I've been dizzy for 4 years, someone please help me

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Hello,

I joined this forum because I'm desperate for an answer. Sorry for creating a new thread but I wasn't sure of

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    I'm sorry, my phone posted before I was done. I wasn't sure if this had already been said but I feel like if I say my exact situation, I might get a better answer.

    I've been dizzy for about four years now, ever since I've had my first panic attack. Every doctor I've seen says this is anxiety dizziness, and they're probably right. I am constantly under stress and my body reacts very strongly in all areas. I do have some better days and some worse. I had anemia and take iron supplements but because my body doesn't absorb everything properly, missing even two days is a return to low iron levels. I had numerous blood tests done and no other anomalies were shown. I went to see an ENT who referred me to a neurologist after having found nothing out of the ordinary, but also remarked that it's very likely to be anxiety. I'll see the neurologist in two months.

    I realise it's very very very possible to be anxiety and nothing more, but I wake up dizzy, I go about my day dizzy, sometimes to the point of having to stay still and not move as much as it's possible, then come home dizzy and go to bed dizzy. Night time is when it's worst.

    Can someone please tell me if this could be something else or give me anxiety management techniques that actually work? Breathing barely does, positive thinking is hard when you're always feeling terrible and I don't like even herbal anti anxiety medication because it makes me lose chunks of time and sleep for too long. Please help.

    Jodie

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      Hi Jodie

      Have you had your ears checked by an ear specialist? There are tests that will reveal if you have a vestibular problem. If that all checks out, you will need to manage your anxiety...a psychotherapist is a good start. Mine helped me tremendously. The anxiety you get when you're dizzy is very normal and very understandable!!!

      All the best to you. You deserve some answers. Debbie

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      Hi Debbie,

      Thank you very much for your reply. I have had my inner ear checked out and I was told everything was okay. I used to see a therapist for a while, I think I might start again. Thanks again.

      Keep in touch,

      Jodie

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    Hi, Jodie- Have you ever had migraines before? Do you have any strange vision issues since getting the dizziness?

    I would suggest two things, one is what 3debbie suggested, see an ENT and get your inner ears checked out. The next thing, if you've ever had migraines or vision issues with the dizziness or migraines, look into something called Migraine associated vertigo (MAV). I also has another name called Vestibular migraine. You do not have to have true spinning vertigo as I hardly have ever in my lifetime.

    Is your dizziness more prominent during your me struck cycle or ovulation?

    Good luck!

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      Hello,

      Thank you very much for your reply! This actually makes a hell of a lot of sense... I'll look into it and get back to you. Thank you for the idea, because I was totally lost.

      Jodie

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      Actually, this was going to be my advice to you. For me, its not pain, its all the other problems that a migrane causes minus the pain.

      I'm still trying to figure out how to make it perfect. My neurologist gave me Celexa, which, is for anxiety but doubles as a migrane medication. Its stopped me from being dizzy. But I have alot of vision problems.

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      Hi Jodie,

      My vision is kind of unpredictable but heres what I do know:

      My eyes check out fine when I went to the opthamologist. But the problem seems to seem like I have an outdated prescription.

      Everything's kind of fuzzy when it's far away and sometimes I see double images on top of one another. Sometimes I wake up and I can't even read a book because it feels like all the words are hurting my eyes and I can't focus on them. I know it sounds kind of weird, and it doesn't really even make sense to me but it's what I'm dealing with... It especially becomes a problem when I'm driving, honestly, I can't even see street signs crisply until I am very very close to them on the road and its caused issues alot.

      I'm still trying to find answers, I figure putting my head together with other people should help.

      Best of luck to you Jodie. Feel free to ask me anything about this.

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      Hi Nathan,

      Do you reckon your vision issues are from the meds? It sounds rough! I hope you find an answer soon. I already have a -7 prescription so I know exactly what you mean about the outdated prescription sensation.

      Do you have any of the other side effects from the Celexa?

      Cheers,

      Jodie

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      Funny you mention that, I never really noticed the vision problems fully until I started taking medication because before I was constantly fatigued and dizzy. I know they were there before though because I was at the eye doctor on day 2 of getting on Celexa and failed to find a prescription that would help my vision.

      I had complained about bad vision for awhile beforehand though. Like I said, I thought it was an outdated prescription for the longest time.

      I have little side effects from Celexa, if any. I do know it makes me eat a bit more but thats really it. I am close to maxing out my dosage and if nothing changes vision wise I need to figure something else out.

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    Other things to consider is to have a blood test. I know you have issues with Iron but low Magnesiium and low B12 can also not make you feel good so maybe a full blood work up. Also I have verticle heterphoria which is an eye condition that you should look up and last you can look up issues with your SCM muscle. It a muscle in the neck. I have working on mine whcich was very tight but feels more loose since I have been working on it. I have been spaced out for over 5 yrs all the time so I know how you feel. You can't let it get to you. Just tell yourself it's the dizzyness making you feel bad and everything else is fine.
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