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Dizziness

MegAj
MegAj

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone might be going through the same things as me:

I have suffered from dizziness for the past few months now. Back in January I had a cold, blew my nose and something popped in my ear, which caused sudden and severe vertigo that lasted a few seconds as I held on to the wall. Since then I get this dizzy/lightheaded feeling on/off (past two months is has been constant). It’s hard to describe the feeling, I have had vertigo (which I have taken meds for, stopped them after around 2 weeks) but I also get the fuzzy feeling in my head, as my head is going dizzy inside, really strange feeling. It’s horrible ☹️. I also have this fullness at times in my ears, as if I need them to pop? I have been to the doctors who say there is no earwax build up, it may be a pressure problem in the ear. When they gave me ear drops, I had severe vertigo the next day (hence why they gave me meds). It is still not better and day by day I am still dizzy/getting funny feelings in my head. Can anyone relate?

I am aware I have anxiety, which I am seeking therapy for now. Could it be this? Would this be so severe? I have the dizziness at times when I don’t have an anxious feeling, which is why I doubt if it is this? But I do also get symptoms such as fast/thumping heart rate, palpitations too, this can also get very bad.

I am worried there may be something really wrong with me? Which probably doesn’t help my anxiety when I am trying to feel better.

Can anyone relate? Does anyone have any idea what might be going on with me?

Thanks for taking your time to read this!

Megan X

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I also suffer with tinnitus on and off. (Forgot to add this in)

Coastwalker
Coastwalker in reply to MegAj

Dizziness, vertigo and anxiety are all known listed symptoms of Low vitamin B12 or Vitamin B12 Deficiency. (Tinnitus is linked too. )

Usually if B12 is low or deficient, vitamin D, iron, ferritin (stored iron) and folate can be often be low or deficient too.

These 5 can have a domino effect on each other.

Idea only - to join the Pernicious Anaemia site here on Health Unlocked which is also for low B12 or B12 deficiency too.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Coastwalker

Thanks so much for your reply. I’ll have a look at the group and start taking some vitamins!! Thank you

Coastwalker
Coastwalker in reply to MegAj

Stop. 😳 Most Important.

With vitamin B 12 you must always get your bloods checked first to get your base level. If you supplement first you may never be able to prove you have a B12 problem (if you have one) some people need B12 shots as supplementing B12 May not get into their cells where it is needed.

Also beware there is a grey area within the range which Drs often overlook. Many are over looked, (I read their stories. )

Drs will rarely do B12 unless you ask, but even then they will only do serum B12,

Active B12 is far better it checks how much B12 is getting into your cells, serum B12 is just what B12 is flowing round in the blood.

Idea - ask Dr to do the 5 above tests and any missed you can always do finger prick online/at home tests with fast results back.

Idea- pop your test results up in the P.A. site here on Health Unlocked they can help you forward.

Always ask for a printout of any bloods done at your Drs. Ask for both bloods and their ranges too.

Blue Horizon or Med Checks I think it’s called do finger prick tests.

Easy to do.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Coastwalker

Ah okay, yeah I get what you mean. I will call my doctors first thing on Monday and ask for them tests and then go from there. Thank you so much 😊 my first time on health unlocked but it’s really giving me hope. Thanks so much for the advice!

Coastwalker
Coastwalker in reply to MegAj

Good luck 😀

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Coastwalker

Thank you!! 🙏🏼

Have they said that it is Meniere's disease? That is pretty common. Horrible to have, but not life threatening and lots of people have it.

One of the causes of vertigo is when there are little crystals in your inner ear canals and there is something that can be done about that.

webmd.com/brain/home-remedi...

have you tried any of that?

It is unlikely that there is something really wrong with you, but it can be hard not to worry until you know more about the condition, so have a bit of a look at the link and see if it makes sense and ties in with your symptoms.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to cyberbarn

Thank you for your reply and that link! I will try the different bits on there and see how it goes. Thank you 🙏🏼 😊

Oiroiroir
Oiroiroir in reply to cyberbarn

I had what sounds like the same symptoms as yourself. I was checked thoroughly and everything came back normal. In the end the ENT consultant put it down to MD. I was given medication, a list of foods to avoid and after a few months it went away. My ear still feels blocked although they checked and said it def wasn’t but I can cope with that, the dizziness has now stopped I was like it though for about 12 months. Hope this helps.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Oiroiroir

Ah okay thank you. I am glad your feeling better now. I have a telephone consultation with my doctor anytime from now until 12. Waiting for her call. I am not familiar with the term MD, could you elaborate on this? Maybe it is something I should bring up with my doctor? Thank you for your response.

Oiroiroir
Oiroiroir in reply to MegAj

So sorry for the delay. MD. Meniers Disease. I believe someone else on this chat also mentioned it.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Oiroiroir

Oh that’s okay. Right, I understand now. My doctor wants me to go for an MRI so she can check me over, which is a positive step in the right direction. Thanks for your reply!

Oiroiroir
Oiroiroir in reply to MegAj

That’s good, I had that before going onto the ENT Department as all was fine with the scan. Good luck. Try not to worry it is standard practice for them to do the scan.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Oiroiroir

Ah that’s reassuring, thank you so much!!

It sounds like you have allergies and should try one of those allergy sprays you sniff up your nose... I have to do this everyday or I get clogged ears and fuzzy feeling in my head.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Batty1

Oh really? Could I ask, when you say clogged ears, is it a feeling like your ears are constantly full or need to pop? I will get an allergy spray and try this! Thank you for your reply!

Batty1
Batty1 in reply to MegAj

When my ears feel full its very difficult for me to hear properly and I believe the fuzzy head feeling is from having clogged ears... It wouldn’t hurt to try the allergy nasal spray worse that can happen it doesn’t help just keep in mind it takes a bit to start working.

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Batty1

Thank you. I am going to pick one up tomorrow and begin to use it. Thanks again 😊

Batty1
Batty1 in reply to MegAj

I use flonase (non scented one) works good and doesn’t burn.

Could it be vestibulars possibly?

MegAj
MegAj in reply to Mollycooper11

I am not sure what this is, but have just googled it and seems some of my symptoms mirror vestibulars. I am going to write things down for next time I speak to my doctor so she can explore everything, otherwise she tends to just fob me off ☹️

Mollycooper11
Mollycooper11 in reply to MegAj

I don't know much about it but my mother had it years ago. It's definitely a good idea to write it all down.

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