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Dizziness. Help

Ok so it’s kind of a health problem

The thing is i get dizzy at least 3 times a day and usually when i get up from somewhere.


As symptoms i have the following:

  1. my head hurts and i lose my vision(i see all black)
  2. i lose my balance
  3. i feel like my legs are trembling and they might actually be
  4. if i don’t lie down on purpose i will for sure fall down and lose consciousness until somebody yells at me( only happened two times and my parents weren’t near me so they just said my name really loudly and i would just wake up as if nothing happened)
  5. this happens only sometimes but if my vision doesn’t go all black i start seeing the world distorted, like i see it in waves or something.



This has happened to me for over 3 years and i don’t know if it’s serious enough to visit a doctor?

Does anybody have an idea what might be wrong?



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Re: Dizziness. Help

Hi!

It sounds like you might have PoTS (postural tachycardia syndrome) which sounds scary but it isn't too bad, you're not going to have anything serious :)

I have it, and it's just important to sit up very slowly and make sure you have your balance before you walk anywhere, otherwise you might faint and then hit your head and hurt yourself badly.

There isn't much of a cure, and at least in my country, it takes soooo long to wait for a doctor's appointment that it's not worth getting diagnosed.

However, you might have low iron (anemia) or even just a low blood pressure! This isn't such a bad thing, at least you'll never have high blood pressure (and less chance of a heart attack!) but still means you need to walk carefully.

PoTS often comes alongside the difference disease EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome). This can possibly be more serious, but not necessarily. Are you double jointed or have stretchy skin? These are two symptoms. Again, you're not going to die, but having this syndrome means that running or other straining exercises can damage your joints and cause arthritis, and, if you're a girl, you might physically struggle to carry children if you don't do gentle exercises like Pilates to keep your muscles in shape.

But overall - don't worry! I think you'll be fine. I have PoTS and EDS and I live a completely normal and active lifestyle - I just get up carefully when I wake up in the morning, and I don't make a habit of running marathons :) :)