Constant Lightheadedness

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For the past 5 months I've been feeling lightheaded. It happens in every position: Laying, sitting, standing, walking. And I've tried many lifestyle changes to help with it. 70oz water daily, rest, increase salt intake, exercise, no caffeine.

I did go to the doctor and had a carotid doppler done, and showed low velocity blood flow to the brain.

I had several tests done to check what's causing it, and no answer why yet.

Any one else going through something similar? And have answers why?


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    It could be your neck. Look up C1 and dizzy and see if your cervical can be the issue.
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    I was in the hospital for vertigo and they said the did some kind of test to see if my brain was okay. They were looking for bleeding of the brain. But there was none.

    So they said I need to see a vestibular therapist. So I have an appt next week.

    Meanwhile, I am living on drugs to keep me from getting the vertigo problem. I have been feeling light headed too for many years or feeling that the building is moving.

    I am also searching for answers here. It seems to me that most doctors don;t think it is a big deal to them. The doctors I have seen don't know the cure for our vertigo problems.


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    Do you feel like things are moving sometimes or the ground feels unsteady when you walk? Do you feel confused or have foggy brain? Any headaches? There are many different vestibular problems that people can have.  5 months is a lengthy time if you have these symptoms consistently. A PCP doesn't know much other than BPPV. Since the Valium and Bonine works somewhat you may have a vestibular issue, especially with the pain or pressure in your ear.  I would find a vestibular specialist to rule out these issues.  An otolaryngologist is a good one.  Regular ENT or Nuero doctors don't know much either.  They just start diagnosing with BPPV, then Vestibular nueritis, then Labrynthitis  But generally the doctors start with an MRI and Catscan. You should have those done. 

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    I was told to cut out caffeine and salt and drink lots of water.  In the beginning. Did absolutely nothing for me. I do suggest starting PT with a vestibular PT to retrain your brain.  They work on the dizzy symptoms and your balance.  It does help but you have to stick with it.  I've been in PT consistently since June. 

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