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Good morning: i am new to this forum but it looks very interesting.
I am a 70 year old female, no history of diabetes or blood pressure problems. About a year ago i had an episode wherein I went to get up from a sitting position, I found i was staggering. i was not dizzy per se. this lasted about an hour and went away. Fast forward to October 2015, i was sitting on my coach and felt really weird, though no vertigo and no actual dizziness. when i tried to get up and walk i could not. i was alone and could not even get to the bathroom; i also became nauseated and wound up being taken by ambulance to the hospital. I had A CT of the head, threw up while i was there, had lots of blood work and was discharged the following morning. I did see a neurologist and my exam was ok. they wanted to do an MRI but i cannot tolerate the noise; ido have tinnitus for years and my ears are extremely sensitive. If I turn too fast, let's say to get up and walk somewhere, i can precipitate an episode of inability to walk without staggering and some dizziness, though not vertigo.
Since then I have had three episodes like this. I took Meclizine and it seemed to help. But here is the problem now; my balance is off- i feel like i am going to topple over- it is scary because my balance is really off.
I have to mention i do take 3 tablespoons of magnesium ( 1800 mg) every other night for severe constipation and have taken magnesium for 30 years. I have asked different docs if they thought the Magnesium could be a cause of my dizziness and they do not think so.
I feel very vulnerable. does anyone have any suggestions as to what to take for this problem? i have read that Meclizine cannot be used prophylactally - it will only work for an acute episode.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions and ideas.
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