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DD3 suffering frequent dizziness/nausea

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tkband3 Sun 04-Jan-15 21:15:18

DD3 (9) went through a period of suffering frequent dizziness and nausea last year, for which she was thoroughly investigated, including an MRI scan (all clear) and full audiology tests which were all fine. She was diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo in Childhood and initially told to give up chocolate and cheese, but when this didn't work, she was prescribed Pizotifen (sp?) which I think is also used for migraine. Eventually the dizziness subsided and things settled down. The whole episode coincided with her struggling at school with some low level bullying which I think may have contributed to her symptoms.

After six months or so free of all this, the dizziness and nausea returned over Christmas. It's always worse in the evenings, and when she's tired, although this is a bit of a vicious circle, as she finds it difficult to get to sleep, as lying down makes her feel more dizzy...

There is a possibility that it could again be stress-related - our much loved dog, who she has known all her life, is weeks, if not days away from being put to sleep and she does suffer anxiety about this kind of thing. There was also a short-lived episode of cyber-bullying at the end of last term which upset her.

I'm going to speak to the GP in the morning to get a referral to restart the investigations, but I wondered if anyone had any experience of something similar which could give me an idea of things to suggest to the GP if I don't get anywhere.

tkband3 Mon 05-Jan-15 09:51:31

Bump smile

Nocturne123 Mon 05-Jan-15 09:55:46

Maybe not very helpful but a few years ago dh had similar symptoms and his were definitely anxiety related .

They thought his was vertigo too .

Hope someone more helpful comes along soon . Good to know all your dd's tests were ok though so maybe like you said it could be a reaction to stress / anxiety!

tkband3 Mon 05-Jan-15 18:36:37

I spoke to the GP this morning and she seemed to think it could all be down to anxiety. She obviously wasn't that concerned - didn't want to see her today and gave her a routine appointment for a fortnight's time! But she confirmed that it's ok for her to take the medication she was prescribed last year and will give us a repeat prescription for that if we need it.

Thanks for your input smile

Nocturne123 Tue 06-Jan-15 20:40:33

Hope she's feeling better soon thanks

nemo81 Mon 19-Jan-15 15:12:05

Hi, i'm just wondering how your daughter is, my nearly 9 year old has been complaining on and off about feeling dizzy. Last night she said she was feeling very dizzy and was sick twice. She still feels a little dizzy today but has eaten and drank so not a sick bug. Going to the doctors later as i'm concerned.

cestlavielife Tue 20-Jan-15 17:59:46

pointless gp sayingoh its anxiety and not offering help for that!
ask gp for referral to CAMHS for short dose of therapy to address anxiety - or go private and access art therapy /music therapy /drama therapy - something she might like doing but a trained therapist who can work on anxiety issues

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