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hey guys...<br><br><br><br>
For the last 3 weeks I have been very dizzy... it happens when I stand up or get up from my bed... I feel the "head rush" ... do you know what I'm taking about? 'When I stand up, I get dizzy and black out for a couple of seconds and then I'm fine... I went to the doctor last week and she didn't know what I had so she sent me for blood work. CBC, tyroid, sugar, pregnancy test.... everything came back normal... they call me to say that everything is normal"... so why do I still have this?? I'm really really stuffy and my ears are clogged... I'm not sick though... it may be allergies... but I don't understand why I'm getting this.... should I go back to the doctor???? Does anyone have this?<br><br><br><br>
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It could be a vitamin B Complex deficiency (meaning all B vitamins in some way shape or form). Sounds like you should up your intake of Green Leafy Vegetables, bananas, peanuts, whole grains, broccoli. These are all good sources.<br><br><br><br>
If you want to take a vitamin, then take a B-complex Like <a href="http://www.freedavitamins.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=004-0052&Category_Code=" target="_blank">this</a>.<br><br>
Most B vitamins need the other Bs to be absorbed properly.<br><br>
Taking Birth Control Pills, smoking or drinking alcohol automatically lowers your B vitamins. Without proper diet or supplementation it could lead to deficiency.
 

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omg the same exact thing happens to me, i never knew what it was but i figured it wasnt a big deal because it goes away after a few seconds. but i black out too..i just lean against a wall or whatever and im normal within like 3 seconds. so weird.
 

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This happens to me too. I think it is because after one lies down for a very long time and then stands up, all the blood falls to the lower parts of the body for a few seconds. The dizziness is because the brain is deprived of oxygen for a few seconds. Once the blood goes bach up, everything is bck to normal as the brain gets its oxygen. I am no expert, so I suggest talking about it with your doctor if it bothers you.
 

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Thanks guys!! At least I'm not the only one... I'm going to see the doctor again tomorrow... let's see what she says!!
 

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This happens to me too. I think it is because after one lies down for a very long time and then stands up, all the blood falls to the lower parts of the body for a few seconds. The dizziness is because the brain is deprived of oxygen for a few seconds. Once the blood goes bach up, everything is bck to normal as the brain gets its oxygen. I am no expert, so I suggest talking about it with your doctor if it bothers you.</div>
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You're describing orthostatic hypotension, and did a great job, which gets a little worse in the elderly. Getting up slowly, first sitting on the side of the bed helps.<br><br><br><br>
It's worse in people with low pressure (or on certain medications) and who are dehydrated.
 

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The fact that your ears are clogged may be significant. Mention this to your doctor. The inner ear, specifically the bony labryrinth, which contains the vesibule and the semicircular canals, and the cochlea, are responsible for equilibrium and balance. (Whew, I remember A&P). You can't see this on exam, but if the outer ear is inflamed for some reason or stuffed, perhaps this is the route of the problem.<br><br><br><br>
Good luck and keep in touch.
 

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Hi Guys, I just got back from the doctor. She said that I may be dehydrated and also my middle ears have fluid that it's stock in there... she said this condition may go away on its own, but if it doesn't get better in 3 weeks I should see an ENT. She said the ear thing may play a part but it's not everything... she told me to drink lots of water, which I think I do anyways....<br><br>
She also prescribed Astelin (a nasal spray)....<br><br>
oh well... I don't think she knows what's going on.... hopefully I will get better!
 

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If I had to put money on it, even before reading the rest of this thread, I would have voted for allergies. I had the same thing happen to me years ago. I was so dizzy, I had to walk with my hands along walls to keep myself oriented to the floor! I went in for all sorts of tests (especially since I was working in a lab with all sorts of gasses including carbon monoxide) but it all came back negative. even though my nose didn't feel stuffy, I started taking benedryl and sudafed at night and it eventually got better on its own.
 

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If I had to put money on it, even before reading the rest of this thread, I would have voted for allergies. I had the same thing happen to me years ago. I was so dizzy, I had to walk with my hands along walls to keep myself oriented to the floor! I went in for all sorts of tests (especially since I was working in a lab with all sorts of gasses including carbon monoxide) but it all came back negative. even though my nose didn't feel stuffy, I started taking benedryl and sudafed at night and it eventually got better on its own.</div>
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Thanks!! I started taking claritin and the nasal spary... hopefully it will get better!!!
 

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Hi guys I'm not feeling any better... today I had the "head rush" almost everytime I got up from my chair... I blacked out 85% of the time. what's going on???? I know I'm not dehydrated like my doctor said... I drink lots of water and tea... This is now freaking me out.... should I go to another doctor?
 

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If you tried anti-hystemines, including the nasal spray prescribed by your doctor and you are still not feeling any better...<br><br><br><br>
I think you should be taking a B-complex vitamin. I put a link to a vegan one in my first post. The B vitamins all work together and if one is deficient the others don't work properly. Classic B vitamin deficiency could include the following: <b><i>Dizziness</i></b>, numbness in extremities, fatigue, pins and needles and <i><b>fainting</b></i>.
 

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If you tried anti-hystemines, including the nasal spray prescribed by your doctor and you are still not feeling any better...<br><br><br><br>
I think you should be taking a B-complex vitamin. I put a link to a vegan one in my first post. The B vitamins all work together and if one is deficient the others don't work properly. Classic B vitamin deficiency could include the following: <b><i>Dizziness</i></b>, numbness in extremities, fatigue, pins and needles and <i><b>fainting</b></i>.</div>
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Hi, I did see your post and read more about vitamin B deficiency... I seem to have all the symptoms... I'm going to go to the doctor to get tested, just in case. I started taking a multivitain also 3 days ago that has all the b complex...<br><br><br><br>
Should I just get a vitamin B12 pill or am I ok with just a multivitamin?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks again!<br><br><br><br>
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I have a chronic kidney disorder. So when I go for me 3 month check up for it, they will do a urine and blood test on me to see how my kidneys are doing. I'll ask them, hey, could you also do a cholesterol test from that blood or hey can you do a thyroid test ( i have a thyroid problem too)? They will do it for me. I just like to know how things are in my body. Haha okkkkkkkk. Every once in a while, i'll tell them to do a cholesterol test from that blood. So consider doing that.<br><br><br><br>
I think i'm gonna ask them if they would check my B vitamin intake. Haha. Good idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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