Chronic Light Headedness.......Input appreciated

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   Posted 4/13/2007 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a bad reaction to Saraquill (sp), and ever since have been sufferring from chronic light-headedness for last two months.  (Everything checks out physically with me.  I was diagnosed with Panic disorder in 1990). I am off the Saraquill (sp.) My doctor put me on 3 mg Klonopin to help with the light-headedness, I also take Geodon 80 mg.  It is not the Geodon because I have been on the Geodon for a long time and the light-headedness is a recent thing.  It is quite scary and debilitating to walk around feeling light-headed all the time.  The Klonopin helps somewhat but it is not enough.   I am told that I am on a low dose of Klonopin so maybe my doctor needs to up the dose.  Appreciate any advice out there. 
** added a title to thread so ppl will know what subject is about and will prolly give input more readily**  
The Klonopin has seemed to help with the light-headedness somewhat.  But not enough because I still get the light-headedness frequently.

Post Edited (panicguy) : 4/28/2007 3:09:54 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/13/2007 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
HI there
Have a couple of questions for you
Have you had your ears checked sometimes they ( if are a prob can cause some of this )
Are you eating and drinking enough.....that is very important ......Dehydration may also cause this

You just might need to have your dose of Klonopin increased if all else checks out '

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   Posted 4/13/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone responds different to each med. I'd ask for a full blood test first just to rule out low iron etc before making any meds decision.
One girl I know reacted badly to one of her new meds and kept falling to the ground, she's now coming off it while waiting to see a neurologist.

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   Posted 4/14/2007 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   

if the lightheadedness is from anxiety it helps to squeeze your keys in your hand until it hurts and concentrate on the pain, this usually stops it for a while

read about it on the net, it has many possible causes

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