Patient Comments: Dizziness - Diagnosis

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Comment from: flourshoppe, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 17

Since May 2016 I am lightheaded every day, having sinus headaches, coughing, achy, but healthy after all the blood work, endless doctors and even an MRI. My own suspicion was mold so I purchased several mold test kits and the results were my apartment is filled with mold. Why do all these health websites talk only about doctors and medicines instead of directing people to finding out if they have a mold issue in their homes! My friend, whose home is loaded with mold we discovered only after I insisted they have it tested. She has been in the hospital numerous times, many emergency room visits, with violent stomach pain and headaches and breaking out. And now, we finally found out she too is ill because of mold. I'd love to see all these medical websites start focusing on having people check for mold before they tell them they need a shrink or they need medications. Asthma is one of the serious results from mold.

Comment from: Eileen, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I have been having blackouts or near blackouts for about two years. It only happens at night. It started with one episode every four months to three weeks to three months with having about six in a cluster. I have had every test for heart, head and even kidneys. The doctors can't find anything. It's scary. Last night I woke up, and had a blackout followed with a hot flash and nausea. I had about six more.

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!

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.

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.

Comment from: Sylvia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I have dizziness, a feeling of off balance, feeling like going to fall. I had been taking Tapazole, but off for 2 months now.

Comment from: Gator, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 23

Turning my head a certain position in a certain way causes dizziness.

Comment from: Amy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 11

I am dizzy a lot if I bend down to clip my toe nails, shave my legs or anything like that. I get a super bad headache and it's like my ears get clogged. If I'm up high on a ladder or going on a water slide, and if I get up in the air I'm super dizzy; I feel like I'm going to lose my balance and I feel nauseous. If I bend down my legs want to fall asleep quick.

Comment from: 65-74 (Patient) Published: March 10

I feel dizzy when I lie on the bed and try to roll over to the other side.

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.

Comment from: loving sonu, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

I am suffering with dizziness from long time, sometime better, sometime sick. I drink lots of water but mouth gets dry, and I get thirsty; I always want to sleep but when I try can't sleep or relax, my head going like vertigo. I have headache and my vision is not good, I can't see things clearly. My skin also is a bit dry and I have some rashes. It look I have heat in body that's why there is a lack of water and I get dizziness.

Comment from: mike, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 06

A week ago I started getting dizzy spells and mild headaches and first we thought it was because we moved into an RV and it wasn't totally level; we also checked for carbon monoxide. The other half is having no problems and we are not using the propane for heat, only electric heaters. My ears are not ringing or anything like that. It's slowly getting worse. I do have a pectus chest, I wonder if that could have anything to do with it.

Comment from: GRT, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I am 71, fairly healthy, very active, I get these really quick 'rock my world' spells now and then, they pass quickly. Usually if I am standing or walking I have to grab something to hold onto. I shake my head and go about my business. But this time I was sitting, relaxed, watching TV and it hit me like waves, like I was fading out, I kept fighting it to stay above it, was able to struggle out of the chair get to the bedroom and lie down. When I tried to sit up I was not able to lift myself up. With help, as I would get part way up, the wave would hit me again and I would have to lie back down. I called 911, could not make my legs work to walk. Eight hours in the emergency room and 2 days with many tests, everything showed clear, now I've been sent home. I am to take antibiotic for possible sinus infection and levofloxacin for the dizzy spells. I will do follow up with the doctor. I am not sure if it will work. I never had sweats or upset stomach with any of the spells. This is the only one that lasted what seemed like an hour.

Comment from: red, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 19

Since taking amoxicillin 500 mg, I have been dizzy, and I feel hungry right after I eat. I am taking the medications because of tooth pain; I will be seeing an endodontist for evaluation. I am wondering if the medicines could cause the dizziness.

Comment from: Dizzy G., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I would get bouts of severe dizziness and nausea that would last 24 to 36 hours. At these times, I would be extremely weak and have to sleep all day and night. I went to primary care physicians, heart doctors and ear, nose and throat specialists. Finally, I concluded that I was drinking too much iced tea. I thought either the liquid was reducing my sodium level or else the caffeine was messing with my adrenaline. I quit drinking iced tea and other caffeine drinks and I haven't had any dizziness, nausea, or weakness for three months now and I can sleep a lot better.

