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What can cause a 'swimmy' head?

(9 Posts)
RubysReturn Mon 18-Jan-10 22:31:26

Am generally robust. Don't think I have an ear infection or anything. I get occasional pain-free but visual distrbance migraines. Mostly happens if I stand or turn round quickly.

Any ideas?

KurriKurri Mon 18-Jan-10 22:32:26

low blood pressure or anaemia can sometimes.

giraffesCantWalkInSnow Mon 18-Jan-10 22:33:56

Not on antidepressants are you? Dont have to answer but I have venlafaxine and if I am a bit late taking it then get a wierd feeling in head - google brain shivers if you want to know more.

Other thing could be labyrinthitis - inner ear infection and I have had it with no pain.

RubysReturn Mon 18-Jan-10 22:36:29

No ads. Have never been aenemic, but worth checking. Deffo dizzy like- especially at back of head / top of neck. Hmm

I posted about a 'drunk feeling' in my head a few weeks ago. Turned out to be labyrinthitis. I had no pain or any other symptoms. The gp offered me drugs but they were contraindicated to bf so didn't have as it just goes away anyway, after about 2 weeks of having it.

RubysReturn Mon 18-Jan-10 22:41:37

Thanks will deffo see doc if it lasts much longer

giraffesCantWalkInSnow Mon 18-Jan-10 22:47:17

I have had horrendous lab before and still get it mildly fairly often. Sometimes use travel sickness bands. It feels like I am sea sick when I have it.

RubysReturn Mon 18-Jan-10 22:47:51

OMg have read laby symptoms. Sounds just like me!!!

alypaly Tue 19-Jan-10 00:47:11

sounds like labyrinthitis as others suggested.
I remember your thread burningb

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