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Willie-Will
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   Posted 3/5/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you guys all of a sudden get dizzy spells and feel like you are going to pass out? I get those and it scares the crap out of me. It happen to me while i was driving and I was fighting myself to keep alert. Is this common? I also had sharp pains like needles coming from my chest. I know that's normal (the needles) but its right over the heart. Man this Fibro can be a little scary. I have costochondritis. You guys and gals are great...I love this site..Thanks
Chostocondritis, RBBB, Sleep Apnea
 
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Anne092
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   Posted 3/5/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I always get dizzy spells, and it scares the heck out of me when I am driving. It is at the point I don't drive out of town. I always thought it was anxiety attacks not fibro. But you never know.

Anne

patsie
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   Posted 3/5/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I think it is the anxiety attacks BUT do not forget a lot of anxiety is generated just by the Fibro. Let's not kid ourselves, many times we wonder is this really Fibro or could something more serious be going on that the doctors are missing. How can we help that from creeping in our minds from time to time? I can find myself getting anxious when I can find no apparent reason for it. That is b/c our brains are very involved in this disorder.

Do you have any inner ear stuff going on? I noticed one of our symptoms is tinnitis. Although that should not cause dizziness it is an interesting symptom.

Hope I helped, Patsie

P.S. a big welcome to you , Anne!

patsie
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   Posted 3/5/2009 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
And of course, Willie-Will!!! Patsie

Meggie
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   Posted 3/5/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   

I have dizzy spells also.  I make sure that my eyes are always covered with sun glasses when I drive because just a flicker of light can make me dizzy or trigger a migraine.  I have glasses that wrap around the face, my kids say they are goofy looking but I don't care, I'm not trying to impress anyone.  I have mentioned it to my doctor and he told me it was normal but I'm not convinced of this.  I don't get the chest pain; maybe you should mention it to your doctor just in case.  The guessing games with this disorder are mind boggling.


Meggie
 
Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Migraines
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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/5/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Patsie!!  There she goes bein' smart again.. LOL!! But really, she has a good point.  I get dizzy sometimes too.  It was a lot worse when I had Lyme Dis. but I get them when I'm starting to feel like I just don't have anything left in my internal batteries. I also have the chest pain issue and that seems to come along when I'm getting ready to have or in a flare.  I wound up in the hospital last Oct. because of it.  VERRY SCARY!!!  Mix that with a dizzy spell and you're sure you're just gonna fall over dead and that causes even more anxiety.  Its a vicious circle.  FMS is a confusing crazy syndrome and it seems like we wind up having a new symptom all the time.  Not fair!!

Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


Willie-Will
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   Posted 3/5/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your responses....Patti thank you that was most helpful. I keep telling everyone that this is an awesome sight.... Thanks again.
Chostocondritis, RBBB, Sleep Apnea
 
Willie-Will


patsie
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   Posted 3/5/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Patti.

In case you happen to read this post again. Do you think that Fibro was brought on b/c of your battle with Lymes? I met a gal in Brandon a couple of weeks ago at a vitamin store who told me the most interesting tale. I was searching the archives for Fibro info and she happened to be watching me. She has survived Lymes twice and was left with Fibro, in her mind at least. She has slowly been improving with the help of a natural doctor. WE have started e-mailing and she is convinced in her case at least the Fibro will not be permanent. How about you???

Your smart____! buddy, Patsie

pattipanda
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   Posted 3/5/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Patsie..

Ya know that's a good question.  After I had Lyme the second or third time (its all sort of a blur anymore and I was dxd "Lyme Free" via a spinal tap in 1999, so its been a while), I was told I had CFS.  When I got Lyme the 4th time it seemed like I never really got over it.  So I continued  thinking that it was just CFS and "I'd get over it",  Well I never got over it.  It only kept getting worse slowly but surely.  I'd have good times and bad times, but it finally got the best of me last summer and I needed some answers.  My doctor thinks that I have either had FMS all along or the Lyme brought it on, he wasn't my doctor when I had Lyme.  I've also read somewhere that there's a concept that people with Fibro are more susceptable (sp?) to Lyme, I don't know for certain if that's true.  Anyway, you know me .. I'm a pretty positive person and I want to believe that this will all go away someday.  But from everything I've read I doubt it.  So, I'll just keep on keepin' on, with the hope that one day, we'll find some real answers and a cure for this monster (FMS) and all of us will be dancing in the sunshine again.  Hope is everything.  So if your friend is realistic & hopeful, maybe that's how she can wrap her mind around it.  

I hope that made some sense. LOL.. it's getting to be my witching hour, the night night meds will be kicking in soon!!! smhair  

Hugs till later~~ 


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown

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