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.

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.

Comment from: Joyce, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 26

My husband has atrial fibrillation. It is being controlled by medicines. His pulse has been under 100. He just got up to walk to the kitchen and felt dizzy. I took his blood pressure and it was normal. His heart rate was 47.

Comment from: stardust16, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 23

Every once in a while when I get up I get this dizzy feeling where I am shaking. It's like I get tremors feeling through my arms and body. It doesn't happen that often but when it does I have to stay still while it is happing and then I have to lie down or just sit still. I have diabetes type 2 but I also had seizures when I was little. Normally when I have these spells I don't do anything but today it caused me to drop a jar.

Comment from: Britta, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I feel light headed after taking valsartan at supper time. I had a large 10 ounce drink of water after supper. I also feel a little nauseous. My valsartan dosage is 40 mg at breakfast and 40 mg at supper.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Comment from: EBONYN, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I get dizzy when I lay on my left side only. The dizziness is really weird feeling like my brain is moving around.

Comment from: Jules, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I woke up feeling unsteady with a headache and felt as if I was walking above the ground level. It was really weird as I had it once before about a year ago. I have headache today but I'm better. I do suffer from vertigo occasionally, but I've been so tired the last week or so.

Comment from: dovecall, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I have been getting light headed for the last few weeks. I went in the hospital and they said I was dehydrated and gave me fluids had took an X-ray and it showed I had bronchitis. They gave me antibiotics and also prednisone for sinusitis. I am still feeling very light headed and a lot of pressure in my head.

Comment from: came243, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I have dizziness and there are times if I laugh too hard, I feel very light headed. I can sometimes feel a throbbing in my chest. Also, I'm not sure if it's related, but I sometimes get severe leg or feet cramps. I am on Diovan along with a water pill for high blood pressure. Recently, my blood pressure was 100/76 and the nurse thought it maybe too low for me. I really need some help.

Comment from: lesley, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I discovered that I was losing my hearing as well. Over time it seemed that as my hearing loss worsened, the pains increased. I had a fungal infection in my right ear that also caused a spike in blood pressure and one time my left arm went numb. An ekg showed no heart problems. I have had 2 cat scans and 2 MRI's over the years, and plenty of blood tests all coming out normal. This past January, I noticed that I couldn't hear out of my right ear. I also started to get palpitations, and blurry vision while driving. The pains in my head increased. I was doing badly in school, and I started to lose my balance and fall, other times I was dizzy, and have been hallucinating, mainly colors. I went to the ER and had very high blood pressure reading despite the fact that I was taking Atenolol and Amis. My left arm went numb, and I couldn't read the eye chart, and one of the nurses had a blue chin. The doctor said that I had Meneries and prescribed the antivert. I just went through tests. One test was abnormal. Another test was inconclusive for I didn't see one red dot I saw many. Between each test I saw blue. I have been on the following medications: Antivert, Atenolol, Amitryptoline, and Valium, of course not during the tests. I now have an appointment with physical therapy and none of my doctors agree about diagnosis and medications. I am so confused. I don't know what lies in the future for me. The medications side effects produce the same effects I am trying to get rid of. The hallucinations have caused a stop of Amis, but my ENT just ordered a 6 month supply of Valium, which are addictive. I don't like this at all. In the meantime, I am still weak, but the valium has helped the tingling in my head and pain. I am more constipated, and this is from the medications. I am not working. This is causing a complete interruption of my ability to function properly. My daughter is getting married next month. This should be a glorious time, but I am being kept out of all planning and I feel so lost. I should be a part of this important day. I guess the best I can hope for is that I won't make a fool of myself.

