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What causes my extreme dizziness?

Asked by adrean (1points) May 21st, 2008

when I turn my head, when I stand up , when I walk I run into walls, when I am looking at something and move my eyes that makes my head spin to. I have tryed going and getting my back adjusted but that didn’t help eaither. And it’s seems to be getting worse by the day.

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NOharmNOfoul's avatar

Please go to the Doctor. Your PCP will know if you need to see a specialist, i.e. Neurologist, ENT etc. It could range from Vertigo, to your sight to many other things. Your best bet is your Doctor’s assessment. Good Luck.

wildflower's avatar

It could be a number of things. Dehydration or low blood sugar comes to mind. But could also be related to high or low blood pressure.

You really should get it checked out. That way you can find a way to fix it.

I used to have a fairly high blood pressure and would occasionally get dizzy and/or get ‘black spots’ when I moved quickly (like getting up from sitting down).

marinelife's avatar

You need a professional diagnosis. Have you had an injury recently? An illness? This could be very serious like meningitis or not so serious, even if horribly debilitating, like BPPV , but guessing does not make sense. Too much is at stake. Go ASAP.

shilolo's avatar

Adrean. I answered a similar question a few weeks ago. It very well may be Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, as Marina alluded to (the acronym BPPV stands for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) just based on the symptoms you described (especially the head turning part). If you’ve had these symptoms for a while, it is highly unlikely to be meningitis. But, only a physician who can examine you will be able to give you a definitive diagnosis.

hearkat's avatar

Hi, I’m an audiologist. I too recommend seeing a physician. Your description here is rather vague and confusing… when trying to narrow down potential causes of dizziness, the case history is vital.
So please take some time to recall as many specific details about your symptoms as possible:
1) What does it feel like (e.g. lightheadedness, spinning, shortness of breath, passing out, nausea, headache, sounds or pressure in your ears, etc.)?
2) When did you first start experiencing your symptoms, and have the symptoms changed since then?
3) How long do the symptoms last? Do you ever feel 100% normal between attacks? Are there any patterns to the episodes (e.g. time of day, position or direction change, setting or activity you are in when it happens, etc.)?
4) Does anything seem to trigger the episodes or is there anything you can do that makes it feel better?
5) Be thorough with your medical history, especially medications and supplements you take; dietary habits; alcohol and drug use, and family medical history.

By offering as much information as you can, it gives the medical staff a better idea of which potential causes to test for first. Dizziness may be caused by something fairly benign, like anxiety or poor eating habits; however, it can also be a symptom
of more serious diseases, so do not hesitate to see your doctor.

cheebdragon's avatar

sounds like your Anemic maybe?

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