Dizziness, spaced out feeling, head pain, sinus pressure and feeling shaky
For the past 4 years I have been experiencing horrible symptoms. It seemed that the whole thing started as a sinus infection but then I went for a CT scan of sinuses and they were clear. I have been having symptoms of dizziness, head pain, shakiness and a spaced out kind of foggy feeling like i am watching my life from the outside - all day every day. There are some times for a couple of hours during the day that the symptoms may lift and give me a few moments to live- but not much. I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force. Some of the weird parts are that the shakiness seems to be seasonal - coming in spring and lasting thru summer and its miserable like a tingling pins and needles sensation thru out my body. I have also been getting what some doctors seem to diagnose as recurring sinus infections- like 10 a year- i take anti biotics and i feel slightly better until the next infection but i still have the other symtoms while I am on the medication. I have hay fever and allergies to mold dust...Every doctor tried diagnosing something different- like migraines or TMJ or some sort of other odd thing. I've tried tons of medications. I dont usually have all the symptoms at once...they kind of take turns. One doctor suggested moving to Arizona as it may be a sinus issue but the ENT's say I have no sinus isue- just regular allergies and the allergists say that they have never seen symptoms like these for allergies. I tried psychologists even though the ony reason I am stressed out is cuz I can never live....before this sickness I was the happiest person around- and even psychologists turned me away as normal. Is there anyone out there that may know something that can help me - please??......I can not go on like this anymore
I am a 54 year old Mail Carrier and every time I exit my truck to take a package to a porch, I get extreme dizziness with head and ear pressure. It is very frightening walking back to my truck, because I feel like I might not make it. I become "paralyzed" by the dizziness because it is so severe and I have to sit in my truck for several minutes for the feeling to go away. When I lay down at night and turn to my left side, the dizziness worsens. It is not Vertigo, for the room does not spin. I take Effexor XR for anxiety/depression, HCTZ/Triam for mild high blood pressure and Lovastatin for high cholesterol. A side effect can be dizziness, but I have taken this medication for a long time and why it would be just affecting me now doesn't make sense. I do suffer from frequent bouts of sinus trouble and post nasal drip and would not have thought to connect the two until having read this forum. I am intrigued by the possibility of it being caused by a fungal/viral infection and am anxious to read more about it.
You sound like me - I had this dizziness, whatever, where you didn't know if you would make it back to your car without fainting feeling. It has to do with change of position from sitting and then walking and then the feeling like you could faint or the dizziness hits you. It is the inner ear and after 15 years of this crap a doctor finally said go to physical therapy and am I ever glad I did. Look up Brandt-Daroff Exercises for BPPV on the computer. I suggest a therapist do the first exercises so you know you are doing them right. Really simple - do them 3 times a day for 10 minutes each time and in two weeks you are done. Success rate is 95% but they can come back in a year or so but all you do is repeat the two weeks of exercise at home and you will be good to go again. Important to do the complete two weeks and No, doing the exercises after the two weeks doesn't keep the dizziness, etc. from returning. Sometimes it is the simply things that really work.
Don't know why doctors are so fast to push a pill on us. I am so glad I found a doctor who pointed me in the right direction. Insurance pays for physical therapy and you only need a couple of sessions to get the exercise right.
Thanks for the tip. I will certainly look into it. I had a bout with Vertigo several years ago where the room would spin when I would get up or lay down and the ENT gave me exercises to do then. But this dizziness is different. The room doesn't spin, I just feel this powerful rush with extreme head and ear pressure. It feels like I am stuck in this "state" and it takes a good couple of minutes for it to go away. Not seconds, but actual minutes. I have a referral to see a Neurologist which I keep putting off. I also forgot to mention in my post that I have the blurred vision too and I do have frequent migraines. My father suffered from Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) and I'm worried that these might be what I am having.
Has anyone tried acupuncture for these issues? I am so sick of going to doctor after doctor being told if this doesn't work, you should go see this kind of specialist... I called the RN hotline with my insurance company, and the RN I spoke to suggested acupuncture. At this point, I am willing to try anything, so I'm seriously considering giving this a try. Insurance does not cover it, but if I can get my life back, I'm willing to pay. Thought I would see if anyone has heard about any successes with it.
i have been going threw these symptoms for about 8 years, i am now 21 years old, i used to get a stomach flu alot, where i would vomit alot throughout the night and be dizzy. i would get this like twice a year, then one day after getting over this stomach flu, i started becoming very dizzy, and its been going every since. its a weird feeling, dizzyness, lightheaded, feeling shaky, pressure in top back part of brain/skull, pressure in forehead, seeing little bubbles, off balance, pressure in ears, pain/discomfort in the neck (right where the brain meets the spine), shooting sharp pains throughtout different parts of head. sometimes feel like i'm dreaming then relize what im doing, if i stare at something, it will look like its moving, when really its not.
its really horrible...... i cant take it already, i've had blood work done, cat scans, etc... but all seems ok, i am confused... its gotten really bad, if i run, jog, move my head to fast, look at something close, etc.... the symptoms start. also more symptoms are eyes feel weird, bad headaches, tired alot, lazy... I'm so sickk and tired of these feelings, if i'm in a silent room, it sounds like i'm hearing ringing or buzzing all tho there is no noise, i wear glasss from the age of 8 or 9 and my vision is really bad can it be caused from the glasses? also get bad pain in the back neck bone when i sit stright for a long period of time, sometimes ears fill as if they are popin, and if i swallow it goes away but comes right back, im so confused.....someone please help
Thirty years of similar symptoms were eventually diagnosed as mild menieres syndrome , Betahistine 16mgx3 dailly helps control symptoms most of the time and the odd bouts are less traumatic .
Like most people I have dodgy sinuses and sleep with a Nozovent/Breathright . Stress doesnt help , nor does looking at water , walking in fog etc. Actualy concentrating on doing something does assist as does staying hydrated and avoiding too much caffeine .
GMAN - omg. I have the same exact symptoms, and it is REALLY scary. I had a leak in my office building, and they started immediately after that, so I think it might be related to that, but literally every symptom you're saying is what I have. I feel like I'm dreaming, am completely out of it all the time (so confused, and feel like im 90, cannot remember anything) my head feels like it's pulsing when I lay down... and I remember laying down a few times because I felt SO bad, and I would look up at the ceiling and it would look like it was moving. It was really freaking me out. I was getting the WORST migraines in the back of my head (they went away for a couple weeks), feel shaky, and like I'm slurring my words? I've been super dizzy, I don't even want to drive. Also my ears and head just feel like it's clogged, i don't know WHAT is wrong with me. It's seriously driving me insane :(
Who diagnosed you with menieres? I feel like I might have that, and someone did suggest that it was a possibility, i just want it to go away. I cannot deal with this feeling.
I have the same problem as you and will se an ocologist (ear specialist) soon as my mom said to me that she had that problem and it was cause by her ear being block and acouphene (the buzzing noise), it caue dizziness, nausea. Also, you might have a neck nerves that it`s stuck, that also cause numbness, pain in head ect..
Make sure when sitting correctly to heal your neck, the neck should be relaxed and we have tendecies when looking a screen to make it bent back...I have this problem myself and am now better with my neck.
Funny enough, I had a food poisening (lost 6 pounds in one night..so you can imagine how much whent out)...I felt like I would die. Thats aslo why I will do a bacterial check like someone mention here as I wonder if that `s what making me nausea , dizzy , shaky.
Does anyone else have orange pooh also while feeling more sick?
i have been suffering from pressure in my head and ears for 17 years causing dizziness off balance spaced out feeling floating bubbles in front of eyes and shadows and flashes ears feel blocked and at times as if ear drums are about to burst sound is muffled constant popping and clicking head feels like it is swelling and gets really tight also has caused shakiness and brought on several panic attacks the last panic attack i had was yesterday 5/11/2010 i was so bad was taken to hospital where they give me 2 co-codamol tablets hahahahah i have lost 4 jobs through this affliction due to having time off because so bad i have 2 sons i would love to play football and enjoy there childhood with but the symptoms won't allow me to or have a life lost count of doctors i have seen and i am really desprate to be cured can anyone please please help
kayjs and GMAN
can't belive what i have just read on your posts i have all the same syptoms as you both even down to the slurring of words and hearing heart beat in ears when lying down which keeps me awake at night i have doctors appointment yet again on monday 8/11/2010 will keep you guys posted if they come up with anything new
I too have some of the symptoms mentioned. I randomly get dizzy, even when I'm walking, and I get A LOT of headaches. When the dizziness hits, I have to lean up against a wall or something/sit back down, because almost every muscle in my body shuts down. My eyes also close, I have this wierd heat/pressure feeling throughout my entire body especially my head.
I as well, had an...incident I guess you could say, where I, for the most part, lost my vision. I was abnormally cold, my heart pumped fast and it hurt, and then at the end of it all, I had the worst headache imaginable. I was spouting nonsense, and the headache lasted from about noon that day to 6pm the next day. It lessened between that time though. I've also had...would you call it tunnel vision? Where your peripheral is completely knocked out?
I'm a female and I'm 15. Hopefully we can all get these problem's of our's fixed...and that they're not serious. Don't blame me for being an optimist!
Was just wondering but has anyone else had major hair loss in addition to all of these issue? I keep being told "you're so stressed out", which I KNOW is not the case, i've been stressed out about worse things in my life and my hair has never fallen out the way it's been now. It's really worrying me and that's how i know there has to be SOMETHING wrong..
Guys I am a med student, all the symptoms described as dizziness and tunnel vision and numbness etc... Can be due to stress factors, be it emotional distress at college. work, or even life itself, what you should try is to change your lifestyle if it is a non healthy one, like having a good sleep daily and a mid day sleep if possible, eating healthy food away from saturated fats, EXERCISE is a must because it increases your endorphins and serotonin levels which are the hormones responsible for you sense of well-being ( mood ), drink lots of water not less than 2 Liters daily!
Now if you are so anxious about your symptoms especially those who feel numbness and headaches, to be on the safe side, I suggest that you Do Head( brain) MRI, where everything related to a problem in your brain will appear in the MRI image, CT scan wont be as effective as MRI...
I wish all of us a good health full of happiness and peace!
I've been getting many of these symptoms now for about 5 weeks or so. I often get bouts of sinus pressure problems. I used to get a pain around the corner of my left eye many years ago that went on for two and a half years before an allergy doctor figured out it was a sinus problem. I saw two sinus specialists, had two CT scans and they said I did NOT have a sinus problem. Well, I didn't have a sinus infection. The first scan did show the fluid build up in my cheeks, but he dismissed it as not a problem. Well, pressure near the corner of my eye was causing the skin to become hyper-sensitive. Pseudophedrine (i.e. Sudafed) at prescription strength along with some snorting exercises to force the fluid out of my cheek cavities cleared that problem up in 3 days flat. I mention this to illustrate that what appears to be complex problems that go on and on and on can sometimes be really simple things (defective one-way valve by nose?) but unfortunately, most doctors are in a hurry and just want to prescribe and move on to the next patient to keep the money flowing in. The allergy doctor that figured it out sat with me for 2 hours after his normal work hours to listen to me go on about 2.5 years of misery.
Anyway, I know I'm prone to both sinus pressure there and near my Eustachian tubes (I used to get ear infections easily, but learned that Sudafed could drain/stop that in its tracks when I felt the symptoms/fluid pressure starting to come on and haven't had an ear ache since). But about 6 weeks ago, I started taking prescription strength Naproxen as an anti-inflammatory to see if it helped with Sciatica type symptoms I had been getting since last July. Within 3 days of taking it as prescribed, I started getting nausea and hints of vertigo (felt like I kept moving up and down after I got off an elevator at work, but the vertigo feeling would usually calm down over time). I started taking all kinds of expectorant and pseudophedrine again, but it doesn't seem to help much. I also stopped taking Naproxen, but now over 4 weeks later, the symptoms continue, often in "waves" (will feel OK when I get up, but get worse at times during the day). It feels like something is clogging up the Eustachian tubes at times, but I don't think it's a fluid. I'm starting to suspect a fungal or perhaps even a yeast infection. I suspect the latter because I've been getting white powder/dandruff-like material on my face around my chin now for over a year and I've had it before that by the edge of my one eyebrow for years on and off and only recently discovered that is a yeast problem, not a fungal one like I had been assuming. I used to get it really bad on my scalp, but using daily Selenium Sulfide dandruff shampoo (Head and Shoulders because it's cheaper, but Selsum Blue is the same thing more or less) kept that away. I started applying it to my face while in the shower, but it seems to have minimal effect. Scrubbing with a wipe cloth instead of just my hands seems to help keep it in check more than anything else, but I doubt that's "getting rid" of it, just slowing it down. Apparently, this can be an acidity/PH problem and/or an immune response and even anxiety and stress can make it worse. Now whether that's related to any sinus problems I cannot say, but I keep it in mind.
