Dizzy for 2 years

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It started 2yrs ago when walking to work, i got really dizzy & light headed. i had to sit down for 30 minutes before i felt 'normal'

it would happen since then infrequently, then last year it became more frequent to the point i went drs & then hospital. They first told me it was vertigo, they gave me some meds & some exercises with a physio. But it's still with me, i went to hospital again & they did blood tests , all came back fine.

Problem is now, EVERY time i walk for 10 mins or more it happens & now sometimes it might clear if i sit down for a while or sometimes it can stay with me the whole day.

All i can describe it as is dizzy, light headed & i can't concentrate on anything & i only get it when i am walking for a duration of around 10-15mins or more...

i should add that when it first happened i was taking steroids ( for sports performance (football)), was taking on board lots of caffiene too ( around 8-10 cups of coffee a day) The steroids i stopped when i first had this problem, it scared me. The caffiene i stopped in january. i also stopped my job which for 10yrs was 6 days a week 14-16 hrs a day as a strength & conditioning coach.

To no avail, it feels worse & controlling on me than it ever has. It's getting depressing & i just want to feel better. I am a 34yr old male 6'2 & 220lbs

Any advice would be appreciated thankyou

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  • Posted

    You could go to an ENT and have some test done. Also consider that it's your neck. Look up SCM muscle issues and see if that's a fit. 

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    Do you have low blood pressure? Do you get any ear symptoms with this dizziness? Also caffeine can speed your heart rate up.
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      i do have low blood pressure & tested it when i was feeling really bad & it was 90/60, by time i got to hospital i was feeling better than earlier & my blood pressure was low but normal.

      No ear syptoms to my knowledge, other than i had an ear infection last summer.

      & i stopped caffiene in january & back when i was drinking lots it definitely sped up my heart rate

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      No boat or plane travel,

      The dizzyness feels like my head is spinning & cluttered, like there is a fog on my brain, i can't concentrate & i feel so bad. It happens every time i walk for more than 10mins.

      you know i did think about anxiety, because a few times it has come on when for example a guy was hitting on my girlfriend right in front of me & i felt so anxious & shortly after the dizzyness started.

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