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Dizziness & Blackouts

Dizziness & Blackouts

I have recently suffered from dizziness, to the point the other day where I thought I was going to pass out & I was driving. It's like a black wave overtook my brain. I actually went to hospital to check for brain / heart issues - none found. I told them I have fibro, they weren't very interested & finally released me with a diagnosis of low blood pressure due to my IF diet. My blood pressure has always been low & I have been on the IF diet for 2 months with no adverse side effects. I did… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi every one,
It's been a minute! I resolved the vertigo by quitting the biodentical hormones. Vertigo disappeared. Went back to the hormone specialist who prescribed new hormones, which gave me more side effects. Not going back there again. I have reverted to my regular HRT. I"m happy with it, and after spending huge $ on hormone specialist i am disappointed it was so ineffective and no one accepted that hormones can cause dizziness. Grrrr.
Once again so called medical experts not listening and not helping.
I basically went to get assistance with my slow metabolism, after finding out my testosterone is non existent, would they give me any? No.
I give up. I will just have to be happy with this heavier weight. 25% BMI not optimal, but not terrible. On on ladies.
Hope you are all well
GD

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi Kim & Kad,
i hope this reply works here, this site is all new to me.
Yes, i have used the epley manoeuver several times over the last 8 years, as i had concussion twice, so i am familiar with the procedure, it's very effective.
Yes i agree i think vertigo is probably part of fibro. I was stressed that day to be honest, so perhaps it spurred this on.
Kim, so sorry you can't take HRT, I don't take any prescription meds except HRT, and only resorted to that in the last 6 months after 8 years of peri menopause finally turned into a full blown nightmare which no supplements or alternative treatments could assist with. The HRT is great, i can finally sleep again yay!
I stick to a paleo diet, and avoid all additives and chemicals which can give me a flare.
It's a jigsaw puzzle isn't it! The health puzzle continues.
Yes Steph, it's good to get a diagnosis, i got diagnosed by a specialist 9 years ago, but i got treatment from a naturopath, at the same time as changing my diet and lifestyle. I pretty much avoid doctors as they have not helped at all. They offered me anti depressants and anti inflamatories, which i wont' take. I do all my own research and seek various treatments from alternative sources. TBH the only reason i went to hospital was to get a brain scan and a heart monitor ;) Tick.
Thanks Again Ladies! Great support Group! xxxx
Georgie

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi..I have suffered from those "spells" while driving...I was told the usual and was passed off. I have had the Eply maneuver as well...go VERY slow doing it should take you approx. 5 full minutes to perform. I have been having the dizziness around the same length as my pain but my doc. Hasn't jumped to make any connections. I cant take HRT due to DVTs in the past. I am also alergic to all opioids so CBD oil is my go-to. .that and Gabapentin ...which....causes dizziness...lol
Hope you feel go enough to drive soon!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Don’t let them tell you it’s nothing. Have you ever had Vertigo? It can be one of the side effects of fibro. Extreme fatigue & stress tend to bring it on.

I’m no doctor, but i’ve Had Vertigo several times & what you’re experiencing sounds like it.

It’s a problem with the inner ear. There are exercises for it. You should google it and see if you can find them.

Doing them brings on a bad episode, but doesn’t last long. Often, you feel much better after doing them.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I get dizzy spells when I'm fatigued. If I keep my head still I'm OK.

posted about 3 years ago
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