Comment from: womanontheedge, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

I just found this site and was looking to see if anyone sounded like me. My dizziness started with a few spells' one right after I was swimming laps and another while I was on the computer. The next think I knew was I woke up dizzy - and it never went away. My dizziness does not feel like the room is moving around me, but more like I have movement in my head. In the beginning I would wake up (after having a hard time going to sleep because I was dizzy - like a hamster running around in there) and be so dizzy that I would throw up. I discovered that it was caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. I would try to hold my head still, but it didn't help. Being in stores bothered me. I was very sensitive to light and sound (I still am when there is a change in atmospheric pressure). I had a number of test done - cat scans, MRI's, balance tests, rotation chair, etc. I ended up with a diagnosis of endolymphatic hydrops of which meneres is a form. Treatment is a low salt diet (hard to do when you have a family) and a diuretic. I can no longer take the meds. Not all doctors agreed with the diagnosis, so who really knows. I am still dizzy 24/7 with better days now as it has been almost 9 years. If I thought I would have this forever when it started I don't know what I would have done. If anyone has what sounds like this, please comment.

Comment from: mianena79, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

I was at the gym yesterday and did my normal routine, but when I was done I became very dizzy and lightheaded and had to sit for about 20 minutes or so. I was not able to walk. I was having hot and cold flashes. I took my sweater off thinking that maybe my body was hot. I asked one of the girls at the gym if I could have a piece of gum to see if that could help. I am not sure what could have made me feel this way.

Comment from: angelsen68, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I sat by my desk at home doing some work on the computer. I had just gotten back home from having breakfast and suddenly I started to feel dizzy with a sick stomach. I had to drop everything and go lie down on the couch. I haven't felt like this in a very long time. The nausea was so bad that I could not eat for the day thereafter and still had a sick stomach. I went to see my ob/gyn for my yearly check and when he checked my BP it was 116/103, not sure how I should feel. He has requested that I do some testing including CA125, Lipid Profile and a CBC, Mammogram and Ultrasound, feeling a bit scared right now, but we'll see how it goes.

Comment from: Mike, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 01

The last couple of days I have started to get dizzy spells while sitting down.

Comment from: Irene, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I am a personal trainer. I train 3 or 4 times a week and do hill walks as well. I don't take any prescribed medication. I had my heart tested recently after experiencing dizziness, which showed no obvious issues.

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.

Comment from: cswier, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I have had dizziness for over a week. Yesterday while walking 3 miles I had weakness in my knees, poor circulation in feet, extreme sweating, and was feeling very faint. I drank some water but today am still feeling light-headed.

Comment from: Hmicole1112, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I have extreme dizziness upon standing and loss of balance. I am feeling like I'm going pass out.

Comment from: Bernhard, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 26

I have dizziness, constant vision problems, feelings of nausea, and cotton in my head.

Comment from: Mallory, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I have a slight headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and dry eye.

Comment from: hogan, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 25

My dizziness comes and goes. Today it hit with a vengeance two or three times, I had to sit down while everything spins out of control. I'm getting scared that I'm going to have a stroke or something worse. Hope there's help for me.

Comment from: FirstLa1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I feel dizzy/lightheaded when I am sitting talking to someone or sometime while I am alone.

Comment from: DAR, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I get very dizzy and almost pass out when I laugh hard. It is really scaring me.

Comment from: Carol H., 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I am feeling dizzy and off balance and have nausea.

Comment from: slow n old, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 12

I was standing up turning a screw and I looked down to get a screw driver. I became very dizzy and a feeling of things moving. I barely got to the couch to sit down. I was very hot and felt sick to my stomach.

Comment from: corky1852a, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I feel like I"m spinning while setting in the chair. When I get up I feel like I"m going to fall.

Comment from: kenny, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have had my gallbladder removed. It's been almost a year now and every day I am sick and get dizzy. I get the shakes so bad I have a hard time.

Comment from: Linda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 28

I feel dizzy about every few minutes like seeing a flash bulb flash in my face, it can also feel like an electrical short.

Comment from: Amanda, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 14

A week ago I became a bit dizzy, and then it was followed by nausea. I am not pregnant and am quite concerned.

Comment from: Bettyan, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

I am a patient with high blood pressure. I am on drugs bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg, Atenolol 100mg, Zestril (lisinopril dehydrate) 5mg (7.5mg). I have been on these drugs for a while now. I had this feeling of lightheadedness which had gone but now I am having it every day which makes me want to pass out. Sometimes my mid heart is very heavy and painful but not my left side. Sometimes I will sweat profusely and stop. It happens at any position.

Comment from: rkymtroxie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

I get dizzy when I lay on my left side only. The dizziness is really weird feeling like my brain is moving around.

