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dizzie but not dizzy

Postby dan » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:27 am

Does anybody get this ?
It's like being dizzy but not dizzy, a bit like when you've just got off a roundabout,it's not all the time, some days are OK and it's usually only when I'm standing.I've seen a few Docs. about it and they all say it's something to do with pressure in the middle ear and to take Paracetamol or Prochlorperazine when it's bad,one Doc.I saw said I was depressed and wanted to give me Citalopram, without asking me any questions about my moods, the receptionists said he was a locum I said that's not what I'd call him, she laughed.
I'm not convinced it's my ears though, sometimes it just feels like my legs are week which makes it feel as if I'm light headed.
Is this all part of FM ?

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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby anne1206 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:09 pm

Yes dan I can relate to that, not sure though if its my medication or not, but too frightened not to take them to find out :roll: I get a tabet called Betahistine from the docs for it but because this tablet makes me nauseous I take Domperidone to stop that feeling, Vicious circle we have isnt it?
Afraid your locum sounds like a right idiot, try and get appointment for a decent doc
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby *Lisa* » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:14 pm

You can also get this symptom like me if you have alot of inflammation or stiffness in the neck/jaw

I take diclofenac for this....
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby LinzWorld » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:17 pm

It's best to get properly checked out and to then see a FIbro specialist for treatment suggestions. Taking the wrong meds for what is specifically up with you can be detrimental - e.g. taking anti-inflammatories if you don't have inflammation (or the other way round!)...even taking domperidone long term can be detrimental as it works by effectively lowering dopamine levels.
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby miajane » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:33 pm

Hi Dan,
I get this quite a lot, occasionally it gets really bad and actually feels like the floor is moving, I don't think it's my meds as I 'm only on tramadol and I get it whether I've taken them or not.
I do have problems with my ears but my dr thinks this is a fibro symptom as I've had the deafness for years.
I get motion sickness feeling if it's really bad and motion sickness tablets help for that but don't stop the dizzy feeling. I don't really want to take anymore meds so I try to put up with it.
It sounds like your dr thinks it's labyrintitis (not sure of spelling) which I have had and is due to infection in middle ear, but that is extreme dizziness where everything was spinning, bit like being very drunk. :crazy:
I don't think that is what you are describing, to me it's more of a very slight disorientation, like everything is not quite fixed down. Like if you were spun around on the spot for a minute or so, but instead of everything gradually fixing in place it doesn't.
Like others have said I'd go back to your dr and see some one else.
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby smiler22 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:47 pm

hi dan i have been getting this alot recently too. when i mentioned it to by gp he just said to be careful not to get upto quickly as the meds im on may cause the in balance feeling. as im coming of amitriptyline slowly to 20mg tta will then stay at.

as the ones posted n here have said if it gets too bad ask for a referal back to your fm rheume. however you could try sitting with your feet up for half and hour at a time so thta you get the blood pumping all round your body. i also have tried sometimes if im feeeling dizzy i try to get my feet level with my heart. ie up on a chair if i can. like you do if someones got shock.
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby gillshutt » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:56 pm

Yes I get this for a few days at a time... you can get meds for vertigo which can help although they make me dizzy so I have to be really bad before I take them.
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby miajane » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:21 pm

Isn't it strange that the side effects of some meds actually make you suffer from what they are treating. Those for vertigo make me dizzy too that's why I won't take them, some anti-depressants can make you suicidal. Some motion sickness tab's make my daughter sick, the dr has now told me that taking paracetamol regularly can cause headaches. I'm sure there are others but can't think of them right now.
Sorry for hijacking the thread :oops:
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby shazq » Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:21 pm

I get dizzy spells, but i put mine down to migraines.

Hope you get it sorted soon.
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby dan » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:20 pm

Thanks everyone for taking the time to to reply.
It seems to be a common symptom so I guess it could be all part of the FM syndrome.
I'm due for a check up in a few weeks so I'll mention it to them again.
It could be a side effect of my heart meds. but it originally started a few months ago when I suddenly woke up with the room spinning around . next day the bad spinning had gone but I still felt sorta woozy like being drunk as Mia said, not that I've ever been drunk to know what it feels like of course heh hem !!:wink: . but it's been like that on and off ever since.
I can't take Betahistine because of my Asthma so they give me Prochlorperazine for when it's really bad.

Thanks again.
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Re: dizzie but not dizzy

Postby shazq » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:30 pm

Good luck at the Docs Dan, hope they can sort it out for you, or even let you know if it is a fibro symptom.
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