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Hey guys,
i have been fighting constant dizziness for over 12 years now, and noone seems to know what's wrong with me so I thought i’d post and see if anyone had some ideas.

My symptoms began during study for the hsc in 1993 and have been continuously with me ever since. The ‘dizziness’ itself is an intense groggy heavyheadedness like being hungover or having a head cold 24/7, and all the constant fatigue and headaches that goes with it. I don’t experience vertigo or any other motion type dizziness.

Other major symptoms (as well as low energy and frequent headaches) include: dry, sore, itchy eyes; poor memory and concentration; brain fog; and neck tension and pain (and inflexibility). However I think the key to finding out what is wrong is the constant (meaning every second of every day for 12 years) grogginess.


>> I have given up litres of blood for tests with no result.
>> liver and thyroid are working fine.
>> blood pressure is okay.
>> I have had two eegs, two mris on my head (10 years apart) and one on my cervical spine, plus one ct scan on my head, with no results (thankfully I guess).
>> have seen a number of neurologists who all told me my brain was fine (so why do I feel like this??)
>> ophthalmologist tested my eyes with no results.
>> went to a hearing and balance clinic years ago and that came back clear.
>> went to 2 sleep doctors to rule out sleep apnoea and other sleeping disorders
>> have tried acupuncture, massage, physio and chiro with no results.
>> i’ve popped my body weight in pills (for anxiety, tension headaches and depression) with no effect.

Sleep seems to be the main thing that makes me have either a day where I can get up and function and get to work etc, or when I don’t sleep well, i’m a complete mess and barely able to think through the grogginess.

So, i’m at a loss what to try next. It’s all beginning to feel hopeless, and the thought of feeling like this until the day I die makes me feel even sicker. Any ideas, no matter how far fetched or silly they might sound are truly welcomed. On the flip side, if these symptoms sound like yours, please post or drop me a line.

7ducks

ps. I apologise if you’ve read this post in other forums. I’m desperate for ideas and not knowing what is wrong means I don’t slide neatly into specific areas. Cheers.
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replied March 26th, 2006
Hey 7ducks,

i just wanted to let you know that some of those symptoms you're having are very similar to mine, so you're not alone in this. I am also looking for answers and if I find any i'll let you know.

The biggest point you made that i'd have to agree 100% is where you said sleeping is about the only thing that helps, once I finally fall asleep and wake up later, I feel pretty good. However, a few hours later, I start to feel crappy again :(...

Anyways, best of luck to you!
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replied November 12th, 2006
Constant Dizziness And Headaches
Hi guys, anyone suffering from constant headaches and/or dizziness should see this other thread:

http://ehealthforum.Com/health/topic39333. Html

cheers,
7ducks
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replied September 9th, 2007
Constant Dizziness
Have you had any success as yet?
I have had the same symptoms for 10 years now and often feel that crook i feel like i am at the end of the road.
Have you seen a Chronic Fatigue Specialist. I have seen a Specialist quite a few times who is convinced beyond doubt that it is a variant of Chronic Fatigue. Have you tried Endep? Does Diazepam or Alprazolam relieve your symptoms slightly? Have you tried Periactin?
Look forward to hearing from you as our symptoms are the most similar i have read of so far.
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replied October 26th, 2007
Me Too
I go in and out of headpressure/aches, dizziness, out of it feelings, fatigue, hangover feelings but I'm sober, body aches - that could last 1 to 2 weeks then be followed by a week of feeling fine or super. It has been going on for years maybe my whole life.
I have triedlots of holistic stuff but finally saw some psyhiatrists and all agree some type of bipolar disorder. I just started med. so we will see but I am not so sure because i am a happy, optimistic person but i don't know what else to do.
Anyone with suggestions, answers please let me know.
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replied December 22nd, 2007
Hope
yes

I am happy and sorry to hear others have the exact symptoms as me. I am tired of the feeling of dizziness and hate using eyedops every night. I have had these symptoms for about 1 year and have taken many measures including the regular tests and therapies. I have traveled to china and india to find a cure using spiritual healers and crap but nothing worked. I had an interesting conversation with a fellow while on my journey and he described mutual symptoms I was experiencing. He said he had been experiencing these feeling for about 6 years but no longer has any problems now. I was on the edge of my seat. The last doctor he had visited told him the reason he was experiencing these symptoms was due to a chemical imbalance caused depression. He replyed I'm rich have a great family and have all i could ask for. The doctor told him many people have depression without even knowing it.
(I myself am also very happy and fortunatly have a full family including a successful company and have sufficent time to spend with my kids. i have a very low stress position.)

