Dizziness: I'm searching for the unknown cause

Posted by lois6524 @lois6524, Aug 17 2:39pm

I woke up one morning very dizzy — called PCP office and after answering a number of questions, I was encouraged to go to the emergency room — they did lots of lab work, CT scan, MRI — stayed overnight to monitor me — ruled out stroke, brain tumor, and brain bleed — also vestibuler problems (ear crystals out of alignment) — have see 2 doctors and a PT person, all three told me to see a neurologist — my symptoms are dizziness, pain in forehead above the eyes (like a headache), very tired, nausea. I have looked online at a number of sites, and the reason that are listed for dizziness, don’t seem to fit — ANYONE have any thoughts as to what is going on — I can’t get in to see a neurologist until the beginning of September, and this has been going on since July 20

@lois6524. Have you thought about your sinuses? I get bad headaches from my sinuses and just take a decongestant have you tried this It causes dizzeness for me

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I take a decongestant on a regular basis, otherwise I am prone to sinus infections — haven't had a sinus infection for a couple of years — thanks for your reply

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@lois6524. Good luck at the neurologist in Sept.

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@lois6524

I take a decongestant on a regular basis, otherwise I am prone to sinus infections — haven't had a sinus infection for a couple of years — thanks for your reply

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HI, may I ask which decongestant and how often? Two years without a sinus infection is pretty good going!

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@bride

HI, may I ask which decongestant and how often? Two years without a sinus infection is pretty good going!

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guaifensin is the generic — OTC — 1 every morning

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Thanks! I had been taking one at night and things got better and so I stopped. But now the sinusitis is back so I was interested to see you have kept it away by continuing the guaifenisin.

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@bride

Thanks! I had been taking one at night and things got better and so I stopped. But now the sinusitis is back so I was interested to see you have kept it away by continuing the guaifenisin.

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@bride, this may be a longshot, but I used to have chronic sinusitis every winter. Over the counter nasal sprays helped but taking antibiotics solved the problem. I hoped for a better solution. One doctor finally asked if I drank a lot of water. I had not but decided to drink more water during the winter months. I have not had sinusitis since.
Tony in Michigan

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@lioness

@lois6524. Have you thought about your sinuses? I get bad headaches from my sinuses and just take a decongestant have you tried this It causes dizzeness for me

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@lois6542 I use a decongestant not an expecterant as Guifenisin I use this when chest is full with congestion I use Sudefed it's a nasal decongestant that Gets rid of my sinus headache

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@tonyinmi

@bride, this may be a longshot, but I used to have chronic sinusitis every winter. Over the counter nasal sprays helped but taking antibiotics solved the problem. I hoped for a better solution. One doctor finally asked if I drank a lot of water. I had not but decided to drink more water during the winter months. I have not had sinusitis since.
Tony in Michigan

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Thank you, Tony! We tend to ignore the simple solutions. And this is one that can't hurt! I don't drink a lot of water but will certainly up my intake. It fits with the advice in a book on sinusitis where the author said the key is to "keep the river of liquid flowing from the sinuses".

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@lioness

@lois6542 I use a decongestant not an expecterant as Guifenisin I use this when chest is full with congestion I use Sudefed it's a nasal decongestant that Gets rid of my sinus headache

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Thank you. This helpful information is what I find great about Mayo Connect.

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@tonyinmi

@bride, this may be a longshot, but I used to have chronic sinusitis every winter. Over the counter nasal sprays helped but taking antibiotics solved the problem. I hoped for a better solution. One doctor finally asked if I drank a lot of water. I had not but decided to drink more water during the winter months. I have not had sinusitis since.
Tony in Michigan

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@tonyinmi I had same problem for several years. My ENT also recommended drinking more water so I now also take a bottle to bed every night and sip it. But he also recommended using a sinus rinse and since I've been doing both, no sinusitis. I used to get a couple of sinus attacks every winter but last winter was first time without.

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Hi @lois6524, dizziness is one of those symptoms that can be caused by almost anything and everything. When I put "dizzy" or "dizziness" into the Search on this site, so many posts appear in the results. Here's a (not so) short list of only those discussions that include dizziness in the title. This might help you in your search for answers or things to explore with your care team.

– Dizziness, blurriness, headache after exercise https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dizziness-blurriness-headache-after-exercise/
– 10 year pain and dizziness https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/10-year-pain/
– Lexapro for dizziness due to anxiety, tapering off https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/lexapro/
– 24/7 Dizziness Occipital Stroke and Cerebellar Stroke https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/247-dizziness-occipital-stroke-and-cerebellar-stroke/
– Chronic dizziness due to vestibular issues. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-dizziness-due-to-vestibular-issues/
– Dizziness for over 2 years. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/dizziness-for-over-2-years/
– 23 with near constant dizziness and lightheadedness. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/23-with-near-constant-dizziness-and-lightheadedness/
– Not sure what to do: tremor, UTI, lightheadedness, dizziness, headache https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/not-sure-what-to-do/
– Chronic subjective dizziness https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-subjective-dizziness/
– Chronic dizziness and vestibular migraines https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hello-_-my-name-is-kim-i-am-33-years-old-and/

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