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    Does anyone have dizziness and lightheads with perimenopause? Ive had the dizziness for about a year now. Doc is trying a few things but nothing seems to be working. Im 50 and have been going through peri for about 2 yrs so far.





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    Last year I'd was returning home on a flight and before take off I was reading a mag and had to stop coz I got a dizzy headache, it went off and on with spells of getting hot for a while and that was when my GP said it was peri menopause. It stopped after a month or so and my periods are still regular except once. My biggest problem is thrush which starts with bright red chapped like lips the first morning I wake up with swollen lips. Creams help but sometimes I can't drink hot drinks. A day or two later the vaginal thrush starts, this also coincides with my period. Recently it's happened 3 out of 4 months, GP can't come up with any answers. I'm 51 by the way.

    I first experienced dizziness and unsteadiness about six years ago but for the last few years it has been wih me constantly. I have seen an ENT specialist, had an MRI scan but have been told it's not Vertigo. The unsteadiness seems to get worse the further I walk-leaning sideways and backwards like a drunk- and I have feel over a couple of times while out walking with tremendous loss of dignity, my wife now generaly accompanies me. I do not experience any dizziness when sitting, only when I am upright.





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    I sometimes go dizzy when walking, sitting or standing I have a couple of time gone dizzy when laying in bed. Could you tell me what that can be. I have been to see a specialist who tested me for epilepsy which was negative. I have had a problem with my inner ear, years ago, it was labrythitus, I am not sure if that is how you spell it.Could this be what is happening sometimes?

    Iv been told that iv got really bad migraines the ones where they make you dizzy, iv had it for over 6 months now Iv had an mri scan and that came back normal then I went to ENT and they told me I had bad migraines, iv been on every type of migraine medication you can think of and nothing has worked :( I'm constantly light headed from when I wake up and until I go to sleep its ruining my life :'( I don't know how much more I can take to be honest, My doctor is trying me on medication for dizziness now but nothing is working I just want it to be gone I cry nearly everyday its horrible I'm not convinced its migraines because a migraine dosent last for 6 months solid I'm so down and depressed with it all.... And the dizziness/light headedness is getting worse :( please can anybody tell me what's going on....





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    I was diagnosed with MAV (Migraine Associated Vertigo last year). I do not get migraines and neither do I have what I would call true Vertigo! Quite often people suffering with MAV don't suffer with Migraines. I was put on Gabapentin/Neurontin and they have given me my life back. I still am not myself but the impovemnt is massive. I was constantly light-headed for 2 years. I used to be paranoid about being out in public because I thought I looked like I was drunk when walking. I couldn't focus in a shop because my eyes couldn't cope with looking at lots of things. My legs would go like jelly if i did too much. I could go on and on. I was in a mess and depressed. I may improve hopefully on how I am now but if not then I can cope. I went to see Dr Surenthiran who was featured on this programme. He is based in London but will see Private and NHS. Hope I have been of some help.

    Hi gail thank you for responding to my post..... I went to my doctor last friday and she said there's nothing else she can give me, its like she doesn't believe me I can see it in her face :/ I'm going for acupunture friday hoping this will help me.... I don't think people really understand how much it ruins your life, I'm so glad you have got your life back :) how did you go about seeing dr in london?! I'm at a lost end I don't know where to go x

    I have grommets in my ears and the doctor says there is wax and can't see the grommets for it. I have had dizziness, sore sinuses, fluid draining and building up in my ear. I go to the ENT department at my local hospital for a 6 month check up. The doctor said ENT will remove the earwax because of the grommets and then they will be able to see what's going on or if the wax is the main problem I had a urine infection which required 2 lots of antibiotics and then a sinus infection which I took Augmentin 625mg for several weeks ago. The dizziness etc has continued but the fluid and blocked ear feeling has only been about 7 days. Can you give me any advice and will the hospital remove the wax without having to go back again. It is extremely sore. Many thanks





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    Hi, I am 20 years old and have had diorreah and stomach cramps and also headache and dizziness for 3 days now, i havent eaten for 24hours only drinking water but when i eat it comes straight out! Help!