He did not belive. He started the western medication and within 1 month said he started feeling normal again. he continued the medication for 6 months and has't look back. It has been about 1 year. I am in the process of getting this medication called (cipralex) the medication is a newer version of one which had alot more side effects. this is my regained hope and I will definatly post after I have started this cycle of medication.
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replied December 28th, 2007
Headaches,dissiness And Brain Fog
Hi,

I have been suffering as well for about ten years with the same type of symptoms. Lots of tests and no results.
I am not a hypochondric nor am I depressed these are the 2 answers I keep getting.
My symptoms go through spurts and can be debilitating for months at a time and then disapear to a more liveable form but I always feel tiered and sick.
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replied May 3rd, 2008
solutions
I know you wrote your response in 2006, but if you're still experiencing the same symptoms today, this information may help you. If you are a vegetarian or hardly eat meat, then you need a lot of protein and iron. You may also need to drink a lot of water and gatorade per meal to be hydrated as well as getting enough sodium. You might need some sort of a One a Day tablet to get enough vitamins per day. I've read before online that some experiencing the same symptoms as you also have a B-12 deficiency. So you should try "B-complex with C" (helps your body produce more energy, helps maintain nervous & immune system as well as breaking down carbohydrates into energy). I've been experiencing the same symptoms as you and I'm only 25 years old. So I went to CVS yesterday and spoke to a pharmacist technician and she told me that what I need to consume depends on my blood type (I am O+) and she suggested eating romaine lettuce, peanuts, taking B-complex, Iron Supplement tablets (2 per day). I"m also taking Special K Protein bars. I hope this information helps you lose your symptoms. Also, that pharmacy technician was the first person that actually gave me good answers! I went to a nurse practitioner two times who suggested a different type of diet (but did not recommend any pills), and checked my hemoglobin, but that turned out normal. I went to a doctor and the doctor just told me to get more electrolytes in my system and suggested to drink gatorade every day. So maybe in the end, you should consider seeing a nutritionist.
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replied May 5th, 2008
Headaches
I too have had similar symptoms over the last 5 years and I feel like I have finally controlled it YEAH!!!! Every test I had was normal. MRI (s) cat scans, blood work, full body scan, stress test, ekg, nuerological makeup the list does go on. I have finally controlled it with vitamins and avoiding certain food. For me vits are 250 mg of liquid magnesium when i wake up and 25 mg of b-6 off and off and on b-2. My foods to avoid are MSG, Spinach, WALNUTS, PEACANS, soy lecithin Oh and did I mention WALNUTS. Dizziness has disapeared. I still was not 100% and went to a homeopath. She put me on a couple natural items and wollah, I fell like a new person. I still get some symptoms but only 2-3 times a month and it is usually because I'm not paying attention to the ingredient labels. I hope this info helps. There is help out there and many people I feel who do find help feel so good they forget to come back to sites like this to spread the word. Let me know if any one has had sucess with b-6 and magnesium. I am curious if it is just my savior or if others have benefitted.
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replied May 13th, 2008
Omg
This sounds exactly like me. I am glad to know I am not crazy!
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replied May 23rd, 2008
Feeling like Death
WOW, I cant believe I found a site where other people are dealing with this stuff! Im at the point where progressivly over the years its gone from bad to worse. Its at the point where i need to seriously consider taking a leave from work because I cant function any more. Im still waiting for the results from the sleep test I just took at the hospital a few months ago- at this point, the best my doctor has to offer is sleeping pills (which dont really help the problem) and waiting for my sleep test results.

I dont know what to do, i cant shake the dizzyness, spaceiness, headaches, eyes itching/scratching- only today I explained to a friend its just like having a 24/7 hangover/flu.

What else should I try?
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replied May 30th, 2008
my 4 years of dizziness hell
I have suffered from constant 24/7 dizziness for 4 years now and its completly ruining my life. i feel like i have cotton wool filling my head, everything seems dream like, when i stand up and walk about the floor seems to move under my feet and i feel i need to lye down again very fast.when i look at things they seem to swing back and forth and i also have the feeling of gently rocking back and forth.When i try to get to sleep the bed seems to be moving under me and i struggle to fall and stay asleep for long. I am constantly tired and emotional ,and suffer from depression and paranioa, worrying i wil never get better after four years of feeling this way.

I have been to the doctors time and time again, seen a ENT specialist who said im fine, a Neurologist who said im fine, and Opticians who said im fine.I feel like no one takes me seriously, and im getting so frustrated and have suicidal thoughts, which seems like the only way to stop this relentless bad feeling.

