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My dizziness started out of nowhere. When it initially started, I would get episodes of light headedness but at the time I worked in an office so the only time I noticed it was when I got up to go to lunch or to walk to my car.
Now I work in a hospital and have to go on wards. Initially I would go on the wards and feel dreadful. I would become so dizzy that I'd have to stand against a wall or prop myself up on a desk. On occasions I had a few hours where I was fine and could carry on as normal but then within a few hours the dizziness was settle in, I would feel awful and would be unable to concentrate. This went on for two weeks until one day I had the dizziness so bad that I had to sit down. My body felt like it was on fire, my hands went clammy and the room was spinning.
From then on the episodes have been constant. I am unable to do my job because I am unable to stand for long periods of time. Previous to these episodes I would go to the gym 4 times a week, I attempted to go to the gym last week and I lasted 15 minutes. My whole body felt weak, the slightest of movements sent me dizzy and my heart was beating out of my chest. I used to run on a football pitch for 90 minutes every Sunday. Now I barely manage 10 minutes due to feeling dizzy.
My head feels like it's full and heavy, I often have a sore neck due to how heavy my head feels. I can no longer go into shops or busy areas because I feel dizzy and anxiety about fainting makes the dizziness worse until I have to leave. I have severe fatigue, I often have 9-10 hours sleep and still feel exhausted throughout the day. I saw a doctor who sent me for blood tests that all came back clear. I was secretly hoping for something to come back abnormal just so I knew what the cause of this horrendous feeling is.
It's ruining my life. I can't work. I have worked incredibly hard for 4 years at university and I am now doing my training year but I will be lucky to pass it due to the amount of time I'm having off sick and just generally being unable to do the job. I can't go to the gym or play football. I have to avoid social occasions. My life isn't worth living in this way. If anyone else has these same symptoms or knows of any ideas of what this could be then any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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