arthritis and giddiness

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A friend of mine who has been diagnosed with arthritis on top of scoliosis suffers from a type of giddiness - which was happening before any medication. It isn't really dizzy spells - she describes that she feels she has a heavy weight in her head that pulls her in a specific direction. The feeling is worse if she has to bend down and then get up. Does anyone else with arthritis have a similar problem?

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    Hi I suffer from neck arthritis and I too sometime feel dizzy, slighted spaced out and my neck starts to hurt usually end of the day after too much computer use or bending forward like when I do crosswords.  I find just laying down for a while with heat on my neck works.  I do also suffer from anxiety and that can cause these sorts of symptoms as well.  Hope this is of some help.
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      Hi - very many thanks for your response - I will be talking to my friend later today and will tell her what you said. She gets it very bad and finds it very debilitating.

      Many thanks and all the best

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      Hi again - I just talked to my friend and she was wondering if your medication was the same as hers. She is prescribed and takes 1 pregabalin (25mg), I amitryptalin (10mg) and 2 2.5ml oramorph.

      All the best

      Mary

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      Hi Mary, No I don't take any of these just paracetamol, and ibuprofen gel not really enough but I can't take stronger ones like codeine and nsaids as they upset my IBS.  Apart from that I also take medication for blood pressure,Thyroid, Asthma and IBS.  Sorry can't really help. 

      Best wishes Carol

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    Hi Mary

    Sorry I'm not much help. I have oA and scoliosis but not suffered from giddiness

    Is there no trigger to when it happens?

    If she could find something like that then she would have an idea what to avoid and it might help

    Sorry...like I said not a lot of help but I do sympathise

    Love

    Eileen

     

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      Hi Eileen

      Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. My friend has tried to work out what the trigger was initially when it first occurred but now she has it most of the time but much worse some of the time. She does try to do a bit of yoga and I wonder sometimes if this doesn't help although I am a big fan of the benefits of yoga.

      Thanks again -

      Mary

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