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I was feeling a bit under the weather before Christmas - I had been having dizzy spells, slight twitching and I felt reaally tired, so I went to the Doctor's, to have a blood test. I felt sure that I had some kind of anaemia... (I am vegan, and have been since the Summer)<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, the test came back negative - she said my blood was fine. The trouble is, I still don't feel 100%. I get dizzy spells occasionally (though they seem to be dying down) and I still get the twitching, particularly in my right leg and left arm..<br><br><br><br>
Admittedly, I'm suffering from pretty bad sinus problems at the moment, and it's kinda worrying me... but I wouldn't have thought that either that or anxiety could cause this???<br><br><br><br>
Is it still possible that I'm deficient in something, despite the fact that my Complete Blood Count was fine??<br><br><br><br>
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Have you been under a lot of stress or are you maybe working too hard and not getting enough rest? If your blood work was fine I would guess that it is something like that. Dizziness can also be caused by something going on in your inner ear, a low grade infection maybe. That would also make you feel under the weather.
 

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Your Dr. didn't refer you to a neurologist? That the twitching is only on one side would make me think it is not anxiety.<br><br><br><br>
Perhaps low blood pressure?<br><br><br><br>
Do you have a fever or have you had one during this time?<br><br><br><br>
Maybe you have a serious sinus infection and it is putting pressure on something. Go back to the Dr. until you get it figured out.
 

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Well, the twitching isn't really on one side - it happens all over (and does seem to be significantly better when I'm less stressed out) - it's just more noticable in my left arm and right leg, for some reason...<br><br><br><br>
I haven't had a fever at all over the past few months, but I do have very low blood pressure indeed..<br><br><br><br>
The Doctor did prescribe me several anti-biotics for my sinuses (I first saw her about it about a month and a half ago), but none of them worked. My mother has had serious sinus problems too, and anti-biotics have never worked for her.. so, I don't really knoooow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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did they check your thyroid? done by blood test as well<br><br><br><br>
personally, i get dizzy spells now and then, mostly when i stand up, i'll practically black out and have to grab something or sit back down so i don't fall. i get it mostly when i haven't been eating well, if i take a multivitamin it doesn't bother me at all, so i just try to make sure i take them at least semi-regularly.<br><br><br><br>
but before i went on thyroid medication i used to get dizzy spells all the time, and not quite the same as what i get now. i'd get dizzy even sitting still and felt like i might tip out of my seat. it wasn't so much the blacking out, but like the room was spinning.<br><br><br><br>
i don't know about the twitching though. is it like at the same time as the dizzy spells or seperate? have you been doing anything different like working out, or stopped working out, or heavy lifting etc that might affect your muscles?
 

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Thanks for all the help, peeps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I seem to be getting over this thing now. The doc prescribed me these allergy tablets, so I'm guessing that it was down to that. Gawd knows what I'm allergic to though!<br><br><br><br>
It's interesting that you mention the thyroid thing though, LF - last year I had what I thought were thyroid problems (after a spate of glandular fever), but at the time, I didn't bother going to the Doc's to get it checked out... also, I read somewhere recently that an over-active thyroid can cause trembling/twitching.. strange....
 
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