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Help for dizziness

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  • Posted By: Dizzy247
  • August 26, 2007
  • 08:20 AM

Hello all,
I've just joined this site today, in the hope of getting advice for my constant dizziness/vertigo problem. I am a 55 year old male.
Eight months ago I woke one morning, got up to make a cup of tea, became violently dizzy, and started vomitting. A locum visited me in bed a few hours later, examined me, diagnosed inner ear (or is it middle?) virual infection, gave me a shot of Stemzine & a script for same.
For about 3 weeks I required help to shower etc., couldn't drive, hardly left the house and spent most of the time in bed.
I got slightly better over several months, but am not yet well enough to return to work.
I have had an ECG and MRI scan (all okay), and have been examined by a specialist neurologist, who agrees with my GP's initial diagnosis.
I have been dependant on Xanax for several years, which I have read can cause dizziness, but the doctors still think that because my problem started with sudden dizziness and vomitting, it points to the "classic" symptoms of inner/middle ear infection.
My older brother (now 62) suffered the same symptoms five years ago, taking twelve months to recover, which his GP said was fairly common.
This illness has rendered me weak (difficult to exercise), lethargic, clumsy, forgetful and unconfident.
I can do the time, but I'm often concerned that there may be something the doctors are missing.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Dizzy247

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  • Hello all,I've just joined this site today, in the hope of getting advice for my constant dizziness/vertigo problem. I am a 55 year old male.Eight months ago I woke one morning, got up to make a cup of tea, became violently dizzy, and started vomitting. A locum visited me in bed a few hours later, examined me, diagnosed inner ear (or is it middle?) virual infection, gave me a shot of Stemzine & a script for same. For about 3 weeks I required help to shower etc., couldn't drive, hardly left the house and spent most of the time in bed.I got slightly better over several months, but am not yet well enough to return to work.I have had an ECG and MRI scan (all okay), and have been examined by a specialist neurologist, who agrees with my GP's initial diagnosis. I have been dependant on Xanax for several years, which I have read can cause dizziness, but the doctors still think that because my problem started with sudden dizziness and vomitting, it points to the "classic" symptoms of inner/middle ear infection. My older brother (now 62) suffered the same symptoms five years ago, taking twelve months to recover, which his GP said was fairly common.This illness has rendered me weak (difficult to exercise), lethargic, clumsy, forgetful and unconfident.I can do the time, but I'm often concerned that there may be something the doctors are missing. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.Regards,Dizzy247 im having the same issues!!!!it started 9 days ago after i dislocated my shoulder.... the stupiid nurses mixed morphine with this other drug i havent ate all day and since that night i remember waking up fingers r numb........now they r normal BUT i had this weird constant dizzynessbleeding from my nose too spewing dr number 1 said............. NERVS AND THE MEDS GOING THROUGH UR SYSTOM dr number 2 said ............. no way nervs could reach there... its all in ur head anxitey!!! so now... im having a blood test today to find out if its a virus or problem with my vitimens to be honest... the drs act like im a nut case...i go there complaining about dizzyness they tell me to rest anyway is ur dizzyness in 1 side of ur head ? when u touch ur earr like u dont wanna listen to something does the dizzyness ease up ? btw i have been under alot of stress..my gf left me for another guy dislocated my arm and i got this pain in my stomach... well im thinking its cramps from exercising and new diet it sucks its like the week b 4 it all happans u do all this stuff u write it down hoping it will help trace back to something but yet the dr thinks ur insane ...
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