Hyperthyroidism :: Dizzy Spells And Lightheaded
Jun 24, 2014
I first posted on here 3/4 weeks ago after blood tests showed I had an overactive thyroid.The doctor think it`s Graves as I have some eye problems too. These forums have been a great source of information and helped me get through those 1st weeks.
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However I`m a bit concerned because for the past 3 days I've been lightheaded. This comes in spells, so maybe a better description is `dizzy spells.` I saw the duty GP yesterday who told me to stop the beta blockers (bisoprolol) and that helped as I wasn't too bad last evening (after I usually take the bisoprolol), but today the dizziness has come back, but not as bad as its been over the weekend. I`m wondering are dizzy spells another hyperthyroid symptom.
I still haven`t gotten my blood levels from my doctor - all he told me is that I was extremely hyperthyroid- and yesterdays GP told me that my levels are getting better. At one point the GP looked my symptoms up in a handbook - so as you can see this doesn`t give me much confidence with my local doctors. I`m due to see the endo team in 2 weeks time and hoping to get more answers then.
I'm 20 years old.
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Right now im lightheaded, dizzy, anxious for one one week. I think it maybe had something to do with my fall, but im not sure. I was drunk that night, was walking and lost balance, falled on right side of head, no vomiting, no memory loss. Just the next day i felt like crap, not only hangover, but my head was hurting so bad on the left side. It was in July btw.. Then after that i felt weirder, had episodes of lightheadedness and i knew something was not right, i never had these things before. Then about 8 days ago it all started, i was working and just felt like i have weakness in body and lightheadedness, i felt terrible, my ears kinda "closed" for some 15 seconds, horrible feeling. That they i went home and slept all that day and from that day i feel like crap, my left side of head feels like pressure in there and behind eye. I was sleeping for 2 days and felt worse and worse. It was so bad i couldn't walk out off bed few steps, that was last drop, my mom called paramedics, I was taken to hospital, they did blood test, ct scan to my head, I had to wait like 6 hours until they told me results, and there was moment when i was sitting and felt worse condition in life, i was about to pass out, they then put me in bed, and i felt better within hour... After waiting for 6 hours they told me everything is okey, ct scan good, blood test good. Then some ear doctor came to see me, she said it could be bppv, so they sent me home with some medications. I had to take Medrol for 6 days, the first day of it was just horrible, my heart was pounding, couldn't sleep, i felt worse then before. So i consulted my family doctor and she told to stop taking them, so i took them for 3 days after that i felt terrible side effects, my headache was so bad, the worst ever, i felt my whole body was weak.No Onee told what I have, i dont think its BPPV maybe im wrong. I kept reading online about my symptoms and possible things that i could have, i was just getting more and more anxious, scared, just feel soo bad. I gotta say, before that i did 3 x rays to head, neck, all good, and i did ultrasonography to head, all good.
On 21 october i went to neurologist, she told me that everything seems okay, that i need to relax and only think positive, she asked me questions what I wanna do in future and things like that, that helped with my anxiety, but not with my dizziness, vertigo. Right now I'm waiting for 29 october, i got visit otolaryngologist, for consultation and audiogramm. It seems so far away, and i can just guess whats wrong with me... Right now symptoms are: vertigo, dizziness, when i move my head side to side its much worse and start to feel pressure in head, if i hold my head straight, almost no dizziness, im sensitive to light, i cant sit long time to computer or smartphone, max 1 hour, if i sit longer i get weird feeling and dizziness, i hate going to sleep now, when i lay in bed i feel like falling, everything is spinning, if i lay on any side it gets even worse, like my head is spinning, but others thing stay in position, plus if i lay on sides i get more head pressure. What helps me walking and making myself something to eat is medical head holder, its used for neck injuries, but it helps me!! Well the dizziness is less with it and im taking betahistine 24mg 3 times a day and it makes dizziness less. And i got some pain around heart, but that could be from anxiety and all time that i sleep on my back. I just wanna get back to normal life, its so hard with dizziness, can't do basic things, im listening to motivational speeches and videos that is what helps me everyday. I was thinking maybe its like message from higher powers, that i need to change, because i really need to had some bad habits, drinking, smoking and things like that. Right now im making something like diary, i write down how i feel everyday and i wrote things that i need to accomplish, when i will feel good I will start doing them one by one!
I'm hoping / praying someone can shed some light on my extremely frustrating & somewhat debilitating symptoms.Approxx two years ago I started to feel a little light headed, I was working in retail at the time and the shop was incredibly busy (I have always worked in sales, so this did not phase me, what did cause me concern was how light headed I had been feeling) At the time, I presumed it was just a side effect from citalopram - something I had been prescribed six months earlier for feeling a little low. I did think it was strange that I felt woozy and lightheaded six months into the course as I had only previously experienced this feeling at the very beginning. I mentioned it to my doc and they agreed if i felt ready i should taper off citalopram - so i did. Slowly but surely i reduced my dose and presumed the light headed, dizzy almost drunk feeling would disappear - much to my surprise, i am still in the same state - blurred vision, wobbly, floaty and very very dizzy.
