About three months ago, I started feeling dizzy off and on, especially when I worked out, or just at random times. I was also having some facial/sinus pain. I visited my doctor, who did blood tests for diabetes, thyroid problems, white blood cell count, and several other tests; as well as a CT scan of my sinuses. Everything was completely normal. She referred me to an ear, nose & throat specialist, but I couldn't get in for a few weeks. About a week later, I woke up extremely dizzy. The dizziness would not go away and has not since. I had an MRI, of my head, which showed nothing wrong. When I finally visited the ENT, he could find nothing wrong with my inner ear, etc. I am currently under the care of a neurologist. I have a lyme test pending, and she is treating me for a migraine variant. There is no way to diagnose it through testing, just to see if the medication works or not, which some meds work for some people, some don't. So she has started me on Nortriptylin to see what happens. In the meantime, I cannot live my life. it has now been a month and half since the dizziness has been constant. I cannot drive, read for long periods of time, go to work or school, exercise, etc. I get motion sickness in the car (which never happened before). I am not sleeping well and having vivid dreams. I am often very tired and weak feeling. My hair is falling out. Some days I feel OK, though the dizziness is always there, and can do things like vacuuming or work on schoolwork. Other days I cannot get out of bed.
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
I am an other wise healthy 20 year old female, no history of similar problems. I am of average height and weight, and was very active and busy before this happened.
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