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Dizziness & Balance Problems With Fibromyalgia

Dizziness & Balance Problems In Fibromyalgia

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Dizziness is a term used to describe everything from feeling faint or light-headed to feeling like the room is spinning and a loss of balance. Nearly 70 percent of people with fibromyalgia experience dizziness. The dizziness can occur on a daily basis and happen for an extended periods of time. Chronic dizziness can be debilitating and increases the risk of falls and injuries.

There are two main feelings the word dizziness describes:

  • Lightheadedness is a feeling you are about to faint. Although you feel dizzy, your surroundings are not moving. Sometimes nausea, paleness and clamminess accompany a feeling of faintness. Light-headedness is caused by a momentary drop in blood pressure and blood flow to your head. The dizziness often goes away when you lie down.
  • Vertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning. Vertigo occurs when there is a conflict between the signals sent to your brain by various balance-sensing systems of the body. You may feel nauseated, vomit, have trouble walking or standing and lose your balance and fall.

Symptoms Of Dizziness

The symptoms of dizziness may vary from person to person and may be caused from many different reasons. Common symptoms of dizziness include:

  • lightheadedness
  • feeling faint
  • feeling disoriented
  • unsteadiness
  • loss of balance
  • feeling as if the room is spinning
  • difficulty concentrating
  • ringing in the ears
  • visual disturbances
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • weakness

What Causes Dizziness?

It’s not completely clear what causes balance problems and dizziness in fibromyalgia. There are trigger points in the neck and jaw that can cause a feeling of dizziness and imbalance. This may be because they affect the nerves that tell the brain where the body is in space. If these signals do not match with the signals from the eyes, this could cause dizziness and disorientation.

Understanding Fibromyalgia

People with fibromyalgia often have problems maintaining blood pressure. Particularly a drop in our blood pressure (hypotension) which causes light-headedness and feelings of faintness. Hypotension is divided into different classifications according to when your blood pressure drops:

  • Orthostatic hypotension is the drop in blood pressure that occurs when you transition from sitting or lying down to standing. Orthostatic hypotension can make you feel dizzy or light-headed, and maybe even faint.
    • One form of orthostatic intolerance is POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). POTS is described as an intolerance to a change of body position, from lying down to upright. There is a dramatic increase in heart rate along with an abnormal drop in blood pressure. POTS stems from inadequate blood circulation that reduces the amount of blood getting back to the heart when rising.
    • Neurally mediated hypotension is a blood pressure abnormality brought on by a nervous system reflex. It can occur after exercise, a period of standing (or even just sitting upright), exposure to a warm environment or an emotionally stressful event. Neurally mediated hypotension can cause symptoms such as chronic fatigue, light-headedness, recurrent fainting, nausea, exercise intolerance and cognitive dysfunction.
    • Postprandial hypotension is the drop of blood pressure occurring directly after eating. It is more likely to occur in people who have high blood pressure or disorders that impair the brain centers controlling the autonomic nervous system (heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate). Symptoms include dizziness, light-headedness, faintness, and falls.

    Other causes of light-headedness are: an illness like a cold or the flu, allergies, low blood sugar, hyperventilation, anxiety, panic attacks and anemia.

    Vertigo is a type of dizziness in which a person experiences the perception of motion (usually a spinning motion) due to dysfunction of the vestibular system. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. Any disturbance of the inner ear fluids may result in acute, chronic, or recurrent dizziness – with or without hearing loss.

    One study tested the postural stability (e.g., balance) of 48 fibromyalgia patients and 32 healthy controls. A balance testing system was used to produce a value for the relative fall risk for each person in the study. The fall risk computed for the fibromyalgia group was double that of the healthy control group.

    Although all subjects with vestibular-related symptoms, such as ringing in the ears and dizziness, were excluded from the study, vestibular system abnormalities were still detected in the fibromyalgia group. In addition, the sensory signals from the feet (which inform the brain about your stance) and postural reflexes also might contribute to balance disturbances.

    Vestibular system dysfunction that cause vertigo include:

    • BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is the most common cause of vertigo. Small crystals or stones found normally within the inner ear can become displaced and cause irritation. BPPV causes intense, brief episodes of vertigo immediately following a change in the position of your head. It often occurs when you turn over in bed or sit up. Although BPPV can be a bothersome problem, it’s rarely serious except when it increases the chance of falls.
    • Inner Ear Inflammation due to an infection or virus. Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis are two disorders resulting from an infection that inflames the inner ear.
      • Neuritis (inflammation of the nerve) causes dizziness or vertigo but no change in hearing.
      • Labyrinthitis (inflammation of the labyrinth) occurs when an infection affects both branches of the nerve, resulting in hearing changes as well as dizziness or vertigo.

      Along with the dizziness, you may experience nausea, vomiting and trouble with balance so severe you may have to stay in bed. The inner ear inflammation often clears up on its own. But if the virus damages the vestibular nerve, chronic dizziness can persist.