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    ive just been reffered to pediatrics for an allergic reaction but im worried ive got something else as i have almost constant headaches, occasional blurred vision and often dizziness to the extent that i can barely stand can anyone help in the way of reassurance or advice? thanks





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    I have been having really heavy and painful periods for quite some time. I have to use both sanitary pads and tampons at the same time and have to change them every 2 - 3 hours. This heaviness usually lasts around 4 days out of the 7/8 that I am on. Also, while I am on I often pass blood clots and experience sickness and dizziness. Is there anything I can do to help this myself or is the only solution going to see my GP?





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    Hi my name is nikky I am 16 years old, I failed my physical due to a heart murmur and I am always having dizziness, shortness of breath,chest pains, and feeling like im going to pass out when I play basketball this has been going on for a year and could those symptoms have anything to due with the murmur I haven't been to the doctor because I'm scared that I might get bad news. Please tell me what's going on if anyone knows thanks in advance





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    Nikky, best you do go to a Doctor, left unchecked could make what ever happen worst, then you will be forced to go... Better to Nip this in the Bud, now... It could be a lack of Iron, or low blood pressure, or could be your heart murmur.. Nikky,burying you head in the sand is not going to make it go away.. Year like this, is a year to long.. Grab a friend or a Carer and go with them.. It might be a mole hill and you are making a mountain in your mind.. Take care Nikky.. go and get it sorted.. m

    i suffer from bad dizziness, sleep problems, black outs, bloating everytime i eat and eating disorder i have gone 8months without eating my gp says its down to depression but id really love to find out more and hope to find a solution can sumone help





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    I am 17 and i have been having a few problems with my ears i have been gettin bad neck ache, headaches, dizziness, nausea, upset stomach, breathing difficulties and aching muscles in my arms and legs, tiredness and sore ears and it feels like liquid is coming out of my ears but i do not have a fever i do not know what is causing this. Is this an ear infection or is it something worse? xx





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    Hello, I too have been suffering with dizziness for nearly 6 months now. I watched the programme and I feel that my dizziness may be migraine related too. Can I ask how you got a diagnosis? And what medication, if any, are you on? Thanks so much for reading this.

    oh hey i wen to get checked after my fiance and I SPLIT, i hava had the symptome of bv but thought it was just vaginal discharge , i went 4 tests including hiv , thrush got diagnosis of bv , but took metronidazole on sunday all day i was fine then on mondya i woke up with swollen eyes and dizziness . i stopped taking the full course of the tablets and the dizziness and swollen eyes did not come back i investigated the symptoms , dizziness is included but not swollen eyes do uo have nay more information about it ?

    just been reading all your comments glad I'm not alone been suffering off & on with dizziness for over 3years now just came back again today going back to see doctor on thursday will be asking some of the questions you have all made. I have seen E.N.T. & had scans can't find anything wrong with me. Anything to get rid of the dizziness worst feeling in the world





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    Im having the exact same problem right now. I saw an ENT specialist after having an MRI scan done, they found nothing and dismissed it as anxiety. They have give me some exercises though titled 'The Cawthorne-Cooksey Exercises' to re-train my brain, they said this may take a while but persevere. Google them exercises. Im going through exactly the same right now. This has upset my life completely. I am 16 and have been suffering for 2 years now. I understand it is the worst feeling in the world! I hope this helps. Good luck

    1. If there is any discharge then you should get your GP to send some swabs off to ensure it's not a fungal infection. 2. Given the headache and dizziness - I would kindly request to be seen by an ENT specialist via your GP. It is common to get inner ear infections with fluid buidup which gives you dizziness but rarely headaches. Time limit for improvement is 6 wks - if not settled see a specialist.

    I have had dizzy problems for about five years been checked at ear, nose and throat and MRI scan which was clear and have been I advised by my doctor just to live with it as they do not have a name for my condition. Episode on dizziness was like a lightbulb moment. I used to suffer migraines but have not had one since the dizziness started. I am frightened to go back to my doctor as I think they think I am wasting there time. Everyday is a struggle to get from A to B and be steady. Can anyone help.