Comment from: gideon, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: December 30

When I am walking I feel like I'm about to fall on the ground.

Comment from: queen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

I worked up about 4AM, used the toilet and headed back to bed. As I put my head down on my pillow, I felt as if I was going to faint, my head felt very light. I tested my blood pressure and the reading was 141/95.

Comment from: Joy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I am a 50 year old female and I have had lightheadedness and pressure on my head, mostly the back part of my head and I am off balance. I get vibrations from my voice. I'm on Serc which helps with the dizziness. I've been like this for almost a year now and haven't been diagnosed with anything. I've had 2 MRI and a CT scan and my brain and ears are fine.

Comment from: DrDoolittle, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I have bouts of extreme vertigo, dizziness, nausea. It has been so bad my husband insisted i go to the dr as he thinks my blood pressure was dropping. The nurse said you are really relax this morning as I was moving/talking so slow. My B/P was 98/58. The dr said it is because of my IBS symptoms causing dehydration. Don't know if i agree as I drink plenty of fluids everyday. Sometimes it will last for 30 minutes, sometimes for hours.

Comment from: [email protected], 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I was recently diagnosed wit emphazema, COPD, high blood pressure, plus I have hypothyroidism. Lately I get ligtheaded. I am on oxygen 24/7. What might cause it?

Comment from: Neoma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 10

I am 62, have had relatively high blood pressure most of my life. I have only one kidney so I have always been very careful what kind of medication I take. Recently they put me on blood pressure medicine. My blood pressure went down to 107/60. At the same time I started getting dizzy and lightheaded. But in addition my arms and legs felt so heavy they didn't want to move....I am lethargic and feel like I can't concentrate. I would be dangerous driving this way. So I cut my blood pressure pills in half. things got better. But recently I am dizzy and lethargic and feel awful. Took my blood pressure and it was 144/84. Not low. I guess there must be something else going on. Time to go to the Dr.

Comment from: Jimmy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I broke my C2 vertebrae in August of 2012. The last two months or so, I occasionally get dizzy if I lie down or while I am lying down and roll over to my left. This has never happened before.

Comment from: phoenixgal7, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I have a dizzy spell about two to three times a week. It usually occurs at work in the mornings and always between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. I log onto my computer and check emails, etc., and all of a sudden, my vision becomes blurred, and I start to feel dizzy and off balance. I get real hot and have to fan myself. It lasts for about five minutes and then I get cold. Once this passes, I am not bothered with it for the remainder of the day. I have had my heart checked out, and an EKG performed. An echocardiogram and stress test showed my heart is perfectly normal, my doctor says.

Comment from: Jeni, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 08

I am experiencing bouts of lightheadedness but do not have any other symptoms, such as vomiting, nausea, headaches. It almost always occurs on the treadmill and sometimes between breakfast and lunch. It feels as if my head drops forward, but it doesn't. I don't think that I have any symptoms such as confusion, but I think it is more of a feeling of imbalance. Today is a bad day, and I cannot get rid of the feeling. I just ate a big bowl of soup and snacked on crackers and carrots mid-morning. I also had oatmeal this morning. I don't know what's causing my dizziness.

Comment from: NT, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I feel dizzy when I stand up living my disk to go and see other colleagues or I am going up the steps and vice versa. When I get dizzy I do not have pain anywhere eccept that the ground feels to far a way from my body. The minute I take some sugar then I get to feel better.

Comment from: Dizzy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

No nausea or vomiting, I just sit here and feel dizzy. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night feeling dizzy. It comes and goes all throughout my day. As a matter of fact I feel dizzy right now.

Comment from: Mrs M Sinclair, 55-64 Female Published: July 06

In the last few days I have light headiness, feeling the room is spinning around me when I lay down, fatigue, very, very tired, lifeless really. I also feel lightheaded. I am on thyroxin per day. I also started taking Aloe Vera Forever gel 2 fluid ounces per day.

Comment from: richmond, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 06

I suffered (3) strokes back. The only thing left from the strokes today is the lightheadness that I experienced after the strokes. I am 63 years old, a male non-smoker and feel fine except for the lightheadness that I feel while standing. I don't experience it sitting or laying down. Is there a medication I might try.

