Patient Comments: Dizziness - Diagnosis

Please describe your diagnosis of your dizziness.

Comment from: wick, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

For years I been having dizziness and fainting. In last three years when I fainted, one time I broke my ankle because I moved too fast getting out of my car. I see a neurologist, we tried stopping medicine, but nothing seems to work. I have to learn to live with it by moving very slow. He told me last test is a tilt table test, if that doesn't show anything I just will have to live with it and learn how to manage with it.

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Comment from: trish, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have had light headiness for a while now. At first my doctor thought it was vertigo so I did the exercises for that and it seemed to go away. So when it came back again I did the exercises but this time it didn't go away, I have had the Depo injection but that that wore off in September so now I'm having my wisdom teeth removed hoping that could be the reason to my light headiness due to pressure on my brain. I'm anemic but I'm taking iron tablets for that and the doctor is happy with my red blood cell levels now. Some days it is worse than others, I have had all the tests that I need and I'm seeing my physician on Monday, I don't think it's anything to do with my heart.

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Comment from: Female Published: April 24

My 54-year-old son had dizziness. He could not drive. He took all kinds of tests and found nothing. He did some research and found out that he was drinking too much caffeine. He eliminated coffee, coke, etc., from his diet and the dizziness has gone away.

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Comment from: Jeremy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 11

If I kneel on both knees it must be cutting off blood flow. When I feel light headed I change positions. In most cases the safest thing is to lay down, but sometimes walking is what helps improve blood flow. The sensation is a stunned feeling in the head followed by what feels like pressure around the temples and behind the eyes. Next it starts closing down vision and I would pass out if I didn't do something to get blood to the brain.

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Comment from: Granny6, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I have Meniere's disease, controlled with Serc tablets. I have just started taking 150 g magnesium tablets, hoping it would help with my anxiety, but have found that I am getting giddy spells frequently, I wonder if the magnesium tablets would cause this.

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Comment from: dude cx, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

I have a more likely chance of being dizzy in the morning if I use Q-tips at night; that wax in your ear is a good thing.

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Comment from: LADYBUGG, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I have been diagnosed with vertigo, but it has subsided with physical therapy. I haven"t had any episodes until a year ago, but it isn"t the same. Lately, I get extremely dizzy upon standing, followed by throbbing inside my head, like it"s going to explode. My legs feel like they are going to give out on me and I have to hurry and find a place to sit. At times, I feel like I"m walking up a hill, and my left ear feels like I have a cup covering it. I wonder if this is a vertigo or a cardio problem.

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Comment from: Sharon W., 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

Three mornings in a row when I got up I was off balance and felt like I couldn"t stand up or walk right or was going to fall. It went away in a few minutes after being up.

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Comment from: nikkiboo, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

After laying down, especially on my back, when it's time to get up it's like the whole house is spinning. I have to lay down for a while.

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