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    wow ! people that understand ! ive had my unsteadiness for 2 years after a serious migraine out of th blue where i lost my memory.i ve only had 3 migraines in my life ..im now 49 . after many trips to the gp and the neurological doc i still feel like ive just got off a boat and feel very hot and hard to focus and just as bad as i did 2 years ago . The docs think its the migraines thats making me feel unsteady and ive been put on topiramate but that gives me a headache! so if it is what gives me the migraines ? i do suffer with neck and shoulder pain does anyone else suffer with this?

    I started with dizziness six weeks after my mother died in 1993. I also had my one year old daughter to look after. I was told it was an ear infection. Several prescribed drugs later and ENT clinic visits, my GP even sent me to see a Physiatrist - he thought it was all in my head, but the dizziness last over 3 years. I was at my wits end. I went to see my GP several times, but I just feel he gave up on me, he told me it was stress. I had to learn to control it myself. There was no stress in my life, so that theory went out the window. I literally woke up & the room would spin. I would bend over, spinning would begin. I turned over onto my left side in bed, yet again, spinning. Like I say, I seem to be able to control it myself by just relaxation, virtually comatosed myself, but even though *touch wood* I haven't had a bout of dizziness for over a year, I still live in fear of its return, it's so upsetting, I hate it.





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    have you asked the doctor to check for BPPV so easy to cure with a Eplay manoeuvre

    Hi Maureen, Thank you for your reply. Yes, I've been checked for BPPV & the Eplay manoeuvre did no good at all. All my GP says, is come back when you're actually having an attack, but it comes on very suddenly and if I'm lucky, may only last for a few hours, if I'm unlucky, it lasts for days, but then it can take upto 6 weeks before I am able to get an appointment at the ENT clinic, so to be honest, I've given up....

    i started masturbate at age of 14. and after i use cigrattees. in 1998 and 99 i get premature ejaculation. but i use weekly twice masturbate. then i took hans since 2000 in college daily. also drinks usually. one day in 2000 night i got dizziness when seeing tv at 12am night. in few days i have dizziness. and once i cant able to sleep because while sleeping i my body nerves all jumping and mind thinking something more for a second. then i saw neurologist. he told me i am affected nervous weakness. then i took 3 tablets include sleeping. in few days i have cured the above problems. but i take tablets daily 3 years withouot consulting doctor. then i got semen leaks immediately while i see a lady or thinking speaking sexual mind. so, i go to the same doctor. again doctor said nervous weakness. and gave me tablets. i take 1 year. and i also dizziness in morning while i taking tablets. body some troble like tired. in last three years i stopped medicine and i sleep daily for 1st year good sleep. then i travelled daily 100km for business. once i tired and dizziness 2nd year. now daily i loss semen in day and night. day time slighty semen leaks when see girl and night semen loss with nightmare. and dizziness when watching tv (watery semen)





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    I was so relieved when this was highlighted on the show. I had an 'oh my god it's not just me' moment!My problems started 5 years ago with severe labyrinthitis which developed into balance/dizziness problems. AFter 3 years of referrals to LOTS of different departments ENT finally told me I had severe migraines and it was the aura which made me feel dizzy. Propranolol and physio worked and I had the dizziness under control after 6 months. I managed to prevent any full blown migraine attacks with over the counter meds if I caught it early enough. However, in April this year I rolled over in bed and felt disorientated/queasy, managed to get back to sleep and, as I was fine in the morning, I thought no more of it. One week later the unsteadiness/dizziness began. I have now been off work 5 months, propranolol (came off it due to side effects) and physio have not worked and I have just received my referral to ENT...hope this doesn't drag on as long as last time!!





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    Sally I am the same, had all the tests done under the sun. Only a few days a month I am fine, but tonight I went to my GP and asked if it was possible that I suffer from this rare form of migraine, and we are going to try treatment for it. Like you I have lost balance, had numbness, feel like im spaced out or drunk, lost vision in one eye and its been going on years.....Your not alone :)

    Hi every one, I have had loud ringing in my ears, dizziness and nausia. The doctor diagnosed me with Labyrinthitus, which I think is an inner ear infection. I was put on medication for the dizziness and some anti sickness tablets. All worked brilliantly but I am stuck with the ringing, which I have had for 6 months now. The ENT doctor said there is nothing any one can do to make it go. To make things easier I try not to be in a dead quiet environment because it makes it worse. When I go to bed, I switch on my noise machine which plays various sounds. I leave this on all night. I try not to get too stressed as this will make it worse. Positive thinking!





