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Comment from: Zachary , 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 25

On January 5th I was beginning to come down with the flu. Then a few days later I woke up feeling lightheaded and off balance till January 24. I felt fully recovered for about 2 weeks and then a days ago on the 20th of February, that lightheaded feeling and dizziness came back. I had an MRI and blood work, and it all came back normal. I don't know if I can consider this vertigo; nothing is really spinning but I don't know how long this recovery process will take. I feel good some days, and others bad, I'm scared.

Comment from: Timmy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

About a year ago I started having dizziness, and it has steadily gotten worse to the point of all day every day now. I have been to many doctors and emergency rooms, can find nothing, and I am being told possibly anxiety. No standard medications have helped. My life has ground to a halt.

Comment from: Emma, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

For 4 months I have been suffering from dizziness, fuzziness, headaches every now and then, and sick at my stomach. I have had an echocardiogram with air and saline bubbles which showed a hole in my heart from birth, the way it sounds. MRI and CAT scan show nothing, some mucus in the sinuses, so they are saying it is not sinus, but I've got chirping in my ears as well and a lot of soreness and tightness in the back of my neck. I don't know what can be causing this.

Comment from: Andrew66, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 24

My lightheadedness is so severe I can hardly get out of bed. The room is not spinning, it's a lightheaded feeling, jelly legs, rocky feeling and weird sensations in my head. I can feel this dizziness across my eyes, pressure in my head, then a headache is 100 percent guaranteed to come on after I get lightheaded, these last first days. Yet 4 of my doctors say it anxiety/panic but I'm not so sure, it's just too severe.

Comment from: Karen Anita, 45-54 (Patient) Published: December 05

I have felt this dizziness for about a year, and have gotten the diagnosis of vertigo every time. Earlier this year I had an MRI done and a brain tumor was found. I thought they had found the problem but no, even though I had radiation to stop the growth, my dizziness has gotten worse (the tumor was benign). I have been to all kinds of doctors but no one has made a proper diagnosis. I often get dizzy, start sweating, am very hot, nauseous, and just feel totally horrible. I have no energy.

Comment from: Diane, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I'm 72. I'm standing by the sink drinking water. As I'm swallowing I get dizzy like I'm going to pass out. It stops when I quit drinking.

Comment from: Misty, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I feel lightheaded and a little dizzy when I walk, and my nose is a bit blocked. I don't go out much due to disability.

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

I had my operation for breast cancer in February 2020 and I keep getting dizzy when getting out of bed. I take it slowly but still get dizzy, and it is driving me crazy.

Comment from: Looking forhelp, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 06

When I tilt my head backwards, even just a little bit, with bright lights on, I get very dizzy, and my eyes will not stop watering and hurting. Now my eyes are hurting more often on my way to work driving. I can't look at the road when the sun is too bright, my eyes start watering, I cannot look up or open my eyes because they hurt, and I get uncontrollable watering and dizziness.

Comment from: Gene, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 25

I feel chilled so much that I have to wear a jacket or hoodie in my home, which is 70 degree. I also have fainting feeling or dizziness for just a few seconds, been having this for 3 days now.

Comment from: Xxprincess, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

Wonder if anyone else has suffered with dizziness and been off balance for a year. When I put my head down on the left and right side I go dizzy and off balance. And when I look down and up I go the same. I've had this for a year. Since this last month I've felt worse. I am currently 30 weeks pregnant and feel worse. They have ruled out BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). They said it might be vestibular migraine. But got consultant appointment tomorrow.

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Comment from: Trina, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 21

Hit the back of my head really hard 1 week ago. I blacked out for a few hours before going to the emergency room. Took CAT scan and results were negative for brain damage. I was dizzy a lot, but got out of hospital in 3 days, because I walked good enough and I really wanted out. I believe I took an extra high blood pressure pill today by mistake, I also washed my hair and did more than I have in 6 days. I am so dizzy, not throwing up, just terribly dizzy. I also have black and blue on my neck from where I hit my head so hard on the freeze.

Comment from: Lorraine, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 08

Sometimes after I have been sitting for a longish period, I stand and then start moving, and get a strange feeling of pins and needles up my spine from my legs. I have to hold onto something until this feeling of dizziness passes. Does not happen after lying in bed though. I have had two hip replacements and spinal fusion.

