Dizziness: I'm searching for the unknown cause

Posted by lois6524 @lois6524, Aug 17, 2020

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

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@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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