Dizzy anyone??

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jessMi
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   Posted 7/17/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
Does anyone just randomly get dizzy spells out of no where especially when look down or to the side really fast?? Then I start to have a panic attack because of it and get even more sick to my stomach than I usually am!! Boy this really sucks but hey I guess I just have to keep thinking things could always be worse!! I did laugh at my myself today though, better than crying! For the life of me I couldnt remember my cell number it took me two hours then it finally came to me!! Boy did I feel dumb! :)
 
Jess

RottenDog
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   Posted 7/17/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
yes i whent though that 2 months ago, whent to my PCP about it and he places me on Meclizine 12.5mg 3x day. it seems to help a lot. you can also buy it OTC. its about 12. dollars for 90 pills
   RD
 
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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 7/18/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Its called Vertigo and it is no laughing matter. You need to be careful now. Hold on while walking up or down stairs. Be careful about what shoes you wear now. Driving can be very dangerous. I use to keep my hand on a wall...sort of drag my hand, that way I was steady and did not bump into people or fall down. And be careful with pets getting under your feet. You could hurt them....and yourself.
Many on here have broken legs, arms and hips. Be careful and let others close to you know that you have vertigo. So that they can help you.

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johnnylight
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   Posted 7/18/2009 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jess, Dizzy is very common with Lyme one Doc told me it's the way Lyme attacks your brain that causes it. Sometimes i would get it so bad i would have to stay by the toilet for hours couldn't even stand up the room would just spin round and round. went to the ER a few times and they just couldn't understand it was from Lyme and didn't find anything wrong with me. (frustrating) You have to lay low and do things that won't bring it on like wearing Glasses and fast movements and bright lights will bring it on.

Harleyrider
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   Posted 7/22/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes this can be very scary at times....Like Marie said be extra careful with stairs, wearing glasses/sunglasses, shoes you wear, do not turn your head to fast to look at things, hang on to walls when you can. When I am with my husband I always hang on to the back of his belt loop so he can guide me without veering to onside. Do no standup and take off walking without standing there for a few seconds to make sure you will not fall. I used to get up for the couch and start walking and end up in my husbands lap because of dizziness and balance. Just be careful, it will get better. Mine has improved and hopefully yours will with time and treatment.
 


nefferdun
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   Posted 7/23/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, it is the pits. Mine was related to lyme affecting my inner ear which controls balance. It was worse when I got up from laying down. I also had ataxia which is general unsteadiness. I walked like a drunk. I have had it several times but it goes away with treatment. It is an indication for me that my medication is not working. There were times when turning my head would bring it on. That makes driving very dangerous so best to stop if this is happening. I hope you get over it soon.

scorpio1960
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   Posted 7/23/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jess, Those dizzy spells are something else, aren't they? Mine have become much more frequent since starting treatment and I can't wait until the day comes when I can check this symptom off my long list. lol As for feeling dumb, I feel dumb 24/7 these days and laugh at myself quite often. What else can we do? LOL Just be careful and know that it will eventually get better.

jessMi
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   Posted 7/23/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes this dizzy crap is no fun especially when I go some where and then I start to feel dizzy and then panic and my anxiety goes through the roof cause I get dizzy just all of the sudden!! No fun at all! Though my MRI have all been clean it freaks me out though it seems like many of you have the "dizzies" too! Luckliy I dont get these dizzy feels much if at all when it sitting and never when im driving which is strange I do when im a passenger sometime but not when im the driver! Thank goodness for that!

Jess


RottenDog
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   Posted 7/23/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
i have them a lot of the time too. just today at the hospital, while checking in for a EEG test i wobbled it not only scared me, but the ladies at the desk too. they jumped up to get me a wheelchair. i had to wait for 3 hrs to have the test run and it all had passed by then. i wish it hadn't tho as it could of showed up in the test to give me better answers.

but last week why waiting for my PCP. i almost passed out he didn't seem to concerned about it. all he did was look at my hands. very odd...
   RD
 
still looking for answers.
 
Remember that advice if free, its your choice what you do with it.  :)

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