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T2 and Giddiness / Vertigo

Indian1990
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Ever since (6 months) i was admitted in hospital due to DKA in T2D , I am feeling dizziness/vertigo , it feels like whenever I am walking i feel like i am moving round or my head is moving. There is continues moving sensation in my head, it is especially when i look down. Is there any reason for this.i am really frustrated because of this. My sugar is under control now (5.4 hba1c)

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Activity2004
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Hi Indian1990,

I'm so sorry to hear that you are feeling dizziness and vertigo. When was your last appointment with your doctor? Besides the A1c, has your doctor ran any other tests recently to explain about the vertigo and dizziness? If you hadn't been to see the doctor recently, please give him/her a call and schedule an appointment this week, if possible. Tell the Receptionist that ansewrs the phone that you're diabetic and would like to set up an appointment with the doctor for this week. I hope this helps and please let us know what you find out from the doctor very soon.

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Indian1990
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in reply to Activity2004

I have already told this to doctor, he has prescribed me anti vertigo medicines which i took for 4 months but no luck. Also he told me to have ENG test but that test also came as negative.

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Activity2004
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in reply to Indian1990

Are the doctors going to test again to see if anything has stayed the same or changed since the last time you had the tests?

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Indian1990
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in reply to Activity2004

They are clueless about what is happening. Everytime i complaint about vertigo he just asks me to continue antivert medicine which are of no use. I am looking for other therapy such as homeopathy or Ayurveda if possible as it is highly impacting my day to day activities.

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Activity2004
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Hold on. I will send you a quixk note on PM. Please look for it. Everything is okay.

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Shashikantiyengar

Hi Indian1990

Suggest consult an ortho & find out if any cervical problem is there

Do you have back pain..?

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Indian1990

No back pain .. but i have mild neck pain and muscle stretch when i look downwards.

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Shashikantiyengar
ShashikantiyengarVolunteer
in reply to Indian1990

Consult an orthopaedic dr

It has to be a cervical issue

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Indian1990

Why do you think that it's a ortho problem .. i had cervical spine MRI and it's just shows mild disc degeneration.

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Shashikantiyengar
ShashikantiyengarVolunteer
in reply to Indian1990

It was a guess based on a friend having similar issue

Anyways here we can only guess .

Only a Dr can diagnose it

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rvmasalvad
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when dizziness strikes for no obvious reason it’s can be really debilitating.– the sensation that you or the environment around you is moving or spinning – is a symptom of several different conditions, many of which originate within the vestibular (balance) system of the inner ear.Not all types involve the sensation of movement – you may just feel light-headed or be unsteady on your feet.

Whether dizziness is a one-off or a longer-lasting problem, nearly everyone improves or at least is able to manage their symptoms with the right treatment.

Here are seven reasons for a spinning head – and how to stop it:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

Up to 50% of us will experience this inner ear problem (BPPV).It’s caused when debris from otoconia crystals (part of the mechanism by which we balance and sense gravity) fall into the wrong part of the ear.BPPV-related attacks last only a few seconds at a time but can be severe and recurrent.Classic provoking movements are lying flat, turning over in bed, looking up (e.g. hanging washing) or bending down.Feel better A set of head movements, called the Epey manoeuvre, will often solve the problem by moving the crystals back into the right place in the ear. You’ll need a GP or specialist to work through the movements with you, and your vertigo will get temporarily worse before improving.

Anxiety

If your swimmy head is teamed with other nervy symptoms, like restlessness, palpitations and a feeling of dread, the chances are it’s anxiety that’s the problem.

Feel better Exercising regularly, stopping smoking and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine will help.

nhs.uk also recommends CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) as an effective anxiety treatment. If you’re experiencing stress-related dizziness, breathe slower and deeper, and focus on a spot in the distance. Drink some water, as mild dizziness from dehydration may feel worse if you’re anxious.

Low blood pressure

Having low blood pressure can cause dizziness, particularly when you get up too quickly from a seated or lying position.

Feel better If you know you’re prone to this type of dizziness, always get up slowly. Having low blood pressure can be healthy, but rule out any underlying conditions with your GP.

Ageing

Dizziness and unsteadiness are more likely when the eyes, vestibular system of the inner ear and muscles are no longer working in harmony. Age-related cardiovascular problems can also cause dizziness by affecting blood flow.

Feel better Stay active – tai chi classes can help, according to the Vestibular Disorders Association. And talk to your GP about the prescription medicines you take because many have dizziness as a side-effect – there could be alternatives for you to try.

Anaemia

Pale skin, tiredness and fatigue are the usual symptoms associated with iron-deficiency anaemia, but dizziness is another.

Dietitian Dr Sarah Schenker explains: “The reason anaemia can cause a light-headed feeling is because there’s not enough iron to make red blood cells and haemoglobin that provide oxygen to the brain.”

Feel better. Get a blood test – if you’re anaemic, you’ll need to be prescribed a high-dose iron supplement. Iron-rich foods include lamb, beef, green ¬vegetables and nuts. Avoid having a cuppa with meals as tea interferes with iron uptake.

Ear Infection

Bacteria and viruses can cause vertigo, nausea and temporary hearing loss through inflaming the inner ear, known as ¬labyrinthitis.

Feel better Antibiotics will help if it’s bacterial, but for viral infections, medications that control the dizziness and nausea – for example strong antihistamines – are the only way to control symptoms.

Meniere’s disease

If you get dizzy spells accompanied by a sensation of fullness in the ear and ¬temporary deafness, you may have Meniere’s disease, which is caused by an increase in fluid pressure in the ear. Tinnitus (noises in the ear), hearing loss and balance problems can follow over months and years.

Feel better Treatment of Meniere’s is aimed at reducing and controlling symptoms with drugs and exercises. A low-salt diet can help by reducing the fluid build-up in the ear.

Source:

mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/heal...

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ramana42
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Vertigo may not be related to diabetes.My wife is undergoing similar symptoms[she is non diabetic] and she consulted an ENT specialist.Inner ear imbalance may also be a factor.She is improving with medication.

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Indian1990
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in reply to ramana42

I got this after DKA only. Can you please tell on what medication your wife is currently on.

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ramana42
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I m hesitant to inform name of medicine because I m not sure how this medicine works and it may or may not suit you.lso,these medicines are very specific and it is not worth taking chances without competent medical advise.Sorry.

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I've had that. Look into BPPV. Fixed with certain excersizes.

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Look into BPPV. Vestibular maneuvers. Helped me

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Activity2004
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Which exercises are the best to do in the beginning?

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Look up the condition BPPV on the internet and youtube. I went to a physiotherapist and got on a good program. Lot cheaper than surgeons.

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