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I've been sick this entire weekend but this morning I felt 100% better, fever gone, no more stiffness etc

anyway, I was sitting in lecture today and got this unbelieveably sick feel..i got sort of a headache and started feeling so so dizzy and nauseated...it feels like i've been sitting in one of those spin chairs and someone spins you until you puke..the feeling is HORRIBLE and it comes randomly, it was so bad today I felt nervous about driving back home...this has happened before and I sometimes I'll get to where I'll break into a cold sweat and nearly pass out...at one point I was standing in line for food..i literally had to step out of line and LAY DOWN on the cold bathroom floor because I nearly fainted...i have NO idea why this keeps happening and i haven't got a clue what it could be...I'm staying well hydrated and eating properly so I'm not dehydrated(which was what I first thought it could be)....anyone have ANY ideas at all what it could be ? :/ this is the worst feeling
i have a dr appointment in the morning..hopefully someone can tell me whats going on Sad
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replied September 8th, 2008
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The cold sweat / nausea with dizziness and close to passing out sounds like a sugar drop...like hypoglycemia. I've had it before and it is horrible. With mine, my vision gets narrow just for a bit. If I eat something and within 30 minutes things begin to calm down. I also get shaky. Hope this not what you have.

Glad to hear you are seeing your doctor tomorrow.

For dizziness, try antivert (meclazine)...works wonders.

~Zig
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replied September 8th, 2008
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Thanks for your reply...i at first thought thats what it could have been as well..i went and grabbed a snack and i had been drinking water all day(i keep it on hand) but the snack didn't help at all, i actually felt like i was having to force myself to eat it...i have no idea whats going on with me Sad

my mom thinks maybe it could have something to do with a drop in my blood pressure, but i haven't had any problems with this before, and isn't a drop in blood pressure associated with being dehydrated anyway? which i'm not...ugh...i hope they have something for me tomorrow when I go, i couldn't even sit in lecture today...the whole room was spinning...its the worst feeling ever
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replied September 8th, 2008
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I recall once telling my doc my dizzy experience with all the trimmings...his response 'people pay good money to get to experience that sort of trip'...I did not think that was funny as much as he did.

My attacks are related to reactive hypoglycemia...

Good luck tomorrow and keep us posted and hopefully it is nothing too serious...

Do you spin when you close your eyes?

~Zig
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replied September 8th, 2008
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haha...that is kind of funny but not when you feel this way

no i'm fine when I close my eyes, and I felt so sick I had to step out of class, and when i stoop up and got some fresh air and walked around i started to feel better
its just so weird...i'm just concerned because before the dizziness and sick stomach i had gotten a head ache as well..i took a tylenol thinking it would help...but it just makes me nervous...i'm definitely feeling better than I was in class..the shakyness has gone away...but i still feel kind of dizzy
i'll post on the visit tomorrow..hopefully the doc can give me some feedback
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replied September 9th, 2008
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now i'm flippin out
both my best friend and my boyfriend said "what if you're pregnant"...and so now i really cant get it out of my head and i'm being paranoid...
my boyfriend and i did have unprotected sex numorous times before i fell sick this past weekend..i am on birth control and i take it religiously..but i'm starting to doubt that the pill is enough from what i'm hearing lately...i still have a week and a half of active pills and 4 days of placebos before i expect my next period...but i cant help but wonder
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replied September 9th, 2008
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well...doctor didn't know what on earth was wrong with me..she suspected that maybe my body was still recovering from my sickness over the weekend and it could have just been part of that or that maybe I'm getting sudden cases of vertigo...yet still i wasn't really diagnosed with vertigo...she asked for a urine sample just to rule out pregnancy since I am active...I was supposed to get the results from them 45 minutes after leaving the office but never did...so I ended up calling the office before close and the lady again said I would get a call back...never did...SO..i'm alittle upset that results that should have taken 30 minutes at most have not been given to me..i just think its extremely inconsiderate bc here I am paranoid about pregnancy...anyway...she also offered to prescribe me some medication for when I get these spells or said I could just monitor it and come in again if it worsens....so...i didn't op for the meds..just because I dont feel its necessary right now...plus i'm really weird about taking any other medications along with my pill unless its absolutely needed....so anyway...i dont feel pregnant..i take my pill religiously..she said chances are slim to none..so i have NO idea whats wrong with me and its extremely frustrating!
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replied September 9th, 2008
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A home pregnancy test is generally around the same accuracy rate as the doctor's urine test. I know it would suck to have to pay for another, but it may be worth it if the hospital doesn't get it in gear!

