Severe dizziness almost passing out?

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So it happened lastnight! my worst dizziness in my whole life! Im 25 years old and this was the 1st time it happens, I was buying some materials for an event and while I was walking I felt like my balance is not right and I felt like Im spinning... so I tried to relax myself after 5 minutes when we arrived at our shop I sat down on a chair and boom! my dizziness became severe, My mom grabbed me and I couldnt walk and i'm about to pass out  the sensation is like u spin 10 times ! I was rushed to ER then after some blood test and urine test it came normal so the doctor ruled out that im having a vertigo attacks cuz if i look down then suddenly look up I became so dizzy and whenever I do some head movement I became dizzy as hell! I wanna ask if this is really a vertigo? Im afraid of I might have a brain tumor thanks for people who will answer it would help alot!

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    Yes this can be a type of vertigo....sounds alot like what I had which was vestibular neuritis. I felt unbalanced and felt as if I'd pass out/faint several times however I never actually did. Also there's no blood tests that can detect vertigo so not sure if the doctor was misunderstood. All my blood work came back normal as with many patients with an inner ear issues. I would definitely see an ear nose throat specialist. I would also research bppv to see if this could be what your experiencing as well. It's a horrible feeling but it does go away in time. If its bppv it could be a quick fix from your doctor. I took medications but nothing helped except ativan. Ativan helps with dizzy spells but it can slow down the compensation process of an inner ear issue in the acute phase.
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      Oh that's too bad. I have to get prescriptions for it from my doctor! I wish you well. Drink lots and lots of water and do vestibular exercises that u find on YouTube. They work over time.
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    Rotational vertigo that occurs with head position movement is usually BPPV. Its when crystals in the ear move into the wrong place, the epley manoeuvre normally works to mo e the crystals.

    I agree with Tasha, vertigo cannot be diagnosed through blood or urine tests. Most people with vertigo will have normal test results.

    BPPV is really common moreso in older people but can occur at any age. It can also happen if you've hit you head. It doesn't even need to be a hard knock. Even hitting it on a shelf can trigger it in some people.

    I would imagine that if you had anything as serious as a brain tumour then dizziness would not be your only symptom. Mos causes of dizziness are benign. Its very frightening though.

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    if you are sensitive there are many things that can trigger the vertigo: sensory overload, stress, exhaustion, fear, tv or computer screen, lack of fluid, heat, alcohol, tobacco...when i have an episode my vision goes strange, can't focus, periferal vision becomes unclear, disconnected feeling, out of balance, muscle weakness and racing thoughts....lying down with eyes closed in dark and quiet is the best thing to do...and drinking water...i have these episodes for 10 years now on average 8-10X per year...like you i thought the worst and had a brain MRI scan...prayed all the way...thankyou Lord, no brain tumor...hsp personalities are more prone...my episodes tend to last 20-30  minutes and sometimes i have a terrible headache afterwards which lasts 1-2 days...but it is really awkward when it happens during shopping or away from home...i have now resigned to it and realize that i have to live with this...but it can be really scary...and during work as a male nurse really awkward on the workfloor...luckily there was always a colleague nurse or bed nearby...so i hope it's a consolation for you that you are not alone...greetings from the Netherlands
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      I am very sensitive person , thats what i do I always close the lights when my dizziness attacks, im a strong person thats why when that happened to me I couldnt believe or accept the fact that I couldnt control my body when the severe dizziness attacks 
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    Sounds like what I have which is BPPV. I started with a severe bout like that. I tried to get out of bed early one morning and kept falling back on the bed. My husband had to,help me. It did get better but minor ops sent it off again.
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    Hey, I started like this too, I had to run into a pub and sit down on the toilet floor and thought I was safer in a pub amongst people who had been first aid trained. I couldn't decide if I was going to be sick or pass out. 

    I had a trp to the doctor and was quickly diagnosed with labrynthitis. I have still got pain in my ears occassionally, not as much as I had, and i am down to one tablet a day now instead of three so i can go to work in the afternoon. I work with children so i had to be off until i was able to cut down my medication. I still get the feeling of sea sickness on the odd occassion, but you only want to stay on the tablets for a shirt period of time and then come off them gradually because my doctor told meit canmake your ears quite uneven with the balance. It might bea while still beforei can come off the morning tablet, as that is whe i fee worse, but i am def better than what i was. I sympathise with all of you and would like to hear how long it has taken if you are still recovering or if you havent recovered. It is good to know you are not the only one xx

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      Hi Tasha, I am taking cinezzirine tablets, to help control the diziness, I have tried coming off them, but I can't cope well while not on them and I need to go back to work. Also on Almond Oil ear drops as I have gone part deaf in one ear but I think its been due to wax. If the ear drops don't work they are going to syringe my ears, but they are wanting to see how well they work with the ear drops. I already feel a difference taking the extra tablet again, so I will hopefully be back at work tomorrow.

      What stage are you at? x

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    Hello PJ - what a horrible eperience, both for you and your mum.

    I have only one piece of advice to pass on. Check your posture. If you spend a lot off time on computers, tablets etc you will naturally crouch over them. This will also start to affect how you stand or walk. To check, stand normally with your back against a wall. Pull your shulders back and touch the wall with the back of your head Look straight ahead You will know right away if you have been slooping

    .Correct this and your balance will be better and you will feel more secure.

    You can find lots of videos to help yuu on YoiiiTube biut I would first ask your GP for a physio referral.Then you will be sure of doing the right excercises for you and that you are doing them correctly.

    I have no medical knowledge, but you may also find it useful to check out Labyrinthitis.

    I hope you are feeling better today. Please try not to worry.  You will never feel as bad again because you at least know what is happening to you if not why.

    All the best

    Lindy

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    Are you saying the doctor said it was a vertigo attack?  I am sorry this happened to you because once you get this you live in fear in will happen again.  What was the doctors advice?  If you have what is called Benign positional vertigo there is a treatment for this where they put your head in different positions & it does help.

    Hope you get better soon !!

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    I wouldnt say living in fear is the best way to cope with it.. Controlling it to a way that you can cope with it and living a normal life.. Like knowing what to take that can help you throughout the day. If you need any advice just mail me on here x
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