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I have been to see my GP numerous times - my iron & bloody sugar levels, thyroid have been tested. They even sent me for an MRI scan and it all came back clear. My blood pressure is a little low but nothing too alarming and the ENT doctor said they couldn't find any inner ear problems (which I kind of thought would be the case because it's not a spinning sensation that you might expect from say labyrinthitis, it's more of a constant faint feeling)
It is a nightmare crossing the road or entering a busy supermarket. I am no longer quick on my feet and my memory is very poor too. I feel dazed and confused a lot of the time and extremely tired.
I'm only 31 and have a real love for life - can anyone suggest what could possibly be happening to me? I would be incredibly grateful as this god awful 'whatever it is' is really taking it's toll on my work, my relationship with my partner, friends and family (more so because there is no diagnosis as yet so I feel like people don't really understand what is actually wrong with me) every day I pray that this has just been a nightmare and I will wake up and feel normal again.
For the last month I've been getting occasional lightheaded spells - I think that's the best way to describe it, not feeling like I'm going to faint but just my eyes feeling odd and feeling sort of weak. I've also noticed more recently a strange tingling sensation down my arms and feet that comes on quickly and goes quickly but is getting more and more frequent.
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A couple of things I've thought it could be related to - I've been coming off a very low dosage of sertraline (antidepressant) that I was on since early January this year (so not long) have been doing it gradually, one every other day for around 2 weeks and then stopped. I feel fine in terms of happiness, the depression is definitely under control, but have thought it could be causing these funny spells. But I don't know why it would be going on for so long?
Another thing is, I'm not sure if it's just coincidence, but I'm sure it's been worse on/after nights when I've been drinking alcohol. I don't have much evidence of this as I don't drink a lot but the last couple of times I have it's seemed to be worse the next day as well as on the evening I've been drinking, like when I've been on my way home and got home more than actually when I've been out. Although maybe this is just as I'm tired and it's making whatever the problem is worse?
I'm living abroad temporarily so am not signed up to a doctor, have travel insurance but think it may be an issue claiming if it is something to do with the depression, as I stupidly forgot to mention it when buying the insurance and being asked about existing medical problems (it just didn't come to mind to put it and I've never had to answer yes to that question before!) So I want to avoid unnecessary doctor visits if it is just some kind of withdrawal from the tablets.
I have been experiencing dizziness and lightheaded feelings every day and night for the past couple of weeks. I already had issues before (for almost four years) but never as bad as recently. On top of that, my face gets flushed easily but I also get cold spontaneously (almost as if I have a fever but whenever I'm at the doc my temperature is ok). My blood pressure used to always be within the 115/65 range but recently it's been around 135/80 resting and can go up to 150/85 just from talking a walk. After walks I usually feel more dizzy, my heart races with any light physical activity (I used to be pretty physically active when I was healthier). To add to the symptoms, I also get visual disturbances at times, as if my eyes can't focus, and I get dizzy when looking down or following faster moving objects (example- I tried to play video games and couldn't continue after 10min). My sleep has been interrupted, every night I wake up dizzy and feeling uneasy, my heart rate always jumps from slight movement. All of these symptoms are building up stress and anxiety, I feel lost and hopeless because I am constantly miserable. My blood work always comes out fine, doctors can't find anything "obvious".
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Just wondering if anyone has similar symptoms or would have any suggestions... To add to this, I am 24 years old, non-smoker, don't drink and my BMI is within range. Doctors have not been able to help me and most of them don't understand that this is completely preventing me from living a normal life. I get light headed and dizzy if I try to exercise, walk up the stairs, go in an elevator, turn too fast or sometimes it happens from just sitting and not moving. Usually my heart rate is part of the symptoms and it becomes elevated spontaneously.
Whenever I stand up after sitting for a few hours, I feel extremely dizzy and sometimes my vision just kinda black out and become blur for at least a few seconds. I know this is common if you have been sitting for too long. But I have it very frequently, at least 2-3 times a day. I don't used to have this last time even if I sat down for quite a long period.
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I have been eating well and sleeping well. My blood pressure measures 92/62 which I suppose is in the healthy zone. My family and boyfriend said I have lost weight, but I still look the same
I was wondering if anyone else suffers from dizzy spells? I was sat down in work yesterday (I work in a bank so I stare at a screen all day) and I just couldn't look at the screen for long periods of time it made me feel quite dizzy but when I walked I was okay, was wondering if anyone else also feels like their anxiety never goes away like it feels as though there is something always there, whether it's feeling sick having a panic attack or just a feeling of unease
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I am perimenopause I am 54 and still not into full menopause yet, so many weird things that happen but the latest was a dizzy feeling for like 30 seconds is this another symptom of peri?
