Dizzy And Very Lightheaded From Talking
Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:01 PM
since 2 weeks i feel really really dizzy and lightheaded whilest talking. Its so bad that i wasnt able to do a few important phone calls today. I also get very dizzy and lightheaded only from looking down or turning around. My neck and shoulder muscels also hurt very much. I have experienced these symptoms before but at the moment they are as severe as i last experienced them about 2 years ago when i was very sick. Iam so glad that i have a few days off of work. I cant hold a conversation at the moment and i catch myself whispering a lot. Do any of you have some ideas what i can do about this? Thanks a lot, carinara
Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:23 PM
Other than being super vigilant treating OI symptoms with salt, fluids, compression, etc., I don't know what to do. I hope someone here has a suggestion.
Posted 30 December 2009 - 04:52 PM
Wishing you the best of luck!
Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:46 PM
I eventually went to a pain specialist to deal with the constant shoulder and neck pain I had. I now take a muscle relaxer, and I find that not only does it ease my pain, but that many of my other symptoms ease off as well. That fact makes me wonder if the tightness in my neck and shoulders is contributing to my system. Once the muscle relaxers do their job I try to use yoga, lots of stretching, and a posture brace to keep the pain at bay for a while, and to keep me from having to constantly dope up.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:14 AM
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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:51 AM
Wish I had some practical answers for you, but I didn't have anything that really seemed to help me in those situations.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:15 AM
Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:05 PM
Have you tried being adjusted by a good chiropractor? I have found this to be extremely helpful when nothing else seemed to be working!
I go weekly, and it doesn't help this symptom for me. In fact, it seems to make me more prone to excessive sympathetic activity. But my back and neck are too painful to stay away from him for long.
Someone else mentioned singing... I used to lead the worship services at our church, but now I can't even handle standing during church and I usually just mouth the words.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:44 PM
I do have some "good" days in which I can do a bit of singing, and I can talk with no problems.
I attribute the problem to POTS. I'll lip synch at church when I'm supposed to be singing. And I'll refrain from talking, if possible, when I'm feeling SOB. This is part of my "new normal".
Posted 01 January 2010 - 01:46 PM
That is exactly what I do when I am having a bad day. I just "mouth" the words at church when I sing. My husband knows I'm doing it, but no one else does. I always feel like a fraud (ha ha) but at least I can stand up with everyone else.
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