I had a nagging suspicion that my eyes had changed based on pulling my glasses away from my face and it getting clearer (or at least staying clear) as I moved them away. I had my eyes checked a few days ago and it turns out for the first time in my life my eyes got BETTER in both eyes, 0.75 diopters in my right eye and 0.25 diopters in my left eye. I thought perhaps this explained the nausea/dizziness since looking through glasses that are too strong/distorted can easily set off motion sickness. I thought this was it when I got the new glasses and had no dizziness two days ago and half the day yesterday, but then shortly after lunch yesterday it came back with a vengeance and I cannot help but wonder if food could play a part. I sometimes get light-headed hours after eating starchy foods (blood sugar drop?), but I never felt "dizzy" from it and my blood sugar test last April was normal.
I just had blood tests done to make sure I'm not having some kind of kidney or liver dysfunction (especially since high levels of Naproxen preceded it) along with checking my sugar levels again and a few other things. I'm still awaiting the results. I also had an MRI last Monday to see if a disc is out of place in my lumbar spine since I've been having Sciatica issues since then (the doctor thinks it might be Piriformis Syndrome, but the stretches only help so much). I just had shoulder surgery in August to remove two bone spurs for a pain problem with my shoulders over last winter that also produced numerous neuropathy responses in the area of my arms and chest (it could be that tight neck muscles were causing those reactions in response to me shuddering over the pull/pain in the shoulder). Since the surgery, the pain has gone from that area completely (other than a tad of residual stiffness from the surgery that is still steadily disappearing). So you can imagine this has been quite a bad year for me.
I'd be curious to know if taking something like Dramamine has helped any of you with the nausea and motion sickness feelings. It seems to help me during the day and when I was on vacation, but it's far from a cure. I can only assume then that whatever this is must ultimately still be coming from the inner ear regardless of the possible external or internal cause. I'm about to go take some now since I'm starting to feel motion sick already and I've only been up an hour. It seems to go down when lying down or sleeping and come back randomly during the day. I still suspect an inner ear cause.
I sometimes get motion sick just from playing certain 3D video games (seems to depend on the frame rate/smoothness of the motion as some games cause it and other similar games do not). I used to get motion sick as a child riding in the car in the back seat, but not the front seat and yet the ocean doesn't make me sick one bit (was recently on a cruise last year in August of '09 with 30 feet waves rocking the ship near Alaska and I never slept better in my life and functioned normally all day long; other people were puking all over the place) so my tendency for motion sickness is weird to say the least. Roller Coasters generally don't make me sick either, but a Tilt-A-Whirl can (two types of spinning motion. But none of that seems related here other than perhaps a proneness to dizziness that could be making the symptoms worse than they should be. I have yet to throw up from the nausea so it's rather "low grade" overall or else I would be puking, but it's enough to ruin one's quality of life. And hear I had been thinking first the shoulder problem and then the Sciatica cramping/discomfort was ruining my life. Thankfully, the shoulder is doing much better, but now I have the double irritation of pressure sensitivity in my legs and the feeling of motion sickness and nausea in my head. Don't feel alone out there. I'm quickly learning just how many people face pain/sickness/misery on a daily basis. I can only hope that there is a reason for all this misery and that a higher power (God if you like) has a plan through it all somehow that we mere mortals can't really see because otherwise it just seems like senseless suffering through no fault of our own (unlike things like war which we create ourselves as a society).
You -- and probably many people who've posted here -- are probably experiencing symptoms of migraine. Migraine can cause a wide range of symptoms beside the typical stabbing headache. Dizziness, wooziness, neck pain, head pain, feeling spacey or fuzzy, face pain, nausea, on and on. Read the book Heal Your Headache to find out more about this and ways to deal with it. Good luck.
I should get both my blood test results tomorrow (they didn't describe it over the answering machine when I got home) along with my lumbar MRI results at my doctor's appointment, but as my head seems to be hurting worse despite decongestants and after a bit of reading, I think I may be experiencing a somewhat chronic (as in it's lasted for a month now) tension headache that is only getting worse as time goes on. I'm getting less dizzy and more achy, but the two seem connected. Given my shoulder/neck problems I had earlier this year, I could easily have a neck tension problem and stress lately over sciatica probably is making it worse. I'm guessing a lot of people in this thread either have tension or migraine headaches (depending on where the pain is and how strong). Mine is definitely all over my head, low-grade (so low at first I hardly noticed the headache, just the light-headed/dizzy feeling and then associated motion sickness nausea I get from being dizzy and a feeling of general unwellness) and it's very tender under the edge of my skull near my ears. This is a classic tension headache. I didn't realize tension headaches could cause light-headed dizzy or nausea feelings, but it appears very common, especially in chronic or long term cases.
I agree with the migraine hypothesis.
And/or Tempromandibular Joint Dysfuntion (TMJD)
This is jaw, ear, sinus, neck, head, face etc...pain, nausea and dizziness that feels like a migraine. The tissues swell, nerves pinch, blood supply is reduced to these areas and the body responds by increasing blood supply which causes vascular headaches etc..
Grinding the teeth or biting hard usually in your sleep can cause headaches that are exactly like migraines.
Migraines can be triggered by lots of things: allergies, hormones, stress, lights, certain foods, etc...
See a doctor for migraine and perhaps a dentist or neuromuscular dentist that specializes in TMJD and you may get some relief.
All of these symptoms sound like migraine, TMJD which frequently occur with fibormyalgia (not just muscle pain folks: look up the host of sypmptoms that it causes) could also explain some of your symptoms.
I have been experiencing alot of the same symptoms as everyone lists here. I am a 28 year old female and my symtoms started almost a year ago. I constantly have an off-balance feeling, almost like i am standing on a boat, or being pulled in one direction, usually accompanied by a spacey feeling. I have alot of facial and neck pain. Most pain occurs in my upper neck, where the skull and spine connect and i also experience pain in and around my jaw and temples. Some days the pain is so bad i have to lay down. It does not help that i work at a computer all day - it is never fun to stare at a computer screen when you have a terrible headache! I also feel very tense most of the time, which i beleive is due to the balance issue. I will go out to a restaurant, or to the mall and i am tensed right up - not able to relax, which makes things worse! I'm so worried about something happening to me while out in a public place. I dont know why i worry because nothing has ever happened! Its so strange. I've had blood tests done and have tried anxiety medication which landed me in the emergency room all night due to a bad reaction. I am seeing my doctor again tomorrow which always makes me feel a little better once they provide reassurance. When i was 14 i had spinal meningitis so i am wondering if this may be a side-effect...
For everyone else suffereing from symptoms and not knowing what is going on, i feel for you!! I know how stressful this is, and also how debilitating it can be. I will post any updates and i ask that everyone else does the same. I have noticed that on alot of forums people all talk about their symptoms but rarely post their diagnosis. I pray for everyone to become healthy again so we can all live life to its fullest!!!
Melisa, did you ever happen to have Bell's Palsy before? I had it a couple of years ago and given the spinal cause of it, I can't help but wonder if there's some overall connection between my bulging neck disc, Bell's Palsy and the current tension/spacey feeling (the motion sickness seems to have stopped or at least paused; I now just feel like I'm having a light headed blood sugar drop type feeling or just a bit off balance (like you say on a boat). The tension headaches have gone down quite a bit so maybe that's why the motion sickness/nausea feeling has abated quite a bit lately. I'm still having a lot of Sciatic type pain, but when the arm/shoulder pain kicks back in (as it has lately for short bouts), I start to wonder if it's really part of some larger problem like my diagnosed Vitamin D deficiency (although mega-doses of Vitamin D only seem to make things like my teeth MORE sensitive, not less).
I too suffered from the symptoms that many of you have in common---headaches, dizziness, tachycardia, feelings of detachment (brain fog) with inability to concentrate, muscle pain, fatigue, shakiness ect...... These symptoms went on for 5 years. I visited every kind of medical professional on the planet. The results always came back as negative. I was diagnosed during this time with hypothyroidism and B-12 deficiency. I don't believe that these diagnoses had anything to due with my symptoms. Just as the array of syptoms came--they left. I did begin taking probiotics and vitamins. I don't know if this actually help rid my body of some type of toxin or not. I just know that eventually the symptoms left. The problem is that now my 17 year old daughter is experiencing the exact same issues and has had them for 1 year. She has visited every type of specialist out there and they have found nothing. I can only hope that a physician sees these posts and takes this serious. I am a registered nurse and I see others being admitted to the hospital with similar symptoms and leave with no diagnosis. I do agree with the post that suggests exercise and eating healthy. I do believe we are being exposed to many toxins via our food and air that some indivduals cannot tolerate. I'll continue to research and let you know what I find---if anything. God bless and keep the faith. This too shall pass.
No i have never had Bell's Palsy. I havent heard of it before, but i did do some research on it. I saw my doctor the other day and she has prescribed anxiety medication (Effexor) as she thinks that my dizziness may be caused by anxiety. If after a few weeks of taking the medication i still experience dizziness then she will refer me to a neurologist. Its frustrating as i just want to know what is going on...and these pills are making me sick, which is normal for the first few days. Has your doctor ever suggested anxiety as being the cause of your symptoms?
Yes, two different orthopedic doctors BOTH noticed I appeared to be highly anxious (to me it's no surprise given the pains/problems I've had for 11 months now) and earlier in the year when I was only having shoulder pain I tried 3 different anti-depressants including at least one that supposedly helps anxiety and one that affects dopamine (Wellbutrin) instead of serotonin since the latter never seems to do much for me. Zoloft was the worst for side-effects for me. I did seem to feel a little less depressed, but I also started getting really bad hyper-skin sensitivity around where the inflammation was on my shoulder. Serotonin can affect nerve sensitivity in high quantities (i.e. if you have too much in your system; these drugs always assume you have too little or aren't absorbing enough so they try to generate more of it). I couldn't STAND the feeling of sunburn + bugs crawling on my shoulder so I quit using it and the feeling went away within 3 days back to the way it was (hurt, but wasn't hyper like that). Wellbutrin slowly started to cause similar symptoms and seemed to have zero affect on my mood (surprising to me given that Hydrocodine (i.e. Vicodin) increases Dopamine levels too and that stuff always made me feel better in terms of mood as well as decreased pain). I forget what the other one was or whether it was Lyrica or not (which I've just started taking again to see if that helps the Sciatica problems I'm not having). I've only been using it for 2 days so I wouldn't draw a conclusion yet.
In any case, my nausea has disappeared in the past week or two to the point where I barely feel light-headed anymore (comes and goes, but is minor now) and have virtually no vertigo or nausea feelings at all anymore. I can't say for sure what changed other than I stopped taking Tramadol (Ultram). I find that surprising, though given it never caused me any problems in the past, unless it's a reaction of that PLUS something else I'm taking or even my Vitamin D deficiency. I always got a little "light headed" with Tramadol before, but it was more of a "pleasant" feeling like Vicodin, not nausea or dizzy but maybe if it's reacting with something else? Mood may still play into it, though for all I know.
HELLO, i just want to say that I have been struggling for two year with symptoms that dread me and i have also seeked countless doctors who have not been able to help me. I experience feelings where I feel very out of it and spaced out as if I'm not looking into space but my eyes are open. A very dreamy look and feeling. It makes me feel weak and that I cannot move foward. I lack all depth perception. It worsens with motion. I feel like neurologically together with my eyes , I cannot focus and feel lost because how i see. I really need help.I tried medications before but they did not help. Anyone help plz.
I read the first few posts on this thread. It reminded me of a friend of mine who saw lots of doctors and got as far as them finding out it was a problem with his adrenal glands, possibly Addison's disease (the same thing Jack Kennedy had) or something similar. I think he got sick of going to doctors for a while, but it seemed to be pointing to that from his imaging studies.
