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I can't figure out what's causing this.

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  • Posted By: PoetryAngel
  • May 9, 2007
  • 04:36 PM

Ok, I have been to the doc. several times and they can't seem to figure out what is causing my problems. I have been having these symptoms for a few years now and it's really starting to worry me.
My symptoms are, Sometimes when I close my eyes it will feel like I am spinning and the longer I keep them closed the faster the spinning gets, and it starts making me sick to my stomache. It doesn't matter if I am laying down, sitting up, or standing. The spinning feeling gets so bad that I have to sit down if I am standing or I feel like I'm gonna fall down. I have figured out on my own that I am hypoglycemic, could this be a symptom of diabetes, and if so, how can I get the doctor to figure it out? Thanks for the help.

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  • Has your doc referred you to an ENT? Ear, nose and throat specialist? These symptoms happened to me when I was in college....and drinkig a bit too much! We called them bed spins! LOL.... But seriously...this sounds terribly annoying! Has the Dr. called it Vertigo? If this is not an inner ear thing, it might possibly be related to diabetes, but it doesn't sound like the usual dizziness accompanying a drop in blood glucose. Have you been tested? Glucose and Ha1C (Glyclosolated Hemoglobin)? Are you dehydated when this happens? Any other accompanying symptoms? Or seemingly unrelated symptoms? You say it only happens sometimes? What meds are you taking? Do you perhaps only notice it more when you close your eyes? Think about what happens. When you close your eyes, you do not know if you are "spinning" or not. The objective judement of your vision is gone when your eyes are closed so your brain is relying on not visual sense but the sense of your ear. Inner ear damage causes vertigo. How the heck do you go to sleep at night?!?!?
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  • I know you were joking about the bed spins, but that's exactly how it feels, but I know it's not that because I don't drink.I have had vertigo once before and it doesn't feel like that and no, the doc hasn't referred me to a ENT. I have been tested for diabetes, but it came back negative. As far as I know, I haven't been dehydrated when this happens, and I feel find otherwise.No, there isn't any other symptoms, it just comes on all at once and lasts 45 minutes to a couple hours at a time. I'm not on any meds at all. The only thing I ever take is tylenol for a headache or minor aches and pains.Sometimes when I blink for longer than a normal blink, I notice it. I do know that I'm not spinning, it just feels like I'm spinning.And to answer your last question...it doesn't happen everytime I close my eyes, and when it does happen, I can't go to sleep, I have to keep my eyes open until it passes.Thanks for the help.
    PoetryAngel 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'm wondering if it could possibly be to labyrithitis?
    LeslieL 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • please visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com all of your symptoms are there...I started with the "spins" too and am now being tested for ME If that site is too confusing...google or mama symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.Good Luck and Godspeed.mommy cat
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  • This is most likely a peripheral (opposed to central) dysfunction of your vestibular system. The 'optokinetic' system from your sight compensates for it when your eyes are open. You absolutely need to see an ENT physician.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • i have asome symptoms yuor problem and i have reffered to dr. several times but they couldn't teell me what is wrong with me.
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  • google symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis...I had spins, almost fainting, flushing and much more...please read where I've posted...you'll catch on.mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • This is most likely a peripheral (opposed to central) dysfunction of your vestibular system. The 'optokinetic' system from your sight compensates for it when your eyes are open. You absolutely need to see an ENT physician. This is what I was trying to say in my last post, but this is much more specific.
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