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Hello, has anyone experienced severe dizziness for no apparent reason? It is actually escalating, and I don’t know if I should be worried or not. Any advice would be helpful, thank you and stay safe and well as you can.

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Do you mean dizziness or vertigo ? Obviously it's not normal and there will be a cause for both although not necessarily easy to diagnose, but you should see your GP and if you drive then best not to until you know what's going on.

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Jinnty89 in reply to bantam12

Hello bantam12, for the past week or so, I have started getting extremely dizzy, not only on standing or walking, but on sitting as well. I feel like I’m on a merry go round, head is spinning 24/7. Thank you for taking the time to reply. X

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bantam12 in reply to Jinnty89

If you are spinning that's vertigo and is often viral labyrinthitis which effects the inner ear, there are medications you can take, some over the counter but call your GP or Pharmacy for advice, it can go on for weeks so best to get some treatment.

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This could be due to any number of reasons, but it could cause you to lose balance and have falls.. Best to make an appointment with your GP.

🤔 Did you hit your head during the accidents..

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Jinnty89 in reply to wobblybee

Hello wobblybee, no I haven’t had any falls in a good few weeks. Yes, I am extremely frightened of that happening, but at the same time, I have to continue going on with my life. Thank you for your time in replying to me.

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wobblybeeAdministrator in reply to Jinnty89

🙂My own problems started in a similar fashion..

In some cases, a GP should refer to a Specialist ..If initial tests fail to find a cause don’t be fobbed off, insist on a referral.

Hello,It might not be related but I was having periods of dizziness and head spinning too. Even when sitting. I think it was low blood pressure. I supplemented magnesium and I haven't had the problem since.

Good luck.

Thank you for taking the time to reply. I will maybe just see how it goes and then see what happens. Glad you found a solution that worked for you. Take care.

Hi Jinnty89 it’s so scary isn’t it … def speak to your GP. Can only speak from experience but my bp was always 42-46 with daily AF but generally just getting up too fast, bending over, just doing absolutely nothing too 😩. Stopped me doing so much 😔 & I felt so alone. Magnesium did help a little tho. Dissecting my diet & educating myself too - sugar was a def no no for me! Hardest part was stopping the monkey mind anxious chatter in my mind - but that was the game changer. It’s a daily practice forever. Talk to your AF nurses discuss your meds. I hope you get off this roller coaster period soon - good luck 😀

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Jinnty89 in reply to 12Potter

Hello, sorry to be a bit thick, but what is AF? I do normally suffer from low blood pressure, and like you certain things I do affect me. But, this dizziness is a whole new level than I’ve ever had before. From going from say, a 3 for dizziness, I’m now at a 8/9, which isn’t good. As I said, I will wait a little while, then contact my dr, hopefully that is, and take it from there. Thank you for taking the time to reply to me. Stay safe.

Hi -AF is atrial fibrillation- I thought you were on the AF forum so just went back up & saw you’d posted in women’s health so apologies from me 😁!! Good luck getting diagnosed I wish you the best - dizziness is horrid - take care

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Jinnty89 in reply to 12Potter

That’s okay, thank you for educating me, as they say, you learn something every day. Lol 😀. Yes, it is absolutely horrible not being able to do the simplest thing without being dizzy. Hope things improve for you. Take care and stay safe.

Yes l experience severe dizziness early hours of the morning in particular. Finally spoke to my GP who prescribed tabs for vertigo and a month later antibiotics for an inner ear infection .Good luck sorting it.

Adiewon

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Jinnty89 in reply to Adiewon2

Thank you for taking the time to reply, it is very much appreciated. Take care

Dehydration can be the reason

Copper defiviency might be another reason

I had a friend who had this and it was a folic acid deficiency c

Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply to me. It has been greatly appreciated. Will give it another week to see how it goes. Stay safe and well all.

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bantam12 in reply to Jinnty89

Not sure why you want to suffer for another week when you could easily treat it but your choice 🤷‍♀️

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Jinnty89 in reply to bantam12

Trying to get an appointment with my dr isn’t great, but I will consider going to the pharmacy to see if they can help.

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