Could this be another part of fibro?

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American Woman
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   Posted 8/24/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday I woke up feeling somewhat light headed.  This has happened before but I just thought it was from my meds (I'm on Atenolol for Tachycardia)  It's a feeling like when you look at something and turn your head the thing kind of moves with you.  I'm dot dizzy but if I move to fast I kind of lose my balance.  It's hard to explain, but it's a weird feeling and now I'm wondering if this is something that happens when you have fibro.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? 
I've been on Atenolol for many years and if I don't eat when I take this medication I do get dizzy, but I ate with them yesterday morning and this morning. 
I never know what to expect from fibro or what little surprises it's going to give me.
Any help would truly be appreciated.
American Woman

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   Posted 8/24/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
yes i have had that feeling before!
It feels like a fun house effect. Like eveything around you is slower then you are moving?
when i was on cymbalta i had the strong feeling of being unbalanced, i have not had that problem since i have been off but i do still get that dragged vision sometimes when i wake up or when i am very tired.

You are not alone! Best advice i can give for that is to just lay down a few extra mintues and close your eyes an hopefully it passes
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   Posted 8/24/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Changes in the barometric pressure does that to me.  Did you have storms heading your way?  Also, if this only lasted a few moments, just the fact of sitting up after lying for so long can do this too.  But, when there are storms in the area, it almost feels like someone put helium in my head.  (Don't you dare, Marlee!   nono  )  I almost feel like I need to shake my head to get my brains back!  LOL
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American Woman
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   Posted 8/24/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sherrine that is how I feel. Sometime when I'm watching tv, it's like I have to shake my head because the picture seems like its running altoghther, and yes our weather here has changed today from sunny to very cloudy and the humidity is high enough that I had to turn the AC on even though it's only about 74 outside.
MIssmarie, you hit the nail on the head when you said it felt like a fun house effect. Sometimes it's hard to put into words how I'm feeling. You two did a great job and thanks.
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