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I just came back from the ER tonight as my SO's insistence becasue of prolonged dizziness/lightheadedness. I was there for four hours and left feeling worse than when I started, with no answers. So, maybe someone here has experienced this or knows what this could be?

The problem: about 5 weeks ago I started to have dizzy spells at about 4 PM every day. Thinking it was due to my blood sugar sropping, or maybe dehydration I tried adjusting my food itnake, both when and how much, and what kind, upping my liquids etc. Nothing changed and it has progressed over the last five weeks. You know how when you have the flu you have that achy feeling and every time you move you get a wave of "swimmy" feelings throughout your body? That is what it feels like, except I don't have the flu (a touch of a cold but that is only since yesterday)

I've taken 2 preg tests just to be sure and they were both negative.

I had a CAT scan a ridiculous amount of bloodwork done and nothing showed up. Does ANYONE have any ideas what else this could be?
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Has anyone checked your ears? If you have fluid backed up in your ears, that could cause the dizzy feeling. Not sure about that achy/"swimmy" feeling though.
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you might look into adrenal fatigue.
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I get dizzy spells if I have yeast overgrowth.

Do you take any magnesium? Topical magnesium oil has the best absorption.

What about iron? Could you be low on that?

Are you eating enough protein? Do you eat protein for breakfast and lunch?

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Stuff with your ear or adrenal fatigue were my two thoughts.

Craniosacral therapy might be worth a try in your situation -- it would help with both of those things.

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Is it vertigo? I think that is often caused by ear issues.

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Stuff with your ear or adrenal fatigue were my two thoughts.

Craniosacral therapy might be worth a try in your situation -- it would help with both of those things.
I see you are in virginia. Are you in hampton roads? Do you know anyone who does this who might take medicaid?

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I have a friend that had the same issue and she discovered that she had celiac disease....

Hope you feel better!
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Benign Positional Vertigo? I get it often and it's awful. Even things like computer/tv angle can trigger it.

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Benign Positional Vertigo? I get it often and it's awful. Even things like computer/tv angle can trigger it.
I'd wonder about BPV too. I've had great success with the Epley and Semont maneuvers. Here's a link: http://www.webmd.com/brain/liberator...rs-for-vertigo

I think the Semont one was the easier one to perform for me. I'd highly recommend only doing it when you have someone right there with you to help you. At one point during the maneuver, I got unbelievably dizzy, and the only thing that enabled me to stay in that position for the minute (or however long it was) was my dh holding on to my legs to let me know he was there.

A few rounds of the exercises helped a huge amount. I didn't know which side was the problem, so I did the exercises to both sides. I think the massive dizziness I experienced was because that was the side with the issue for me.

I think they recommend repeating it several times daily for a week or two. I think the website says how often.

Also, have you looked for dizziness specialists near you? Some drs have more experience with it. That might be worth looking for.

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