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I experience dizzy spells maybe about once a week or so. Along with that I get a tingling sensation in my right foot and right leg. Also, my equilibrium is off balance when this happens. The dizzy spell comes on without warning and last for several hours. In fact, until I go to bed that night. The spell comes on with no warning. I went to my doctor and had some tests ran such as an MRI of my brain and some blood work along with a urine test. Everything came back ok except for one blood test which showed a vitamin D deficiency. My doctor thought it could be MS but my MRI came back okay. Any other thoughts of what can be the problem?
This has been going on for a long time and I would like to find out what could be the problem. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
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replied July 16th, 2009
I've been having the same symptoms for the past 6 months, although my dizziness is pretty much constant instead of once a week. I've seen 7 doctors, including 2 ENTs, and had many tests, including an MRI and CT scan, and nothing came back abnormal, although my magnesium, iron, and Vit. D are low (though not technically deficient). I've been on Rx Vit. D supplements for 2 weeks now, and the tingling is better tho not totally gone. I have also gotten magnesium injections, which may have helped the tingling rather than the Vit. D. The dizziness has not improved yet.

I don't know if any of this is helpful, but I know how you feel and how frustrating it is to feel like something is wrong and not get any answers. I'll let you know if I find out anything more. Good luck!
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replied June 23rd, 2011
dizziness
I have meniere's disease and have the same symptoms you might want to asked a ent or google it to see if your symptoms are the same
hope this helps
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replied August 26th, 2009
Dizziness and Vitamin D Deficiency
I'm curious as to how much Vitamin D you are taking each day with your blood test showing it was low? I too experience dizziness on a daily basis. In fact, I've had it for almost 4 years which was on and off again but in the last 2 months it has been almost daily. I too have had all the tests run (MRI, ENG, Neurologists, ENT's, etc) I was just recently told that I am Vitamin D deficient so I'm wondering if this is the problem. I'm just trying to get all the puzzle pieces of this together....very frustrating!
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replied August 26th, 2009
I have been prescribed what I imagine is a pretty high dose: 50,000 IUs of vitamin D twice a week. You have to get an Rx to get that high a dosage. I do feel a bit better but unfortunately it doesn't look like the cause, since I've been on it for almost 2 months and am not close to being dizzy-free. I hope this helps--good luck! I know how frusterating this problem is.
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replied August 26th, 2009
Dizziness & Vitamin D
That is a pretty high dose. My doctor only recommended that I go on 2,000 IU's a day. I just started this week so I won't know if it has any effect for a while. I sure was hoping that this might be my answer. My ENT thinks I may be having a type of migraine without the actual headache (something vascular where the arteries may be going into spasm) - He started me on Verapamil (calcium channel blocker) I'm a bit skeptical as I'm wondering how I can possibily have a "migraine" every day, all day long! He says the medicine will take a couple weeks to have any effect, if it's going to. Can you describe what kind of dizziness you are having?
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replied August 26th, 2009
Hmm, interesting. I saw a nuerologist a few months ago who was not sure what I had but suspected it would go away. He said to come back in a few months if I didn't feel better, and that one possibility for future exploration would be a vestibular migraine--he explained it is possible to have a migraine without pain, although having one daily for months is unusual and thus he was hesitant to try meds at first. I go back to him in 2 weeks so I'll see what he says. This sounds similar to what your ent told you--although I'm not sure if a vascular migraine has the same symptoms. So don't be too skeptical--it sounds like it could be a promising diagnosis. To answer your question, my dizziness is of a strange lightheaded feeling I have constantly, as though I'm always on a faintly rocking boat or trampoline, with brief vertigo/motion episodes a few rimes a day. the sensations are hard to describe and seem to change by the day. Does that sound like your dizziness? Do you have any other symptoms, or do you feel any heart palpitations or vascular spasms as your dr suggested? Let me know how your meds work, and good luck!
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replied August 27th, 2009
Dizziness & Vitamin D
Wow, my dizziness sounds very much like yours. As far as other symptoms...I have borderline HBP, insulin resistance and have a slightly low thyroid. I do get waves of heart palpitations that can last for weeks to months at a time but strangely enough, they went away prior to this really bad onset of dizziness that I've been experiencing for 2 weeks now. For the last several years I've only had the "strange lightheaded feeling" that you describe and in the last couple months it has been progressing to this now every day all day feeling that you described as well. Please keep me posted on your findings as you go back to your neurologist and I will do the same!
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replied August 27th, 2009
Will do! Hopefully at least one of us will figure it out soon! I'm especially curious to hear if your migraine medication works. By the way, I also have slightly low thyroid--maybe that's a clue? Anyway, I'll keep you posted!
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replied September 11th, 2009
Hi, I used to have dizzy spells with acute memory loss for about 3 years. The doc thought I had brain cancer and tested everything. It came back negative. By chance a doctor discovered through a blood test that I had virtually no hormones. That helped a bit. Then I started to do reseach my self and discovered that stress situations triggered these moments as well. Through good friends that are doctors I changed my nutrition and took a high dose of very good supplements (expensive!) and got rid of these spells. It surely is not funny to spend hours on time like on a rocking boat in this condition ( you discribed it perfectly) never knowing when it would set in again. I thank God that He provided all this information and now I am well! Hope this might help you. Greetings Gracygirl
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replied September 11th, 2009
Thanks for your story, Gracygirl. I'm wondering what vitamins were you low in, because my doctor found that I have a B2 deficiency and am low in some other B vitamins, so I'm taking supplements for that. Also, how long after you started the supplements did it take you to stop feeling dizzy?