Hopefully some of you have benign positional vertigo, which is the thing that is helped with those positional exercises some are talking about. That seems very curable with the right treatment. Good luck to you.
i dont know if this willhelp any of you. but ihave been havin dizzy spells for years the pediatrition told my mom that it was because i grew to fast and i would grow out of it. 15yrs later i still get them i cant get up to fast and i cant exersize more then 20minutes at a time. its been 4 yrs since i started a regular work out and i still get dizzy the mri and cat scans showed nothing so i thought i was being paranoid. till my grandfather told me he had LOW blood pressure. turns out thats all it was. dr put me on a higher sodium diet n the problem hasnt been too bad. they drs tend to look over somethings with all the possiblities out there..
hope this helps some of yous out. good luck
I HAVE ALL THE SAME SYMPTOMS YOU DO. I ALSO HAVE HORRIBLE PANIC ATTACKS NOW. I CANT GET JUST A LITTLE NERVOUS. ITS ALL PANIC OR NOTHING AND THE SMALLEST THINGS CAN CAUSE. I ALSO FIND IN NORMAL CONVERSATION WITH FRIENDS IF I TRY TO FOCUS ON THEIR EYES OR FACE I WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PANICE ATTACK, HEARTBEAT IN THE HEAD, AND DIZZINESS AND PRESSURE. THIS ALL STARTED 12 YEARS AGO. PLEASE HELP WITH ANY INFO YOU HAVE LEARNED. THIS ALSO ALL STARTED THE VERY FIRST TIME I SMOKED WEED.
I was in OR this past weekend and we went drinking and I smoked a little bit of pot (which I haven't in 5 years) woke up the next morning and felt that I was still stoned.. like my equalibrium was off! This is now Wed and its been 5 days later and I still feel like Im stoned or drunk or in slow motion.. my sences like touch I will feel them a sec later..And i have devolped headaches in the front of my head.. I don't know its weird to explain..I just feel super disoriented I went to the doc and he said its some kind of virus and to take Tylenol and drink plenty of water.. I still feel the same as i did that day just with headaches.. my mother said it could be some kind of sinus infection but im not sneezing or stuffy nose.. she said it was like of the same symptoms.. any help would be appriciated! Sorry for misspelt words and non-use of punctuation =]
Same here mine started after smoking weed also. i have since had panic disorder and stuff. this is my 3rd bout with it but this time i am having that pressure in head and neck with the balance thing and been feeling spaced out as well. another thing is i am having hot flashes as well and im 30 y/o male
My advice to you two is to stay away from the pot. My nausea eventually went away after about a month. I'm guessing some drugs cause reactions and some stay in your body a lot longer than others. I was taking prescription Naproxen for less than 3 days for my back/leg pain when it started and it took over a month for the dizzy feelings to go away. There are certain chemicals in pot (and not necessarily the ones that make you high) that can stay in your body for over a month in some cases.
ok i have been feeling dizziness,nausea,a shaky feeling in my body,and feel hot at sometimes.i had been feeling this sympthom for about 4 days now and i cant stand this feeling,i feel like im having a dream but im not i feel real sensative at times..i dont know whats wrong and im getting worried can anyone provide me with any idea on what it can be before i go see a doctor..thank you
A lot of this sounds like a C1/C2 neck problem. And I say this from experience after two chiropractic adjustments, where I woke up the next day with vertigo, grogginess, blocked ear, sinus/nasal pressure, pulsing pain in the occiput, depth/movement perception problems on one side, muscle spasm down one side of my back, arm and over the whole of one side of my head (with trigger points at the top of my nose, sinus, temple and occiput) and inability to get my hand to do what it was supposed to (writing/typing/fine work).
The first time, it went on for a year and a half, with neuralgia, numbess on my cheek, fainting, weird pulsing in my arteries, weird visuals/perceptions when I was moving and what was later diagnosed as a cervical migraine.
I just found out recently, at least this time, it was caused by the atlas (C1) sliding over to one side after the adjustment...and the resultant muscle spasm, seeming to cause everything else to be unstable (slightly different every day). I'm not sure, but I read that C1 problems/blood supply problems (eg vertebral artery) can effect the cerebellum (responsible for spatial perception/movement). Only problem is, I'm no sure how long that will go on for, even after manual therapy. Last time the spatial distortions went on for months.
So, advice would be to find a good physiotherapist, who specialises in head/neck pain and at least give it a go. And try a cervical collar to temporarily take the spasm out of your neck muscles - might be a good test. I was really scared the first time it happened, as friends thought I'd had a stroke due to the odd neuro symptoms. Turns out it was all coming from the neck, esp in terms of instability, which is a bit of a shocker.
I don't know that this will help you or not,but Nurse's comment was that she had some of these same symtoms around the same time she was diagnosed with b12 and vit d deficiency and her symptoms mysteriously disappeared and she didn't think it had anything to do with that diagnosis. I too had some of the same symptoms, but specifically the pain in neck, head, shoulders, horrible tingling/numbness/burning in hands and fingers. Diagnosed in 06 with carpel tunnel syndrome, impinged nerve at the c2 and c3, herniation and degenerative disc disease. Just a few months ago I developed more severe symptoms such as breathlessness, brain fog, memory problems, etc. I tested low for vitamin D, but my b12 reading was normal. I had little improvement after taking vitamin d, so I insisted on b12 injections as I feel I am malabsorbent of vitamins. And just like magic, my breathlessness, mental fog, and nerve problems, ie. carpel tunnel, neck pain, shoulder pain all disappered after my 3rd or 4th injection!
You stated that you had flu like symptoms alot and threw up. Did you know that b12 is a water soluble vitamin,as well as all your b's. And you lose it through your urine output, diarrea, vomit, sweat, or improper diet. I am still having problems with fatigue, pounding heart and a general feeling of just not being well,, I think may be possible related to thryoid disorder. Hope that you soon find some help for your problems and are feeling well! Happy Holidays
I have had severe neck pain, dizziness, lightheaded, ear pain, swollen gland feeling, eye soreness (I do have Graves Disease) and head pain that have lead to occasional nausea and vomiting. I have had a CT, X-ray, and I am having an MRI in a week. I have been to several Drs - no answers - just guesses, also a chiropractor - bi weekly for 2 months - no relief - and now a neurologist just this past month.
First I was told it was sinusitis and was given antibiotics for years (which the CT this past Oct showed it was not sinusitis), and then degenerative disc disease (which an X-ray in November confirmed this), and now I have been told it may be migraines.
The symptoms have been going on and off for about 5 yrs, but have gotten worse as of this September. It is now a daily pain. My neck hurts so bad, along with a woozy feeling. I can not even think straight.
I was in a minor car accident a year ago, but I never went to the hospital because I thought I was ok. Could it be the after effects of whiplash?
I CAN NOT STAND FEELING LIKE THIS ANYMORE!!
My head is so foggy, I can not think straight, and it is effecting my work and my life! All I ever want to do is go to sleep because that is the only time I do not feel like this!
I have the same symptoms and they're pretty debilitating. One thing that has helped me is the use of probiotics. Specifically, the bifidobacterium and lactobacillus acidophilus strains. They reduce the dizziness and off-balance feeling. I can only take them for a few days at a time as they cause vivid dreams and constipation, but they do help a lot.
I've given up on doctors and, to some extent, alternative health. I hope this will go away over time. If your doctor gives the okay, give the probiotics a try for a few days.
I have had many of the things listed in comments above. I am 22 year old female. This past june my body shut down out of the no where. I could not keep food down, I was always exhausted, - had neck pains (still do), I couldn't stay awake, I couldn't stay sitting up for more then a second seconds and worst of all I had and have this awful out of body sensation. I went to so many doctors- everyone from the best in nyc to even the mayo clinic. After blood work, xrays, brain scans, tilt table tests and etc all they came up with was stress. Of course I was relieve to know I didn't have brain cancer or some crazy deadly illness but at the same time being diagnosed with depression to the point at which you become bed ridden is not fun. I do have depression, I do have panic attacks but unfortunately not much has helped. I'm am very sensitive to drugs- most medications gave me horrible nightmares which didn't help my exhaustion cause. So now I am kind of left to heal naturally which isn't the quickest route when your immune system is that of a new born, your depressed and have heart isues. I still get this out of body feelings which can ruin an entire day or week or month. I do believe most of of what we are dealing with is stress. Stress can make you tired, nauseous, have muscle pain (leading to neck aches, or tension headaches).
Though I have no cure or even a diagnoses that I agree with I have found these few things to help...
Meditation (I know I know but just try it)
Forcing myself to be social.
Xanex (don't abuse it- it should be there as a safety net)
Enough sleep but not too much.
Talk therapy (even if you don't think you have problems...you probably do)
Being distracted. Other thinking is your worst enemy and will lead you to crazy thoughts, maybe even suicidal or will lead you to google (how we all found this)
I hope this will give some of you hope or direction. I posted a few months ago but feel compelled to update things, if only because I know how frightening these symptoms can be and I wish someone had mentioned this to me earlier. I have recovered more or less 95% of my normal self since I began feeling all of the same symptoms mentioned here back in March 2010.
It seems all of these symptoms can be caused by anxiety disorder. Probably the likely cause if you find yourself panic stricken for no apparent reason/outside frightens you because of your symptoms. Difficult to believe I understand. However, I ashamedly bought one of those "Conquer your fear!" etc self-help books, and the **** works.
Try it. They're only around $18. That or get some cognitive therapy. It's supposed to work quickly and well.
When I think back to the height/on-set of my symptoms and how I was worried that I would eventually end up wandering the streets of New York with cheetos in my beard, no shirt, muttering to myself, having no idea who I was or where I was, I feel quite relieved to know that that won't happen.
Other people have mentioned it in their posts but now that there are well over 400 posts I though I should keep this idea prevalent.
Anxiety disorder. Check it out. Totally curable.
I have been having all of these symptoms for about 2years now! It all started after me and my friend ate some weed brownies and I'd never done it before and the effect it had on me was horrible. I genuinely felt like I was going to die, I couldn't even talk properly, I was so spaced out and dizzy even when I laid down I was still dizzy and I just couldn't relax! Anyway that finally went away that night when I got drunk because it stopped me worrying! However I was then ok for a while until I was at work folding the jeans a d I suddenly had this burst of lightheaded dizziness and I blacked out for a second and ever since then it has never gone away! It's always worse after I have been out drinking the night before and I'm so spaced out the next day I can't go anywhere! I was diagnosed with a vitamin b12 deficiency which i have no recovered from but the sympthoms are still there. I can't even walk around the shops without feeling pressure in my head and around my eyes :( I used to be so happy and could do anything but now I hate going anywhere even the supermarket by myself because I feel I'm going to go fuzzy and lose my balance! At the moment I'm on amoxicillin for a sinus infection but it doesn't seem to have changed anything and I'm so fed up of feeling like this I sometimes feel what's the point it's never going to go away! The spaced out feeling is the worst, I over think everything so much and it doesn't help, I just feel out of reality and sudden movements in my head send me fuzzy. I can't stand still for very long without feeling fuzzy and if I stare at something I feel like I'm in a world of my own. It's not as bad when I'm looking at something close to me though! The feeling does go away when I drink alcohol, I think it's because I stop worrying about it but then it's ten times worse the next day! I dont kno what to do anymore, I do drink alot when I'm out so I don't kno if this is the cause as with b12 4 years worth is stored in your liver but my b12 levels are fine now and I havnt drank for 2weeks and I still am having all the symptoms. I just can't live my life, I can't shop or go to the supermarket anymore or walk around wide open spaces. Please help! Xxx
I'm seeing a lot comments on here about the condition precipitated by weed. I can't help but wonder if it's setting something off (anxiety if nothing else, apparently by those worrying that they somehow permanently damaged their brain). I seriously doubt if that's the case having known a few people that smoked the stuff for many years and given the heavy usage under medical marijuana laws in several states with relatively few long term side effects, overall. Increasing paranoia seems to be the common long term effect I've heard about, but anxiety and paranoia aren't that far apart from each other.
I've been having my own problems for a year now (starting with shoulder problems last January, which have lessened to the point where it's gone most of the time (I also had two bone spurs removed on the right shoulder), but now having Sciatica type symptoms instead since July. I've been told my many doctors that my anxiety over these conditions is quite possibly fueling the conditions. The fact that the shoulder pains come back indicates there's a neck tension problem that could be partially caused by anxiety (looking down at my iPod Touch a lot may not help either as that can increase neck tension as well).
