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Anyone else get dizzy spells?

Sep 26, 2016 5:47 AM

I've been getting dizzy spells for about seven years now. They vary in intensity and duration. Does anyone else get this?

Sep 26, 2016 5:50 AM

I get this all the time, expecially when i stand up. It happens when i do other things as well. I have no idea why

Sep 26, 2016 7:32 AM

I get that.. Have you ever checked your blood pressure while standing, then sitting and laying down. While laying down mine can drop 30-40 points. So when I stand I try to do it slowly. Standing quickly could cause me to be dizzy. But that's just one thing that could cause it. Have you talked with your doctor about it?

Sep 26, 2016 10:09 AM

I do from time to time but I also have sinus issues that cause my ears to plug and also if I'm in pain and don't eat, I get dizzy as well. Today I'm having a problem keeping my eyes open. I actually slept most of the night scattered and every few moments I keep drifting off. The problem is that the hypnogic jerk is really bad today and so it keeps startling me out of sleeping.

Sep 26, 2016 10:11 AM

Mknight sounds like you have positional vertigo which can be caused by ear problem. It could also be a blood pressure problem.

Sep 26, 2016 11:29 AM

I've dealt with dizzy spells since 2004. At first they only happened when I was suffering sinus congestion and allergies. They worsened to occur anytime my ears were plugged or draining. And I'm super sensitive to allergy & cold meds; decongestants exacerbate the dizziness. I've suffered from orthostatic hypotension since 2014 with worsening dizzy spells and hearing loss. I was sent to Mayo clinic last year because of the worsening dizziness, making me stagger and fall, requiring the use of a cane &/or walker. The tests show I now have a problem with the 8th cranial nerve that's affecting my dizziness and imbalance.

Sep 26, 2016 12:38 PM

I get them w/ black outs. It's very scary. It's like having a disease isn't enough all the side effects are just as bad!

Sep 26, 2016 2:42 PM

Mzladybug - Neurontin did that to me. Still every time I see a new doctor they try to get me to give it Another try. Umm. No! Passing out while shopping was not my idea of fun. Doctors can sometimes be funny creatures.

I hope you find answers on what's causing yours.

Sep 26, 2016 3:07 PM

Yes. I have dizzy spell most evey day. Gets worse with activity's. I've learned in some ways how to still function and whike dizzy. Until lately with added treatment and meds. A lot of things have been thrown off.

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