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It's very random but I had just eaten and drank water, and right before we were about to leave, I got super lightheaded and dizzy. I felt hot and had to stop thinking. Anybody familiar with this. I'm 22 weeks
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Lately and at random times I have been experimenting light headedness and dizziness. When I walk during these symptoms I often lean to one side as I feel "unbalanced" then I get a headache and feel nauseous. What could this mean?
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I have been taking ramipril for about a year and I have started getting dizzy spells and tiredness. I feel I don't need them anymore and want to stop
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I've been trying to control my anxiety and doing well but I keep getting weird dizzy sensations not where the room is spinning more like I'm moving when I'm not and it's scaring me I feel like I'm going to faint because of it I don't know whether it's pregnancy related or anxiety or something serious it's making me worry and causing me to have anxiety when I'm trying to get on with things but I have a lot going on at the moment and my heads a bit all all over I don't know where that is it as well? Like stress related anyone else experience it I'm eating and drinking fine etc I don't take no medication I'm 27 weeks pregnant
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Im 15 weeks and im constantly getting dizzy spells to the point where i cant stand and cook dinner for long:( i can't walk anywhere but im constantly eating and all the right foods meat and veggies every night besides a friday and we have easy night and during day a salad sandwich.
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I have just started taking mirtazapine 15mg to help with stress and anxiety at work. The first few days were spent feeling very tired and spaced out but then not much of a side effect. However I have tried to work out a few times to help with the stress and each time have become very dizzy, headaches and nearly to the point of passing out (I'm not exactly a gym bunny but am used to working out and running 5k relatively easily- today I could only manage 3k!)
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I have been suffering with dizziness for quite a while now, it all started with headaches then I'd get really dizzy, I had a ct scan and all was well however after the birth of my second son in April this year I was laying on the sofa I went to get up and I couldn't focus on anything, I was so dizzy it was unreal, I went to emergency docs who said it was labyrinthitis and prescribed some tablets which didn't really work! Ever since then I have been so dizzy, I have seen ent and they said all is good nothing to worry about but why do I keep feeling like this? I could be sat at home doing nothing and it just comes over me I go all lightheaded and then I start to sweat and panic that I'm going to pass out its horrible, just walking around sometimes I go dizzy and feel all funny I don't know what to do anymore, I've had bloods etc and all normal I just want to know why I feel so terrible all the time.
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For the past few years I have been suffering with dizzy spells, but It only happens when I am in a car, driving in a straight line, it feels like everything is moving a lot faster that it is and I can't focus on anything!
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My blood pressure if fine!
I have been to a neurologist and had a MRI scan, conclusion was, everything was fine.
I was then sent to audiology that ran every test in the book, they told me my ears are ok
I went to my opticians who ran a peripheral vision test about 5 time and said everything was fine!
My GP said there is nothing else that can be done!
I've had anxiety for maybe 8 years now and Health Anxiety since last year (probably longer but that's when I was diagnosed). I don't tend to get severe panic attacks anymore in the sense where I can't breathe and in a full state of panic etc, but I do seem to be in a constant anxiety attack. I keep getting a lot of dizziness, sometimes just generally lightheaded, but I also get random bouts of feeling like the floor or chair has been taken from beneath me, almost like I'm falling, but only for a second. I then go into a bit of a panic. Does anyone else get these sensations?
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I have been having vertigo for 6 months.. On my 4th dr and seems I know more than they do.. I have no life anymore as I can't drive, scared to go anywhere and have given up seeing friends because the vertigo is getting worse.. Has gone from less than a minute with moving to 3 minutes and I can just be laying here. I have researched for months and can't seem to find my exact symptoms.. When my vertigo starts I also get tingling on one side. Does anyone know what this could be so I can help my dr find a diagnosis.. Not knowing adds to the anxiety and I am about ready to cry just typing this.
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If i don't drink for a day or two, i feel fine in myself and start to feel my energy coming back, but every now and then i suddenly go very dizzy and either nearly fall over or i start to panic. Is this a normal side effect of not drinking? And is there anything i can do to stop these dizzy spells or ease them? Apart the obvious, not drinking in the first place.
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But does anyone else have dizzy spells frequently amongst a lot of other symptoms I've found this one the worse...
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Last year during a 3 month period I had a few specific dizzy spells one where I had to lean on a wall for support. All lasted less than a minute. I also experienced mild hangover feeling in the morning usually clearing by lunchtime. Then it all went away until July this year when after getting up I frequently have mild travel sickness feeling which mostly clears by midday. No specific dizzy spells yet only feint background dizzy with the other symptoms. I went for a hearing test but ears blocked so went through a clearing period and another test which concluded hearing is GOOD. Then Tinnitus started and now it is constant 8Khz both ears but morning problems still carry on as normal. Dr. gave me series of medicines presumably suspected inner ear infection but did not work.
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