I had my own month of "dizzy spaced out" feeling back in October. It started right after taking prescription Naproxen (as in the same primary ingredient in Aleve) that was supposed to help with the Sciatica, but three days later I started getting dizzy, nausea and vertigo. I was also taking Tramadol for pain. It took over a MONTH of not taking either one before it went away from just 3 days use. 3 months later I decided to try Tramadol again since I had used it on/off for a few years for previous shoulder problems that went down my back to my shoulder blade and a pain doctor even had me combine it with Vicodin back then to help with the pain and I had no problems what-so-ever. It helped quite a bit. But this time I started to feel hints of dizzy again and so I stopped taking it. But I did notice that I was VERY congested that night, so it's possible sinus problems were contributing to the feeling. It's not impossible some drugs could actually be counter-productive to keeping the sinuses open. But I do know during that month in October no amount of decongestants made the dizzy/nausea go away so I think it was either the Naproxen or some kind of interaction between it and Tramadol. Tramadol can cause a light-headed slightly "high" feeling at times, but I never felt nausea or "dizzy" with it before so it's hard to say, but I bring it up because there seems to be a lot of drug precipitated episodes to this whole "dizzy spaced out feeling" thing. Some of these drugs stay in your system for quite some time so if you're having a reaction to something it may take awhile to get rid of it. I doubt that drinking alcohol is helping anything long term (especially since it's making the problem worse then next day), but the fact that the feeling goes away while taking it could also mean you need to work on the anxiety thing. Try relaxation exercises (breathing, certain music, possibly incense, a bath or spa treatment, etc.). I've found there aren't many good medications to help with anxiety (I've tried a few anti-depressants and haven't had much luck with any of them) along with herbal stuff like Valerian and none really fixed anything. Getting your mind off the problem is about the only thing that might help. I know a couple of beers helped with my Sciatica pain early on, but it didn't fix anything and now it doesn't help much at all unless I get drunk and that's generally bad news the next day (hangover), let alone all those dead brain cells.
Anyway, stay away from weed and alcohol. Try taking an expectorant and decongestant for the sinus congestion for a week or so (sinus pressure alone can make you feel dizzy, nausea and "not right" all by itself, let alone in combination with something else and work on the anxiety thing and give it some time. It took over a month before I stopped getting dizzy/vertigo and it was awful for that month, but it did eventually go away and stay away.
Hi I'm 21
I haven't been right for about 4 months now, it started when my uncle died of a brain tumour and i felt a bump on my head.
I kept having head pains, not so much an ache but like a shooting pain here and there. I still haven't been to the doctors about anything and its even keeping me awake at night.
Here are my symptoms.
Headpains by my left temple, back of my head, around my left eye and like a burning sensation , Spaced out feeling, Aching arms and knee's, loss of concentration.
I notice my breathing alot more and i have panic attacks when thinking about stuff.
I notice every twitch on my body and think it could be something serious.
Think i just need to be told i'm not dying and it would go away.
Today has been my worst day so far, i could just sit down and cry, in a band you see and when i was on stage i was just zoned out, after the show i was backstage and people was talking to me , i was listening but it wasn't going in my head and i was just agreeing with everything.
Think i will go to the doctors and get myself sorted.
I wonder if you had gotten any resolve or have overcome the mysterious symptoms you had been having. i found this post among others
in search of help for my problem i found this website and read your symptoms. i have been having (almost all) the exact symptoms since march, 2010 except for the stomach symptoms. i have all the other symptoms, and i understand what you are going through. it is terrible, isn't it? i get terrible mental confusion with the feeling of floating and dizziness. also sometimes objects seems to be slowly moving, or wobbling if i stare at them. there is some fogginess in vision some times but just a little. also i get the sharp pains through different parts of head and body that seem to travel in patterns. i got scared that i was having a stroke or heart attack. last april i spent 2 days in the hospital where the doctors ran just about every test for heart and stroke except angiogram. i just could not see going through angiogram when all these other tests came out negative. i had ct scans for brain tumors, scans of the neck and jaw and nothing was found. all my blood tests were normal. i get that feeling of breathlessness with the dizziness and sometimes the slight breathlessness starts it all, then goes into the metal confusion. i was afraid i was getting alzheimers or some other brain disease because of the episodes of feeling detached and unable to think straight about what i am doing. i get in a confused state for seconds at a time, on and off, standing around wondering what i am doing. this continues sometimes for hours, mostly in the morning and sometimes it's like i am walking around in circles, wondering how to focus on things, and then it passes. and i feel normal. i don't have any memory loss, long term or short term or any other problems with the brain or mind, only during these dizzy detached periods. i don't smoke drink or take drugs. i do have high cholesterol. i am overweight, but not obese. i have always been active, and not much of a couch potato. i could go on and on, but i'll just say this, i did have some pretty bad respiratory viruses in 2009 and 2010, with ear infections and sore throat that i caught from my husband. i wonder if it was H1N1, but the doctor said my blood tested negative for those. i wonder if they can't detect some of these viruses with regular blood work, and these viruses can leave us with terrible side affects. i had fallen in my back yard and fell hard on my nose and chin and face (fell really hard) a few years ago. i went to my ENT doc who said the inside of my sinus wall had been damaged and was shaped now like an acordian instead of smooth. but that happened at least 6 months prior to when these symptoms started. i spent most of 2010 in emergency room and doctors offices because of this problem what ever it is, it wound up costing me thousands of dollars that i am still trying to pay off, but with no answer as to what it is or may be, and i am suffering depression now, i just want my mind back, my life back. they try to say this could be anxiety or panic. i find it hard to accept that, because i can wake up in the morning, say prayers feel wonderful, then suddenly, it hits. i wonder if there is anyone out there that has any idea of what this could be. this is a desperate situation. those of us going through this illness and symptoms are really suffering in life, and it seems as if there is no help or hope for us. this is a terrible way to live. i've read hundreds maybe thousands of blogs such as this where people are searching online for help with quite the same or very similar symptoms. what is going on?
I have a friend who experienced something similar. Her uncle passed away due to a heart attack and all of a sudden she developed terrible anxiety issues. Alot of her symptoms were the same as what you have described. Her doctor prescribed anxiety medication in which she took for a few months. This cured her of the symptoms. She was able to go off the medication, but has recently developed anxiety again. Myself, i am also on anxiety medication as i experience dizziness, neck pain and panic issues. It is really CRAZY what the brain is capable of doing. I am in no way a professional that can tell you what is wrong, or even give you ideas, however i know that what you are experiencing has happened to others and perhaps knowing this may provide you with some comfort. Hope you feel better soon.
I've posted my story on here a couple of times and just want to provide you with an update. At the beginning of December i was prescribed anxiety medication by my doctor after telling her my symtoms which included dizziness (off balance feeling), neck pain, headaches, shortness of breath, ect... Once i started on the medication (Effexor) i started to see results within a week. Most anxiety medications are known to provide full effects within 4 to 6 weeks of treatment, so this makes me think that some of my issues were really "in my head". I felt great for the whole month of December!! I recently came down with a cold and was experiencing some dizziness again. I had my doctor check my ears and she said that there was some fluid in them, which could very well be the cause of the dizziness. Its not half as bad as it was prior to taking the medication, and i believe this is because i do not have the anxiety that was associated with the off balance feeling. My doctor has recommended that i increase my dosage to two pills a day (37.5mg each) as i am on a very low dose (this medication can go as high as 400mg). I am going to try this and see if i get back to feeling 100% like i did last month. Anxiety can do unbelievable things to a person, including aches and pain all over! There were times when i was certain that i had a brain tumor, or heart problems but once i started on the medication that all went away. I do not want to say that this is everyone's issue but it is definietly something to look in to, and it is curable. Good luck everyone! This too shall pass...
mostly they are psychosomatic the main cause of all somatic are base on emotions like anger grief apathy fear antagonism 'and too many inhabitant emotions which make body ill , theses emotion bring changes internal chamical imbalancing which cause illness, its mind mechanism if you feel pleasure your all pain body sensation vanish that time as you come back to your routine thinking of grief fear apathy too much attention of past things and body its agin trigger the situation, if you want to make ur immune system strong then try to relax your mind and take intrest in creative things and always imagine yourself healthy its take time to get result but keep imagining and believe you see result try to be happy and do what ever you feel happy and stay away creticle negative people who discourage let you feel down' major cause of any illness are suppressive people are situaltion and handle your suppressor ' have a healthy life..
The feelings of dizziness and everything really spoke to me. For years people thought I was "just stressed" (including me at times) but I knew deep in my heart it was something else. I saw many doctors before they diagnosed me with a "Neuralgia". You should get checked for this because no other test showed this.. the only way to find out mine was to get a "Occipital Nerve Block" (because I had constant weird feelings in the back of my neck).
Also get check for Lyme's disease if you haven't already.. OH and also tooth decay can cause this in some cases.
God bless you. I'll pray for your healing.
To the lady with b12 deficiency and hypothyroidism, your daughter, although her thyroid might be low enough for the medical standards, might still have it. Also, don't do synthetic thyroid meds. Do armour thyroid medication. It's a better alternative and still prescription.
I think everyone here should start with getting a chiropractic adjustment (out of place bones can cause major headaches and tingling), take 1-2 i.u. vit D a day, a sold B complex with lots of b12, a high quality multiple vitamin, get exercise, eat fruits and veggies, and after all this, see what meds your taking. I get the same symptoms when I'm coming off any antidpressant or even starting up on them.
I also have had most of the same symptoms for about 6 months & actually landed in the hospital twice because of them. Did any of you notice that the symptoms would get progressively worse thru each day? I haven't had any alcohol or pot for almost 26 years, so that's not it. My problem started when I was prescribed HCTZ for high blood pressure. Turns out it's a diuretic, which flushed most of the electrolytes out of my system. When my doctors saw how low my Sodium, Potassium & Chloride were the first time, they rushed me by ambulance to the emergency room & admitted me. Wouldn't let me drive because I could have heart failure any minute or go into convulsions behind the wheel & kill someone. Spent 24 hrs getting transfused w/electrolytes. Felt much better but not totally normal. Doctors changed my BP medication to Amlodipine, which isn't a diuretic but its side effects were even worse & my electrolytes plummeted again anyway, even lower this time. I was barely able to function at all. I have hypothyroidism & am low on Vit. D but taking medications for both. My research shows that both can contribute to low electrolytes. Spent 2 days in the hospital this time. Again, felt better once numbers stabilized but now it's a constant battle. While most people need to cut back on salt, these days I actually add salt to my iced tea. Although my electrolytes presumably are normal today, I'm experiencing many of the symptoms right now, which makes me think that sleep is also a factor. I didn't get ANY last night, none at all. Hope this helps some of you.
I have had these sympotoms, I get dizzy and pains in the right side of my head and neck. I get popping clicking sounds in my head and I get pains that feel like they are in my ear. I get spaced out and feel like I'm going to faint. I've got visual disturbances and sinus problems and have trouble concentrating. I have been to many doctors that thought it was migraine and was given medication but it didn't work so they tried different medication that also didn't work. I'm now waiting to see a neurologist. This is ruining my life and I'm worried all of the time and its now affecting my 2yr old daughters life because she is noticing there is something wrong, if anyone can suggest anything to help me I would really appreciate it, thanx
I had many of these symtoms when I first got sick. I truly believe that it is MENIERE'S Disease. Although I also turned out to have spinal stenosis I believe that Meniere's is the answer. I even fell off two steps and broke my ankle. Accupunture worked well, air sickness pills and they have these wrist bands that have buttons on them (can not remember the name) that you can buy at most pharmicies.Chiropractics helped as well. It astounds me that so many young people are suffering from this. Check out this site and others and give these a try
The wrist bands and air sickness pills are cheap and worth a try. The bands have to be put on in a very special way so the button pushes on the right place so it may be a good idea to ask thr pharmacist to help you. please let me know if these help.
I recently started to suffer from an off balance feeling, like walking on a floating dock. I also had the pressure at the back of my head and top of my neck, with a foggy feeling in my head. The pressure from the back of my head would sometimes extend into my jaw. I booked an appointment with my family doctor, but couldn't get in for a week. That was when I started looking things up on the web and found all of you, with the same symptoms. I thought I can't handle weeks or worse months of this, so I decided to try a few things. I took Oil of Oregano and swabbed the inside of my nose with Tea Tree Oil, as I read on another site that Vertigo often follows a viral infection and that sinus issues can also leave you with an off balance feeling. Oil of Oregano has both anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties and I have used Tea tree Oil to clear congested sinuses before, with great success. Well the headache, pressure in the back of my head and neck as well as the foggy head feeling improved after about the third dose. By the end of the next day all, but the vertigo was gone.
