Dizziness and nausea

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   Posted 2/9/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi all,  

For the past couple of weeks, I've had recurring bouts of vertigo (dizziness) and nausea.  It got so bad yesterday that I had to lie down and have my husband call our PCP for some meds for the dizziness.  

I am just feeling so ill these days.  There are times that I honestly feel that I'm just going to go to sleep and not wake up.   

I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired and not having any answers.  My husband keeps reminding me, "But the doctors can't figure out what's wrong with you.  All of the tests are normal." That just makes me feel worse, because I know he's thinking that I should be okay since "there's nothing wrong with me." I've tried to just pretend that everything is alright and I try to keep quiet about my symptoms so he won't think I'm a hypochondriac or something, but lately I'm getting too ill to even care anymore.   

I just want to be healthy again.  That's all I ask.  And I can't seem to get my doctors to listen to me!  Are there no answers anywhere?  (Sorry for whining.  I forgot what I was going to ask in this post. Must not have been too important.)

Lisa ~
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   Posted 2/9/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lisa

U'r not whining...and even if u are, it's ok! Those answers will come in time, but as u've seen, it can take a lot of very exhausting time. Come here and tell us how u'r doing and all about u'r feelings anytime u'd like. We'll be happy to give u a shoulder to lean on. I"m glad the doc was able to give u some meds for the vertigo. I can certainly relate to u'r world. All those tests, all those normal results. It's not that u'r looking to be sick, u ARE experiencing something...and u want answers. I hope u'r feeling better and the vertigo is better now. Hang on and keep seeing the doc with everything...at least get these symptoms documented with u'r docs office. It'll all come full circle in time and u'll get those answers.
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   Posted 2/9/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I know our paths are different, I'm diagnosed and you are not but I feel your frustration. I have been so severely ill lately that I have given my hubby permission to trade me in! I try not to lose hope but it is so hard these days. It' one tihng to have a cold or sore throat but when you feel "unwell" all over it's hard to pull thru!

We'll hang in there together. ~HUGS~
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   Posted 2/10/2007 1:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, my heart goes out to you, honey!! *hugs* Vertigo is one of the worst feelings in the world!!

A little under a year ago I went through a nasty week of recurring vertigo and nausea. It was so bad, I lost 7 pounds in one day...threw up for 8 hours straight (I think that's what you call the Hollywood diet!). Anyway, I saw three doctors about it, and they all said "nothing was wrong" with me. The last doctor I saw told me I probably had a migraine without the headache, and gave me a bottle of valium. I guess it worked. It knocked me out so I slept through the rest of it, but I kind of feel like it was a pacifier more than anything else. Just knock me out and shut me up.

It is so very frustrating. I don't know how doctors can say there is "nothing wrong" with us, when clearly there is. But I will say this....if your doctor won't listen to you, get a new one. I had to go through 5 doctors before I found one who took me seriously. Don't feel like you have to keep quiet about this.

I highly recommend checking out a book called 'YOU! The Smart Patient". It's written by a pair of doctors....Oprah has them on her show all the time (Oprah won't steer us wrong!) Anyway, it's a really good resource, full of great information that helped me tremendously! Plus, it's in real terms people can understand. And it's under $10 at amazon.com.

Whatever you do, don't let this get the better of you. I know it can be simply horrible, but just remember This Too Shall Pass. It will. Keep it in your head, repeat it to yourself and write it on the fridge or something. But remember that it is true. This will pass. You are strong. And we all believe in you and are here for you.

Don't keep quiet. Talk about it. That's the best way, in my opinion, to get through tough times. Talk about it and seek support.

Good luck with everything. Remember, I'm pullin' for ya. We're all in this together.
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