Please make the spinning STOP!!!!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Meekah, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. Meekah

    Meekah New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    For about 5 years I've had dizzy spells. I've been to many specialists and had all the tests in the world. Everything came back "normal" Does this sound familiar to you all??? lol.

    Well, since I've been seeing my naturaupath (3months now) she's really gotten it down to a minimum. But...last week I helped a friend strip her kitchen floor. I was on my hands and knees, basicly, from 10am to 8pm and my head has not quit spinning since.(this was last Wednesday

    Now, when I get up in the morning I stumble right into the wall because I'm so dizzy. I had to shut off my ceiling fan this morning cause it was making me want to vomit.

    I'm going to see my naturaupath this afternoon and she will be doing accupuncture to try to ease the dizziness.

    This is really worrying me because I go back to teaching in a week and a half.As far as my health is concerned I've had a really great summer...why is this happening now???

    When I post or reply to a post, I've really made a great effort to be as positive as I can be, I really love helping and responding to your posts but, now, today, I am having a hard time being positive... Sorry, guys.

    Wish me luck with my appointment today and if you have time, could you say a little prayer that my dizziness gets better? Thanks

    Hugs and Prayers for you all
    Meekah
  2. kac1960

    kac1960 New Member

    I'm sorry youre having such a bad time, I have dizzy spells also have not tried accupuncture. Hope your appointment goes well.
    Best Wishes Kathy
  3. tngirl

    tngirl New Member

    Wishing you luck, I hope you feel better soon.
  4. Meekah

    Meekah New Member

    Thank you so much for your responses! I really need this today! You are all the best!

    Really don't know what I'd do without all you caring people!

    Thanks!!!

    Hugs and Prayers
    Meekah
    PS. I will let you know tonight how my appointment went.
  5. sunshine5050

    sunshine5050 New Member

    I have had dizziness for 6 years now. I have been to several doc. with all different opions. Inner ear,depression,allergies,sinus etc. Maybe it is one of the symtom of FM?? At least that would be a reason for the dizziness.If they know that, then maybe they can come up with some answers. I use mecklizine and xanax and lay down till the dizziness goes away. I am always lightheaded though. The dizziness is more upsetting than having the FM. ,but I am new to this so I may change my mind later.I feel for you because I have been there so many times. Hope you feel better soon.


    SUNSHINE
  6. BLUEROSE7

    BLUEROSE7 New Member

    I am prayig for you hun...I hope you get some relief soon!!

    I have dizzy spells myself, but never lasting as long as yours has....I hope the naturopath can help. Really worried about you.

    (((Hugs))) & Prayers
    Bluerose
  7. elsa

    elsa New Member


    Have you looked at Meinere's (sp?) Syndrome ? There was a conversation/ posting concerning this inner ear problem not long ago. You can put it into the search and find alot of information on it.

    I have it, could be genetic as my Mother and Grandfather both suffer (ed) from it. It feels very much like you describe and seems to hit alot of people in their 30's. It never goes away but does lessen in severity.

    No cures, but some treatments and coping tips.

    Hope you feel better............. Elsa
    [This Message was Edited on 08/25/2005]
  8. Meekah

    Meekah New Member

    Wow, I can't believe the wonderful advice and responses from you all.

    The kind hearted people on this board never cease(sp?) to amaze me.

    I had been having such a "yucky" day and having all you guys here really means the world to me!!! Thank you all!

    I just got back from the naturaupath and she did accupuncture. It seems to have helped, some. I go back Saturday and Monday because Tuesday we are supposed to go to Maine to a Bluegrass festival on our RV. THere is no way I can go RV-ing with this dizziness. (can't stand movement when I'm dizzy) So, keep me in your prayers, please.

    I've had soooo many tests done and after ruling out Meniers, fluid on my ears, brain tumor, blockages, eye problems, etc., etc., etc...they chalked it up as migraines that don't hurt, but that make me dizzy instead. I'm not convinced of this at all, but...that's what one specialist said. I've tried Gravol, Bonamine(sp?) and Cerk (sp?) They all made me very nausious. One of the wonderful things that comes with Fibro,(the intolerence to many meds) I will def. look into the turmeric and dramomine, thanks.


    When I was pregnant for my 4yr. old I was in bed for 6 weeks due to my severe dizziness. I couldn't open my eyes without throwing up. Whenver I saw any movement I would instantly be sick. Even someones eyeballs movong made me sick!!! It got so bad that I ended up in the hospital over Easter weekend because of dehydratrion. They were quite worried because of the baby and so was I. But...she came out very healthy and weighing 9pounds 7 ounces!!!!

    Well, Sweethearts...thank you all agin so much for your concern and advice.

    You are all in my prayers
    Meekah
    xo
    [This Message was Edited on 08/25/2005]
  9. thomasina

    thomasina New Member

    I have VERTIGO. The Dr. one a neuro, gave me Antivert, 50mgs to take as needed, and they work. They basically are a modified Dramamine. You should look into that, just an offering for you, but, I can't put my arms over my head with out going off balance.

    thommie
  10. naturebaby

    naturebaby New Member

    Glad you're feeling a little bit better. I'm gonna send all my healing thoughts your way so you can make it to that BLUEGRASS festival!!! I love bluegrass too! Make sure you have a dance on the grass for me, okay?

    Feel better -- cheers, nature
  11. rileyearl

    rileyearl New Member

    My mother has had periodic bouts with awful vertigo and realized that certain smells trigger it. One time it was garlic and another time it was pepper. She also has FM. I'm wondering if there was something that you're sensitive to in your friend's kitchen or the stripping chemical or ?? Mom carries antivert with her--just in case. Hope the spinning stops soon. Take care!

    Francie
  12. ilovecats94

    ilovecats94 New Member

    Hi Meekah hon! I hope and pray you will find some relief for this. Must be driving you nuts. I had dizziness at one point, but when I started to lose weight it stopped, but I don't think that is your problem as you look great!

    Most all of my meds have dizziness as a side effect on them.

    Please let us know how you feel after your appointment.

    I'm sorry I haven't been on here much lately. Going to bed at 10 PM and sleeping until 11:45 AM. I just don't have the time I used to have to post.

    Maybe I'll try to get on here tonight. I do miss all the reading and I like to try to support others too.

    Love,
    Faye