I saw the doctor last week he did some blood work to check my mineral levels and B12. He said a even slightly low level of any of them could cause an issue with balance. In my own research since I have discovered that a deficiency in magnesium causes tension headaches, sore neck, anxiety... . Other Minerals and of course the B12 have similar symptoms including anxiety and depression (which I read some have you have been told you have). I have stared consuming wheat grass juice, as it is high in magnesium and the dizziness is decreasing, but is not gone yet.
I hope this helps at least some of you.
Hey people, I've had pretty much ALL the same symptoms too for about a year now. But I think I may have just stumbled on something so please look it up. - Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.
Electro-hypersensitives are people who have adverse health effects brought about by a sensitivity to electric and magnetic fields. It sounds a bit far out at first but trust me. I'm 90% certain this is the cause for lots of people. Increased solar activity and proximity of WiFi and Mobile phones can't help either!
Especially if this sounds like you: constant headaches, pressure in the head, drowsiness, sleep problems, nightmares, inability to think clearly, forgetfulness, nervous tensions, irritability, tightness in the chest, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, depressive mood, total apathy, loss of empathy, burning skin, inner burning, leg weakness, pain in the limbs, stabbing pain in various organs.
hiya peps im 20 male .. well the last 3 weeks i have been a mess in them words i woke up 1 day with a blank numb head worry and think i have some serious brain injury etcetc i waz realy paranoid walkin around didnt no what to do with my self panic attacts all day i thort it waz from the binges i have had with alcohol at weekends but it never went away. lost intrest in everything i do and didnt speek to no 1 just a wreck ! .. y i do not have a clue i hate it told my family about this went to the doctors told him every thing he says its anxiety no physical problem just im my head no way it carnt be my dr had put me on antidepressants i have been on them 3 weeks now and dont no if im better or worse i feel as if im going crazy thinkin and carnt help thinkin im a mental wreck or damage head i go in crazy zones were i am in my own world worrid im instable in my mind shooting pains numbness and tryin to put a show on to other people that im ok . no i feel like im going to go crazy mental is this realy anxiety can not get it out my head wake up pains in my head worried lost freaking out y as this happend just so confused thinkin its not anxiety head aches feel sick and weak. dont like going out im so worried that in going to lose it feels like i have if you get me is this anxiety ot what ?? any of you feel like this ?? cant sleep at night on sleepers now dont want to take up scared if it messes me up more than i am ?? dizzyness what corses physical symtems and its all on going never stops from the min i wake up till i go to sleep ? is this defo anxiety ? reply if possible manythanks
I have been dealing with these same issues for over 1 yr now. constant headaches, pressure in front of head and eyes, dizziness(sometimes accompanied by nausea, but only once actually got sick), poor balance, blurry vision, shakiness (all over, but mostly hands and head), weakness, fatigue, insomnia, difficulty concentrating/thinking, memory issues, sometimes say the wrong words when speaking, impatient, breathlessness, numbness & tingling in arms/hands/legs/feet, heart racing and irregular beating and can count my heartbeat in my head. And loud noices are very disturbing to be.(never bothered me before) I am 44 and have always been athletic and in good shape. I have started gaining wait, because I have a much harder time keeping active(when all I want to do is sleep).
I have had just about every test that my doctor can think of, CT scan, MRI, MRA, spinal, echo, ekgs(several), Holter monitor, stress test and blood work(apprx 50 diff tests including lyme) they're running out of tests to give me. So doc thinks I'm stressed too(like many of you) YA THINK? Right now I'm wishing vampires were real, because I've given more than my fair share of blood and I'm thinking there has got to be a better way. Now in all seriousness, it is EXTREMELY STRESSFUL. but I have chosen to try to deal with the anxiety part of it with humor, relaxation and exercise.(yes my head pounds when I exercise) I've tried meds and the side effects for me have been worse and just add more problems for me. I am currently not taking anything. I have started going to PT this helps a little, but doesn't make the symptoms go away. I have already seen a neurologist and she said that I have hyperlypidemia(excess fat in my blood, but I don't have high cholesterol...can't figure that one out), but my doctor says that I don't, that I just have some polyps in my sinuses.(maybe there is something going on there). I am going to another neuroligist for a second opinion. I am low in potassium and Vit d and am taking supplements, but they are not taking any of the symptoms away. I also have extremely LOW blood pressure.
I just got back from vacation today. I was really trying mind over matter, trying to convince myself that I was well and that there was nothing wrong with me. And I was hoping that going to warm sunny weather would help with my vit d issue and that all of my symptoms would go away, but they did not. I got plenty of sun everyday while I continued to take my supplements and things did seem to improve a little. I'm going to see if doc says to increase my vit d again(already doubled my intake once) Looking into vit b12, never know could be an issue there. going to check into Menieres Syndrome( have had lots of ear infections) and the vertebre issue(I was in a serious car accident 25 yrs ago and had a neck injury) any of those could be possiblitlies.
I do think this is great to know that I am not the only one with these issues, although I do not wish this on anyone(except my ex-husband, jk). I hope that everyone finds out the answer for themselves, because I know how you are all feeling like you're going crazy. We are not crazy. and to the ones who seem to have suididal thoughts, definately TELL YOUR DOCTOR about this. I do believe that there is an answer out there for all of us, but many of us will have diff answers. Good luck to you all. And I would love to hear updates.
I have had many of the same symptoms for many years. I was finally diagnosed with the following after spending two weeks at the Mayo Clinic, check into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I know the name CFS ***** but do the research and you will be amazed, especially the latest news of a knew virus called XMRV which may be involved.
I have found the solution! I have read this forum time and time again. With the exact same symptoms. It is a cervial spine injury. Sound strange? Think of a time where you were a victim to a whiplash injury. A car accident in my case. Five years later it caught up to me.
Perhaps you were tackled, or fell back down or hit something head on while running. Something that kicked your neck in hard unrelative motion.
Cervical injuries can creep up on you. Actually all of the sudden, like OVERNIGHT. Lemme tell you a little bit about my scenario and see if you can relate to it...
I was in a car accident 5 years ago. I hit a tree at 70m.p.h. And I walked home from the accident. I thought I walked away period actually.Then a couple months after, I started having panic attacks, I seen a doctor. I was prescribed zoloft, xanax, and ambien. NOTHING worked. I stopped the zoloft knowing Im not crazy, I quit the xanax and gave away with the ambien because no matter how much I took, It had no affect minus I couldnt feel my body. Then sometime passed. Four years, I was okay minus in the winter time where I felt as if I had some kind of dissassiation. Like you cant feel your body. Then this year, all hell broke loose. I couldnt feel my body, I was extremely exhaused, nausea, dizzy, headaches, depressed, severe anxiety, nervous, anxious for no apperant reason and vision changes. I went from the ER to the ear, nose and throat specialist to my family doctor to another ENT, I had a CAT scan and none could give me an answer until it dawned on me, what if it was a whiplash effect. So I seen a chiropractor.
He confirmed that I did have a whiplash injury. That I had lived with it for quite sometime now and your body will hold things in until one day it can take it anymore. The major source of the headaches and the vision changes is from nerves VERY close to the base of the skull that are NOT pinched but become inflammed known as neuritis. The inflammation can become widespread throughout your sinuses and the muscles in your face are connected to your neck which can minic sinus symptoms.
EVERYTHING in your body is tied to your spine! Any pinched nerve or misalignment can cause a hell of a problem.
Please look up some of the symptoms for a cervial neck injury or a whiplash injury. I think we all fit in here.
Well its the second adjustment for me and can I say I feel much better. Im not tip top, I have a little ways to go, because its been five years and my body is so used to being one way that it keeps pushing back to the old way but I...
got my appetite back
dizziness is going away
anxiety is dimishing
I CAN FEEL MY BODY
my vision is improving
Im not depressed
I feel 22 again
Solution: see a chiropractor, they are NOT expensive. I have seen him twice and my total bill is 70 bucks. Go to one that has MANY years of experience, a local name. In my case Colorado Springs Chiropractic. Catch my drift? Goodluck and may God be with you all. It is a miserable feeling. I hope I have helped some of you. Ill be back with more information, I promise you ladies and gents :-)
this is probabely the best website iv been on looking at my symtems.. basically 5 weeks ago i went out on a night out and usally the day after i start panking haing my self dont no y .. and carried on i went out this nyt 5 weeks ago and woke up with a blank numb painfullhead ! its so hard to anxplain how im feeling. ever since that day iv been a mess ! i am dizzy all the time 24/7 feel sick feel tired drained carnt sleep worried sick that my brain is damaged shooting pains in my head and diffrent head pains (not headaches) its horrible i litrally think i have something seriously wrong with me have i ?? i can not consantrate at all everything i do i worry about my head and y all this is happining to me .. so im always down .. looking pale because i am worried sick.. nothing can make me happy because of the worry a get a smell of a burning sensation and then i always pannik what is wrong with me ? i have been to the doctors he says its indefenaly anxiety gave me medication antidepressants and sleepers... i darnt drink because i think it will spangle my head always worried think im loosing my mind ? ears ring all the time its not good at all anybody at all have these symtems and isit anxiety ?? and will it get better in time thanks very much !
your post has made the most sense far beyond anything else that I have read. I experience many of the same issues but my biggest concern, which prompted me to research the possibilites was the pain in my tongue and the pain and numbness in my feet and hands. I am normally ahead of everyone else and super assertive and able to comprehend, memorize, recall, and prioritize every instruction given to me, yet recently I forget info given to me just seconds earlier.
Another addition to the rest of our syptoms that others mentioned previously such as the feelings of moving objects or motions that are not really present is my driving. I have become so terrified of driving that I avoid having to do so at any cost. When passing a vehicle driving the opposite direction and side of the road as me it appears that they are on my side and we are about to collide head on. I constintly see moving objects (deer crossing mostly) when nothing is there, and the headlights of oncoming traffic blind me very severly. My BMs are all outta whack and i am always tired and have trouble sleeping, concentrating, sitting still, reading, and simply have no energy to do all the things that make up ME! I am not the same person as I have been for the last years of my life...I am years old now but have been going thru these changes for quite some time.
Also, I have been a smoker for 17 years and almost a year ago my body or whatever had rejected it. The desire is gone along with the plain ability to smoke a whole cigarette. It is weird.
Any ways, check out a disease called pernicious anemia.
yh i know what you meen by sayin cant sit still etc. but ya no the funny thing when im on here looking up makes me feel better ?? .. but realy its horrible i admit iv always done Negative things since i waz a kiddie kid lol ... i carnt get my words out properly when tryin to anxplian how i am feeling but i do feel a diffrent person its horrible. put it this way it feel like a sheet over my head constantly day dream all the time from when i woke up with a numb head i seriously thort there was something up with my brain ! iv changed alltogether as a person ?? ! i feel like S*** i can not accept iv got anxiety because its a mental consition that is and i have physical pain they say anxiety can corse all this how can it. first thing in the morning when i wake up i think im a ok will it go away that lasts about 30 mins its worse then. then in the day i am just down and out dno what to do worried about my head y it is so numb and dizziness and feel ditached from everything ! gym walkin dog i still do everytrhing normal but thats always there always !! .. anyway at night i feel more relaxed for some crazy reason its nasty what you can go though people do not understand untill they have been there and done it if you get me. thats y i am so conserned when i tell my doctor he says its anxiety but i think isit horrible !!!! i just dont understand how you can change over night with this .. a pannick attack myt of trigered it off when i first went through this a month or 2 ago . if you can get hint of what im saying let me know on here please thankss
I have had the same exact symptoms, pressure in head, hot flashes in head, dizziness, anxiety, panick atacks, and it is good to know that im not the only one suffering from this. Doctors say that it is just Generalized Anxiety caused by Stress. Lately i have found peace in a great book called BIBLE. I have found that when ever i feel all sick i get scared and the symptoms worsen. Now i try to put all my problems and feelings in God's hands and that makes me calm down. Apart from visiting your doctor i will really recomend reading the Bible and find that if you put your problems and illness in God's hands you will find comfort and many symptoms will go away. Faith is the answer. Also try to excercise and practice relaxation techniques.
Hope it Helps!
Yh yh i keep my posts going here not at all good im doing reserch constsantly .. but since iv been on anti meds iv picked up a little bit i aint gonna lie but im a negative person and in the next few weeks i hope im back to normal because its a living nightmare it litrally is/ just going to have a drink tonioght for the first time in a month and half hope it doesnt mess me up more : i need some pleasure ha ,,, but then again i prob wont because il start thinging it will scramble me up more .. so i neva win lol ! its s*** !! good look people il keep lookin up on hereee !
