ohhh my dear - i am such an expert on this and isnt it a nasty nasty thing to have
awww bless you !!
i spent last year being blighted with the most horrific 9 months ever .....every 3rd or 4th day i would wake up so severely dizzy and vomiting it was unbelievable - every 3rd or 4th day for 9 months
i saw specialists who first thought it was meneiries, then had scans for a brain tumour , then after spending days in hospital they decided they didnt know what the hell it was
on the 31st oct after 9 months i had my last attack and havent had 1 since
but if i do get stressed about something i can feel it seeming to come back on mildly
i also have hidiously low blood pressure and have noticed that if i dont eat every 3.5 hours i start to go dizzy
and yes it affects confidence in such a bad way doesnt it
- even now i am afraid to be alone - almost afraid to drive, afraid to run - its such a battle to do anything - i'm even afraid to walk my dogs in case i go dizzy and they get lost and run over....but i make myself do it - i make myself run marathons , i make myself do whatever the hell it is i am afraid of - cause i wont live in fear any longer !!!!!
i need to go back to your post and answer it bit by bit .....hang on .....
ok - i dont think your doctors response and answer is good enough- have they ever tried living how we have to - go back and ask for a referal to an ENT specialist or get a second opinion - to be told to move slowly is not good enough!
wondering what your blood pressure is like ??? is it low?? that could expalin the dizzy/ light headedness when getting up ???
never heard about ginkgo helping but i have been on various meds to try and stop my dizzyness - tons are available - you need more info from your doctors
have you had blood tests to rule out obvious things like anaemia etc etc
go back to another doctor and push for more tests thats my advice
i know how hard it is to gain self confidence once dizzyness and illness takes it away from us hun - but you can get it back
get back to the doctors get some tests done from him - then hopefully you can get out there and run
i know anxiety can make us feel dizzy and panicky etc so we need really to establish whether it is anxiety before you run or a medical thing like low blood pressure / meniereis etc
luckily i am an expert on anxiety attacks too so we'll get you to that half marathon - just you see