help with undiagnosed condition: light headed
Thank you in advance for reading about my medical issue and hopefully replying back.
The following is the background on my health problems:
At the end of December 2006 I would feel light headed every time I was physically active, the light headed feeling would last 2-3 hours and then the symptoms would go away. Nothing had significantly changed at that time in my life and I had been consistently going to the gym 4-5 times a week. The best way I can describe how I feel is the morning after someone has been out too long during a night and had little to no sleep (a bad analogy but the best I can do). Not dizzy but light headed (like an inner ear infection). This problem has continued and now occurs for no correlated reason (I keep a journal with every time I get light headed). I become light headed sometimes during the day without physical activity and the symptoms can last a couple of hours. The symptoms still intensify with working out at the gym (which I have stopped) or with any physical activities.
There are some days in which I am so light headed that I cannot even drive a car. The only thing I can do when I have a bad episode is lay on the couch until it goes away. This problem has turned my life upside down over the past 4 and half years. I am a 36 year old male.
When this first occurred my doctor had no clue what was happening and tried prescribing a couple of different medications for my problem. I was prescribed lexapro, fludrocortisone, anti-dizzy pills, beta-blockers and sent to several specialists. Nothing has had any positive effect on me so far. So far I have done so many blood tests that I can’t even count them, seen a cardiologist, a hematologist, a neurologist, a urologist and many other specialists. I have done intensive tests and have copies of all the tests that I have taken. I have even seen several psychologist/psychiatrists and every single one says it is real and not in my head.
The good thing is that my doctors agree that we are close, its just a matter of the right test/suggestion.
If this issue sounds familiar or you have a suggestion, please reply to me. Any help is greatly appreciated!