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    It sounds like you may be suffering from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), where small crystals form in the ear causing problems with the vestibular system resulting in dizziness. In some instances, physiotherapists can help treat the dizziness by performing a simple treatment called the Epley manoeuvre. It involves the physiotherapist moving the patient's head in certain ways to dislodge the crystals. It has good results in appropriate patients. It may be worth asking your specialist or GP whether they think you are suitable for a referral to a specialist physio.

    I am a 67 year old woman and suffered migraines since my thirties. I had a remission from this, for many years, after treatment by an acupunturist. In the last 3 years I have suffered dizziness with headaches and have been diagnosed by a Neuro-otologist with a migraine variant balance disorder. A recent attack involved tinnitus in my left ear, dizziness,flashing lights, hot and cold sweats and vomiting. My specialist has now prescribed Gabepentin for me - but I am nervous of taking this due to the possibility of severe side effects, including memory loss. Please could you advise any other way to overcome this problem? I am returning to an Acupunturist but would I be a candidate for the Epley Manoeuvre?





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    If you live anywhere near London I would go and see DrSurenthiran, who is very experienced in dealing with MVBD.

    About a year ago i was struck down with very bad dizziness, weakness, fainting, slight vomiting at times and constant headaches. I visited the doctor 4times in 4weeks who the first time i saw him diagnosed me with vertigo syndrome and anxiety. he gave me SERC 8mg for the vertigo which never worked. After about 3months it started to fade out so i assumed i was ok.just over a week ago it all started again but worse this time. I have been sick only once so far but have a constant headache and servere dizziness which i have for about 15-20hours per day! I get a slight high pitched noise in 1 ear from time to time and i can also get some tunnel vision every now and then! sometimes i have panic attacks when this happens and would love any advise or help anyone can give me. thanks





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    Hi Emma, I went through and am still going through the same thing. Mine started as a horrific room spin and i lost part of my vision for 10mins, i went to the A&E and they sent me home, 3hours later i was back again and they 'diagnosed' me with vertigo and gave me stemital 5mg and told me it would last anywhere between 3weeks and 3months. 3months later it eased and i started to feel a bit better but 2weeks after that it came back worse than it was before. That was 4years ago. Since then i have had an MRI scan, balance and hearing tests and been given all types of different medication. Because dizziness is usually an ear problem i was refered to an ENT specialist who said that there was nothing physical he could see that was wrong, he might as well have just told me to bugger off! One doctor contradicts another, one specialist contradicts another and its a never ending circle...excuse the pun. I have tried stemital (which i was told that if you take for too long it can cause the symptoms you are trying to avoid) Cinnerazine (which had no effect) and Serc (which i have been taking for almost 2years and some days they work some days they dont). I came to the embarrassing bodies website to see if there was anyone that could help me but i found your post. I have joined alot of menieres disease groups on facebook, even thought i do not have menieres the sypmtoms and problems are the same, and got chatting to some people that have the disease and i have learnt that everyone handles medication differently, sometimes a low caffine, salt, tobacco and alcohol diet can help, and that its good to know that you are not alone. All i can say is that i am still searching for a doctor that actually cares about my wellbeing and that im only 24 and shouldnt be living like a hermit due to dizziness. Most of the day to day things people take for granted make me dizzy and it has become very depressing for me. Small things set the dizziness off and i have been unable to work for the last 4years. If you need to talk about anything or would like to compare notes then please feel free to contact me. Sorry i cant be more help to you. Gemma X

    hello i guess im not the only one going through this horrible dizziness then it all happned to me jus after the birth of my daughter and ever since then got worse..i have been to numerouse doctors all telling me abouth the illness but actually never doing something about it apart from palming me off with tablets that most of them havnt really worked, even the tablets i am aon now still doesnt stop the dizzines completley and completly does my head in because like gemma has said even the smallest things set it off which is very annoying when your trying to do your day to day things aswell as handeling a baby aswell. its not fair and i wish some one would actually do something about this because i am sick of being some guienie pig. i havnt actually had a scan yet the doctors havnt even been bothred to follow that through yet. im jus a bit freaked out incase it isnt menires desise because i dont feel the doctors have done enough to follow this through..

