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I had a simple cold that lasted a couple of days and I felt better. The day after, suddenly I had a sever headache, neck stiffness and nausea. I could barely walk. I vomited. I got my period and it ended after 6 days, but the nausea, dizziness and stiff neck and shoulders as well as cold sweats won't go away (3 weeks now!)
I do not have fiver, I haven't vomited and I don't have diarrhea and I am not perimenopausal.
My blood pressure was somewhat weird. Not only was it low, but the difference between the systolic and diastolic was narrow, 96/78 with pulse around 90. It's been getting better in the last couple of days, but the above symptoms are still here, including fatigue.
I saw my GP and did some blood work, everything seems fine (including my TSH, so my thyroid meds are ok) except the levels of sodium and potassium which are slightly elevated. Usually my sodium is nearer the lower limit, while my potassium stays in the higher acceptable range. They never went above until now.
My GP gave me meds to treat nausea, dizziness, even possible allergies but I didn't react well to them - more nausea and dizziness. He also prescribed me Xanax because he said my neck and shoulders were stiff, but I told him that I wouldn't take it. A muscle relaxant I took once 10 years ago was taken off the European market a few years ago and ever since then they've been replacing it with anxyolitics. I had a bad reaction to them when they were prescribed for and episode of arthritis last year. (I took it twice and both times vomited and were dizzy).
What could this be? Should I see a specialist (neurologist, nephrologist, endocrynologist),? A year ago I had to take cortisone as well for the bout of arthritis (possibly Ankylosing Spondylitis) I mentioned and ever since then I've been gaining weight around my abdomen. I haven't checked my cortisol levels in a while.
Has anybody experienced similar symptoms? The nausea and dizziness are present even when I lie down. But it's worse when I'm up and about, especially on a train or on a bus.
Is there anything I could do? From time to time I take Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) which seems to help a bit.
I even thought about a possibility that the infection hit my ear and hit the nerve so to speak (vestibular neuritis). I had it and it is similar to what I'm experiencing MINUS (and this is very important) low blood pressure, stiff neck and shoulders. Also, the dizziness I feel now is different. The room is not spinning, it's more of a constant rocking.
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