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lightheadedness and fatigue

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 23, 2014
  • 03:51 PM

I am posting this because I have a problem that doesn't seem to go away. I basically experience this weird lightheadness. Sometimes, when severe, I get a zoned-out almost presyncope feeling like I am about to faint but I don't. Sometimes it will last a couple of minutes, sometimes can last for hours. Usually during these attacks I feel really tired and have to lie down. When I am not having these attacks, my head doesn't feel right most of the time. Hard to describe but i feel light headed and I am not able to fully concentrate. Sometimes I wake up with headaches that feel like an ice cream headache, almost like there increased pressure in my head. Occasionally, I get the same head pain when I laugh or yawn and sometimes when I bend down to pick up something. This has been going on for over a year now.

I quit smoking about 2 months ago, eating well, staying hydrated and trying to get good sleep but I have never been a good sleeper. I have had blood work done, mri, seen several family doctors and a neurologist and it all came back normal. The running diagnosis seems to be stress but I am not convinced. I recently conducted a sleep study and awaiting results. When the lightheadedness first started last summer, I attributed it to not having a cigarette or for being hungry. It seemed to get worse when I was hungry and it would get better after a heavy meal, almost like my blood sugar was low. However, my blood sugar and A1C is normal. Over the past 3 or 4 months, it has become more constant, regardless of meals. I have not been able to identify a pattern to it, which makes it difficult to diagnose.

Finally, recently I started to sense that my hearing is not as sharp as it used to be. More specifically, I feel like my left ear is more sensitive to sounds than my right. On more than one occasion, I would hear sirens on the road but I would have a hard time figuring out where the emergency car is coming from. I am not sure if this is a separate issue or it could be the cause. I hadn't noticed it until about a month or so ago.

I would greatly appreciate any help or advice. It has become very difficult to perform my daily activities or go to work, especially how unpredictable that is. Sorry for the long post and thank you for your time.

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