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    I have suffered headaches and a sore neck for maybe 15yrs but about 4years ago I started suffering varying degrees of dizziness and what i called fuggy brain, also the headaches increased in severity and didnt respond to normal Meds. I was terrified i had MS or a tumour and the symptoms were debilitating, exhausting and depressing. After CT scans and numerous doctors appointments, about a year ago I finally saw a neurologist who specialized in migraine. It took him 5minutes to prescribe me a low dose beta blocker called Cordilox to regulate vasal dilation for the 'migraines' he said I obviously suffered from, plus Naramig to deal with the pain of the headaches when they occurred. the Cordilox took about 8 weeks to kick in but the dizziness gradually subsided and hasn't returned. The headaches still occur and the Naramig is a godsend. I have a rubbish neck and it definitely aggravates the headaches, thus manipulation of the neck and thoracic area definitely helps alleviate and prevent the headaches, however it's the Meds that have given me back my life. Good luck to other dizziness sufferers - it's hell but there are options. My neurologist said that if this stuff didn't work there were other options too but I haven't required it.

    I too have been very poorly on and of for last 4 years. I have never had a' official' diagnosis of Menaires Disease. And I still continue to work full time. The dizziness, tinitis and brain fog are my worst symptoms. I have had CT and MRI scans they came up with nothing!! My GP is no help whatsoever, I dread going to see him as he constantly tells me that it's stress and that it might be to do with my weight!! I have been given various medications over the years and none of them help!! I have attacks of dizziness without warning there is no pattern in relation to tiredness or stress they just happen. I can have an attack that lasts a day or one that can carry for weeks followed by the tinitus and a long term brain fog!! Recently I also have started to feel drunk all the time and the tiredness is unbelievable!! I just don't know what to do!! I really need to see my GP again as not getting better this time but I just know that he is going to tell me it's pyschological and as usual do nothing!! I am getting desperate for someone to help me!! The difficult thing physically I look fine and nonkne really understands!! I really just font know what else to do!!

    I have been dealing with dizziness since I was little. At 3 years old I had tubes in my ears and then at 17 I started having panic attacks. Then at the age of 21 I had a bad ear infection and was on antibiotics but then felt dizzy so then dr. gave me meclizine but did not help so I went to the ER and they gave me a shot of steroids then it went away. The symptoms all hit me when I was 28 ear infection, causing me to be dizzy with anxiety issues. I had MRI that was normal and then vestibular rehabilitation did not help. The problem went away and then hit me again at the age of 33 with yet another ear infection. I saw a regular dr. then another dr. still did not help then saw an ENT again eh wanted to do another MRI. I could not stand the anxiety and dizziness so I went to another dr. and they said I had an ear infection that was so bad I had pus and lots of fluid behind the ear. They gave me a shot of antibiotics and shot of steroids then gave me more medicine to clear up the infection. I did cancel my MRI because I don't feel like there is a big problem but I did tell them to let me take the medicine first to see if it gets better.





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    have you tried an ECG electronic cardio gram which traces your heart rate... and have you asked for a ct scan which can look inside your head to discover whats triggering this dizzyness....there is also blood tests to trace how low or high sugar level is

    hi gemma hi fran, im so happy im not the only 1 feeling this way as i thought i was going insane. I went for a brain scan yesturday and wont get the results for 2 weeks. my doctor has put me on 2 sets of anti depressents 1 of which i only started taking today, the other i have been taking for 4 weeks and dont seem to be working. i just recently went 3 whole days without any dizziness and thought i was getting back to normal but lastnight it started again. I dont know whether im coming or going half of the time. my doc said she thinks it may be high levels of anxiety and migrains but if this is the case why is my medication not working? i really wish there was something that can be done to take the dizziness away because to be fair it ruins your life. iv only been of work for 5weeks now but feel like ill never be able to work again if something isnt done soon. I really feel for you both and I just hope sooner rather then later something is done about it because we cant live our lives like this forever. emma (age 25)

