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I have a problem with being EXTREMELY dizzy! I can tell you that it is more prevalent when I rock my head from front to back in a "YES" function. Side to side isn't as bad. Still there is sometimes a little bit of dizziness but most of the dizziness comes during head movement. If I bend over and grab something off the floor then stand upright, I get an overwhelming dizziness as if I am about to pass out. I have had these spells in short for about a month, on and off again. Only mild though and never lasting longer than a couple of minutes. However, recently they have came on very strong and have lasted for more than an hour. Being a small business owner I am not on medical insurance so it would be nice to nail down a good direction to go before I have to spend a lot of money. I am currently having a serious bout of dizziness this morning and it will not subside. Previous problems that have been chronic for me or health issues are: Neck pain from time to time causing severe headache, slightly overweight in the abdominal area, I don't exercise and spend LOTS of hours doing computer work, bad diet, VERY High Stress and while visiting Wal-Mart, which I know isn't an accurate account, I have been in the "high" category for blood pressure on the Diastolic side but normal on the Systolic side. Although I know I should see a doctor right away, I would ask that someone at least try and help me find a specific area to concentrate on. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide me.


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replied April 10th, 2006
Disorders Effecting Equilibrium Answer A715
Dizziness during head movements could be related to an inner ear disorder, so I recommend you visit an ENT-specialist. Your lifestyle, mental stress, and weight are additional factors that can lead to cardio-vascular diseases. You can also check your blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood fats as main factors for considering the risk of heart attack and brain stroke.
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