Hello everyone! Good luck on this journey of headaches and sinus related issues! I have been a anxiety suffer for more than 10 years now...it is not fun at all. Now that I'm over thirty (32)my sinus feeling symptoms are worse. My head sometimes feel heavy and feels like my scalp is crawling. My mose feels stopped up but this mainly happens at night! During the day I often feel space out and have a sense of de realization. I read somewhere that we maybe suffering from Labyrinthitis. I researched it and it matches to the Key! Look it up and let me know what you guys think. In the meantime between time I pray that we get better with God's help.
i keep posting but people say diffrent things and i get WELL confused.. basically my story of this not normal life im living at the moment. basically i have been diagnosed with anxiety depression even tho i didnt no i was depressed ? .. any way about 2 month ago i went out drinking and stayed up all night long iv done it all in the past lived life to the fusslest basically im 21 year old male and tht 1 night i went out 2 Month ago and stayed up in the morning i had a serious bad pain on the side of my head its so hard to describe but its like a palm of a hanf on side of my brain scull but it was deep and realy hurt a lot.. i thort there was damage to my brain i relaly thort this is it. walking state that day .. paranoid worried nervious couldnt stayin 1 place didnt speek to any bodymy whole head went numb litally a blank numb brain .. on going untill i went to the doctors 3 days later. told him everything i have been going through he sed i was a wreck meening serious depression and anxiey. my constant question is how can it send you numb ? how can it give you crazy bad head pains ? and paranoid ? no i couldnt belive it. he has given me antidepressants 100mg and iv now been on them 5 weeks or more. in the fisst week of taking them i was layed on the settee and my head was spinning realy bad like a attack on the brain . i did not move or sleep in a week. again how can it be anxiety ??... inthese 5 weeks of being on these tabolots sleeping pills and anti depressants i have i always get dizzy.. constanly worried about my mentallaty thinkin il end up mental or nuts or be in a mental home. feel fogged out spaced out and things dont seem real ongoing. but why as this happend because 2bh i dont think its anxiety it can not shorly corseall of this ?? feels like there is a clamp round my head all the time . and i have been having memory loss like today put petrol in my car went well over my limit.. left my phone some where. feel so draind and ditached. i was walkin my dog the other day and thinkin lookin at things like i used to do that like im a soal or something its unreal. the doctor says its all in the mind but how can it be its not at all normal. i just want my old self back whats wrong with me any body at all out there like this ?? abnormal thinking and all these things happening to me. i dont know if a panick attack can trigger it all off . when i totch my head it feels like iv scrached right in to it. i dont no were to go because i can not face its anxiety and whats corsed it and when it will go them 3 are the heart if the situation any body ?? like this been through this and came out of this unreal state night mare ! ???? reply if possible thanks for reading my story
Have you had any neck or back injuries?? My Dad and myself felt the exact same way as you did. Everytime I would try to exercise I would start gettting dizzy and such. I would often feel like I was ghost. I started seeing a chiropractor regularly and it took the spins away, but I still had that numb feeling in my head and in the back of my neck like you. I can't believe it's just depression or anxiety either. But I found out that they treat injuries like fibromyalgia, occipital neuralgia, ME, and labyrinthitis with Anti-depressants for the symptoms of just feeling like blahh. It dosen't heal you but it helps to keep your brain calm while your body tries to fix it's self. Nothings wrong with you bro except you've had an injury a while ago or got one of those illness through the flu or stress; i'm the same. The number one thing for me is God first (because I believe in Jesus) he keeps me at a good level of peace so I don't panic as much from the symptoms. The 2nd thing is to take some vitamins (Multi-vitamin, Magnesium, Co Q 10, and D- Ribose, and Amino Acids... Protein as well) it will help your mind get back on track. The 3rd thing is to keep getting exercise; I know that it will make you feel fatigued and make you feel like a ghost and such (as did I), but the research says to just keep doing it day by day, get your rest and don't be discouraged (you have to train your coordination, and your mind body connection again). So hang in there bro.. don't let your doctor push you around, see a chiropractor, and do those things I told you and you will see progression in time. Don't let your symptoms bully you (I know it's hard), just tell yourself that your fine.. relax and keep living (use xanax and valium sparingly). I'm praying for you bro. I know you'll be fine.
thanks very much ! yh it is so hard its just unreal how something can just happen and wreck your whole life at the moment.. yh i do take valium but what i expreienced scared me to death nearly i honestly thort i had bamage to my brain.. iv stoped biging at the weekends aclohol and all now because i think old on if i drink it will mess me up complealty so i cant ever win. but yh i will keep doing day to day things and hopefully come out of this. its just like i can not see the future but yh u have been and done all of this and you came out how long did it last you ?? and no i havnt had any serious injury just paranoid thinkin it could be alcohol and what ever.. but if its only anxiey and not get worse i will be ok. but yh thatnks for that made me feel better and il keep my storys on here if i get better many thanks !
I haven't completely gotten out of it yet myself. I've been going through this for about 5 yrs, but i've only had health insurance for about 1yr and half. And i've made alot of strides since then. Just stay calm and positive.. because when you freak out it just makes everything worse. Stand strong ;)
I too like eveyone else here have the same symtoms of dizzy; nausea; shoulder aches; numbness; temporarily loss of hand use; vertigo feeling; I have had MRI of brain and neck; spinal tap; blood work; thyroid; heart test; halter monitor; stress tests; everything always came back normal; now I have found out my stomach is not emptying properly and haven't had solid food to eat for four months. I am reading that the stomach problem can also be nerve related. About a year ago the Nerulogist said I had a budging disc in the neck after a neck MRI, but he did not discuss that any further and I am no longer seeing that doctor. Two years ago I also had a case of Ramsay Hunt (shingle virus of the head nerves) which also caused Bells Palsay. And four years ago I was in a car accident . I will ask the doctor about the chiroprator. Thanks for the info
I did have Bells Palsay during a case of Ramsay Hunt (shingles of the Head Nerves) about 2 years ago. This website has pointed me to all kinds of new directions for me to research as doctors have not found anything to cause my dizzy;nausea;; should/chest pains; blurred vision; ringing ears; vertigo symtoms; weakness; out of breath; . the only blood test that has shown anything was a VD deficiency. And now my stomach muscle are not working as the stomach is not emptying causing more nausea. Funny - for the past four months I haven't had any solid foods to eat and have not had any of the above symtoms unless I don't get enough liquids and start to feel dyhydrated then I begin to feel dizzy. Once I drink more water I begin to feel better. But now my doctor wants to put me on domperidone to help the stomach empty. Domperidone was the search I did that brought me to this website. Off to more research.
Thank God I have found this blog. I am 41 years old, a mother of 3, and I work more than full time. I experienced 2 sharp pains in the right side of my head about 2 hours apart from each other, this about 2 weeks ago. Both times it happened, my body felt numb and I have since been confused and disconnected from everything. I have seen the ER room 2ce,I have had 2 EKG's, a CT scan (showed my left sinus had " a little" mucus?)... and all the bloodwork had come back normal. I was diagnosed with depression and anxienty/stress over a year ago, but I stopped taking the medication about 5 months ago, when I landed a great job that seemed stress free. Now, for over two weeks, I can't seem to focus, I am irritable, my life seems like a dream. I have to poke or pinch myself to feel like I am really awake and I am so afraid to drive, I have to take a stress test (treadmill test ) tomorrow but I don't feel like it is my heart that is causing all of this. I do throw myself into panic attacks, which I have somewhat learned to control by breathing, but I feel like it is in my head, not my heart. I know I will go insane if this is how my life is going to be lived. I still have so many thigs to do. Please pray! Now, at least I know that I am not alone and I too will pray for you all.
Do a search for ME disease as well as CFS you'll probably find the name/cause of your symptoms. As for answers... your doing the right thing (Pray. But you have to believe that you have recieved that blessing in order to ever see in the physical.) You should also start taking some vitamins to help protect your body (Multi-Vitamin, Magnesium, Amino Acids, Co Q 10, and D- Ribose) that with steady exercise really helped my progress. Exercise will make you feel worse for awhile but you must do it daily.. it will help your mind recover. Don't give up!! God bless you and everybody feeling like this.
OMG! I cant believe that someone is going through the same thing i am. I dont enjoy life any more because of these symptoms: foggy feeling, inability to concentrate, "spaced out" feeling. Doctors say it is stress but i sm not stressed out!
i feel the exact same way, for the past 3 days its been keeping me up and i cant sleep, this head pain is soo annoying, i cant stand it anymore, im feeling nauseated and i have really bad stomach pains. Ive been really good for the past three months and all of a sudden i get this, i do suffer from panic and anxiety
Hi fellow Dizzies ^-^ , here are my symptoms if anyone can help me get to bottom of it, there's a reward ,seriously! im 40..
Dizziness: first noticed while driving, then onset to not being able to walk too far after a car ride without sitting down. Driving AND walking while feeling like this seems to be elevated by ear plugs.
Inner head "Rush" of either fluid or pressure on left side "Whoosh whoop!" followed by dizziness and associated shock and anxious symptoms of "oh not again ..how bad will this get" , wakes me up at night a lot... some during day that are stronger..
Anxiety: Although initially coping .. after a number months lack of sleep and worry i get these anxiety symptoms, that are different to the dizziness episodes symptoms: Funny tongue feeling, teeth chartering, eyes darting about, dry mouth, numbness , need to go bathroom..all classic symptoms i know...
Cat scan finds nothing, all blood and blood pressure fine.
Hi, Im Only 19 and i have these symphtoms too, Im scared every day.... My mom Thinks its anxiety , and irealllllllly hope so but im not sure Have you OR ANYONE ELESE had any Luck figuring out what it is and what to make it go away?!? pls let me No, My email is ***@****. thank you.
Right then just for my own piece of mind the part iv got left there is no other option i can do any more because nothing works any more what is wrong with me. can any body explain how they felt with GAD or seve anxiety there story because the doc and second opinion says it anxiety i dont believe what they say i am so stressed out and my head is compleatly messed up. i dont know were to start but my brain and my body is litrally numb my head is killing with fear and pain. i litrally am going insane. it all stated 8 weeks ago woke up from a binge of alcohol and my head had a sharp pain what not can be described because it was unbelievable . now that left me in a panic attack. then i dint speek to anybody for 3 days walking round like a freak paranoid no death and twitching window watching etc. i know its abnormal but its became a big joke now i the numbness is traveling through my body day by day i can barly feel my hands and my brain feel like its failing. i do absolety everything wrong i dont work any more im paranoid twitching and can not sleep i am a mental health freak now sit on this computer hours dayly lookin at schitzofrenia . insane .. and convince my self and act like iv got it . right i am going for a mri this week i want every single test done because i have no trust in no body any more. i feel as if i am in a fish boal litrally 24/7 and even going to sleep can not take the pain away because i have unreal nightmears abouy my dead mate and my mentality every single night i wake up in the morning and i do not no what plannet i am on and i feel depressed i sit litsteng tothe same sad music constenty and i have got bad bad memory loss IE forgot what i dont noght b4 Probs all the valium i am hammering. i have to think to walk it almost feels like i am brain damaged and again convinsing my self i have had a stroke and i stutter and go crazy feel like killing somebody because i am that messed up atm. i feel ditached from the world and everything seems unreal/ again how can it be anxiety personally i think i need sectiong to a nut house and i obsess over it i am never happy ever i can not consentrate people talk to me and im like what and have to listen carfully to what they are saying. agin send my self crazy over that it just sends me over the edge i am depressed to the maxinmum and anxiety has gone through the roof litrally but then i sit there and dont believe its anxiety i think i have something seriousy wrong with me i see a sign some were and it freaks me out IE ( its over ) think to my self its me im done i know this sounds nasty but when i see some 1 with great disabled etc i think im gonna be like that soon. i hate my life and this needs to come to an end i have gone compleaty dumb and sendin every 1 mad who live with me.. i have been on sertraline 100mg for 7 weeks done nothing told my shyciatrist they puting me on soemthing elts this week. o in the meen time they have gave mr tranqlisers i aint ever taking them again because it makes me worse and i am a compeate brain dead freak cant move and sleep with my mind still awake.. there is like a water sensation on my bain running strate through the top down to my throat and my brain feels like there is a white BLANK sheet over it my neck is stiff and coulor seems dull and i am litrally just egsisting( sorry about my usless spelling ) can come body please explain to me its anxiety and hopefully some body has gone and passed this i would wish this on my worst enemy. my head is gone. also people are notising it what worries me. i litrally think my life is over im 21 and seriously not much more i can take iv told the doctor as well i cant take anymore of this it feel like im in a carltoon and nothing feels realy i am hanging on byt the thinest wire there is in theres words as well i am it feels as if my nerves are failing i shake tremble over nothing i convins my self and believe i have there and act on having there insane illnesses. i read people posts on here and its minor compeaped to how i am feeling. im stuck in a cage dont know what other word to describe it. some body mentions something to me il research it and i think iv had that or got that then act on that for a week. they wont give me valium any more as 10mg only last 10 mins so i am PRAYING TO god that these next tabolots work because it i see no light and theres no point i am tryin my very best to keep with reality and need some body on here who has been through this and over came it. there is so much more but i can not think because my emotions are all over i sit upset then mad thne compely depressed paranoid on edge and dwell on the fact i have got this i ask my self y i have i just done this its a joke i seriousy would not hope this on my worst enemy .... please reply if anybody been like this thanks and got through it .
