Dizziness -

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Questions & answers - everyone can share their emotions of being dizzy. How does it effect you? And your every day life? Everything's shared and helped with. Will always look at this website to help people. I don't want anyone experiencing what I am. 

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    I posted a previous post yesterday.  Its affected work but i've managed to work most of the time. My boss has been understanding.  Home life i've had to stop doing some if the things i normally do. Keeping fit, no alcolhol. Sex life hasnt been affected (thank god! lol) as i think my symptoms are mild.  It makes you tired quickly thats for sure.... 

    Hope i get over this soon.....

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    I have vertigo so when my anxiety is bad it makes my vertigo extremely bad. I try to keep it controlled by taking my ativan or telling myself it won't kill me.. The more I focus on it the worse it gets.. I do exercises that the ent doc gave me. And I go to chiropractor once or twice a week.. 
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    Completely changed my,life.  not been,able to,read a book for 4 yRs, only manage 20 mins of a newspaper before feeling nauseous.  due,to,feeling 'knocked out, by mid afternoon, have to spread out chores, or any activities.  Cannot keep,up,with garden anymore. Cut down length of,walks with dog.  don,t go,out in the evening at all, haven,t done in fact since it started. 4 Years ago as too tired. life is just keeping up,with the basics, and if a busy day is necessary will be hitting he bed by 5pm, not necessarily to,sleep, although that does happen!, but to keep,head in a still position. Time on line has to,be limited also. I could go on but you get he picture.  oh and,one other thing. Notice that people who don,t understand the condition as they see you in the day for example and you look 'okay', have little sympathy, and even some friends and family have shall we say 'backed off', as they cannot believe anyone could be this unwell for,so long. So must be exaggerating or a hypocondriac. 
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    Hi,I think Gillian has just summed up my life!!! I have had Uncompensated Labythrinis for 6yrs it took over 3yrs to get a diagnosis.i wouldn't t wish it on my worst enemy,I don t have a life anymore,I survive,I know that sound dramatic but it's true,from the momment I open my eyes the struggle starts,I m usually sick straight away,I look after my family,i do breakfast while hanging on to benches and chairs,I do the housework very slowly,but I can t go shopping,supermarkets just send me Olof the scale!! I struggle to walk my dog at the momment after I had a relapse in March.I m 45 and I feel about 90.No matter how hard I try to just be normal,I get knocked back.i to don t go out very much at all anymore as I never feel balanced and it's making me loose my confidence.ii try not to get down but sometimes I do feel very sad that life is just passing me by.friends start to disappear,they just just don t understand how any ear problems can make you feel so bad,they just think you re a bit dizzy and you should just get over it.So all in all it has ruined my life and seriously affected my family's x
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    Thank you for your replies. It means a lot. I have a lot of painc attacks and anxiety. This what I'm about to say may sound crazy. But I drove to Ukraine & Bulgaria last year and it took 40 hours to get there. However I was fine being in the car last year. Since I had tonsilities this year. The panic attacks and anxiety started. Which was horrible. I refuse to go on trips and anything. But when I recently bought my new Volkwsagen the excitement lead me to realise that maybe having something exciting can get your mind of it. I was so excited for a new car after 9 years but it actually was amazing not to feel any dizziness, only a couple of times. I travel to school by a taxi it takes half an hour but due to picking up two people. It has increased my anxiety. 
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    I feel faint with my dizziness. I feel like I am rocking all the time. I am dizzy about 90% of my day. Depression and anxiety from it. I feel like this is the way I am going to feel forever.I do work but everyday is a challenge. I have missed several days from it. I don't really go anywhere other than work due to it.
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    Thank you for starting this discussion. I can both relate to and empathise with everyones comments. It also goes a long way in reassuring me I am not alone.

    For the last 10 months I have not been able to walk outside without the aid of someone to hang onto for dear life. Independence has gone, I feel that people are looking at me thinking I am some drunk needing help to walk along.

    I manage in the house, but even getting to the recycle bins just outside I find a challenge. I have great support from my sister with daily living. It is true you find out who your real friends are. People try to understand, but we all know its an invisible illness we look OK from the outside, unlike the inside.

    I have lost so much this year. Independence, unable to do the job I love, not being able to go where I want, when I want, and finding the most simplest of tasks impossible.

    I wouldnt wish this illness on anybody. I wish everyone here well xx

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    I am not able to work or drive my car. Even the dishwasher is a challenge the bending over is bad I get so dizzy right away. I am not able to take care of my grandchildren alone because I can't pick them up without being afraid of falling over. This has completely changed my life style but I  work hard to not let it get me down mentally although I have my moments. Good Luck!!
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