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I am very dizzy, no other symptoms.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 11, 2009
  • 07:10 AM

Okay, five days ago I was at work, and all of a sudden I started to feel really dizzy, which accompanied a light headache. I went home, hoping I could sleep it off, but I had really bad trouble falling asleep. When I finally did fall asleep, it was only for about four hours, at which point I woke myself up, and I couldn't fall back asleep, because my heart was racing so fast, and I couldn't stop thinking about it.

This same pattern has been going on every day since, and I am always dizzy. Its not so bad to where I cannot drive, but it is bad enough that I have a hard time at work, and I have had to call in sick.

I have been so dizzy, but I cannot afford to go see a doctor, as I havnt any health insurance, and I only have 30 dollars in my checking account.

Any ideas what could be happening here?

I do not think it is linked to diabetes because I am not having to urinate a lot, and I am not really thirsty all the time. I dont have any pain in my ears, but could I still have an ear infection?

I think the reason for me not being able to sleep is because im so stressed out about the dizziness, and I cant stop thinking about it.

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  • Dizzyness is often caused by problems in the cochlea and other parts of the inner ear, or problems with the cranial nerves that go to and from the inner ear to the brain. Yes, you could have an infection without pain. Also, you can still have diabetes even without the symptoms you mentioned. Structural or otolith problems, infection, neurological problems, diabetes are just some of the things that can cause dizzyness. Since there are entire books dedicated to vestibular problems, it would be impossible to explain everything on an internet forum. If this persists, then you need to see either a neurologist or an ENT (I would go ENT first) to further delineate your problem.
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