Hi, I have a similar problem as most of you have described - about 2 years ago out of the blue i came over all dizzy like i was on a boat, i managed to stumble to the toilet and was soooo sick from this dizzy feeling, it lasted about a week before it cleared up totally, then about 5 months ago i was decorating my house and it happened again totally out of the blue with no warning, that cleared up after a couple of days then on valentines day this year (2011) i took my girlfriend to a restaurant and I was fine ordering my food then 2 minutes later dizzyness! it was awful i sat there not saying anything hoping it would go away until my girlfriend said whats wrong? and that id gone white so i told her and i had to leave her in there on her own to eat her special dinner (made me feel terrible!) but i simply couldnt stay there feeling like that, anyway that cleared up after a day or so but i seem to be left with this pressure in my head and ears that just wont go away, i feel light headed, shaky, paranoid, in a daze, my eyes feel a bit strained and i feel very very weak and vulnerable. I dont get head aches at all other than the pressure feeling. ive been to my doctor and asked about vertigo more than once but he's checked my ears and always says they look fine. what is scaring me is not knowing what is wrong with me and is it going to get worse? im 27, smoke way too much! (about 20 a day) and dont get a lot of exercise - one of my theories is: is all the carbon dioxide (or whatever the chemicals are in cigarettes) starving my brain of oxygen or something? or maybe due to no exercise maybe my blood is not circulating through my body properly? ive got all these paranoid theories going on in my head.... i dont like to keep hassleing my doctor but he dosn't seem to care :-( anyone got any tips? thanks. Dan
Hi Jay, funny you should ask that... Roughly about 2 and 1/2 years ago just before my 1st dizziness attack, i injured my lower back at the gym which got better after about a month but ive had about 5 times since then when its got bad again until January 2011 i saw a chiropractor...which made it 10 times worse and now feels like a constant weakness and seems to of travelled up to my neck now. im waiting for a refferral from my doctor to the spinal triage unit at my hospital. im pretty sure the back/neck ache is related to the dizziness.
Right when you say starving your brain with oxygen i am paranoid to death ab out becomeing a compleae damage yh i smoke far to much as well. iv stoped alcohol now becasue i sit there and think what it could do to my brain and my arms are weak i go COMPLEALTY pale in my face i look ill from it i wake up brain dead iin them words .. now sence the pains and dizzyness in my head i have been diagnosed with GAD anxiety bull i dont believ its that i litrally act on what i feel IE stroke it feels as if i have had a stroke i have to like think to do things and my stress levals are SKY high i can not do anything write at all . it feels like theres something crawling in my brain and its feels as if its failing i obsess over things i litrally need to stop reserching because i came across skitzofrinia and i have complaty convinsed my self i have got it no matter what any body tells me i am worried about my mind and mentallity. my brain feels COMPLEALY numb in them words this is the best sight because people acually reply. do you lot got though this ? i need some people who is like me thats all so it will be wasya talking if you get me telling a doctor and shyciatrist they are obv better and clever than me but i dont believe them because of the numbness in my hends body and mind its horrible . like i sed i feel as if im in a fish boal DROWNING 24/7 AND ALL THIS stated by a pain in my head started doing this abnormal unhuman like symtems to me i am always on edge and worried paranoid to death and convnsing my self of stroke .. starving my brain of oxygen daily slowly but shorty/ and being sycotic there the ones i can not get out my head . no i have had no car accident or injury i did as i child but 21 now and all started from bringing amounts of alcohol i can keep going on and on. i realy hope this NIGHT MARE ends soon 2 month is to long i can not cope for ever like this not a chance perly your feeling and thorts thanks people !!
I had these same symptoms. It took months to diagnose. It blew my mind when I found out what it was. You should google Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Pseudotumor cerebri. You may be surprised.
I did google Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension but to be honest i dont think it sounds like what i have got....although i have an apointment with my doctor next week so its worth mentioning while im there
yh its almost i have got it all they wont send me for a MRI brain scan thing. i have so much trouble consentrating understanding people and trmble i can not sleep and my whole life seems as if its crashing in front of me i have got bad memory and i honestly cant see any light i dont know what to do because every single thing i look up on google ie stroke and it feels like 1 i compleatly out of my mind with the crinic brain pain if thats what you want to call it. iv had 5 blood tests and urine tests waiting for results i know in my head there is something not right i feel compleaty dissconnected if you know what i meen. im tired of googleing but theres no other way out i dnt work any more i sit wondering and tremberling. i realy need some advise i lose totch in my hands and i stutter a lot as well now i can just amagen its something incredibly wrong with me no anti depressanst or what ever work im only just hangin on im young i wont my life back my memory and mind is being SHATTERED i can not cope its wrong should i even be on this site because any of you feeling the postion at all that iv been surrering feel s as if im losing my mind slowy dayily but shorly its so hard to believe any 1 in this world can suffer from S*** like this everty single mental amotion and physical feeling there is each day its horrible they indef say its GAD axiety its almost as if they think im making all this up the n the troubles get worse i dnt want to keep hassiling doctors and second opinion because i know were il end up !! but so worried about something physical brain damage no car accidant or anything no bangs as i no to only thing is binging alcohol etc iv compleaty stop all that because im to paranoid to do it again think of the worste and all stated from a head pain witch is out of controlle now plz do reply and what you went through and what your suffreng so i can get to the bottom of this.
Wow. I Googled "head sensations" and found this forum. I've been concerned with crawling/tingling sensations under top of scalp, not whole head. Thought it might be allergies; bad week to rake leaves etc. Have had the same feeling sporadically for more than 30 years. Was diagnosed at the time with Meniere's (vestibular disorder) after a severe attack of vertigo. The head sensations pre-ceded that. Recently they happen daily, last longer. Was off-balance earlier this week, but used to that and it passes. Meniere's? Allergies? Spine out of alignment, arthritis, disc probs. Whatever it is...anyone have a remedy to lessen the crawling sensation. Any & all suggestions appreciated.
Hi i'm a 19 year old female and i've been feeling really ill for over two weeks now. I Constantly feel tierd and fatigued and weak. I have a constant foggy feeling in my head and a dull ache which occationally accumulates into a really strong stabbing pain at the back of my head. I'm at uni and i have several overdue assignments to do but i just can think! It's like every neuron connection in my brain leading to any level of intelligence is blocked. It's very fustrating because I actually want to get my work done, but i just get past one line and my eyes completely glaze over. It's impossible. I've been taking strong pain killers, been sleeping in excess of ten hours a night, been drinking at least two 600ml bottle of water a day, eating healthily even though i dont have much of an apppetite - nothing seens to help. At one stage i thought i might have glandualr fever because my throat was sore and i had a running nose, but that pretty much has gone now, I just feel tiered, weak and lathargic, but mostly it's my head that's bothering me. Sometimes the pain killers take away the ache for a while, but nothing at all will get rid of the foggy feeling and the heavyness. I had a blood test, but i havn't recieved the results yet. I'm hoping that i can be told what is wrong with me. I am getting soo behind in everything. Iv'e suffered with a bit off depression in the past, but now it's just increased. I feel like screaming - i feel so bad. I'm worried I will fail all my uni units. I kind of want to have a CT scan even though i am young, i just need to know whats wrong with me and for it to go away. I'm not a silly little girl with a bit of stress related illness, this is something more. My head hurts so much all the time. Any advice or knowledge would be so much appreciated. thankyou guys
Hi everyone, I have been suffering the same symptoms for over 3 yrs. I feel like crap everyday.I've been to over 12 different doctors including, chiro, phsysio and natropath.. I've had lumba puncture coz the dr found out that I suffer from hydrocephalus . But that didn't help.I also had, sinus surgery thinking it ways sinusis thatwas making me feel this way. But I always feel congested and tired , like brain fog. I think after all this , it is anxiety and depression. I want to try hypnotherapy maybe it will help with the anxiety.I have 2 kids and married . I am a hairdresser but I feel like Im lost and unable to concentrate with work. The lightheaded feeling and sinus pain drives me nuts...
Hello Everyone. Reading all of these post's definelty sounds familiar!!! My husband, 31 has had all of the same symptoms. Light headed, anxiety, ears feel like they are poppin, Fluttering in ears, dizzy, tired, sometimes has trouble concentrating and has become very grouchy. He cant be in crowded areas. Certain lighing in restaurants or stores triggers some of the symptoms. He says Playing his Fifa game on the Xbox helps him feel a little better. He's started taking an expectorant and Nasal decongestant this week (4-20-11). He said it seems to help with the pressure in his head. He was prescribed an an anti-anxiety med about 10yrs ago but doesnt like to take meds because he reads the side effects and gets more paranoid. I think most of it started 10 years ago when hs Uncle (whom he was close with passed away). I've taken him to see a dr but all they say is to change his diet and exercise more. But he cant do much because he gets aches n pains in his legs n back very quickly. Walking a mile is about as much as I can get him to do. Im thinking of taking him to a Chiro. Would that work or help?? Or should I take him to see a therapist? If any one has any remedies PLEASE KEEP US POSTED.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your husband sounds like me. I understand the whole video game thing too lol. But the games just help him escape. Has he had any head or neck injuries? I'm doing physical therapy now for a neck injury, chiro only helped me a bit. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
I can't read this entire thread because I do not have the time; however, look up chiari malformation and if you think you may have that, insist on an MRI or something else that will specifically look for it. Insist that you want to know regardless of how insignificant the doctor may think it is.
Then if you have it, find a doctor who specializes. Even if another doctor tells you it isn't a big deal, if it is for you, then it should be for them too.
I just wanted to let you know that I went through the exact same thing you are going through now..... (mine started after a night of hard partying also) - I was scared to death - didn't feel like myself at all - avoided all my friends - quit going out - scared to be alone cuz I thought I was going crazy - but at the same time I was afraid to be around people for fear they could see that something was wrong with me. I was afraid to go to sleep at night for fear I wouldn't wake up - all kinds of messed up thinking was going on in my head - I was sure that I was going to end up in a straight-jacket in some mental institution or something. What you are experiencing are panic attacks.... and the more you get nervous about them the more you have them.......... the object is to find ways to calm yourself down - fight through them - know that nothing bad is going to happen to you. Force yourself to get back out and start doing some of the things you had always loved doing before, if a panic attack starts - just try to slow down your breathing and fight through it - once you've learned to calm yourself down - you'll build up confidence again and eventually the panic attacks will go away. Take care - and just know that you aren't alone... others have experienced the same thing and you will get better - you're not going crazy
I wanted to see if you were still suffering symptoms...I've been there and wanted to see if you would care to talk and pray about it with me....u can text or call me 8283718337 or email ***@**** Bless....Josh
I am a 21 y/o f and I'm suffering the same symptoms as you and have been for probably about 4 months continously and then on and off in the past.I have headaches, sinus pain and pressure in my forehead, face and eyes, ear fullness and pressure, congestion and post nasal drip, and terrible brain fog and head heaviness and trouble concentrating/with memory. I am a university student and this has significantly impacted my ability to perform in school and study.
At the beginning of this semester (end of january) I got sick with sore throat, congestion, sinus pressure and pain and headache, and was diagnosed with a sinus infection (just as I had been 4 times the previous semester). I was given antibiotics which seemed to help for about two weeks and most of my symptoms disappeared (although I was still having headaches, which I thought were migraines which I've never really had in the past). Then one day when I was studying I found that I could not concentrate when I was studying, and was just feeling SO foggy like my head was heavy all the time and was still having bad headaches and it just felt like I couldn't even read because the words were just glaring back at me and I wasn't comprehending them... I didn't know what was going on. This went on for about a week and a half before I realized this was related to my sinus infection and during this time the sinus pressure and facial pain came back and the pressure and fullness in my ears substantially worsened to the point where everything I heard was muffled and everything just felt so foggy and my head so pressurized.
