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Hi! I apologise in advance for the length of this!!
I'm 23 years old and have been suffering with horrible and constant dizziness for around 8 weeks now!
It started off being minor, and I went to the doctor complaining of really uncomfortable stomach aches and bloating, which after a few days was followed with slight dizziness. They said the stomach complaints were probably viral and it would all go! Working with young children none of it came as any surprise. A lot of people say it starts off with a cold ect so to me stomach ache seems odd to develop into this!?
I was then told after 2 weeks of dizziness back at the doctor that I has labrynthitis. I was given stematil (sorry for spelling) which did absolutely nothing and I tried to get on with life.
My symptoms were (and still are) now constant dizziness, a very heavy and uncomfortable head, sore neck, really bad focus on my eyes (I'm short sighted anyway, but I feel like Its much worse now!), occasional nausea and most of all, I feel absolutely exhausted. It has made me struggle at work just to get through the day, even after SO much sleep. I have always been relatively healthy, eating well and being a good runner. But since my dizziness, I know I couldn't face a run!
3 weeks later I was back at the Dr, who said maybe I don't have labrynthitis and gave me different tablets (betahistine) as I was about to go on holiday and needed to try something different! For a few days on holiday my symptoms for the first time ever seemed to go (I don't believe this was due to tablets as I was not good at remembering to take them!) however towards the end of the holiday they were back again
The Dr said if there was still no luck, to come back.
Next appointment is booked for Monday, and I'm going to push for a referral to an ENT clinic.
I'm just slightly worried because I feel like I don't have the panic attacks and other symptoms that people seem to be commonly experiencing and also none of the tablets have done anything..! I think more than anything I am looking for some reassurance that my symptoms are normal!
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