Dizziness

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I've been dizzy for 2 1/2 years. It got better but never went away. The past 2 months it's coming back bad again. I have high blood pressure which is being controlled with medication. I had an mri 2 months ago on my brain. It was good. Had an Mir on my neck , I do have cervical spinal stenosis. Had my eyes tested a week ago was told my eyes are very healthy. Had blood work done 2 days ago came back I'm a little low on b12.

My eyes feel fuzzy and like they are crossing but they aren't. My anxiety level is very high because of this. Can anyone help me

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    Firstly can you tell us what kind of dr you have been seeing.just your GP, ENT?  The MRI for most of us comes back normal.,it's done really to rule out anything serious. Did it come on suddenly 2. 1/2 yrs ago? Can you remember  sick around the time it started?

    i dint know hat cervical spine stenosis is,but dizziness can come from neck and or spine. The specialist you need to see is. Neuro Otologist as they deal with a lot more than just ENT and will d more specific tests. So tell your GP you want a referrral,to one.  The reasn your wyes may feel ruzzy isnot because  there's anything wrong with your vision, but your eyes, ears and vestibular system  need to work together to keep you balanced and send the right signals back to the brain. But if  one or more of those is 'out of sync' as I,put it! (For whatever reason,Eg damage by a virus) the eyes are usually the ones that do a lot of the work  keep us balanced,whether standing, moving or sitting even.  Once you can see the right consultant you can move ahead ok?

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      Ok. Well a regular Nuerologist only will be no good for you. I know because i have been through the same system. ENT them an Audiologist, then a Nuerologist, who by the way only deals,with brain related issues. Thats why you need,to see a Neuro,otologist because they deal with the vestibular,system, and know how it all ties together.  Dont be fobbed off by your GP  if he says you've seen the Nuero, just say you need a specialist who deals with the .vestibular system and a regular Neuro,doesnt!  Have a google also on Cervical vertigo as there may be some in teresting stuff on that.  Your GP telling you it's anxiety,you must be quite insistent on that when you say you were not anxious before is happened, and that any anxiety is actually being caused,due to the instabilty you are experiencing.  anxiety in itself does not cause Vertigo symptoms. It Is an effect, not a cause, that should shut him up!!

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      Thanks for all the information. Another thing I forgot to mention is when I go to the grocery or other stores it really messes with my eyes. I'll feel ok going in but within 10 minutes I'm dizzy.

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      Yes that's common for a lot of people. Strangly not for me.  T's because all,those visual,,sounds,,lights etc are not being processed as per normal. You could try wearing sunglasses in the stores to dampen it down a bitmaybe.  My local bus is terribly noisy ,,clattering.,and as imhaventinnitus aswell i stuff tissues in my ears!!

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    Excuse typos, this page wont let me correct for some reason!
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    Do you remember if you had a cold or some event prior to the dizziness starting 2.5 years ago? And are you experiencing spinning dizziness or balance issues? I can relate to the anxiety. I myself have been suffering for nearly 8 weeks now. Some moments it feels better and then it hits me with a vengence. I can work on the dizziness and balance issues but the vision is a huge problem for me. You said it had gotten better but never fully went away. Does that mean that you only got dizzy based on position?
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      I think I had a cold in January . Back then it was mostly feeling off balance. After a few months it gradually got better but never went away totally . 6 weeks ago I was rear ended in a car accident and it jerked my neck. This past weekend I got real dizzy and nauseas. I went to my dr Monday and she said I had a sinus infection. And did blood work which came back today. I'm a little low on b12. She is sending me to a neurologist again but I can't get in to see him until October.

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      I dont  Thnk seeing a neurologist again will be much use.  Maybe when you see him askmto see a Neuro Otologist instead and save wasting time,to see the Neuro. Having a whiplash will not help ither.,for that see f you can see an osteopath and when you do tell him about the dizzy stuff etc too.
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    How old are you?
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    I do so feel f or you.  I have had this for 6 months and despite my GP frequent attempts at the Eply manoeuvre nothing is working.  I am on tablets for it but they make me very tired and I am also on beta blockers which make me very tired ..... And I can't enjoy life at all.  I hate it, and I can't see an end.

    keep going,

    juliatee

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      If the Eply didnt work the first time,,repeated maneuvers wont make any difference,,going in what i"ve read about it. Sadly GP's are not versed n the vestibular system very much at all.  What tablets,are,you on? Are they helping at all?  If not you have to,tell your GP and come off them!  And beta blockers are useless,,god,knows why he's put you on those, unless,it's for another condition? Have you looked at the VEDA website at all yet? If not you need to as its a mine of info!

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      Beta blockers for heart condition. CinnazRine for dizziness but I can't take more than two a day otherwise I would just sleep all day.  Will have a look at the VEDA site whatever that is.   GP tells me it is worth pursuing the Eply as it will work eventually and it has cleared one side.

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      Ok yes. No,choice to,take,them. However i am doubtful about the Epley.  Vestibular Disorders Association,,is VEDA. They explain about all the different kinds of disorders that clause dizziness our vestibular system. Describe symptoms, treatments etc etc. Well worth reading and educating yourself,on
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