, I'd say get to a doctor.
    thereisnotry 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Your symptoms sound like vertigo caused by an inner ear issue. My husband also had this after a lot of dental drilling during treatment. He had to see two doctors to get a diagnosis and the one who helped said that it was caused by something in the inner ear (like snowflakes) being dislodged which affects balance and gives you the feeling of vertigo. She gave him an exercise to do which was to lay down flat on his back and ever so slowly to roll over completely. Then he was told to lay still for 20 mins afterwards. This worked for him although the vertigo still comes back occassionally so the 'snowflakes' must still dislodge. He does the exercise again and is fine.
    emmsiesmum 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • For about two months now I have been feeling dizzy, slightly drunk (without the fun), and my concentration is non-existent. It feels like I can't concentrate on anything and everything feels likes it's slipping off to the right all the time. I'm female and 48 - could this be connected to the menopause? Could it be my eyes? If anyone has ANY ideas I'd be really grateful for your help. Thanks:) What medications are you currently taking, if any? Have you been to the doctor? Do you have blurred vision, headaches, sinus problems? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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