    What a shame this wasnt gone into in a bit more detail as the whole area of balance disorders is so little talked about. I have bilateral severe end-stage Meniere's Disease and it has disabled me beyond imagination. It started with violent episodes of dizziness (unable to stand) nausea and vomiting and has gradually progressed over the course of 9 years into severe hearing loss, permanent chronic instability and dizziness, a good deal of hearing loss and multiple (rarely discussed by medics) cognitive problems colloquially known by sufferers as 'brain fog'. I am rarely able to leave the house. Anyone suffering from Meniere's may want to contact the Meniere's Society or join one of the many Facebook Support Groups such as Meniere's Disease UK. People walk down the street taking their balance for granted - I used to be like that. Now I cant walk without a stick or my walker - IF I'm able to go out at all.





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    I too have been very poorly on and of for last 4 years. I have never had a' official' diagnosis of Menaires Disease. And I still continue to work full time. The dizziness, tinitis and brain fog are my worst symptoms. I have had CT and MRI scans they came up with nothing!! My GP is no help whatsoever, I dread going to see him as he constantly tells me that it's stress and that it might be to do with my weight!! I have been given various medications over the years and none of them help!! I have attacks of dizziness without warning there is no pattern in relation to tiredness or stress they just happen. I can have an attack that lasts a day or one that can carry for weeks followed by the tinitus and a long term brain fog!! Recently I also have started to feel drunk all the time and the tiredness is unbelievable!! I just don't know what to do!! I really need to see my GP again as not getting better this time but I just know that he is going to tell me it's pyschological and as usual do nothing!! I am getting desperate for someone to help me!! The difficult thing physically I look fine and nonkne really understands!! I really just font know what else to do!!

    hi to everyone. I have suffered with balance paresis,cause unknown. But I became dizziness which then caused my balance disorder to become a lot worse.I had brain scans,lumbar puncture, checked for all sorts of neuro diseases all negative. What had happened, because I have balance paresis which my brain was getting use to and making adjustments,the dizziness made it worse, this is what was being looked at ! But infact I was also suffering deficiences, including folate.The low folate caused severe dizzyness on top of my balance disorder. So I think everyone with dizzyness should first have the simple blood test before complicated tests and brain scans , as they can be a waste of time and just cause stress. I still have a balance problem and will all my life but I dont feel dizzyness , I just wobble and may fall over, but I am not dizzy. The folate deficiency made me dizzy.





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    Is there any help i can get with dizziness its happening 4 or 5 times a week i feel im being pulled to the floor not just dizzy light headed su

    Hi Emma, I went through and am still going through the same thing. Mine started as a horrific room spin and i lost part of my vision for 10mins, i went to the A&E and they sent me home, 3hours later i was back again and they 'diagnosed' me with vertigo and gave me stemital 5mg and told me it would last anywhere between 3weeks and 3months. 3months later it eased and i started to feel a bit better but 2weeks after that it came back worse than it was before. That was 4years ago. Since then i have had an MRI scan, balance and hearing tests and been given all types of different medication. Because dizziness is usually an ear problem i was refered to an ENT specialist who said that there was nothing physical he could see that was wrong, he might as well have just told me to bugger off! One doctor contradicts another, one specialist contradicts another and its a never ending circle...excuse the pun. I have tried stemital (which i was told that if you take for too long it can cause the symptoms you are trying to avoid) Cinnerazine (which had no effect) and Serc (which i have been taking for almost 2years and some days they work some days they dont). I came to the embarrassing bodies website to see if there was anyone that could help me but i found your post. I have joined alot of menieres disease groups on facebook, even thought i do not have menieres the sypmtoms and problems are the same, and got chatting to some people that have the disease and i have learnt that everyone handles medication differently, sometimes a low caffine, salt, tobacco and alcohol diet can help, and that its good to know that you are not alone. All i can say is that i am still searching for a doctor that actually cares about my wellbeing and that im only 24 and shouldnt be living like a hermit due to dizziness. Most of the day to day things people take for granted make me dizzy and it has become very depressing for me. Small things set the dizziness off and i have been unable to work for the last 4years. If you need to talk about anything or would like to compare notes then please feel free to contact me. Sorry i cant be more help to you. Gemma X

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