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Tired and Dizzy for a Year- Please Help!

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  • Posted By: ADRI3NN3
  • October 22, 2008
  • 06:51 AM

Hi. About a year ago I got a really sore throat that went away after a few days. It was probably the worst sore throat of my life. Then a couple of weeks later I noticed that my ears were clogged/full so I went to a clinic and got a Z-pack for an ear infection.

My ears didn't clear up and at the same time I was starting to feel dizzy and tired all the time. I also noticed pressure between my eyes, like sinus pressure.

So I went back to the doctors and they prescribed 5 different courses of antibiotics over the past year- including levaquin and a 3-week course of avelox. I was also on prednisone for 3 days for my ears, which seems to have cleared them up although they still sound a bit "sticky."

I'm tired ALL the time. Always. I've had a CT scan and an MRI, which rules out brain cancer, etc. I've also tested negative for:

- Lyme disease
- HIV
- Hepatitis
- Syphilis
- Gonorrhea
- Chalmydia
- Anemia
- Herpes
- Diabetes

And my white and red blood cell count is normal. I also already had mono when I was 7.

It seems very frustrating that I'm tired all the time. I've also tried Lexapro, Xanax and Cimbalta for possible depression/anxiety...but I don't think that's the underlying cause.

Sometimes I go 3 days without a shower because I'm so tired. I get so dizzy. And sometimes I have tenseness in my shoulders/neck. And sometimes my stomach feels acidy, but it doesn't really bother me.

What bothers me is the intense tiredness and dizziness, like my brain is swirling. Please help.

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  • Prednisone seemed to help- might it be autoimmune (Lupus comes to mind)?Also, maybe you still have fluid imbalance in your ear (which would cause the dizziness and explain for the fact that things sound "sticky"). If that's true you might be able to get that irrigated out.
    Charle2kx 2 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 09:48 AM
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  • Oh, yea, I also don't have lupus, they tested me for that. Is it possible to have fluid in the ear even after prednisone and like 5 courses of antibiotics? Every time a doctor looks in there with a scope they say it looks fine....~Adrienne
    ADRI3NN3 5 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 07:14 PM
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  • Don't you usually have some sort of circle on your skin if you have Lyme disease? Also I moved 2 months ago to California and I still feel dizzy and tired...so if I were living near a cell phone tower before then presumably that would not be the case now, right?
    ADRI3NN3 5 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 00:50 AM
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  • Oh great...there are 109 antennas within 4 miles of my new address in Los Angeles and only 34 where I was in Maryland. But, if I had antenna sickness wouldn't my roommates be sick too?
    ADRI3NN3 5 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 01:19 AM
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  • Blaze posts this info to everyone. Has anyone mentioned benign paroxysmal positional vertigo to you? There is a type of body movement your doctor mgiht try to correct this called the Epley Maveuver. Try here: http://www.merck.com/mmpe/print/sec08/ch086/ch086c.html
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 04:49 PM
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  • Does anyone know how old you are when you typically get the crystals in your ears (calcium deposits). I thought it was a problem for older people. I'm 26. I have found that my problems are lessened right after exercising.
    ADRI3NN3 5 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 07:34 PM
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  • I believe it can happen to anyone. My girlfriend has had it since she was about 21.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 07:36 PM
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  • How could the doctors tell your girlfriend had calcium deposits?
    ADRI3NN3 5 Replies
    • October 25, 2008
    • 02:03 AM
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  • Have you ever heard of Mal de Debarquement Syndrome? Look it up on Google, and see if your symptoms match.
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  • Have you travelled to California or another valley state? You should be blood tested for valley fever. You can get it just from breathing the air and not being immune to it. It's a fungus that will spread through your blood and at first give you flu like symptoms but then gradually just make you extremely tired all the time. Symptoms can vary though. One person I knew had burning leg pain at night, others night sweats or dizzy spells. It really varies but almost all people notice the extreme fatigue. Doctors not from here might not think about it, and furthermore might not check for it.
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