Comment from: Airhead, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I woke up with the sensation of being very lightheaded, a little off balance, and have had a mild headache. This feeling has persisted for 10 to 12 hours. My heart rate is normally from 70 to 85. Today it has been 100 to 110.

Comment from: MilG1115, 75 or over Female Published: July 06

I was hot and started to get out of bed to go to the bathroom, and I sat up and felt like I was whirling around and couldn't walk. I called my son and dove in to my house and turned on the air and shut the windows, and I got better, but I have no energy and I still feel woozy a lot.

Comment from: Eeems, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 24

I have lightheadedness and some vertigo, but not with a spinning sensation. I have taken meclizine which seems to aggravate the condition. I have considerable stiffness in my neck. Is it possible I may have a pinched nerve creating my problem.

Comment from: John, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 24

I am a 77 year old male. My dizziness is similar to June 1st except no nose bleed. I sleep on my left side and if I turn quickly to my right side, it seems that I will pass out. If I turn slowly, there is no problem. During the day, I become dizzy if I get up too fast or make a quick turn. If I take a Meclizine, which is for motion sickness, it helps for a while.

Comment from: big bill, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I take my blood pressure its usually 160 0ver 57. I get dizzy and have no strength when doing some work. When I turn my head while backing up my truck I feel like I am going to pass out. I am 83 years old and take hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg every day for my high blood pressure.

Comment from: William, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I have been a heavy smoker in the past but now smoke approx 5/10 a day. Recently I have been experiencing some dizziness particularly after I get up in the morning and occasionally cannot focus properly. Would this be low blood pressure or vertigo?

Comment from: miker, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I feel dizzy in the morning and all day long as well. I feel like blacking out and distorted vision tired and weak as well.

Comment from: msmir3, 45-54 Female Published: June 12

I have been dizzy all day at work I work in a greenhouse and nursery. I try to drink as much liquid as possible. Today I had 3 32oz bottles of vitamin water and water. I felt like I was going to faint. I feel weak and tired my head hurts a little. I am lying down in an air conditioned room. I still fell a little dizzy it gets worse when I walk around.

Comment from: drs4400, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 08

I am 55 years old and I have dizzy spells 1 day of the month and they last for about 9 hours happening every hour on the hour then they stop after about 9 hours and return again 1 month later. I have a weird smell sometimes get real sweaty get dizzy for about 10 to 15 seconds then I am good for an hour then it happens again. I have had every test that you can imagine even been in the hospital ER hooked up to machines and everything is always normal. This has been happening for the past 2 and 1/2 years.

Comment from: J.T. from Ohio, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 08

I have had two severe vertigo attacks in six months. I was hospitalized for two days to regain walking ability. I have always had a problem with my left ear, but never a severe vertigo problem I have blood pressure problem of late, especially the systolic I was on Lisipril, Diovan HCT they didn't work now it's been changed again. I took one Norvasc for years and then for some reason my medicine has been changed and the nightmare began.

Comment from: allegirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I am a 42 female who experienced my first bout of dizziness over five years ago. I was shopping in Walmart and it came out of nowhere. I got very dizzy, weak, and felt like I was going to faint. I also got very hot and then cold. I ended up in the ER that night and again a few days later. My whole nervous system seemed like it was going crazy. Since then I had random bouts of dizziness. Now it is progressively getting worse. I cannot walk into any store and even find it hard to go to the doctors. I went today and although I was in a wheelchair, I was still dizzy, etc. My mother put cold paper towels on me and then got an ice pack. I had to sit with my elbows propped and my head down. Some things that help me are: staying out of stores, staying cool, laying in front of a cold air conditioner with the air blowing on me, relaxation techniques, short rests during the day. My advice to anyone, is to not ignore the signs and symptoms. Write them down, be as proactive as you can. Do lots of google searches! Get your medical records. If anyone has any suggestions on anything else that helps with dizziness I would greatly appreciate it:)

Comment from: worried, 55-64 Female Published: June 01

For several weeks now I have been getting light headed. It happens when I am lying down and turn over in bed or start to get up out of bed. It only lasts a short time, but I have to stop my movement and lay very still until it passes. I am also experiencing frequent nose bleeds from one side of my nose. I can be lying in bed doing nothing or bending over doing something and all of a sudden my nose gushes blood. I have never had nose bleeds before through out my entire life. It doesn't last long and quickly stops as quickly as it started. It feels as if my nose is starting to run and all of a sudden blood is running from my nose. Are these two symptoms related with each other? I have been under a great deal of stress from my business failing and over whelmed with bills.