Have you been getting enough sleep or stressed lately?
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replied September 11th, 2008
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well the nurse finally called back the next day and apologized for not calling the day of(considering my appointment was at 11 and the results should have taken, what like 2 minutes?) ...kind of ridiculous that they couldn't find 2 minutes during the day to call me when they close at 5...ANYWAY..the results came out negative which was a relief just because I haven't been feeling myself lately...I have been getting plenty of sleep..i'm not stressed about anything(other than that pending test lol) I'm staying hydrated, I eat healthy, work out at least 3-4 times a week...so the doctor has no idea whats wrong with me...great...and I have no clue whats wrong with me..i just know that when it happens its BAD...i get cold sweats and faint feeling...my mom said they shoudl have taken an iron sample(i dont eat an abundance of red meat but I think its enough) and said maybe my blood pressure is dropping? But how can that be if I'm doing nothing but sitting in a chair like this last episode? No one has any ideas of what it could be? Its so frustrating!
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replied September 12th, 2008
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Sometimes if you want to get results you have to do it yourself. Who knows your body better than yourself? Not a doctor who see us for what, 10 minutes @ a time?

Have you thought about purchasing blood pressure & sugar monitoring devices so that you can take readings during the day or when you feel these attacks. Then compare your readings to what is considered 'normal' for your age / height / weight. Also keep a journal of what you eat and time of day.

It may seem insignificant at the time but you may actually see a pattern at some point. Also document when you are having your cycle, etc....

Have you been checked for inner ear problems? That too, can cause, some of these symptoms...

Meclazine does help with nausea / vomiting, when first taking it can cause sleepiness but once your body gets used to it (usually within a day or so), that part goes away. You can get it without a prescription however you need to ask the pharmacist for it...you can get a bottle of 100 for around $10 - $15.


~Zig
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replied September 14th, 2008
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I was checked for ear problems..there is really no problem there...I could check my blood sugar and bp( we have both those devices) tho it wouldn't be very conventient since these episodes dont occurr regularly and i dont have these devices on hand to check it at that time...i dont think it has anything to do with my period..i'm on b.c. and its very regular and i haven't had any problems with the b.c....i do believe meclazine was one of the medications offered but I declined it since the episodes are so few and far between...so i guess like the dr. suggested i'll just monitor it and hope it goes away?...if i have another problem though i wont hesitate to go to the dr. as i have done before...i'm just baffled as to what the cause of this could be!! its crazy and the absolute WORST feeling ever! as i said I was so worried about even driving before!...ugh...we'll see how long it is before it happens again
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replied February 26th, 2009
sudden dizziness and nausea (potential answer)
This is in response to a posting on September 8, 2008 by "WorryWart" regarding sudden dizziness and nausea. I just wanted to say my mother suffers from the same symptoms, and she's lived with this condition all her life. She will be seeing a doctor tomorrow for these symptoms. I recently came across and article on the internet that describes the same symptoms my mother (and WorryWart) suffer from. The condition is called "Orthostatic Hypotension", and it is, among many other symptoms, sudden dizziness and nausea triggered by a sudden drop in blood pressure upon rising. The article suggested to slowly sit at the edge of the bed, and while there, let the feet dangle for a few minutes. I hope this was helpful.

