Feel so dizzy

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toomanyplants Sun 10-Jan-21 14:57:44

Really strange, since yesterday morning, I feel super dizzy
Woke up and the room was spinning like I was drunk (I'm not, and don't drink a lot anyways, nothing at all since Christmas)
All day yesterday I felt spaced out, almost like I'm walking on a boat, unsteady on my feet and queasy
This morning it's slightly better, but I still feel a bit dopey
Not taking any medication and normally fit and well, any ideas what on earth this could be?

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Lightsabre Sun 10-Jan-21 14:59:23

A virus?

dingledongle Sun 10-Jan-21 14:59:45

Labyrinthitis?

toomanyplants Sun 10-Jan-21 15:02:36

I'm well otherwise, just so strange this feeling
I went in a cruise years ago and afterwards had something similar that I was unsteady on my feet for a couple of weeks afterwards
Don't want to bother the doctor but at the same time it's making me worried
Only way I can describe it is that I'm pissed but not had a drink

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toomanyplants Sun 10-Jan-21 15:05:00

@dingledongle I've just looked up labyrinthitis! Never heard of it before!
100% don't feel safe to drive I can just about make a cup of tea

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SoddingWeddings Sun 10-Jan-21 15:06:51

What happens when you shake your head?

Could be vertigo, labrynthitis, migraine prodrome, all sorts.

I get horrific migraine related vertigo (vestibular migraines), but have also had a bout of vertigo (no associated hearing issues) which prevented me from driving for a week or two.

dingledongle Sun 10-Jan-21 15:08:37

I had it a couple of years ago and it is awful, woke up in night to go to loo and fell over sad

Came on suddenly, have a google wink

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Bigpinkslippers Sun 10-Jan-21 15:08:54

I get exactly this a couple of times a year, first attack came after a cruise too. I've been diagnosed with labyrinthitis and now have medication to take at the first sign of another bout.

toomanyplants Sun 10-Jan-21 15:11:18

@SoddingWeddings when I shake my head it's a million times worse, I'd fall over if I was stood up, even scrolling on the phone makes me feel more spinning
How strange, I'm glad I'm not the only one to have had this!
I have had migraines in the past and they've started by vision going fluttery, but no headache at all
Oh Thankyou for commenting

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SpudsandGravy Sun 10-Jan-21 15:17:03

Sounds like it could be some kind of ear issue (e.g. labyrinthitis), especially with you having had something similar after a cruise (motion). Contact your GP thanks

SoddingWeddings Mon 11-Jan-21 12:16:07

If it's worse for shaking your head, it could be inner ear related. Definitely contact the GP!

kissmelittleass Mon 11-Jan-21 17:27:11

I feel like this a lot and it's put down to me having low blood pressure could that be your problem?

QueenGambit Mon 11-Jan-21 20:00:17

Google BPPV.

dizzydizzydizzy Mon 11-Jan-21 20:49:35

Hopefully your GP a an sort you out. If not, and the dizziness persists, get them to refer you to a vestibular doctor, who will normally be found within ENT in a major hospital.

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