Comment from: Gerrymac, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 20

My dizziness episodes started out of nowhere. I was relaxed and had just completed editing of an article for my MS newsletter. I am in a wheelchair and turned away from my computer and WHAMMO, it began and seemed to come at me in waves. I thought I was about to die. Like a roller coaster the dizziness took me to an extreme high peak and then downward to a low point. Again and again. When this happened to me, I was fortunate to have a health-care worker with me and seeing I was in trouble, she kept saying 'relax' to me which helped calm me down. Within minutes the paramedics arrived and hooked me up to several monitors. Apparently, my BP and heart rate were off the map. They injected me with a drug to slow everything down until the ambulance arrived and took me to the hospital where I stayed for 2 weeks. The whole episode was very scary. All my heart tests were clear. They put me on a beta blocker and magnesium pill to help my blood chemistry. Now I have outpatient tests planned. Hope these comments help somebody.

Comment from: cwatson, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

I can just be sitting or standing and it is almost like a wave comes over me. I get really light-headed and dizzy my heart beats fast and I get clammy. I guess you could say I get a little queasy, but not to the point of throwing-up. Just as quickly as it hits it resides in about 5min. I'm good again. It seems to come in spurts. Today I had this about 4 times today. It has been probably about 3-4 months since I had one. I have had my sugar checked and have worn a heart monitor for a month, but didn't have an episode so they couldn't give me an answer.

Comment from: Jan, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

For the last few weeks I have been having dizzy spells. I do a lot of gardening and find when I get up I have to sit down again for fear of falling over. I did recently have a blood pressure test and was told it was low, but not to worry. I was also told that my dizzy spells were nothing to worry about. I have just turned 60, apart from a very bad attack of bronchitis about 3 winters ago, which has left me short of breath when walking up hills I have been well. Hope you can give me some positive feed back.

Comment from: gjo1, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I am taking Chantix to help quit smoking, would this casue vertigo or dizziness? This is my third week taking the med and I have cut down my smoking considerably from a pack to 5/6 cigarettes a day. I also have hypothyroid disease and am wondering if that plays a role. I have my blood work checked every three months and I am within the guidelines of proper medication.

Comment from: b.b, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 04

I get spells of dizzy or light headiness which lasts 30mins-2hours bothered from 26 years of age.

Comment from: Dizzy girl in Kentuc, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I'm a 59-year old female who has been experiencing dizziness, nausea, and vomiting at random times. If I can lie down, the dizziness subsides, but the nausea and vomiting may last for a couple of more hours. I also feel shaky and disoriented. Once the symptoms end, I usually fall into a very deep sleep lasting about four hours and when I wake up, I am ravenous. I always want food-food, that is, steak, hamburgers, chicken and absolutely no sugar. Sugar makes the symptoms worse.

Comment from: mybrotherscott, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 06

My brother was in an accident when he was 18 years old. It left him paralyzed on the left side of his body. He is now 48 years old. He walks with a cane. He lately has been falling a lot. No new medication given, I have not changed anything.

Comment from: sue, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I have had a by-pass in October, but I have had all kinds of problems since I had it done. I have lost 8 stone and I am still loosing, but I am seriously suffering from light headedness and have gotten a head ache most mornings do you think that I need to see my gp?

Comment from: tim s, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 31

I have recently been described as having high blood pressure. I thought my 1st prescribed Lisinopril was the cause of it, but I've had an incident where I got out of my car and couldn't stand up. The dizziness was so bad. It was like I was trying to get up, but my equilibrium was all out of whack. I'm not sure what direction I'm going now.

Comment from: benoit, 55-64 Male Published: March 31

I have Parkinson's. I also have to use a catheter 3 to 4 times daily from my bladder. The doctors say I have type II diabetes, but my accu checks are always good. I get what I call white outs I get so dizzy I lose all my strength and totally can't see for seconds I get weak and my blood pressure drops down real low. Do you have any advice for me?

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