Young female, dizzy all the time, unfocused, not vertigo, history of carcinoid tumour

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Hi,

For the last month or so I have been experience dizzy spells, I can't focus, blurred vision and I am so tired when I haven't done anything strenuous. I just had my eyes tested and they are all ok. I went to doctors for what I thought was vertigo, as I have had this numerous times before, but this time the medication hasn't helped at all. I have tested negative to pregnancy and blood test have just pointed out that i have low iron- which I have always had. 

Has anyone else experienced this? I have had vertigo before as I said but medication usually relieves it. Doctors are wanting to book an MRI, however I had a ct scan on my head back in June 2015 and nothing was picked up. 

I also feel full really easy, and in July had my appendix taken out in which they found a carcinoid tumour, no treatment needed. 

I have lost 5kg in the last year (without trying) but I don't feel hungry a lot of the time. 

Thank you- I would love to hear if anyone else is experiencing the same thing!!! 

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    I would have the MRI they are two different tests that look at two different things. They would be able to see tumors or other masses with MRI. Then u can go from there and do other tests to find where dizziness is coming from. It's a long process and many tests just find out what is causing dizziness. Good luck. I know how u feel been dealing with dizziness for 8 months just started therapy
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      Hi Kellie 

      Thank you so much for your reply, I really appreciate it. So I am assuming MRI's pick up something different as opposed to a CT? They thought I may have had a tumour in my middle ear due to having vertigo more than 3 times alone this year. I only get it when I travel.   Due to cancer stuff I really am worried about continuously being exposed to radiation. Yes thats what my doctor said. I am trying to just do the exercises if that helps at all!! Sorry to hear that, I can't believe how much it effects daily activities: / Take care x

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    Hello Natika,

    I am sorry to hear about the tumour, yet glad to read that no treatment was required. I hope u r getting regular bloodwork. Since July 2015, I too experience the dizzy spells, vertigo, nausea & I have low iron, low blood pressure & lost 5 kg as well but in 1 month timespan. For me though, I also experienced severe headaches on a daily basis which is why I did not feel like eating. For 2 months, i was basically nibbling here & there & forced myself to drink. Once I was prescribed meds for my headache and muscle relaxant for my head & neck, the nausea began to disappear & my appetite is coming back although not the way it was before. CT scan was fine with me too, waiting now for MRI on Sunday.

    What medication did u previously take for your vertigo?

    Do u experience headaches/migraines?

    Low iron definitely will make u dizzy & weak, so hard to tell. I'm sure u r keeping in close contact with ur family dr. to rule out anything bizarre.

    I think I am dealing with silent migraines but am still in the investigative stages. 

    Please take care smile

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      Hi Marie! 

      Thank you soooo much for your reply, you are describing everything I am feeling daily. Its so hard to keep a smile on your face isn't it!! I thought MRI and CT would pick up the same things, but I am assuming they work differently? I just hate continuously exposing myself to radition. 

      I am usually on stemtil but wasn't helping after the 4th day so I am just off it until I can work out what is wrong. I have headaches maybe one or twice a week, not severe and Panadol relieves it. They have put me on iron supplements to see if I see an improvement, so not sure how to give it until I go back...

      I haven’t heard of that before! Hopefully you have some answers soon!! smile

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      Hi Natika,

      CT or MRI? It depends on what part of your body your doctor is interested in and the reason for the exam. Another type of MRI is a MRA which is used to look closely at problems with blood vessels. So it all depends.

      Thanks for your info re meds. Take care.

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      Hi! 

      Thanks heaps for your info, they want to do an MRI, CT was to see if there was a little tumour in my middle ear which there was nothing. 

      I will book a MRI if these symptoms continue. Thanks! smile 

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    Hello Natika,

    I just want you to know that MRI's do not expose you to any radiation, unlike CT scans and X-Rays.  I would definitely follow through with the MRI, and hopefully you will at least find an answer to your problems.

    Good luck.

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    You are welcome Natika.  I wish you the best!
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