Comment from: Woods19, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

When I go to stand up I get really dizzy and lightheaded and it's been going on for a few months now. I have to stop and grab ahold of something to make sure I don't fall and close my eyes. Sometimes my whole body will start twitching or jerking, I am feeling like my body is getting weaker and weaker and I'm going to fall or pass out but I fight through it every time and haven't yet. I'm not sure what it could be.

Comment from: Needtoknow27, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I had a spinal tap done for a C-section 3 months ago. When I came out of surgery I was throwing up like crazy with dizziness. I sat up and felt the whole room spinning so fast I thought I was literally moving in circles but I wasn't. My husband said I was shaking so bad he thought I was having a seizure. I still don't know what happened but it took me till the next day before I came back around. I was passing out and I didn't even know anyone had come to see me.

Comment from: Shelly, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I just really have a hard time walking. I have no other symptoms of dizziness. I had back surgery in 2009, but I had problems before then, but they are continuing to get worse. I walk with a cane. It won't be long till before I will have to have a walker. I don't know what kind of doctor to see, to see what's causing it.

Comment from: Tsnoddy22 , 19-24 (Patient) Published: October 17

I have been dizzy for almost two years. It goes on and off every other day. I have had CAT scans, blood work, dizziness and anti-anxiety medicines, antibiotics, and quit smoking, and nothing works. I have been to the doctor 14 times and no one knows what it is. It's very frustrating when I know something is wrong but no one believes me!

Comment from: Steven , 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I'm 32 years old and I've been dealing with dizziness for 3 years now. I've gone to many doctors to see what's going on with me. I'm always hydrated so it can't be dehydration. I've been to ENT and they said I don't have vertigo. I'm scared beyond anything because I cannot function right with this. I'm also experiencing pain in my body and uncomfortable feelings in my eyes. I've had tons of blood work and everything comes back normal. I'm tired of it.

Comment from: Mommy. , 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 10

I'm sad after reading all these comments with people having similar symptoms of dizziness as mine and doctors find nothing. My symptoms started with headaches and blurred vision and double vision. Then one day I was at my kid's school for parent teacher conference and while sitting at my daughter's desk I felt a vibration from the floor up. It happened a few more times before I asked the parent next to me if she felt that. She looked at me strangely and said no! I have dizziness and lightheadedness all day after eating.

Comment from: Hank, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 07

I have been feeling light headed for the past 5 days. Feels like I might faint, also while being light headed have a feeling of a head rush frequently. Dizziness also happens when I close my eyes to sleep. All tests have been normal.

Comment from: Dadof4, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 26

My doctors are at a loss. My symptoms start with sudden tunnel vision triggered by a memory. This is followed by dizziness to the point where I need to lie down. This last for about 30 seconds. Then I have a full body sweat for about 10 to 15 seconds. After that the dizziness and sweating stop and I'm fine. I could go for a jog if I wanted to.

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Comment from: Imperfekt, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

My impaired balance is 24/7. The sensation is comparable to that of when we were children we would spin round and round then stop, causing dizziness. The dizziness varies in severity. I might be considerably functional in the morning but by noon or evening it has worsened. Or I might wake and feel unable to cope but then improve after a while. I not have episodes of spinning vertigo. It is a constant sense of imbalance or drunkenness. I also feel very stuffy headed and there is my neck.

Comment from: Nikoles , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I have been dizzy for almost 3 years now. I do not drive because of it. I've had blood work, MRIs, and ear exams. All came back 200 percent normal. Certain lights really cause it to get worse. I hardly ever have headaches with this dizziness. It feels as if I'm always off balance or that I'm going to pass out. It happens more often when I'm standing still.

Comment from: ZekeM13 , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 26

I recently started having dizzy spells, mostly when I get up from lying down, and when bending over to get something off the floor. I went to get my haircut last week and the barber asked me to hold my head straight. I said I am, and looked in the mirror and my head was tilted to my right side a little. What in the heck is wrong with me! I have also realized that when I hang a picture it's always crooked, but it looks fine to me until I back up about 5 feet. I used to never have that problem.

Comment from: Nathan B, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I am 20 years old. My dizziness started when I was in year 9 of school in English. I remember the exact time it happened. I was 14 years old and went to the doctors in and out for months trying to find out what was wrong with me. They did every test on me and told me that they couldn't find anything. My family has seen this as a good thing but for me it was the worst possible result, I now have been living with it for 6 years and it's horrible, as I just want to find out what's wrong with me.

