HOW MANY HERE GET WOOZY HEAD FEELING?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Cromwell, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    i note from posts that a few of us seem to get that woozy disoriented head feeling. I do. Even now the vertigo went. I find it really debilitating. It is worse when people are talking, or I am having to absorb several pieces of info.


    Who else here gets this, and did anyone find a med that helped or made it worse? It is actually over 60 in NY today. WOW!


    Love Anne C
  2. pirtpain

    pirtpain New Member

    I have these all of the time. I get nauseated & woozy alot!! I think most of us have brain fog, which to me is somewhat the same. I started taking Cymbalta about a yr. ago and this has helped me alot. I don't know if this helps or not, but I hope that it does.

    PIRT
  3. mme_curie68

    mme_curie68 New Member

    I definitely have that problem. I used to be really good at multi-tasking and now not so great. I find that when I am embroiled in something and I get interrupted it really bothers me.

    Also when someone is talking and it takes too long to get to the point - it's like the words pass by me in the slipstream.

    Good thing I don't have a problem with asking people to repeat themselves - cause I have to do that a lot more frequently...

    Hugs,
    Madame Curie
  4. lauralea443

    lauralea443 New Member

    but I take Effexor and that has seemed to help stop it for the most part. At least I think it's the Effexor, maybe it just stopped on it's own, but I know that befor I started on Effexor I had really bad vertigo.

    Laura
  5. SherylD

    SherylD Guest

    I laughed sooo hard when I seen that you used the word Woozy!!LOL

    My Dad is always saying that and it makes us laugh and we make fun of him...But he is always sayin..."Then I got all woozy"..

    But the even funnier thing is...I know exactly what he is talking about!!! I feel woozy all the time...

    I agree with EVERYTHING that has been said here!

    Especially the part about people dragging on to long with a story or something...I totaly lose track and start to not even pay attention...I feel terrible when I have to keep saying..what did you say??

    The bad thing is I try really hard to pay attention and to remember what they are saying...but it never work..Like my sister will tell me here work schedule( she only works 3 days a week)...I still will have to ask her everyday if she works or not...

    Sometimes I just feel like I'm losing it!!..LOL

    So you are definetly now alone on this one!!
  6. suave

    suave New Member

    IAM ALWAYS LIKE THAT MY HUSBAND IS ALWAYS SAYING ARE YOU OK. I JUST SAY YEAH IM OK. AND MY DAUGHTERS ALWAYS HAVE TO REPEAT THEM SELFS. ITS BAD---REN
  7. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member




    SPACED OUT.

    That is the word that describes it, whew been search for that word for weeks.

    Anne C
  8. amymb74

    amymb74 New Member

    (along w/fatigue) where I feel very disoriented - like the world is going on around me but I'm just watching, not part of it. Sometimes my face feels numb or when somebody is talking to me I can't look at them because my head will shake and will get a headache from it. Its also like being lightheaded but more like very heavyheaded. Anyways, ativan or klonopin seems to help me. AMY
    [This Message was Edited on 03/30/2006]
  9. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    Anne,

    I get this from time to time too, never know when to expect it or what causes it.

    It's nothing like "fibro fog" but it's like being "lost" in your own body. I don't know what it is exactly or how to explain it, but I like the word "woozy".

    Mine is like a whoosh...just comes over me when I least expect it.

    Nancy B.
  10. Jeanette62

    Jeanette62 New Member

    Hi Anne,

    I've been dizzy and woozy headed for 18 long months now and I've had enough!!!!! It's been really bad again for about a month.

    This morning I was driving my son to school and I get to the corner just past my court and I sat at the intersection thinking. After a minute my 18 yr old son says why aren't you going. I finally admitted to him I can't remember which way to go. The dizziness and woozy feeling sometimes totally blanks out my thinking so suddenly when I least expect it. He is a senior this year and I have been driving him to school for the last four years. I know the way and I totally blanked out. This scares the heck out of me when this happens.

    I want to go back to school for either nursing or to be a PT, and then things like this happen and it makes me wonder if I can handle a job like that. I worry that I'll go through all the schooling and then not be able to keep up with the fast pace of the job. I'm feeling really frustrated with myself lately.

    The dizziness I have is caused by migraines and for awhile Topamax was helping. My body must have developed a tolerance to it because it doesn't seem to be helping like it use to. I'm back to feeling motion sick when I drive and having visual motion sensitivity when watching TV and just having constant disequilibrium and dizziness. The rain isn't helping because driving with windshield wipers is sheer torture for me. I had to cancel my appt with a specialist next Monday because of the distance and it's suppose to rain.

