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Does anybody else feel dizzy when walking?

Almost like you've had a drink!? Just dizzy in the head/eyes sort of feeling - if that makes sense. I don't get it any other time, only when walking outside. Didn't know if it was a thyroid thing, or just me!!

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Lots of us get the same. I have very bad balance problems some days, slightest nudge and I can fall over

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Yes, I did. Very dizzy, clumsy, tripping over, bumping into things.

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Yes, very dizzy. Sometimes feels like I'm on a boat at sea.

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Yes dreadful, now to the point I am reticent to go up escalators. Due to go to London soon and all I can think about is the Kings Cross escalators :-(

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Try facing the wall instead of looking up or down.

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Thanks for the advice Clutter. Will give a go. Nothing ventured etc.

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There are lifts at Kings Cross. I have to use the underground at times with changes of station. I have worked out a route for me using mainly lifts as I have a vertigo problem.

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Yes, really bad some days, escalators are a no-no for me now, am sure I'm going to topple but It's good to know It's not just me!

There must be some lifts at Kings Cross surely?

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Yes, to be honest I hadn't even thought of that, so thank you. I just hate that I am dreading something so simple. I hate to be beaten. :-)

You are certainly not alone, unfortunately.

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Hallelujah you don't know how good it is to read this I thought I was going insane falling over forgetting what I was doing half the time thought I had dementia lol

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can be a sign of agoraphobia or panic attacks try concentrating on your breathing and stay calm- may help

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Yep, me too. Vertiginous, wobbly, sometimes don't lift my foot as high as I think I am and trip, woozy, the works.

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Yes - sometimes I went dizzy turning over in bed. My husband began having strange inexplicable vertigo-like attacks, feeling he was going to pass out. He went on NDT and they seemed to stop. He lowered the dose for about a week and they came back - we are monitoring - it was very worrying - he was very concerned that it was going to happen when he was driving. XX

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Yes. complete I've become a complete clutz!

Seriously surprised I've not done myself a serious injury! Not just a thyroid thing - also linked to meds for other conditions as well.

Wishing you a less stressful time of it and better health

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Hi, Sip1 and All,

Yes i get the same i wake up as though i have a foggy head and have been drinking and i havent, i feel very wobbly to be honest when i was on steroids that feeling totally disappeared but now im not on them yes its all come back

I too wish us all better health

. xx

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All the replies re 'dizzy spells' makes me feel loads better knowing you are not on your own but wonder if it is Levo - having a thyroid problem can be very stressful.

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