Dizziness

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Over the last year, I've had many dizzy spells. I've been to my GP a couple of times but they either ignore me or they claim there isn't anything there. Has anyone have a suggestion?

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    Keep on to them I've had it for four years constant they don't know a lot about dizziness and they try pushing you aside keep onto them tell them you need to see entire and a nueroligist

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    Vestibular system is very complexed. A GP or hospital will rule out heart or stroke usually. That's all they can do. They make sure your not in danger. Alot of ENT docs can't help either. Done can. Need a doc who knows more. Treats vestibular issues. ENT who does otology or a neurotologist. Need a ton of tests to find what's going on before a treatment can be done.

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    You've really got to put your point across cos they really don't listen unless you make them insist on being referred x

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      Thing is though, my mum doesn't like me bringing it up at any time or whatever and whenever a Dr suggests being referred, she gets really annoyed. I'm not sure what to do there...

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    Hi Jemma,

    I had a period of dizziness lasting four months between November 2016 and February 2017 and had several visits to my GP. The symptoms of being "spaced out" and feeling dizzy didn't quite fit any classic vestibular neuritis or inner ear infections. Eventually he referred me on to a neurologist and I had an MRI (nothing wrong structurally inside my head thankfully) and a tilt table test (nothing wrong with blood pressure). The symptoms eventually lifted although I still get little relapses but nothing as severe or continuous as before.

    i had been told of a doctor in the Medway Balancd Centre (Dr Surenthiran) and have heard that he is fantastic at diagnosing issues that GPs can't. Not sure if you live within easy reach of Kent but I think you can self refer to the Balance Centre.

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      Hi Tony,

      I've been many times but each GP doesn't seem to do anything. Last time I was in hospital (a month ago) the nurses noticed that my blood pressure was consistently low, but when I went to the GP, he said it was 'probably just my normal'. This then lead to my mum being quite smug with herself and repeating 'I told you so' (she is convinced there is nothing wrong). I also had an MRI then (but it wasn't for the dizziness, so I'm not sure if they were looking for everything that could be in my brain).

      I live in East Suffolk and I'm not sure whether mum will be willing to drive me down there. It does sound like a good idea, but I've just got to approach it delicately with her.

      Many thanks

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