Dizzy

Posted by Claudia11 @claudia11, Jun 4, 2012

Hello
14 months ago I suddenly became dizzy. It has been constant for over 13 months. Have been to various local doctors and have been prescribed various medications and physical therapy. MRI in an open machine has been normal for brain,ear canals and eyes. I also have extensive osteoarthritis.

Am 58 years old and now do not work or even drive. I welcome hearing from you.

Something similar happened to me when I retired at 63 years old.I done lots of tests including 4 MRIs,a PET scan and lots more of all types of tests and they could find nothing medically wrong with me, but I was diagnosed with MSA,they said on observation and information from me about symptoms.I hope you have better luck than me,but it is better to find out one way or another.
Regards.
Paul.

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@paul46

Something similar happened to me when I retired at 63 years old.I done lots of tests including 4 MRIs,a PET scan and lots more of all types of tests and they could find nothing medically wrong with me, but I was diagnosed with MSA,they said on observation and information from me about symptoms.I hope you have better luck than me,but it is better to find out one way or another.
Regards.
Paul.

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Hi
What is MSA?
Irecently had an MRI in a closed machine. It showed an AICA loop extending into my left ear. My specialist thinks it might be compressing the vestibular nerve but he is not sure.There are some meds to try but thst is about it. All the doctors I have spoken to said surgery for this is high risk and if the meds do not help just learn to live with it.

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jczarkowski1270, similarly, had this chronic dizziness, but again, half the battle is finding the right term for dizziness. Had one bout of vertigo(spinning) but that was basic compared to my chronic dizziness. I investigated proprioceptive dynamics, had my initial MRI to brain read by neurologist(validate radiologist initial reading), no bleed or tumor. Searching for another avenue in neurology that addresses dizziness of my kind. Interestingly, I am most stable when I drive and able to do my research, especially reading. Plus use ginger, turmeric, both antioxidants, but be careful with ginger, the healthy dose is always sensitive to overdose. Unlike over a year ago, when dizziness began, less problem with eating. Onward to more research and great folks on Mayo Chat. JIM>

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Wow, do I know how you feel. I have been dealing with dizziness for over a year. MRI, Ct scans,meds. Saw a neurologist this morning. Have to do more tests. I hate the not driving. At least I am 75 and retired but hate being so limited. Hoping we all find an answer.

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@ryman Thanks for sharing your experiences. Teresa

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