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Friday, March 06, 2009 auntielove68, Community Member, asks

Q: Waking Up Dizzy

I am waking up at night and I am dizzy. Not if I try to get up, it happens when I am just laying there. I have never heard of this before and it's kind of scary. I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this, or if it's normal with M.S. or maybe its something all together different. Please help if you can.

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Merely Me, Health Guide
3/ 6/09 6:03pm

Hi there


I am so sorry you are experiencing this!  I have had this too.  Actually feeling dizzy is a common symptom of MS unfortunately.  Some people have it so bad that they feel sick to their stomach.


Let me give you some articles and information to look at.


On our site...Jackie...a member here had written about her vertigo which you can find here.


Also Mandy Crest had written an excellent article on the same topic which you may find by following this link.


And lastly The National MS Society has this to say about feeling dizzy:


"Dizziness is a common symptom of MS. People with MS may feel off balance or lightheaded. Much less often, they have the sensation that they or their surroundings are spinning -- a condition known as vertigo."


They also say that medication can help including antivert or dramamine.  And some people will need a course of corticosteroids to help if this symptom is part of an exacerbation.


Hope this helps some.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

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By auntielove68, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/07/11, First Published: 03/06/09