Comment from: Banu, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

In August 2018, dizziness woke me up in the middle of the night. The room was spinning, the best way to describe it is episodic waves of lightheadedness in my head and mild nausea that got worse while lying down. I was eventually diagnosed with vestibular/atypical migraine. I was put on amitriptyline 10 mg. Weird thing is that every two weeks I wake up in the middle of the night with it; it gets better for a few days but flares up again and stays for more than a week. Wonder if anyone else felt the same.

Comment from: Paula, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

I have been suffering with dizziness this last 4 years. It really is not good, I seem to suffer every other day. My doctor says it is vertigo and I am on medicines but these don't seem to do any good.

Comment from: kamith, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I have problems with dizziness especially when I get up from a bed or chair, sometimes just moving causes it. I get light headed and sometimes the room seems to spin around. But it mostly hits me when I get out of bed or up from a chair. This has been going on for a few weeks but I haven't seen my doctor about it yet.

Comment from: Tom, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 28

I had a ruptured brain aneurysm December 9th, 2012, had it clipped off and am on my way to recovery. I spiked a fever of 105 degrees and they found an abscess on my brain, did a spinal tap and confirmed it as bacterial meningitis. I had a second aneurysm clipped on October of 2014 and another one with a stent and coils December 2014. January 3rd, 2015 I got dizzy and it never went away. In May of 2015 I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and had a magnetic VP (ventriculo-peritoneal) shunt put in, but the dizziness never went away to this day. I do get some relief with taking Klonopin, but the dizziness is still there but the medicines make it bearable. I just want a diagnosis of the problem and get treated, thank you for reading this!

Comment from: Frustrated-n-waiting, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

I've had severe dizziness on and off for the past 14 years. My first episode occurred at 15 years of age and I am now 29. I recently had my first child, and the lack of sleep from motherhood has only added to my agony of dizziness. Some sites I've been on say that the effects of dizziness (vertigo) are hard to explain, but here are a few of my symptoms: --I feel as though the world is spinning around me --I cannot walk a straight line, as I cannot focus on anything. --Those around me say they constantly see my eyes moving as I try to focus. --I am sensitive to light and more so to sound. Any loud noise, constant base or humming sends me spinning. --I have to watch how I move. If I get up or turn my head too fast, it's triggered. --I have difficulty working out as I find myself getting lightheaded and eventually dizzy. I've been documenting my episodes trying to find a trend, trigger or cause and have yet to find any consistency. The only thing I have noticed is that fatigue increases my chance of having a spell. I want to clarify that these episodes do not last seconds or minutes, but days! I've been to the doctor but feel as though they aren't taking it seriously or aren't aware of how severe these spells are and how seriously it is affecting my life! Finally in April 2009, I was referred to a specialist; however my appointment is not until February 2010! So I'm coping as best as I can for now and am anxiously awaiting and hoping for the help I need.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

I have seen countless doctors and each one gives a different reason and how to fix the problem, but nothing works. It has been more than six years since I first started feeling dizziness, and it scares me that something is seriously wrong that the doctors are missing. In the last two weeks, my symptoms have gotten worse, and I can feel that the small twitch I had when the dizziness first started has now turned into an uncontrollable jerk. I have been trying to hide the problem from my family and friends because I do not want them worrying, but it has gotten to the point that I am not sure if I can pretend to be fine anymore.

Comment from: Female Published: August 27

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: Darr, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

For the last 4 days I've been getting strange dizzy spells that last for about an hour if I stay lying down. It make my vision blurry, I am sick to the stomach, on the verge of passing out, and it makes me very tired.

Comment from: blondie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 18

I broke out into a severe sweat and it poured off my face. I then was lightheaded and had nausea. I threw up one time and I felt myself a little short of breath also along with dizziness. I lay down and put cold compresses on my face. After about 25 minutes I felt fine.

Comment from: Celia, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 03

I had dizziness and nausea. I haven't eaten my breakfast yet but taken my medications for high blood pressure. I did some dancing practice for 30 minutes and ate toasted bread, and after that I felt dizzy and vomited. I rested for a while and have no more symptoms.