Mearnog
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replied February 26th, 2009
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thank you for your post, i dont know if it could be that because one of my "episodes" i guess you could say happened while i was sitting still in my chair...it hasn't happened since then..i'm starting to wonder if it might just be a side effect of my birth control or the guardasil shot...bc i remember i started having these episodes shortly after getting both...but theres really no way of telling bc i started the pills right around the time i got my first shot...like i said i haven't had this feeling for a while and hopefully it goes away altogether!
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replied May 19th, 2009
it has happend to me
I had one of these episoide last night and it !**@! me out so bad I am 18 and like you i also take birthcontrol but I have not got the guardasil shot and i have been on my bc for at least 8 months and I was standing straight up making a salde and all the sudden i felt really nuasaes and then came the cold sweat with it and everything started to kind of black out so i had to go lay down everyone said that they watch the color go out of my face I will be exploring the pregnancy posibility today i think but it was the scaryest and the weirdest thing I have ever felt
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replied May 25th, 2009
Maneire's Disease
I just found out that the sudden vertigo, dizziness and nausea that came upon me is, in fact, Maneire's Disease. This is high pressure and fluid in the inner ear...which affects balance. My regular doctor/nurse practioner did not diagnose me correctly...I had to go to an ENT (otolaryngologist - Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist). It is genetic (probably runs in your family, more that likely on your mother's side of the family) To treat it, you have to take a prescribed Diuretic in the morning every day. They will also do a sound test on you. It has affected my hearing. I have been taking Meclazine for the dizziness until the diuretic takes effect (it can take a month to feel better).
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replied August 14th, 2009
i have something like this
i have nausea and dizziness and cold sweats
but what i noticed is that my blood pressure went up
my blood pressure is usually very normal. i was so scared this is the first time something like this happened to me.
could this be related to any of your symptoms
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replied October 8th, 2009
same thing
i have the same problem dont worry it mite just be anxiety
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replied October 22nd, 2009
Hello, I've had the exact symptoms you described - comes on suddenly, feel like passing out, dizzy, nautious then a cold sweat and shaking etc. Very scarey.
Doctors couldn't figure it out. Finally had a test for heavy metals and that came back extremely high. After chelation and 4 liver flushes (including colonics, etc) and changing my diet, (to mostly live foods, etc) I am well again with no symptoms. I now know that at least for me and others I know those symptoms are directly related to high toxicity of one kind or another. The adrenals kick in creating the shaking, sweats, etc as the body is reacting to the threat.
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replied January 6th, 2010
Sudden onset of nausea and dizzy spells
I have the same symptoms too. I first get an really weird feeling and then nauseous and then sometimes very dizzy. Several years ago I had dizzy spells all the time...like a Meniere's disease. I took Bactrim for a bladder infection and like magic no more dizziness at all. Gone. It's been years since I experienced anything like this. When it started up again this year I couldn't be in large spaces like an art museum or mall...I would get the dizziness and nausea. I told my doctor to PLEASE
give me a prescription for the Bactrim as it had worked in the past. He did and the symptoms went away for a month. I also went to my chiropractor and he adjusted the vertebra in my neck which he said could be the cause but he wasn't sure. Anyway.....I just got another episode in the shower and I'm going to take a Bactrim in case it's inner ear (Bactrim is used to clear up Otitis Media/ear infections too). Once I knew that I figured my earlier chronic dizziness was due to some inner ear problem.
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replied March 5th, 2010
i eat very healthy .. i exersise. 3 to 4 times a week every 2 hours.. ( really push myself hard)eat alots of salad with fish, chiken..wheat bread.. fruits.. drink of water... and one day in class. boom!.. dizziness hists me.. came out of nowwhere..talked to my teacher.. loss of ion ... she told me to take vitamin b12.. and ion pills..
i go to school , work , have a house, a child , exersise, go to church.... and so on.. and my teacher said u def. need ion pills... so im gonna try them..i hope this helps..
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