Thanks again for lending hope!
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replied September 12th, 2009
Hi bizzybee, It took several months, around 6 or a bit more I think. I don't know exactly when it happened, but one day I suddenly realized they were gone. I took a combination of vitamins and minerals. All natural not synthetic. They were quite expensive, but a friend of mine who studied chemistry and worked in a factory producing all these things recommended them to me. By the way minerals are quite important. I did not know this at that time. Hope this helped. Never loose hope, there is always a way out. You only need to find the root of the problem. To cover the symptoms won't help. Have a nice evening
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replied November 3rd, 2009
Hello everyone,
I have been reading all these posts and I thought I was the only one suffering from these symptoms. To start you should all know I have been diagnosed with hashimoto's thyroiditis so I am on meds for that. But for the past 6 months I too have been having the dizzy spells as if I am floating or on a boat that is always rocking. At times I have really bad vertigo. Not to mention computers don't help the dizziness.
My Doctor sent me to an allergy specialist because they thought it might be something in the air but that just showed I had an allergy to dust mites. so I followed the steps given and nothing changed. Then I had an MRI to check my sinuses and my brain but that all came back normal. I had a VNG done and that showed that I had a weakness (peripheral vestibulopathy) in my right ear that could be contributing to the dizziness but they said they don't think that is the cause. I also have had multiple blood tests. My blood work showed that I was low in Vitamin D and the doctor put me on 50,000 units of vitamin D a week. I am currently done with my prescription Vitamin D but my levels are still low so I have to take 2000units everyday.
I then was sent to a neurologist and she told me it was due to my migraines. She said even though I am not feeling the headache it is still there and I am getting migraine auras which are causing the dizziness. She also put me on nortriptyline to help with the migraine problems. This has helped out with my dizziness but I still have my bad days. I was also sent to a physical therapist for my dizziness. They told me they couldn't make the dizziness go away but they might be able to teach me how to adjust my life with the dizziness. Honestly the physical therapy did nothing for me or at least it didn't fell like it did. With or without the therapy I would still have the dizziness and I would just have to learn to cope with it.
Also in these past 6months I have also been feeling like my heart is flipping in my chest. The doctors did an EKG and a Dynamic EKG and it came back with a mild sinus tachycardia but they told me it was nothing to worry about but I disagree. It feels as if my heart is going to stop at times because it flips so much but the doctors say it is nothing to worry about because it is mild. I will try to keep you all updated if they change any meds or if I find something that works. I know how frustrating this all is and I wish it would all just disappear. All I can say is hang in there and hopefully we will get it all figured out.
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replied January 27th, 2010
Vitamin D
Limonmonkey,
That has been my same story, for the past 3 years. I have been living what you wrote. I just got my blood work back from my doctor, and after taking Vitamin D for the past 5 months, (1000IU / day) I am still Vitamin D deficient, so my Dr. just upped it to 2000. The heart palpitations too-sinus tachycardia, but the vitamin d was helping until about a month ago, when I had another episode. Platelets, vitamin b all normal. Thyroid normal, what the heck is it? Now, I sometimes feel these weird vibrations in my body, but I can't even tell where they are coming from. I'm curious as to what you find out.
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replied July 4th, 2010
Dizziness and Tingling Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV)
are any of you still having these symptoms or have any of you gotten any relief? Last December I started with the same type of dizziness. It seemed like it had some type of hormonal connection as it was right before my period. It was so bad that I couldn't get up/lay down/sit/stand without being dizzy. I was also very tired. After my period, it stopped for a few months then I started to have occasional dizziness, unexplained, sometimes once a day or multiple times a day. It would last only a few minutes and go away. But I also have times when I will feel like today, dizzy from last night when I went to bed, until now. It's a really odd feeling just like you all have described and seemingly unprovoked. It is not around the time of my period now, and still think it might be hormonal, but nothing in blood work or thyroid test says so. I was told I have a slightly low Vitamin D and it must be just a touch off because they are only prescribing 800IU daily. I feel like I could have something with my inner ear or sinus as I get a bit of a drip or slight ear drainage when I get dizzy sometimes. It is really frustrating and for someone with a mild anxiety issue, very scary.

