Patient Comments: Dizziness - Causes

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Comment from: Marie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

I was feeling fine when I went to sleep. It was extremely cold in the house, and I slept in a draft, when I woke up, even my head was cold. I stood up and I was very dizzy, I had to hold onto the walls. I felt lightheaded. I take Benicar for high blood pressure.

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Comment from: DIZZINESS, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 25

I am suffering from dizziness for a long time. Several investigations done, only fatty liver showed. I had CT scan of head and abdomen and consulted even an ENT doctor who advised me to have antidepressant sertraline 150mg.

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Comment from: Adam Me, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 06

I started with vertigo about 15 years ago. The doctor said that it was just vertigo, no reason behind it. Someone said here that they have low blood pressure; that is the same thing that I have and it's hereditary. Some days I don't feel it at all. However today I took a long rushed walk and when I returned back to the office, I've had major vertigo. I thought I was dehydrated and drank tons of fluids and had some tea, still no go.

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Comment from: shanna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 25

I had a root canal and still on antibiotics but I am so dizzy, I can't deal with it.

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Comment from: Dmv, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 30

I often get dizzy when I stand up too quickly or really exert myself.

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Comment from: Marsha, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I too have had a constant dizzy feeling 24/7 for about a yr. and a half now. I had an MRI, PT, saw an ENT, took Xanax, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and nothing cures it. I supposedly have Benign Positional Vertigo that just came about one day. Some days are unbearable because I just want to feel NORMAL again. Can't do anything quickly anymore! I get depressed from it at times - very discouraged that nothing helps it go away! I am only 58 and don't want this for 30 yrs. if I have that long to live! What about "Vestibular Therapy" from a PT? I really would like some answers and I like to do things naturally rather than pills that just mask the situation.

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Comment from: Teresa A., 55-64 Female Published: September 27

I bumped my forehead 8 days ago. Following a mild concussion I had an MRI scan which showed a small amount of calcification to the back of my brain. My blood pressure was high following the bump.

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Comment from: Leanne, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

I have been struggling with dizziness for about 8 years. Sometimes I get so dizzy that I can't walk. When it first happened I was sent to an ear specialist that felt my crystals in my inner ear had fallen out of place. After strapping me in a chair and flipping around, nauseated instantly I had to remain upright for 48 hours. At this point lying down was not an option, dizzy spins took over. The crystal thing didn't seem to work as I still struggle with dizziness regularly. Recently I have found out that I struggle with low blood pressure, no one has ever related the two. I guess low blood pressure is something that is in my family (distant) some days are worse than others and when I am run down, sick or overtired the vertigo gets worse. The other day I took my blood pressure and it was 103/63, I am a 46 year old women.

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