lightheaded24/7 ..... my life allmost stopped ... any help ?

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Hello everyone , am new here ... am a female 29 years old , am normally healthy , my story started almost 2 months ago . In October I gave birth to a sweet angel , after 12 days of giving birth I discovered I had gallbladder stones , the pain was severe that i rushed to the ER . I had to wait 6 weeks before having the surgery , doctor said I have to wait this long after giving birth before I can have surgery , during those weeks I was suffering from pain every now and then , after surgery am ok and pain has gone ... my problem started when I was once in the ER  , I started feeling my head very heavy and since then this heavy feeling never went away ... not only is my head heavy but am lightheaded 24/7 , my eyes go blurry , am sensitive to light and I have tinnitus mainly at night when I go to bed . I also feel very faint , I feel I might loose conscious at any time . I checked my eyes and they are ok . I had a head CT and its ok too . But you can tell am too depressed am either crying or sleeping , I only wake up when my baby needs mde , and my worst nightmare is fainting when holding her .. am no more worried about myself but am worried about the baby . I have no longer any appetiite , going out even crossing the street has become a nightmare with the lightheadness I have . Did anyone ever experience this , what shall I do , please help me am desperate ... Tomorrow I have an appointement with an ENT , am hoping he\ll find sth because if not I dunno what to do then ... could it be a tumor or anxiety ?am I ever goin to be fine again ... I need support plz :_( 

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    Many of us on this website experience the same symptoms. We have seen ENTs, neurologists and no answers. I would suggest according to a doctor that confers with us on his own that you see a Neurotologist. I'm looking for one in my area that will take my insurance. By the way the doctor that trys to help us on here is a neurotologist I think in Boston, USA. Hope you find answers.

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    It sounds to me as if some of this is hormonal. Maybe post partum blues. It's very common in women after childbirth. Seek help from a gynecologist who may put you on bcp's to help regulate your hormones

    I worked in ob/gyn where it's normal to feel a little down in the beginning but it doesn't sound as if you're getting better. Hope this helps a little.

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      Hello Sochima ... thnx for replying ... my gyno said she doubts hormones may cause dizzines 24/7 ... but she also thinks am having some post partum blues , however she doesnt want to give me any medication now before the real reason of my symptoms is diagnosed dont really know why .... just hope I can have a proper diagnosis soon sad

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    Hey, sorry to hear about your problems. i also had problems with my gallbladder, they said there were no stones, but i have a lazy gallblader. Had no apetite and had to cut off fats from my diet. So i think it's a good ideea to cut off bad fats, drink plenty of water, reduce salt and cofeine if it's the case. I could also look for a vitamin deficiency(b12/d). Do you have neck pain sometimes? Or a recent flu/infection?

    Hope this helps.

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      Hey Clausa , I already had my gallbladee removed , a month ago and now am not on a diet anymore , I eat everything but I dont drink water a lot ....I have no B12 deficiency , I used to have neck pain when I was breastfeeding , now that I stopped pain is gone ... no recent infection as well .... I really hope we all feel better soon !
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    Do you have migraine episodes, with or without the vertigo?

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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