My Dr. doesn't think it is due to thyroid, hormones, iron or the Vitamin D, but says it could just be Benign Positional Vertigo(BPV) and that I should do some online research of the many exercises people say they do to help it. I haven't had a lot of success yet, but am still searching, however, much of it makes sense, I just have no idea what would have actually caused it to start all of a sudden.
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replied January 8th, 2011
Vertigo and Vitamin D
My daughter (17) just started having vertigo and fatigue one morning 4 weeks ago. She has trouble siting up with the room spinning. CT came back normal for tumors and after quite a bit of testing the doctor thinks it could be inner ear. After getting worse, they ran the test to check for vitamin d defirncy and found it low. He has her taking D3 5,000IU daily and she is scheduled to go to a ENT specialist next week to check her inner ear. Could the vitamin D cause spongy bones in the ear that is the cause for vertigo?
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replied February 4th, 2011
I've had all these symptoms, and the doctors told me today that they've just given up. They've decided to send me to a psychologist, because all the tests came back normal. When I got home, they called me, saying I was deficient in vitamin D, again. ..just like last year. This is funny and sad, because I had these same problems a year ago, and was deficient then. I told my doctor that, but it took him since October of 2010 to actually test for my vitamin D levels. It's the 4th of February, 2011, now.

They still are trying to send me to a psychologist, by the way.
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replied April 29th, 2011
My daughter is 13 has all these problems and more. She had her gallbladder out last year, and then 2 months later severe pain in ribs and sternum. After that new symptoms started showing up vertigo, dizziness all day, not feeling grounded, breathing, tingling of arm and leg,not being able to concentrate, showers and baths make her faint. She has seen many different doctors, so her doctor says it's in her head. I'm sick of doctors who give up, and can't or won't try anymore. She recommended my daughter to see a psychiatrist over a month ago, but hasn't set it up yet. My daughter feels like noone will ever be able to help her live a normal life. Has anyone gone through surgery and then had problems like this? HELP!!!
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replied April 29th, 2011
My daughter is 13 has all these problems and more. She had her gallbladder out last year, and then 2 months later severe pain in ribs and sternum. After that new symptoms started showing up vertigo, dizziness all day, not feeling grounded, breathing, tingling of arm and leg,not being able to concentrate, showers and baths make her faint. She has seen many different doctors, so her doctor says it's in her head. I'm sick of doctors who give up, and can't or won't try anymore. She recommended my daughter to see a psychiatrist over a month ago, but hasn't set it up yet. My daughter feels like noone will ever be able to help her live a normal life. Has anyone gone through surgery and then had problems like this? HELP!!!
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replied February 14th, 2011
I have read every bodies symptoms here and it's comforting to finally find people that understand the situation that I am in. I hope that we can help each other out, considering we are seeing different doctors with different opinions.
I , just like all of you have this dizziness going on , and today my blood work came back and I am also vitamin D deficient. It is hard for me to imagine that all of my troubles are linked to vitamin D. I am currently on 6000 units a day for the next two weeks and then on 2000 for the rest of my life. Interesting huh ?
I was in a car accident about a year ago and my dizziness started about 2 months after , but I didn't make much of it I thought I had a migraine.
Obviously it got to a point where it couldn't be just a migraine, and I was told that I may have had a slight concussion. When you are in an accident many times you don't even notice that you have hit your head because everything is happening too fast. My current doc thinks that the dizziness is related to that, but I am keeping an open mind here. So I ask everybody to think whether or not you hit your head sometime somewhere and if you had some serious stress (mental and physical) going on in your life when the dizziness happened.
Just like many of you I had an MRI of my spine and of my sinuses. I had an EEG (basically checks your brain function), I had urine tests and blood tests. Darn almost everything under the sky, so I am still searching myself.
Now I had migraines since I moved to Canada from southern Europe but I never experienced spinning or fainting from a migraine ( which has happened recently). Because the current pain I am feeling is the one that a migraine can cause but combined with a feeling of floating or being tipsy. When I saw my doctor for the first time about this he said that weather in the city that I am in is too harsh on me and told me that I should try moving to an area in Canada where the weather is closer to the weather I am used to.
Today when I got my results back and the doc told me I had a vitamin D deficiency I thought to myself ...maybe he was right, maybe the climate can affect you that bad? So I am thinking that there has to be a couple of factors that play a role here...
I also would like to put out there that ..if you have neck pain or muscle pain around that area there is a migraine called Basilar Artery Migraine which sounds very close to what we have. PLEASE check out all migraines because there are so many of them, that can cause these side effects.