    Jeanette

  11. jake123

    jake123 New Member

    She calls it feeling flimsy. I was doing her long hair with a curling iron one time for a special event and she apparently had locked her knees and right before she went down she said I feel all flimsy.
  12. willruthie1965

    willruthie1965 New Member

    Hi get very sick like this and I work as a server in a restaurant and do the training I have lots of people talking too me at once and asking questions and I feel so disey and sick and sometimes have started crying .I can't explain this too anyone but my hubby who is also is sick with fibro. I dont know how much longer I can stay in enviroment like this ,I just want to scream for anyone too be quiet for 2 minutes.It is worse than a normal job cause most of the people I work with are young and loud .It is definetly not organised at all. The manager is trying to get more mature people who work hard but its hard in this kind of bussiness. Ruthie
  13. willruthie1965

    willruthie1965 New Member

    Hi get very sick like this and I work as a server in a restaurant and do the training I have lots of people talking too me at once and asking questions and I feel so disey and sick and sometimes have started crying .I can't explain this too anyone but my hubby who is also is sick with fibro. I dont know how much longer I can stay in enviroment like this ,I just want to scream for anyone too be quiet for 2 minutes.It is worse than a normal job cause most of the people I work with are young and loud .It is definetly not organised at all. The manager is trying to get more mature people who work hard but its hard in this kind of bussiness. Ruthie
  14. willruthie1965

    willruthie1965 New Member

    Hi get very sick like this and I work as a server in a restaurant and do the training I have lots of people talking too me at once and asking questions and I feel so disey and sick and sometimes have started crying .I can't explain this too anyone but my hubby who is also is sick with fibro. I dont know how much longer I can stay in enviroment like this ,I just want to scream for anyone too be quiet for 2 minutes.It is worse than a normal job cause most of the people I work with are young and loud .It is definetly not organised at all. The manager is trying to get more mature people who work hard but its hard in this kind of bussiness. Ruthie
  15. willruthie1965

    willruthie1965 New Member

    Hi get very sick like this and I work as a server in a restaurant and do the training I have lots of people talking too me at once and asking questions and I feel so disey and sick and sometimes have started crying .I can't explain this too anyone but my hubby who is also is sick with fibro. I dont know how much longer I can stay in enviroment like this ,I just want to scream for anyone too be quiet for 2 minutes.It is worse than a normal job cause most of the people I work with are young and loud .It is definetly not organised at all. The manager is trying to get more mature people who work hard but its hard in this kind of bussiness. Ruthie
  16. willruthie1965

    willruthie1965 New Member

    Hi get very sick like this and I work as a server in a restaurant and do the training I have lots of people talking too me at once and asking questions and I feel so disey and sick and sometimes have started crying .I can't explain this too anyone but my hubby who is also is sick with fibro. I dont know how much longer I can stay in enviroment like this ,I just want to scream for anyone too be quiet for 2 minutes.It is worse than a normal job cause most of the people I work with are young and loud .It is definetly not organised at all. The manager is trying to get more mature people who work hard but its hard in this kind of bussiness. Ruthie
  17. sues1

    sues1 New Member

    That is one thing I call it.....
    Almost like you are coming out of antistics (Spelling ?) after a operation....but you can not wake up all the way.....

    I used to see tunnel vision when this first started..I do not do that now.....and things would look like I was wearing rose lens glasses.....

    I would feel so confused and hard to talk and listen....for all to make sense......I would feel that I was going to collapse......

    Yet I seen a couple of Drs. while like this that said I was okay.....(What?)......looked fine.....my eyes felt as if they were going around in circles...My speech was slurred at times and I could not think of how to spell....etc.

    I still have problems Pressure in my head.....feels as if the top of my head is going to break open at times..used to feel like the right side of my head was leaking.....but no dampness or such was there.

    If I get around flowers, perfumes, colognes, many cleaning supplies and such it is aggravated.

    I have used the word Woozy all of my life....many say it..maybe it is a regional things...well my great great grandparents came from Britian (LOL)......I live in Ohio.

    Also feel a jarring in my head at times as I walk......zaps of electricity (Mild)....tingling, numbness like your crazy bone feels......lips also......
    [This Message was Edited on 03/30/2006]
  18. maggie_d

    maggie_d New Member

    I really feel woozy this time of the year, must be the weather change. I also get a full feeling in my head. Enjoying the wonderful weather here in Ontario also.

    Take Care,
    Maggie
  19. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    This is actually reassuring in a wierd sort of way! I feel this way quite regularly and sometimes it's kind of scary. The days when my head is clear are real gifts. Let's hope we have more of those in the future.

    Kathy.
  20. FoggyDayz

    FoggyDayz New Member

    In fact, this is one of my worst problems. My husband says that I'm "not all there".

    It is much worse when I am overtired. Yesterday I drove a few miles to pick up some sandwiches at a local shop and I was having to blink my eyes every few seconds to refocus so I could pay attention to the road and driving.

    In addition to my brain not being able to focus though, I do have major dizzy spells and vertigo and have passed out.

    Very frustrating!
    Foggydayz (hence the name)