Posted 8/22/2011 3:42 PM (GMT -6)
I'm 19 and for the past 8 months I've been dealing with dizzy spells, fatigue, and most recently, vision problems. The dizzy spells become worse whenever I go outside, especially when it is extremely sunny. I have been seen by a physician, ENT, cardiologist, and neurologist. The neurologist was the only one to come up with anything other than a normal diagnosis (everyone else said they can't find anything wrong). He said that my dizzy spells are actually migraines. He gave me Topomax to begin taking and that didn't work at all so he put me on Atenelol. The Atenelol cut the dizzy spells almost completely out of my life but I react very strongly to medications so I had to stop taking it. Pretty much, I know what I'm dealing with are migraines but I can't get any relief. It is becoming a serious problem to the point where it is getting in the way of my everyday life. The dizziness is NOT vertigo. I have read thousands of articles about migraines and vertigo but not many about migraines and dizzy spells. The dizzy spells almost feel like my head is swimming or floating. An almost drunk feeling, but not quite. The dizzy spells can last anywhere from several minutes to several days. I've had some that are constantly present for weeks on end before. Does anyone else have these same symptoms and what have you found to help?
Thank you so much!