Comment from: Becky, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I can be sitting still, standing up, walking, driving, or moving my head and I get dizziness. I have a swishing sound in my ears and it causes me to feel lightheaded and it affects my eyesight also.

Comment from: Ranee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

My head feels like it is full of water, I have had dizzy spells for 4 months. I am just sitting and still I get woozy… like my head goes in and out.

Comment from: Kathy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

Today at 2:45 pm, I felt a light pressure in my head followed by dizziness, and then I could hardly keep my eyes open. I felt completely drained of energy. Felt odd. This has happened 6 times today.

Comment from: Bob., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 17

Every time I burp which has eggy smell, I become very dizzy and my whole body feels as though I have run a marathon.

Comment from: Ashns, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I have been feeling dizzy off and on for as long as I can remember. I have been to the doctors and ENT doctors, and they can't seem to figure out why. I did have a doctor suggesting I get my eyes rechecked. I am wishing good luck to anyone who suffers from this because you are scared to go and do stuff without worrying you will have yet another dizzy spell!

Comment from: Help me, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

I have pressure that goes from my nose to my head to my ears, blurriness that goes from one eye to another, headaches, and nose that feels clogged from time to time. My doctors say nothing is wrong but it doesn't feel that way, I feel dizzy.

Comment from: Dan, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

For the past month I've been suffering from dizziness and vertigo. The dizziness keeps coming and going, sometimes gets unbearable. My eyes ache and I've started having pains in my head, not headaches, just pains at certain places.

Comment from: kal, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

I have been suffering with bad dizzy spells ever since December 17, 2019 when I had pneumonia. Ever since that day almost every day I have felt dizzy, even when I try to walk. It's ruining my life. I feel like I can't cope with this anymore. I am suffering and I wish I could get help.

Comment from: Sirmister, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

The last 3 weeks I've been getting dizzy. I feel completely normal, I just get these dizziness attacks that last no more than 15 seconds here and there throughout the day. I went to the doctor and everything is fine. My inner ear was swollen two weeks ago. The doctor gave me medicines and now it has cleared up, but the dizziness is still hanging around.

Comment from: Zweli, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 03

I'm 35 years old I've been struggling with dizziness, it's been three days now. Every time I wake up from bed, or I am at work working, this dizziness comes and goes, it doesn't want to stop. I'm worried now.

Comment from: Angelo, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 21

I got up one morning and as I sat on the bed, the room was spinning, my head felt very light for about 4 seconds, and then it stopped. Since then if I bend down to pick up something from the floor the same thing happens, and also if I am lying down on the bed and turn. I wonder what can be causing my dizziness.

Comment from: Charchar , 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 07

My friend is really dizzy. He passed out and forgot everything that happened that day, but he is now getting bloodshot eyes.

Comment from: John, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 30

One morning I woke up dizzy, the next day fine, and the day after again dizzy, but not as bad as the first time. My dizziness continued for a month and a half, it is getting less and less each day. It has been almost 2 months and it is almost gone. I don't know what could have caused this.

Comment from: Thelma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I really feel like I'm going to faint every time I get up and walk around. My eyes feel like they're closing, like it's getting dark, like I'm looking through a tunnel. My head feels kind of like cotton. I just feel like I'm going to faint. As long as I'm kind of sitting or being still I'm okay.

Comment from: lina, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

Other than occasional dizziness at random I've never suffered with dizziness. Today however, I've had about 15 dizzy spells that are super quick in the last two hours. Wondering what this could be.

Comment from: Ashley, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 10

My granddaughter says she hit her head on the computer at work last week, now she's feeling lightheaded when or after eating. She didn't lose consciousness or experienced any vomiting the day of injury and she has no bruising or swelling.

Comment from: Hannah, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I have been having severe vertigo for 7 days now, and it never goes away. Everything seems like it is spinning and my eyes can't focus on anything in front of them unless it's close up. Lying down on my back seems to help but the moment I get up again the dizziness returns just as bad. It's the worst on the right side and I've also been having a feeling of my right ear being clogged as well as occasional pain but no hearing loss. I'm on meclizine and it doesn't help.

Comment from: Kim, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I feel like when I'm trying to watch TV it feels like it's going really fast and it's almost like I'm on a fairground ride. I have to close my eyes to make the dizziness stop, but sometimes that doesn't stop it either.