Can anyone suggest something for me to do next to try and finally get to the bottom of this life stopping condition, I would be so greatfull if anyone can help or advise me on what to try next!!!! thanks for reading this, i hope to get a reply soon.
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replied June 29th, 2008
When is it going to stop?
Every since I had a death in my family I've been experiencing poor memory and concentration; brain fog; and neck tension and pain. I have given up litres of blood for tests with no result.
Liver and thyroid are working fine.
Blood pressure is okay.
I have had eeg, a mri on my head plus one ct scan on my head, with no results (thank God)
have seen a neurologists who all told me my brain was fine (so
why do I feel like this??)
results. I keep getting these sharp pains all over my body and I dont understand what's going on.. I feel like it's never going to stop... My family and my man are to the point where they really dont want to hear it because I've always been so strong and healthy and out of nowhere all of this.. Everyday it seems to be something different, What do I do?
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replied June 29th, 2008
Why am I going through this?
Every since I had a death in my family I've been experiencing poor memory and concentration; brain fog; and neck tension and pain. From time to time I get palpatations only when I lay down @ night. I don't sleep well @ night only during the day. I get tremors in my sleep as if I'm cold and Im shivering inside of my body. I sometimes have this tingling sensation in my chest, it feels like my food is stuck in my throat. I have given up litres of blood for tests with no result.
Liver and thyroid are working fine.
Blood pressure is okay.
I have had eeg, a mri on my head plus one ct scan on my head, with no results (thank God)
have seen a neurologists who all told me my brain was fine (so
why do I feel like this??)
results. I keep getting these sharp pains all over my body and I dont understand what's going on.. I feel like it's never going to stop... My family and my man are to the point where they really dont want to hear it because I've always been so strong and healthy and out of nowhere all of this.. Everyday it seems to be something different, What do I do?
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replied December 12th, 2009
Did you find help? I might have an idea.
did you have a peridural anaesthesia before (operation, birth?) the headache started? if yes, contact me. perhaps i can help you.
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replied December 12th, 2009
Did you find help? I might have an idea.
did you have a peridural anaesthesia before (operation, birth?) the headache started? if yes, contact me. perhaps i can help you.
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replied June 15th, 2010
headachs, dizzyness, all day
did anyone find out what was wrong, why they were experiencing these symptoms i have been feeling like this for about a year now and its getting worse every day. the doctors do not find anything wrong with me.
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replied June 17th, 2010
Dizziness and Headaches fixed
I had dizziness a couple of times a month about 15 years ago and had a Cat Scan and even though the doctors say the Cat Scan can not do anything - the day I had the scan the dizziness disappeared but I got ringing in the ear. Mine is loud now but you get used to it.

I was under great strain with the Cat Scan for about 10 minutes. The headrest was digging into my head badly and I was straining trying to keep my head off the head rest without moving. Not sure if that had anything to do with it.

BUT THE THING DOCTORS NEED TO CHECK OUT FURTHER is:

I have been taking 8 headache pills a day for years but 3 weeks ago I had high blood pressure for the first time and I was given:

1. a nose spray
2. antibiotics
3. Karvezide for the blood pressure.

Since then the headaches have dropped to almost nothing and have only taken a few headache tablets.

Doctors need to see which chemical in the Karvezide that stopped my headaches, as this may help a lot of others.

My headaches were bad and moved all around my head and neck so I suspect there is something in Karvezide that has helped. Like I said I have never had high blood pressure before now.

This could be a break through if someone looked into this.
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replied February 26th, 2012
There's a thing I've been reading called the crazy sexy diet, and while it's a drastic change to what you eat, you might be shocked to find that most of those symptoms are a result of your diet. A lot of things we think are good for us really aren't, and are the result of brainwashing by the people who want to sell them. Well, I also get dizziness, headaches, colds, fatigue etc... really not fun... but I've been better since cutting dairy out of my diet, and I'm going to try gutting out gluten to see if that helps... look it up!!
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replied June 19th, 2012
i have the same symptoms for around 2 and a half years ever since i got pregnant but it never went away after giving birth, i have headaches every single day, pressure in my head (like when you are up side down), dizzyness, occasional vertigo (worse when i dont get much sleep) and stiff achie neck, my docs say it's stress cos i have an anxiaty disorder and depression and which causes a fast heart rate. My docs dont seem to care and now seem to think it's because my bloodpressure flucturates from 50 to 90 often, my eyes are dry but also run at the same time also i have a touch of ibs lol obviously not a healthy person, it is driving me mad cos it feels like i may faint at any time, very depressing anyone got any ideas to help?
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