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What would cause dizzy spells? my meds? drop in the barometer? full moon? (HAHAHAA) I am going to the doc this tues but it just bewilders me..why now?


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Me, too!!!!!
My PCP is testing blood levels, perscribed Antivert in the mean time...I have sweats and chills, so he is testing for an infection somewhere.

Could be stress, or Tamoxifen, or......
When I find out, I'll share...please share, too!
(Mine started after spreading my daughter's ashes last Saturday...we think that may be something...)
Hugs, Kathi

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What kind of dizzy spells? Do you feel dizzy when you stand up too quickly (postural hypotension) - can be helped by drinking more -water that is...LOL. Or do you just feel dizzy at odd times. Sometimes I kind of space out, but I think I have always done that. I just notice it now. Hope you both feel better soon.



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Me, three! And I have chills like Kathi, too. The sweats I have seem to be associated with my hot flashes, so I don't really count those. But the dizzy spells can be a little worrisome. Mine aren't linked to standing up too fast; they just come sporadically. And, like Kathi, my PCP is testing blood levels and doing some endocrine system checks. Do let us know what your doctor has to say.

babs49242's picture
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WEll, my internist said it was from my meds since it wasn't ALL the time, my symptoms were not vertigo related. Weird! but see my handsome onc in May. :)


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Mine is not blood level related...all checked out ok....
DID have a rather NASTY aura episode this morning...everything looked like tiny prisms....after that, a feeling of released pressure in my....wait for it.....left sinus....hummmmmm I am going to try some anti-inflamitant....

Hugs, kathi

P.S. my PCP referred me to an eye doctor...sigh...

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Stress and vertigo go hand in hand. AFTER MY ALL CLEAR which should have been the happiest time. But no I het hit with depression..Paxil and then worsenig vertigo. Had MRI of the brain all clear. Some problem with left ear which I will find out Nov 26. MEDS aren't much help.So we will see. But I believe there all related

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5 yr old thread.

If you have questions about something - usually get more replies by starting a new thread about them.

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There are treatments for vertigo. There are medications like Valium and Meclizine that can help with the dizziness, antinauseous meds, and physical therapy. I have had severe vertigo since the 90's. I have even passed out waiting to be admitted to the ER from the stress of my head spinning. Boy did I get in fast, head of the line for me. I woke in a bed with all kinds of staff around me.
Once you find a good doctor you can figure out what works for you.

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