keep in touch
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replied February 26th, 2011
Magnesium deficiency
I really want to share my experience with Vitamin D, in the hope that it might help others. Please bear with me in this, as I believe it relates to everything that's being said here.

Over the last 6 or 7 months I've struggled with various coughs, colds, flu and tonsilitis. Every time I was just getting over one infection, I'd come down with another. My tonsils looked permanently red and inflamed despite a 10 day course of antibiotics (Penicillin VK) and a whole 7 days of doing nothing but resting in bed (hard to do with two young boys). Basically I was functional, but permanently struggling to get through the day.

It got to the stage where I was wondering if there was something seriously wrong that was preventing me from getting back to good health. As it turns out, there was.

I read an article on Vitamin D and how most people were deficient in the UK over the winter months. The article also mentioned the recently established link to the role that Vitamin D plays in the immune system.

To cut a long story short, I started taking 2000 IUs of Vitamin D3 daily. Within a day I noticed an improvement with my mood and felt more positive about things. Within a week, the redness and inflamation of the tonsils had gone.

I noticed I was feeling nauseous after taking Vit D. I was also experiencing what I can only describe as a fuzziness in my head (slight dizziness, vision was very slightly blurred and I was struggling to think clearly). I recognised the symptons as those associated with a migraine, but without the headache.

It turns out that was caused by a Magnesium deficiency, which the Vitamin D was now showing up. It took me a couple of weeks to realise this (in that time I dropped the Vitamin D to 1000 IUs and noticed an improvement in the head fuzziness).

I've now settled on a Magnesium supplement (300mg Chelated Magnesium per day). Initially this was turning me inside out (taking it after food), but then I started taking it before food (at least half an hour before). All the unpleasant affects from the Magnesium have now gone.

I've since upped my Vitamin D dosage to 4400 IUs per day (1 x 2200 IUs in the morning and one in the evening) and am taking 300mg of Chelated Magnesium with it (2 x 150mg).

I haven't felt this well in a long time and am actually excited about having energy to live again rather than just exist and no migraine symptoms.

These are the websites that I am immensely grateful to for providing the information and advice that I needed:


http://ehealthforum.com/health/dizziness-a nd-tingling-t187412.html
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replied March 10th, 2011
This is so weird, I am experiencing these same symptoms and can not work it out!

After reading all the threads I am definitly going to the pharmacy tomorrow to get some Vit D and Magnesium and hope that these horrible feelings go away.

I do suffer with Migranes, but have not actaully had a headache Migrane this year which for me is unheard of... I have migranes that put me in bed for up to 3 days unable to move let alone function and terrible sickness.

I reallyhope this works for me, thanks so much
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replied March 11th, 2011
Shortyb,

I really hope the Vit D and Magnesium work for you.

Please post back and let us know how it goes.
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