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Saturday, December 06, 2008 wildfire, Community Member, asks

Q: What is causing my Dizziness?

For about 6 months now I have been getting these weird smptoms.  I have seen the doctor and he isn't able to find anything wrong with me.  I have been getting slightly dizzy for no apparent reason and it seems to be more in the area of my sinuses.  I have also experienced shortness in breath, tiredness, some headaches.  I have also tried explaining my face as having some kind of mass behind it causing the dizziness and tiredness and also my eyesight being kinda weird.  I went and got prescription eyeglasses to see if that would help and it hasn't.  I was thinking that it was the constant staring at a computur at work all day but it carried over to happening while at home.  It also happens while driving some times. I would like any information on what anyone may think it might be. 

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12/11/08 3:12pm

Hi Wildfire,


When you have symptoms like you're describing that are kind of vague and could be related to a number of different illnesses or conditions, it can be hard to get a definitive diagnosis. But you should persist. I would encourage you to get a second opinion (or 3 or 4, if necessary). You have a right to answers and proper treatment. If the doctor you've been seeing isn't able to give them to you, then it's time to get a fresh look.


You can ask your doctor for a referral or just seek one out on your own. If you have health insurance, most of them do allow you to seek a second opinion. You might want to start with an ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT), as it seems that's where your symptoms are concentrated.


To your health,


Here are a few articles that might interest you:


Chronic sinusitis

Nasal Allergies, Sinusitis and Nasal Irrigations - What You Need to Know

Allergies, Cold, Sinusitis, Flu -- Which Is It?

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By wildfire, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/13/14, First Published: 12/06/08