Comment from: Joe77, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 04

I was lightheaded and dizzy, felt like I was going to faint, then my whole body started to tingle as I broke out in sweats, and my body started cramping.

Comment from: Floss, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I had a bad feeling last week that something had happened in my head that made me feel like I was going to lose consciousness. I managed to overcome it but left with dizziness all the time, I am frightened.

Comment from: Bethel1, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 28

I have been having real strange symptoms for 8 to 11 months now. It started when I woke up one morning with a pounding earache. I was diagnosed with left ear infection, and treated with amoxicillin. Found out I was allergic to penicillin. I was then treated with another antibiotic. Ear infection cleared up. Since then, dizziness continues to come and go when walking or sitting, I have ringing in my left ear, it hurts behind my eyes and feels heavy, my nose runs all of the time, and I feel horrible most of the time.

Comment from: Glen, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 21

When I chew food and turn my head I get severe dizziness.

Comment from: Jane, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 07

I was with my 3 year old grandson, sitting down, when suddenly my head had a strange feeling I can't describe and I was frightened to move because of the dizziness.

Comment from: Dawn, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 03

My son is 11 years old and this morning he woke up dizzy about 5 times and also vomited 3 times. He started wearing glasses just 2 or 3 weeks ago. I wonder if glasses can cause the dizziness.

Comment from: Yolandie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I woke this morning with head sore and spinning, and nausea. I can't bend down, then I feel lightheaded and dizzy, and I am very off balance right now.

Comment from: Kero, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 14

I'm 56 years old. I have dizziness when I'm lying on my bed, looking up the ceiling. I feel the world was spinning, especially when I'm sitting or getting up to the chair. I feel dizzy or like in a spinning motion.

Comment from: April , 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 05

Four days ago I felt dizzy while driving, but it didn't last long. The following day I felt it two times. Yesterday was worse. It was now prolonged. Even after eating and taking a rest, I just woke up to help myself in the bathroom and am still feeling dizziness. I am now confused and afraid.

Comment from: NIKHIL, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 30

Sometimes it happens that I feel darkness in front of eyes and dizziness. For a few seconds I am unconscious. My whole body blacks out. When I get conscious I feel as if some fluid is whirling in my head. Slowly it calms down and I feel headache after that. My age is 20 years. Earlier it happened 5 to 6 times in a year. For the last 2 months it has happened 2 times. Before that it happened four months back.

Comment from: Ash's mom, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 28

My 15 year old son is a very large young man. He is 6 ft. 3 and around 270 lb. He's a large built boy like my husband's side. Today after his breakfast (maybe 2 to 3 hours) he said that he had a light headache and took two low dose aspirin. He became dizzy and lay down. I'm extremely worried, it's Saturday and his doctor is not in until Monday. I'm super stressed worrying if it is normal.

Comment from: permom2004, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

I feel dizzy when I bend down, I feel dizzy within me. The room does not spin around at all.

Comment from: Renu, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 07

My 27 years old son recently complained of dizziness, especially when he gets up from bed. His stomach was upset and he had nausea and vomiting too. When he was 8 years old he had his first seizure after that he had seizures for 5 more years. Now at 27 he has outgrown seizures, he never has them anymore. I wonder if this dizziness is in any way related to that.

Comment from: Nita, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

I feel dizzy like I am going to fall when standing before lights for TV recording while singing at church.

Comment from: Jessieu4me, 65-74 (Caregiver) Published: March 12

The reason for dizziness many of the times is lack of vitamins that has caused this side effect. Your heart can't work properly unless you are healthy. Anyone over 45 needs to be taking CoQ10 plus vitamin C. Vitamin C is for your muscles. Your heart is a muscle, vitamin E acts like a blood thinner and will help blood circulation. Vitamins are important because we don't eat properly especially if you are single. I hope that this will help someone. My husband had a kidney disease and I learned all about vitamins to help his condition. I'm now 72 and realize I feel much better when taking vitamins.

Comment from: LDL007, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 01

Today is the second time. I am 70. I woke up with unbelievable dizziness with everything spinning. I threw up many times, and had diarrhea. I can't lie down, walking or sitting helps. I am diabetic, so not low glucose. Heart function is ok. There is hearing loss. I am a biomedical scientist of international repute. I don't agree with audiologist or neurologists regarding the cause. Why should we lose the sense of balance during sleep! And why diarrhea! No alcohol, and coffee unlikely to have caused it. I have been taking high protein diet.

