dizzy, Please help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Christinawensell, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Christinawensell

    Christinawensell New Member

    Have any of you felt dizzy all of the sudden like you are going to pass out?

    Please any help?
  2. taniar

    taniar New Member

    yes, I have had dizzy spells. Like a few weeks ago. I couldn't figure it out. It was related to IBS symptoms.

    Good luck, Tania
  3. Christinawensell

    Christinawensell New Member

    Yeah I think i have IBS too, the doctor is doing more tests though.

    tests after tests after tests, They did a upper GI and a

    lower GI and now they are saying they are planning on a

    colonoscopy all because diarehea ( I am sure that is misspelled) sorry

    I have had it for about 5 months and about 20 times a day

    too. I have lost about 20 pounds now, but that concerns the

    doctor. (not that I did not need to lose it mind you) but

    I have not been trying either. She thinks I could be also

    looking at colon cancer. She wants to be sure because it

    does run in our family. Have you went though all these tests

    to determine IBS too?
  4. kimkane

    kimkane New Member

    I also have had the "dizzy" feeling. I do a colon cleanser so my colon doesn't get toxic. This can happen from meds, the wrong foods, parasites, etc.

    I hope you find the answers you are looking for.

    I also go to a chiropractor and ger reflexology.

    Good luck to you, Kim
  5. fibromaster

    fibromaster New Member

    Causes of Dizziness.

    Otologic (inner ear related, about 50% of all dizziness)
    BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, about 50% of inner ear related)
    Menieres disease (about 18% of inner ear)
    Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis (about 14% of inner ear)
    Perilymph Fistula (rare)
    Bilateral vestibular loss (rare)
    Acoustic neuroma (rare)
    Many other rare disorders
    Central or Neurologic (brain related, 5% of dizziness in general)
    Stroke, Migraine and other disturbances of circulation to the brain (50% of neurologic dizziness)
    Seizure (5% of the 5%)
    MS and other disorders of the white matter (5%)
    Cerebellar degeneration, Chiari malformation, and other disorders of the cerebellum
    Mal de Debarquement syndrome (rare)
    Others (all unusual)
    Medical (5%)
    low blood pressure including syncope, orthostatic hypotension, cardiac arrythmia
    medication side effect
    Psychological (15%)
    anxiety and panic disorder
    somatization syndrome
    Unknown causes or diagnoses so vague as to be meaningless (25%)
    Multisensory disequilibrium of the elderly
    post-traumatic dizziness
    psychogenic dizziness (when diagnosis is simply one of exclusion)
    Overview: The proportion of dizziness attributed to these categories varies considerably, but roughly 50% of all dizziness is caused by inner ear disturbances, about 5% by medical and neurological problems each, about 15% by psychological disturbances, and the remainder of patients (about 25%) the diagnosis is essentially unknown.

    Causes of Imbalance
    Sensory disturbances (loss of position sense, vestibular sense, visual sensation, or a combination of all three). Any source of dizziness can cause imbalance.
    B12 deficiency (common)
    Peripheral neuropathy (common)
    Bilateral vestibular loss (rare)
    Dysequilibrium of blind persons
    Central, brain disturbances, including the same causes of central dizziness listed above, plus
    Migraine (common)
    Multiple small strokes (common)
    Cerebellar degeneration, Chiari malformation, and other disorders of the cerebellum (moderately common)
    Parkinsonism and related disorders of the basal ganglia (moderately common)
    Hydrocephalus or CSF leak (rare)
    Mal de Debarquement syndrome (rare)
    MS and other disorders of the white matter (rare)
    Remote effect of cancer (rare)
    oculopalatal myoclonus (rare)
    orthostatic tremor (extremely rare, perhaps even nonexistent)
    Peripheral (weakness such as caused by muscle disease), or spinal cord disorders.
    These are common disorders but generally other symptoms than imbalance dominate the picture
    Spinal cord compression (uncommon).
    Tinnitus and dizziness can be associated with neck disease causing some diagnostic confusion
    Overview: In dizzy patients, most imbalance is caused by inner ear disturbances. When dizziness is not present, most imbalance is central. In older patients, multisensory disturbances are the most common. In younger patients, central problems are more common.

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