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  • Posted By: roxymedic
  • November 6, 2008
  • 03:24 AM

I am a 29 y/o female, and have been dealing with what I call "episodes" for 4 years!!!! These episodes are very acute, I have no warning that they are coming. I have tracked and journaled these and there is NO pattern...they happen randomly through the seasons, weather changes, menstral changes etc!!! The epsiodes also last for 2-3 days, are constant and with no change. I am completly conscious during these, and am mostly pain free. What is an episode?? I become absolutley dibilitated with dizziness....Not "spinning" but falling, like I'm in a funhouse, and the floor is moving and I am crooked. I only get some relief while lying completely flat (where I stay for the duration), it is extremely difficult for me to even go to the washroom. These are very intense, and have affected my life!! In between episodes i am not ok...i am "dizzy" ever day, and generally feel like junk!! I am currently off of work for investigation, as I have been misdiagnosed with migraines and labrynthitis and have taken numerous meds for dizziness and migraines. I have had MRI's, CT's, ENG's, caloric testing, eye testing and blood work. I have ventured down other paths but keep getting brushed off my docotrs and specialists. They cannot find a reason for this and " I don't fit any diagnosis". I am out of options and need to be healthy again!! Please help me!!

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  • Have you had a tilt table test for syncope?
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • November 7, 2008
    • 09:00 PM
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  • Yes...and it was negative. They have ruled out any vestibular, visual, and neurological disorders...as all my tests have been negative!!!! Any other suggestions??
    roxymedic 1 Replies
    • November 8, 2008
    • 01:02 AM
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  • Has an ENT given you any medications to try to see if they help your dizzy spells (i.e., meclizine, phenergan)? Is you dizziness accompanied by tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or a full feeling in your ears? Have they ruled out Meniere's Disease?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 8, 2008
    • 04:42 AM
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  • Please consider trying a good chiropractor or acupuncturist to help you with this problem. They are both excellent treatments for vertigo.Do you know your B12 levels by chance? Have you been tested for B12?Are you on any medications including birth control?DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • November 8, 2008
    • 05:29 AM
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