Comment from: palesa, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

I had a flu few days ago and went to see a doctor. He injected me and gave me some medicine, Moxymax diclofenac, and I experienced some dizziness and it's too much.

Comment from: BELLE, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I have been having a woozy head as if something rushes over my brain and I feel like I could pass out. I sleep well and this does not bother me all the time, but I have had a lot in this last month. I do have high blood pressure that is under control now. But it was high, with mitral valve prolapse that reads moderate in my echo taken recently. I am looking for an answer. I am not a person who sits down, I enjoy goodness.

Comment from: Gus1203, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 02

Hi, I'm a 28 yr old male. I have been suffering from dizziness and lightheadedness. Another thing is that I've had severe panic attacks in the past. I don't know if this has some relationship with my dizziness. I wake up in the morning and I eat breakfast then about 9am I start feeling dizzy, which lasts all day. I also feel real tired and weak sometimes. I don't know what to do anymore. I'm scared I might drop and get real hurt. I've told my doctor but he says it might be the Lexapro. Now it has been a month that I stopped taking it and I'm still dizzy. I've had blood work done and so far everything came back normal. I don't know what is next. I hope someone here gets better.

Comment from: aaan, 45-54 Female Published: October 02

I am known to get motion sickness but this was different I woke up 1 morning and I was dizzy it felt like my eyes were fluttering back and forth I waited a few days and went to a E.N.T he did a procedure he told me that we have cyrstals in are ears and they were not lined up properly so he did the procedure (there is a name for this not sure what it is called) but I still have the dizzines I cannot lay down on my left side. When I do I am dizzy when I get up it I wait amoment then it hits me like a big pressure sometimes it litarly will feel like someone is pushing me to the side where it knocks me off balance. I do get pain by my left eye sometimes or a very bad headache.. I had being dizzy...

Comment from: carl, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

I have been getting dizzy for about 8 years now, on and off. It seems to just come on when it wants. I have seen lots of doctors who all tell me different things to do, but nothing works and no one seems to know why this is happening to me. I don't drink caffeine. I have stopped smoking, and I don't have too much salt in my food. I wish someone could help me with this.

Comment from: patsy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

I have had dizzy spells on and off for a while, but now it is almost all the time. The room is not spinning; it is just a little off balance and then darkness starts closing in. If I sit down or lay down, it goes away. I also have an "icy/hot" feeling on my head most of the time and sometimes on my arms and legs. My lips feel numb and my feet feel pins and needles. I've been to a heart doctor and he found nothing wrong.

Comment from: DizzyandWorried, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 08

I had the flu or something like it two months ago, for which I was given Tamiflu, which helped. But some respiratory symptoms remained, for which I was given a series of antibiotics -- but none worked. In the middle of this series of antibiotics, I began to feel dizzy -- feelings of vertigo, or spinning. My doctor prescribed antihistamines and decongestants, but nothing took away the dizziness. A week ago my doctor referred me to an allergist, whose opinion is that my problems stem from allergies. He prescribed a series of injections, plus a nasal antihistamine spray, plus washing nasal passages with salt water. To date, the nasal washing seems to help some. But the dizziness still remains, especially when I rise up, bend over or lie down. I don't know where to go next.

Comment from: womanontheedge, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

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: Hollyann, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I woke up dizzy and haven't moved yet.

Comment from: Ikim, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I feel like I've been dipped in icy hot water, and I've been really dizzy and sweating too much.

Comment from: Matt R73, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

I have dizziness 24/7 non-stop since July 2017 and it's now May 2019. No attempt of diagnosis, no treatment, no help, no care and no compassion! I'm a male 46 years old, have a young family to support and not been to work for nearly 2 years now. I have no life and frankly I go to bed hoping I don't wake up. Suicide is becoming a serious option.

Comment from: Atul R, 55-64 (Caregiver) Published: May 02

My father has been suffering with dizziness. About 9 days ago when he was sleeping and awoke, he felt dizzy and weak.

Comment from: Sherry, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I am dizzy sometimes when standing up and when lying on my left side.

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

I have felt dizzy several times whilst working in my garden this morning, I wonder what the cause could be.

Comment from: [email protected], 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 27

Today I woke up and for the first time in my life the room started spinning. I wonder what can cause this.