I went back to the doctor (GP at my university) and she said that my sinus infection had indeed come back and my eustachian tubes were blocked. She gave me a stronger antibiotic and a nasal steroid. The sinus pressure and headaches improved as did the pressure and fullness in my ears and the congestion (I was also taking sudafed during this time though).
2 weeks later I got sick *again* with sore throat, fever, coughing, sinus pressure and headaches and congestion. I was out of town at the time and by the time I got home the fever and sore throat had gone away so I didn't even bother going to the doctor. But then the brain fogginess, ear fullness, and sinus pressure and pain and headaches worsened and stuck around, although they weren't nearly as bad as they had been before the antibiotics.
I realized at this point that I needed to go see an ENT and that the GP/antibiotics weren't helping me, but I was already so behind in school from recurrent illness and thought that the problems would just go away so I just waited. But then 3 weeks later I got sick (sore throat, fever, etc.) and finally made an appointment with an ENT afterwards, which was last friday (2 weeks after the illness).
The ENT said that he wanted to do a CT scan and he did... but he said that my sinuses were relatively clear. He said there was inflammation of the sinus lining but the sinuses weren't blocked and that I had a polyp in my maxillary sinus and a deviated septum. He said that I wasn't showing an infection at that time and may be affected by severe allergies which along with the deviated septum could be making me prone to recurrent infections. I have allergy testing next week.
But when I mentioned the head fogginess to him he said that it may be from my sleep apnea (which I am also just now beginning treatment for). But I KNOW that it's not from the sleep apnea... I didn't have this brain fog and head heaviness and ear fullness continuosly until after the recent recurrent illness. I know I didn't press the fogginess enough in our appointment, and I don't even know if he checked for an ear infection- I was pretty upset at the time because I had read about people having sinus problems for years with no blockage and going to doctor after doctor. Does a CT scan even show eustachian tube blockage or an ear infection? I called today and talked to his nurse and asked if I could have a steroid shot to reduce the inflammation of my sinuses (I can't stand the constant sinus headaches/facial sinus pressure and pain anymore -that alone is seriously interfering with my schoolwork and I have a bunch of exams this week and finals next week) but the doctor apparently said that right now the "risks would outweigh the benefits". So the only thing he gave me was (another) steroid nasal spray :( I asked if that would help with any of the other sinuses and the nurse said no, it's just for the nose. I'm at my wits end, I'm in serious trouble in my classes because of this problem and I don't even know what to do. The nurse asked if I had "tried ibuprofen" and I told her that yes... I take it way too often because of these problems.
I guess I'm going to call tomorrow and try to actually talk to the doctor and press the issue of the ear fullness and brain fog/head heaviness and see if there's anything I can do... right now I'm thinking the ear blockage and brain fog are related because I was feeling better the last couple days and then today both were there full swing -my ears are very full and blocked and actually kind of hurt and the brain fog is awful. HELP.
I have had these symptoms as well for on and off for the past 3 years. Dizziness, headche, heavy head, irritability, nausea, heart palpitations, and the list goes on. In the past month now, it is constant. It never goes away and it is driving me insane! I have seen doctors, the first said that it was sinuses and gave me antibiotics. Last week I had my blood drawn for tests and the doc called on Tues,. and said that everything came back normal. I though it could have been my mirena IUD i have had for the past 3 years so i have it taken out on friday, so that I can try EVERYTHING to make it go away. It hasnt yet. I am a very healthy eater, always have been. I quit smoking and dont even enjoy my glass of wine in the evening anymore. WHAT IS IT?! CUZ THE DOCTORS DONT KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Out of interest... has anyone had a test for Lyme disease yet?
The symptoms can be very very similar to the majority of the problems on here.
It's rife in the USA and on the increase in Britain now. It is usually transferred by deer ticks but recently they have found mosquitos carrying the virus. I believe that this is why it's spreading so quickly.
I would get checked for H-pylori. Sounds like you have all of the symptoms. Get to a GI doc and request a breath test. Takes about 20 minutes. Ear, nose and throat problems can start in your GI tract. Good Luck.---e
Spaced out feeling,which frightens me while driving sometimes.Its like your stationary and everything else floats past,very odd.
Curiously have neck problems from previous whiplash,once on a bus and the other when someone ran into the back of me.
Also have had an operation for nasal polyps.
Also am an ex pot smoker,gave it up as hated the anxiety,convinced it is not harmless and can exacerbate anxiety in us more sensitive and imaginative souls.
Have no answers but pretty sure a healthier lifestyle will help so have ordered a rather expensive juicer and am building a veg plot.
My very best wishes to you all,and lots of love,Thankyou xx
Spaced out feeling,which frightens me while driving sometimes.Its like your stationary and everything else floats past,very odd.
Curiously have neck problems from previous whiplash,once on a bus and the other when someone ran into the back of me.
Also have had an operation for nasal polyps.
Also am an ex pot smoker,gave it up as hated the anxiety,convinced it is not harmless and can exacerbate anxiety in us more sensitive and imaginative souls.
Have no answers but pretty sure a healthier lifestyle will help so have ordered a rather expensive juicer and am building a veg plot.
My very best wishes to you all,and lots of love,Thankyou xx
The driving things is something which still bothers me. I also get strange vertigo in supermarkets and wide open spaces sometimes.
I live in the UK and my doctor wont authorise a Lyme test, she says it's too exotic a disease!
When I challenged her with some statistics she then admitted that she knew very little about it! I think I may have to go private to get the test.
PS. I smoked a lot of pot myself which I don't think has helped me over the years but I don't think that it's the main reason as other symptoms like dreadful sinus pressure and aching limbs don't add up.
I have a question for anyone whom can answer it, I am 44, and these syptoms have just begin to start, ringing in the ears, dizzyness, weakness, and sometimes very bad headaches. I can not afford to got he er, because I do not have any insurance right now, the free is in Thursday, and I will go there, however, I feel lime I am going to pas out, and I am afraid, I do not know where these came from and why, I am a diabetic, but my sugars are well under control and I do not have high blood pressure that I know of. I keep a good check on it, yesterday my blood pressure was 127/79, So, can anyone please advice as to what I can do, I am more afraid then anything else!
Try stopping eating sugar and dairy and wheat for ten days. If the symptoms improve you probably have candida. An overgrowth of yeast in your gut. Get s book called the yeast connection by dr crook. Overuse of antibiotics are a sure cause. Many people are effected and docs don't know anything about it. Feel better.
The past few days have been pretty terrible for me. I never really had significant dizziness before (all the other symptoms were more characteristic of me), but then last thursday I was taking a shower and all of a sudden I started getting REALLY dizzy and nauseaus and I also had vertigo. This persisted for hours and I could barely leave my bed... I thought I was going to throw up. When this happened I started doing more research and I began to believe that all of this is related to an inner ear disorder or infection.
As the days went on, I never had an episode of dizziness/nausea/vertigo as long lasting or severe as the first but I did have some pretty bad episodes that weren't as long and they seemed to get fewer and farther between and less severe as the days passed. During this time since then (I've had the majority of these symptoms in the past, but not all together, and NEVER for days at a time, and never as severe) I have also had:
Cognitive effects: Brain fog, significant decrease in concentration, significant decrease in memory, disorientation, spaciness
Headaches and facial pain/pressure (I always thought this was sinus related in the past- that was the starting point of this journey)
Visual effects: Blurry vision, bouncing vision (especially when reading), pulsing vision (especially when reading), sensitivity to bright lights and busy environments
Sensitivity to loud noises, balance issues
Because of these symptoms and because of the initial severe episode of dizziness/nausea/vertigo I thought I maybe had vestibular neuritis
I went to the ENT on monday and he told me that I do indeed have some "eustachian tube dysfunction" and air trapped in my middle or inner ear. He said that he thinks I may have vestibular neuritis but that we'd have to do an ENG next week to make sure.
I was gradually feeling better in the days leading up to this appointment and by monday morning (the day of the appt) I could feel definite improvement. The brain fog and visual disturbances and spaciness and concentration problems especially. Tuesday I woke up and felt almost back to normal.
Then yesterday (wednesday) I woke up feeling pretty good- took the same medications as the day before, didn't really do much different and was still feeling good. I sat down to study was doing fine and then about an hour in I opened a sugar-free redbull. I drank a third of it and within 20 minutes I had SIGNIFICANT brain fog, significant drop in concentration and as I read the words blurred in front of me and moved. This was a come to jesus moment for me- the day before I had not had any foods containing aspartame, only two cops of coffee with sugar throughout the day and I had felt great studying.
I started doing research-- I had always heard that aspartame was associated with cancer but I never really knew the extent of the problems that it can cause. Aspartame converts to methanol (along with formaldehyde) in the body-- the symptoms of aspartame toxicity are the SAME as those of methanol toxicity which coincidentally are the same as those that I've been experiencing (and even better also the same as the symptoms of vestibular neuritis).
Interestingly, aspartame has been described as a vestibulotoxin in studies. (And has 92 FDA listed side effects including seizures and death...) However, I don't know if aspartame is the ONLY cause of my problems, I do suspect that I have vestibular neuritis because this is usually characterized by a single severe attack of dizziness/nausea/vertigo which improves as days go on. I don't know if this was brought on by aspartame or if it weakened the nerves (and my immune system which is another described side effect) so that I got viral vestibular neuritis (it's usually caused by a virus). I DO have a STRONG suspicion now that my problems are at least partially linked to aspartame. Whether it's due to aspartame toxicity (some scientists say this isn't possible but there are a lot that disagree - the FDA medical review board initially deemed aspartame as unfit for human consumption, but then in 1980 the new FDA head (who had financial ties to the company) pushed it through), or if I have some kind of sensitivity or allergy to it (there's an 18 month study going on at University of Hull in the UK investigating possible sensitivities to aspartame and if they can cause all of these reported side effects) - I do know that I'm going to cease aspartame consumption . I have drank one (sometimes two sugar) free redbulls for the last 3 years now along with consuming it in yogurts and who knows what else, so I would like to see if this is the cause of all of these symptoms that make me feel like I have a deadly illness... that have basically taken my life away at 21. This is not a planned campaign against aspartame- in another forum a few weeks ago I saw someone suggest aspartame toxicity and I completely brushed it off, I have NEVER thought that it could have such terrible effects (I mean why would it be approved if so...)
Susan-I'm sorry this is happening to you :( As a diabetic do you by any chance consume a lot of products with aspartame??
In any case to me it sounds like yours is also inner ear/vestibular related.
Good luck, I know how scary and frustrating this whole thing is.
47 year old male have all the same symptoms neck stiffness with face numbness pounding head ache, dizziness,numbness tingling in hands and fingers.rapid heart beat.been to ent , have had ct scans xrays all normal, blood normal. have worn a heart monitor also(also normal for my age) I drive an 18 wheeler for a living been off work for 2 months now still no relief..I need to get this fixed..Also i have been in two major wrecks in the past 10 years(personal car not big truck) where both cars were totaled (not my fault)The last one was 2 years ago about the same time my symptoms started. Doctors throwing drugs at me witch are not helping....can anyone help?? God bless
I have suffered with dreamy head,headpain,eye pain,sickly feeling and much more.I fully understand wot ur saying.My life is awful.Im going to see yet another dr to see if i can get REAL answers.Take care and good luck
I'm curious if any of your symptoms occur due to positional changes, for instance, sitting to standing? For the past 10 years I have been suffering from Orthostatic Hypotension, but really have no idea what is causing it. (I also get migraines). I found Wikipedia's symptom description to be dead-on exact with how I feel. It also seems to match many of yours as well.
"Symptoms, which generally occur after sudden standing or stretching (after standing), include dizziness, euphoria or dysphoria, bodily dissociation, distortions in hearing, lightheadedness, nausea, headache, blurred or dimmed vision (possibly to the point of momentary blindness), generalized (or extremity) numbness/tingling and fainting, coat hanger pain (pain centered in the neck and shoulders), and in rare, extreme cases, vasovagal syncope (a specific type of fainting.) They are consequences of insufficient blood pressure and cerebral perfusion (blood supply). Occasionally, there may be a feeling of warmth in the head and shoulders for a few seconds after the dizziness subsides."
Here's the link, if anyone is interested: