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Dizziness?

Discussion in 'Neurological/Neuro-sensory' started by Young&sick, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Recently had a few spells where im bending over to do something, or just changing position and i get really, really dizzy. As in would fall down if i didn't catch myself kind of dizzy.

    Am i alone here or is this a more common symptom? Only been sick three years so i haven't run the full gauntlet of symptoms yet.
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Orthostatic intolerance. Very common with ME/CFS.

  3. Yeah, i am weening myself off codeine too, and i think that always messes with my BP a little too.

    Either way, thanks for the input.
  4. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    I have OI and find adding a little salt to my drinking water during the day very helpful. It should be the good stuff such as Celtic or Himalayan, not processed table salt. I also supplement with a little potassium.

    Electrolytes help a lot of people. Alacer ElectroMix is a good one. You can see the ingredients here:

    http://www.iherb.com/Alacer-ElectroMix-Lemon-Lime-30-Packets-4-2-oz-120-g/17246

    Good luck. I think you can get on top of this condition.
  5. Fredricktoo

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    Might be good to let a doctor examine before you actually do pass out. I used to get this when I was much younger and collapsed once in my hallway to a sitting position luckily. Could be meds could simply be a virus but it would be good to know what's happening.

    Edit: Since this disease (CFS) started 15 years ago I have been fighting high blood pressure also. Last month I had some really scary days of weakness and lightheadedness bordering on feeling like I would faint. One day I had to stop walking and bend over and get my head below my heart. Came really close to passing out. Saw the doc a few days later and was assured my pressure was not low and that it was probably viral since everyone else in the family had similar complaints before I did.
  6. maryb

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    I was consistently dizzy - do you have ear pressure? I was diagnosed with viral labrythitis - also had
    Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - the consultant did the Epley maneuvr which eased it somewhat, but had it for a few years - if its viral I was told it could last a long time. Dizziness can be caused by so many things you need to get it checked out.
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  7. taniaaust1

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    its probably orthostatic intollerance which changing postures can affect. If you havent been checked for the various OI issues you probably should be.
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    I am so sorry you are experiencing this. You are not alone. Since day one of my illness I have experienced lightheadedness on almost a daily basis. Sometimes I also experience dizziness upon sitting or standing (possibly OI or POTS). In the last few years my body has stepped it up a notch and I now also have vertigo attacks. I usually have a big glass of water first thing when I wake up. Try to keep well hydrated during the day. Once in a while I drop one of my boyfriends Nuun tablets (sugar free electrolyte replacement tablet) in my water. Results vary.

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