Comment from: JANNIE, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I have severe dizziness when looking up but the worst is at night when I turn from my left side to my right, I almost pass out and get nauseated!

Comment from: Karen, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 09

My dizziness has been increasing the last 2 days, not room spinning but lack of balance. I have cold sweat and nausea from time to time. I am very healthy, workout, have significant other, lots of friends, and am still working. I am getting worried.

Comment from: j23, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I run on the beach every day and today while I was doing my normal run I started feeling not well. I went home, drank my Gatorade, sat down and watched TV for a few minutes. When I got up I felt so dizzy I fell to my knees and I still feel dizzy even sitting. I do have high blood pressure but this has never happened before and I'm in pretty good shape.

Comment from: Joseph, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 26

Just two days ago, I got up from bed and just could not balance. I got back to bed and tried again getting up but failed. I was helped by my wife. I got up went to hospital where I was treated, but I still can't stand up on my own. I can see well but cannot balance when I stand. When I hold the back of my neck tight I feel a bit of relief. Doctors have just said that they see no problem, but I am worried and I'm getting weak.

Comment from: LR, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 01

I feel dizzy upon standing and lose balance when trying to walk.

Comment from: joanny, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 14

Sudden loss of equilibrium.

Comment from: Mary Ann, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

When I get dizzy, I get a slight buzz in the head and then a chill through my body that lasts a second or two.

Comment from: tiredme, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

I am still not fully aware of why this is happening as of yet, but I have felt extremely dizzy as I have tried to prepare dinner and ended up slicing my thumb with a knife. I don't get up swiftly. I don't do anything swiftly, and yet seems to be getting worse. I have had sweaty periods and I have been hot when I shouldn't be. My head is real warm and my hands and feet are cold, I have been having terrible headaches as well.

Comment from: dlg1954, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

Upon tilting my head back and to my left I experience buzzing and dizziness. I was taking Vagifem for 2 months and I quit taking it 3 weeks ago. The dizziness seems to be getting better slowly.

Comment from: tinacal, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I am always so dizzy, but today is pretty bad. I usually am dizzy on and off but this seems to have a hold of me today. I have gone to the doctor for it and they never can find what's wrong with me. It's very frustrating I know the dizziness isn't in my head.

Comment from: Morag, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I have had very bad headaches and occasional dizziness. It's as if my vision goes blurry for just a few seconds. I have had anemia in the past; I almost had to get a blood transfusion once. I have pernicious anemia and an underactive thyroid. I feel so tired all the time. I lead a very busy life looking after three kids, working full-time and trying to do all the housework.

Comment from: Light-headed, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 07

I have had three lower back laminectomies. The last one left me with femoral nerve damage (significant) and pain in my left groin area. I do a lot of gardening and have noticed that each time I rise upright from a squatting position that I get dizzy and light-headed. I need to bend slightly over to recover faster. I do not need to squat more than a few seconds to bring on the light-headedness.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 02

I was standing on the deck of the house and I suddenly started feeling faint. It was hard to keep my eyes open, so I sat down and everything became better. I felt some tingling in my left arm the next day, but I wasn't sick, I just didn't feel all that well. I slept well that night and I got up feeling better the next day. No headaches.

Comment from: Matthews, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 02

I get bouts of dizziness and daily headaches and I sometimes feel as though my legs are empty. I have had a stent fitted for a narrow artery in the heart, and the only medication I take now is aspirin and a statin. I have been discharged by my heart specialist and I have been referred to a neurologist. I have also had a brain scan, which shows nothing.

Comment from: BIGD, 55-64 Male Published: October 02

When I turn my head to the left or standing up or when I lay down and turn my head to the left. I will get extremely dizzy like I am going to pass out but never do. Also sweat at times and my shins feel hot. I also keep getting diarrhea. I will have pressure in my stomach and start burping with a real bad taste then the diarrhea will start.

Comment from: Gill, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 02

My symptoms started with a painful lump near my jaw bone, and I thought this was an abscess under my wisdom tooth and that maybe this was causing my dizziness. I took a antibiotic for five days and the pain and lump has gone but still my dizziness continues. Like this morning while driving to work, the whole world started spinning and I had to pull over and wait until I could re-focus and then continue to drive till I got to work, I feel very unbalanced and lightheaded.

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