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Please Help as I am at Wits End!

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  • Posted By: Carrleia1
  • July 2, 2013
  • 03:14 PM

I will try to make this short and to the point. I have been suffering since 1997 from Chronic dizziness, Vertigo, off-balance, visual.disturbances, and bowel attacks that seem to come on shortly after eating. These happen.between 30 min to afew hours after. Some attacks are worse then others (depending on the time of month- worse during menstrual cycle). Anyway I am on a constant roller coaster all day long because I feel good then horrible... Good then horrible. I have atleast narrowed this down to eating and something to do with insulin. The only thing I've been diagnosed with is PCOS which does cause havic with insulin resistance. I would think this would be life changing and disabling... :-(

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  • Hi.All this comes about with you after eating? The dizziness is only after eating, not constantly? Look up gluten ataxia and see if you think that fits. Alternately, if you ARE dizzy and off balance all the time, you should see an ENT (otolaryngologist - Ear nose throat doctor) for vertigo testing like an ENG test to look for disorders of the inner ear like Meniere's Disease (can also come on after eating high sodium foods) and BPPV (crystals in your inner ear that get dislodged and cause vertigo; that doesn't have anything to do with food though). If you travel by boat or plane, look up Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (that's what I have). It's a long lasting, non-whirling vertigo that is triggered by travel. You could have IBS plus a dizziness disorder.Good luck. Really though, gluten ataxia is the #1 thing I think you should look up. You can get corn ataxia too.
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