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Dizziness problems related to alchohol abuse

I've been a heavy beer drinker for years.  By the end, I was drinking 7-12 beers daily.  Over the course of the last spring, I had symptoms such as a rapid heartbeat, agitation, and finally dizziness.  I finally stopped drinking and I'm feeling better every day, but after over 2 weeks of sobriety, the dizziness persists.  I don't think I can blame detox, because it started while I was still drinking.  Do you think the dizziness is a holdover from the years of alchohol, and will it likely disappear with time?  

NOTE:  the dizziness has decreased somewhat over the last two weeks, but I'm still surprised that it has persisted this long.  I am an avid runner and cyclist, so I tend to notice balance problems.  
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Your story is exactly like mine except you can put roxicodone in place of beer.  I did the same thing.  I was taking the same amount of Roxi that I had always took, and one day BAM here came the rapid heartbeat, dizziness, etc.  I reduced the amount of Roxi I was on dramatically four months ago.  I didn't totally stop but I did get back down to what I was supposed to be taking.  Like you all problems have subsided but the dizziness.  I see that this is an old post.  If you found help please write me.
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Noticed the post was an old one too but just wanted to tell you that a friend of mine, heavy beer drinker, daily for years ended up with episodes of dizziness, Come to find out he was diagnosed with vertigo. I had an episode also, that lasted 2 weeks. Don't know if drinking heavily can bring it on but you might want to ask your doc. Let me know if you found out the cause. take care.
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your only 2 weeks sober from drinking a substantial amount of alcohol. it sounds like you are suffering from DT's, or dilerium tremors, if you want a diffinition just google it.
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This post was actually from June, but no one answered it back then.  If you read the whole post, you'll note that the dizziness began while I was still drinking - this is why I was confused at the time - I thought it would go away sooner.  That being said, the problem eventually went away with sobriety on my part.  At the time, I was surprised at how long it lasted and was afraid it would never go away.  I'm sure it was caused by the alcohol, but I don't think it was related to DT's.  I think my body had simply absorbed all the beer it was capable of absorbing, and it was time to stop.  That's my theory, and i'm sticking to it!  
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i am facing the same problem, i stopped alchohol after heavy usage ,my dizziness is like presycope i am feeling i am about to faint, but i havent fainted yet,could you tell me how long this dizziness last, is it presycope you were having or vertigo?
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Just ran into this on the internet because i too have been drinking more heavily for the past few years and now find myself with vertigo.  I've quit totally this is my third day and feel a little bit better but the vertigo is still there somewhat.  I hope this goes away and i too am a runner and athlete.
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good 4 u....drinking is a tough one as it is so available in society..and acceptable in most circles..it is good u quit ..think of all the weight u will lose!
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I have been reading everything and anything about alcohol and vertigo and double vision.  I have been clean now for three months.  Still have symptoms HORRIBLY. Went to doctor no problems with my ears.  Anybody... I have had to quit my job, lost weight, and now I am very anxious and cannot preform daily activities.

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