Patient Comments: Dizziness - Diagnosis

Please describe your diagnosis of your dizziness.

Comment from: Faith, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I had shakiness, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations, and brain fog until I became totally home bound. I saw 50 doctors until one looked at my five inch thick chart and all these tests. I thought I had mycotoxins poisoning which is black mold. How is that possible! Well, we tore open a wall to look inside, and guess what, behind the sheet rock we had hidden black mold in our house. The mold was odorless, and invisible. We moved into our condominium and I slowly got better; it took 14 months to get well!

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Comment from: vira, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 14

I am experiencing dizziness/vertigo for last two months. MRI of the brain shows ischemic areas in brain, MRI of the spine shows mild diffused bulge C2 to C7. Ear and eye exams show normal. Brain angiography normal. Neurologist says it is neither the problem of brain nor spine to be treated symptomatically. Another neurologist says it is ENT problem whereas ENT exam was normal. Still dizziness spells are continuing.

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Comment from: Paul, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 05

Today I had a 12 hour bout of food poisoning with vertigo so intense and of duration I thought it was benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). At first I thought it was a stroke, but then ruled that out. The vertigo lasted for hours, anytime I moved my head, making it impossible to sit up much less then stand. When I tried standing I had vomiting and diarrhea, which pointed to the food poisoning, although I did not feel gastrointestinal issues until I tried sitting up in bed. This was not an internal sensation, the world around me visually appeared as if it was spinning around my head. Sound exacerbated it, so I put in earplugs. I finally found a position lying down on my side where it subsided, and I just stayed there. I finally fell asleep and slept it off. Now, 15 hours later I feel fine, but still very dizzy if I bend over too quickly. Very scary, it gives one an appreciation of just how serious so-called dizzy spells can really be.

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Comment from: radha, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I feel spaced out for a split second, while sitting, walking, talking, etc. Sometimes my vision gets blurred. This has been continuing for a week now. Six months back I had sustained a blunt head injury.

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

When I"m dizzy if I close my eyes it feels like everything around me is moving; side to side and up and down. It feels like I"m on a boat with rough seas. I have some or all of the following: headache, blurred/double vision, poor balance - I look like I"m drunk; I am sweaty, very spacy, very shaky, and can"t think or remember. The doctor sent me to the emergency room (ER) for blood work and an MRI which was, thankfully, normal. Diagnosis was vertigo. I"d had some of the symptoms off and on for months, and couldn"t figure out why I felt so bad. I have many medical problems but none that would account for this. No medicines were prescribed, but ER doctor suggested Benadryl if symptoms got bad again. Last few days I"ve felt relatively normal. I"ve been referred to a neurologist. I"ve been told there"s not a lot that can be done for vertigo, but I"ll appreciate any relief.

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Comment from: Dizziness, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 28

I am a diabetic patient and it is always normal. I take metformin 850 mg tablet twice a day. Now I have dizziness.

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