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I'm a 16 year old female.
2 days ago a experienced a sort of 'attack'.
I was feeling ill earlier in the day and decided to go back to bed, when I woke up I felt very sick and went downstairs and sat down.
I had a sudden burst of dizziness, lightheadedness, a feeling of pins and needles all over, sickness, stomach cramps. I got up barely and managed to walk into the living room witht he help of my mum, and sat down on the sofa as I lost balance and was finding it hard to walk. I got 'stars in my eyes', like when you press down on your eyes, and it got gradually worse as I walked up the stairs, and by the time I was at the top I lost sight for a short amount of time and lost balance completely.
I sat in the backroom and about 10-20 minutes later I was okay, still lightheaded with a headache but okay.

I have been having ear aches for a while and I've recently developed a chest infection. I was told that maybe it was caused by something in my ear, or it was vertigo, but after looking up symptoms I couldn't find anything about the loss of sight under 'Vertigo'.

If vertigo is the case, is it anything to worry about?

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replied January 30th, 2008
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Id go get checked out. any possibility that you are anemic? I think that since you have been having the ear aches and the chest infection Perhaps it could be pneumonia?
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replied January 30th, 2008
Thankyou, I probably will.

I looked up on 'how to know if you are anemic' and I do have a fair few of the 'symptoms'.

'Once you develop a sore tongue and/or sores in your mouth, or cessation of menstruation if you are a woman, anemia is well-established.'

Sores in mouth, I get those alot. I have about 2 now, actually. Rolling Eyes

As its to do with the red blood cells, I did have a bone infection called Osteomilitis when I was younger, But if I remember correctly I think that involved white blood cells.
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replied January 30th, 2008
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well i think that your best bet is to go in and have yourself checked out. I think that its better to be safe than sorry.Smile
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