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Weird feelings in head plus dizziness and shaking

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  • Posted By: Bee_17
  • December 26, 2010
  • 06:11 PM

Hope some one can help. For 10 years I've been back and forth
The hospital and doctors and they don't know what's wrong.
They can only guess.
I've had a dizziness for 10 years and have recently been
Told i have anxiety problems.
But most recently I've had a really odd feeling in my head
Which is very hard to explain.
It's like my heads moving and I'm
Not, like a pulse or waves is
Moving through and in my
Head. And I can't control it at all. When I was younger
This only lasted maximum a minute or 2. Now it lasts hours. I've tried many tablets and nothing has been
Able to control it. When I have this feeling along with dizziness Ive been getting palpitations and shaking-- which I imagine is because i am extremely worried what is actually wrong with me. And obviously it feels horrible. If any one has the same
Or
An idea of what it could be please reply. It would be
Much appreciated. Thanks

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  • Could it be migraine? Migraine does not have to involve headache, and for some people it can cause dizziness and creepy-crawly sensations. Migraine happens from time to time and lasts for a few hours. People with migraine are often (mis?) diagnosed with anxiety. I don't think shaking and palpitations are migraine symptoms, but as you have indicated it's always possible you're conjuring those up yourself as a response to the other scary symptoms.
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 27, 2010
    • 04:38 AM
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  • Could it be migraine? Migraine does not have to involve headache, and for some people it can cause dizziness and creepy-crawly sensations. Migraine happens from time to time and lasts for a few hours. People with migraine are often (mis?) diagnosed with anxiety. I don't think shaking and palpitations are migraine symptoms, but as you have indicated it's always possible you're conjuring those up yourself as a response to the other scary symptoms.Ah thanks. I've tried migraine tablets but never was I told This could be a form of migraine. The tablets made me gain weightSo I dropped them and lost the weight and haven't tried anything since. The doc never mentioned it could be this so I'll ask themTomorrow if I can try someOther tablets for this. Thanks!!
    Bee_17 1 Replies
    • December 27, 2010
    • 10:56 AM
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  • Careful about the migraine tablets; I've read that some of the migraine medications may help migraine in the short term but which may make it worse in the long term. For this reason I think most migraine specialists instead emphasize trying to identify what triggers your migraine, using medicine only if that doesn't work. Also, keep in mind that the understanding of migraine has changed a lot in recent years, and thus many doctors may have an outdated picture of what it is and how to treat it. You might want to read up on the subject to see whether you think migraine is consistent with what you have. Personally I think Carolyn Bernstein's "The Migraine Brain" is really helpful. Finally, keep in mind that migraine is just one possibility for you to consider; I don't want some more serious thing to be overlooked simply because some random person on a blog said "migraine"! The right kind of specialist to see for dizziness and strange sensations is a neurologist; it would be a good idea to see one to rule out other possibilities.
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 27, 2010
    • 04:18 PM
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