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Old 11-27-2022, 09:22 AM
 
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Okay, this has developed recently and has gotten a bit worse in the past month.

Basically sometimes I feel dizzy and can't walk a straight line when doing a brisk walk.

I've done the traditional ask the Great Google and some explanations were:

- low blood sugar
- dehydration
- medication side effects

And I have discounted all of the above.

Other more scary possibilities are:

- stroke
- heart attack

Also there was an indication that lung cancer can present itself by limiting your oxygen uptake and hence maybe less O2 makes it to your brain = dizzy? Lung cancer is insidious because it rarely causes any pain unless it's advanced an presses against your other organs etc.

BTW I am fit, workout regularly (free weights), have a healthy BMI so it's not a matter of having a horrible aerobic ability.

What do you think it may be?
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Old 11-27-2022, 09:35 AM
 
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Please go to the doctor. My friend's hemoglobin started dropping and he needed iron infusions. He was still working and healthy except for the dizziness.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:01 AM
 
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@ KaraG - that is an interesting possibility, but wouldn't I have issues with working out if I had that problem? I do get very very slightly "unbalanced" if I am pushing the reps, but recover quickly afterwards.

@Ceking - I really don't recall any numbness or tingling. Just feeling dizzy and end up walking like I was a bit drunk.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Maybe you are anemic or your BP is dropping. My husband is anemic and when his BP is dropping he feels this way.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:21 AM
 
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@ KaraG - that is an interesting possibility, but wouldn't I have issues with working out if I had that problem? I do get very very slightly "unbalanced" if I am pushing the reps, but recover quickly afterwards.

@Ceking - I really don't recall any numbness or tingling. Just feeling dizzy and end up walking like I was a bit drunk.
We can't diagnose you, all we are all saying is that you shouldn't be getting dizzy. If you're just not drinking enough water, that's one explanation, but other causes would need help from your doctor.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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It's scary & concerning. There was a period of time when I used to feel dizzy off & on regularly for a good 2 yrs, I think, even when just sitting. I had neurology dr appts in which they did their tests & they even tested me for MS (multiple sclerosis). An ENT even did a hearing test, etc. All came back normal. Then, as mysteriously as it started, I eventually no longer had the dizziness & still haven't really anymore for I think the last 2-3 yrs & to this day.

I started a few threads on it. If you're limited on time, please at least read the first thread:


https://www.city-data.com/forum/heal...ziness-dr.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/heal...ll-me-all.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/heal...vertigo-4.html



Then, & this hasn't happened in quite a while now, I'd get a very rare, out-of-the blue dizzy spell that would last like a few seconds...don't know what that's about. I could be standing/walking or sitting. Now that's different than what I talked about above.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:32 AM
 
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It's scary & concerning. There was a period of time when I used to feel dizzy off & on regularly for a good 2 yrs, I think, even when just sitting. I had neurology dr appts in which they did their tests & they even tested me for MS (multiple sclerosis). An ENT even did a hearing test, etc. All came back normal. Then, as mysteriously as it started, I eventually no longer had the dizziness & still haven't really anymore for I think the last 2-3 yrs & to this day.

I started a few threads on it. If you're limited on time, please at least read the first thread:


https://www.city-data.com/forum/heal...ziness-dr.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/heal...ll-me-all.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/heal...vertigo-4.html



Then, & this hasn't happened in quite a while now, I'd get a very rare, out-of-the blue dizzy spell that would last like a few seconds...don't know what that's about. I could be standing/walking or sitting. Now that's different than what I talked about above.
Wow, glad that your problem "went away".

I did initially think it was some kind of inner ear problem. That would explain feeling unbalanced.

The problem I have is that my "family" doctor retired over 20 yrs ago. Then my "new" doctor moved to the other side of the city. It's difficult to find a good doctor here.

Trust me, if I had a doctor I'd make an appointment. I'm just fishing for possibilities to contemplate before I fall dead on the streets lol.
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Old 11-27-2022, 12:34 PM
 
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I get unexplained, momentary loss of balance. Had it for 8 years or so. It happens primarily in low light or when I change direction quickly. I've had a bunch of tests, ears, nerves, everything except brain scans which I though would be overkill. It's pretty mild and has rarely resulted in a fall so I don't worry about it.
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Old 11-27-2022, 01:01 PM
 
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Fluid in your inner ear. Are you allergic to anything that grows?

It's been a heavy rag weed year. About the time that passes, I'll start all over again with cedar fever.

Sometimes the dizziness happens briefly with a sudden change in position, too.
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Old 11-27-2022, 01:29 PM
 
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Could be anything from Menieres' to stroke to low blood sugar to anything


We are not doctors that know you. So, if you don't see your Doc, you could be making a major mistake
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