Dizziness/vertigo

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FunnyGurl
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   Posted 12/22/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All
First Off  I Want to wish every one a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
May the holidays find you happy and painfree!!!  What a gift that would be heh?!
 
I have been having an increase in my headaches, migraines and now a new symptom dizziness/vertigo type.  Talked to my nurse and she spoke to my Reg Doc (an Internal Medicine Doctor) and he is sending me to neurologist.  Anyone else having dizziness with their headaches?  What do you do to treat it?
Also I have Chiari 1 Malformation so do not know if this is a symptom of my Fibro or of the Chiari.  I had mentioned my neck has been sore to my Pain Doc a few weeks back and he said it was probably due to my Chiari as well as it causes alot of headaches. I said yes I have headaches and migraines alot. Pain doc said probably the Chiari is causing them.  This pain Doc treats my back/spine issues btw.
Well I am just blabbering on but I guess it does not matter from which condition but it is very scary when I get dizzy like that and the room is spinning I feel as If I am going to fall.
Any suggestions for now until I get  an authorization from Tricare and the appt is set to deal with the dizzy spells?
Thanks all
rhonda
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Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression


Littleneck
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   Posted 12/24/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rhonda, I was diagnosed about a year ago but think I have had fibro for at least 2-3yrs. I've had migraines all my life, and have definitely noticed an increase in the number, duration and causes of migraines now with the fibro. Previously mine were all perfume- and food/nitrates triggered. Now they are triggered by lights, driving at night, going to the movies, any kind of strong smell, and stress. I also have now twice had an ocular migraine, extreme vertigo and dizziness leading to nausea, that both times landed me in the ER because I thought something was wrong with my head or I was having a stroke. I've been taking the same meds since February (gabapentin, Cymbalta, tramadol, flexeril) except for Tramadol, which I started in August, so nothing was really new. I still don't know what triggered them except for maybe my neck going into spasm.
 
Not sure how I'm going to treat them if they plan on being a regular thing! (I hope not- they are really scary) When I get a "regular" migraine a take one or two Maxalt under the tongue, but they didn't help with the ocular migraine.

Post Edited (Littleneck) : 12/24/2009 5:38:24 AM (GMT-7)


FunnyGurl
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   Posted 12/25/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You Little Neck
Just received a call this week and will see the Neurologist on the 20th of Jan.
Yes over the years I have tried to figure out what the triggers were for my headaches and migraines and have figured out a few for sure. Bright flourescent lights, loud noises, stress, lack of sleep. I have not noticed any food triggers like caffeine or nitrates. But do get headaches after eating some chinese food.
But Thanks for the info and will ask the Doc about Maxalt. Yes the vertigo/dizziness is scary because everything is spinning and you feel you may pass out.

Thank YOu
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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/25/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I will get a little dizziness but not to the point the room is spinning.  I used to but it was caused by low blood pressure.  Have you checked that out lately?  Most drugstores have cuffs that you can check your blood pressure yourself.
 
Chinese food usually has MSG in it and that can make you dizzy.  I can't eat food with MSG in it because I feel like I'm going to faint.  I always tell them to leave the MSG out of the food.  I've lived long enough to become an avid label reader.  You would be amazed what is in some of the foods we eat!
 
Sherrine 
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SarahBear9708
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   Posted 12/25/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Another thing you might want to look into is any medications you are taking. Many medications have a side effect of dizziness/vertigo. There are also meds that help them, like Dramamine or Bonine. (motion sickness meds).
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FunnyGurl
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   Posted 12/27/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank You all for the info.  Yes I have high blood pressure so low pressure should not be an issuse.  Sherrine I will look at the MSG factor. Thanks again.

Yes Sarah I was wondering that myself but Dr still wants to send me to Neuro because it is also a increase in Migraines as well so we will have to see. I have had some Epidural Steroid injections lately maybe that could cause it?

So it is hard to say right now but have appt on Jan 20 so see what Doc has to say. 

Gentle Hugs to ALL

 


Humour is always the Best Medicine!
 
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression

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