    • Ménière’s Disease is a disorder that involves the excessive build up of fluid in the inner ear. The inner ear is responsible for your balance, as well as hearing. Ménière’s disease causes sudden episodes of vertigo with hearing loss, tinnitus (a roaring, buzzing or ringing in the ear) and feeling of fullness or pressure in the affected ear. The average attack lasts two to four hours. Allergies or autoimmune disorders may play a role in producing Ménière’s disease
    • Vestibular Migraine is a migraine that doesn’t cause a headache, but vertigo. The condition is caused in the same way as traditional migraine headache, but rather than affecting the pain centers, it targets the balance areas of the brain, leading to vertigo. If you are having vertigo attacks and have a history of migraine — especially if you are sensitive to lights or strong smells — then it is probably migraine-associated vertigo. If you get migraines you might want to read Fibromyalgia Headaches and 12 Natural Ways To Relieve Fibromyalgia Headaches

    Many medications can cause dizziness, including antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, high blood pressure medications, sedatives, and tranquilizers.

    What Can You Do About Dizziness?

    More than 2/3 of people with fibromyalgia have regular or daily dizziness. I know I do, it can be debilitating at times. Treatment depends on the cause of the dizziness. Your family doctor is the place to start and can determine the possible causes.

    First, your doctor will want to establish exactly what you mean by dizziness. Do you feel light-headed, faint or are you experiencing true vertigo (spinning)?

    The doctor will also want to know:

    • whether the dizziness started for no apparent reason, or if it followed an illness
    • what you were doing at the time of your dizziness
    • how long the dizziness lasts
    • whether you had any other symptoms – such as fainting, vomiting, nausea, blurred vision, headache, hearing loss or tinnitus

    Even with medical treatment, dizziness can be a persistent and reoccurring problem. The following tips are helpful in learning how to manage your dizziness.

    • Drink plenty of water, eat small, frequent meals and get plenty of rest
    • Change positions slowly when getting out of bed or standing up. Don’t make a sudden head movements.
    • Make your home safe – Clear clutter and secure rugs and carpets to avoid falls. Use a rubber mat in the bathtub and shower.
    • Use other safety measures – Use a cane or walker if you need to and use the banister when going up and down stairs

    Conclusion

    One of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia is dizziness. Although the symptom sounds rather benign, it is uncomfortable, disorienting and increases the chance of falling, risking an injury. Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the dizziness. Even with medical treatment, dizziness can be a persistent problem. Like everything else with fibromyalgia, you may have to learn ways to manage the dizziness.


    I had daily episodes of severe vertigo with hearing loss that went on for over 6 months. After antibiotics didn’t work, I saw an ear nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. I had hearing tests and tried oral and nasal allergy medication. Eventually, I had tubes put in my ears. Two years later, the whole thing started over again and I had tubes put in my ears for a second time.

    There are times when I feel pressure in my ear, along with very irritating tinnitus and dizziness. There are some things I now do on a daily basis to help prevent it from getting out of hand. You might want to read 10 Tips to Stop Dizziness next.

    Do you have problems with dizziness and loss of balance? Have you found anything that helps?

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  • I find that food sensitivities contribute to my tinnitus and the ringing in my ears actually gets worse after a salty meal, At home I do not add much salt but when I eat out I get much more ringing the next day. I wake with dizziness about 3 times a week but can’t seem to work out any reason for that. I had full blown vertigo only once (touch wood) which was pretty horrible. Thanks for linking this great post up at #FibroFriday.

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    • Lee,
      First, I would to thank you for everything you do for fibro bloggers. And thanks for the tip, I never thought about the salt. I will have to pay attention to see if makes my tinnitus worse. I have the ringing in my ears to some degree, all the time. I would love to find a way to stop it. Have a great weekend.

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  • This is me!!!! Up until now I thought I was the only person in the world that has this. No-one understands:(

    I had to leave my job of 8 years 3 months ago because driving to work got too scary for me. There are days I cannot drive at all and I am a single mom!

    I am being treated for Layrinthitis. Diagnosed 1 week ago. I have been prescribed Serc 24 and Mitil. I felt awful yesterday and had to go back to the dr. He has put me on Prednisone for 5 days.

    The meds have helped the light headedness but my ears still feel blocked up and I have continual high pitched ringing in them and now I’m getting sharp pains that come and go in my temples. The Veins on my left side of my temple are more pronounced than on my right. I have been going to physiotherapy because my balance and posture have been affected greatly causing much pain and discomfort in my feet, legs, neck and back!

    Thank you again for your post. I don’t feel so alone anymore. I can’t wait to hear how others are coping with this condition!!!

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    • You are definitely not alone. There are days I won’t drive either because of the dizziness. That high pitched ear ringing can drive me crazy. It must be tough dealing with fibro symptoms as a single mom. My youngest was in high school when I was diagnosed. I couldn’t imagine trying to deal with the symptoms when my kids were younger. I went to physiotherapy twice in the last year and I do the stretches they taught me every day. It really helps from getting all tightened up. I hope your Labyrinthitis clears up soon and that physiotherapy helps with your pain. 🙂

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      • Omg Im glad it’s not just me,all these symptoms I’ve had for years and only just been diagnosed with fibro it’s horrible,I’m frightened to go out some days,I’m glad I’m not alone now.

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        • Hi, Michelle. I have days when I won’t leave the house because of dizziness so I know what you mean. You are definitely not alone.

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      • hello all, I have had fibro for nine years. it is relentless. I went out shopping today and got so lightheaded, and it has been like this for a few weeks. I suppose it will pass but it is frightening. its not the first time. I am glad to know I am not alone. I think although it is distressing all the symptoms of fibro, at least we can comfort eachother x

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        • Hi. That has happened to me a few times. I once had to just leave my cart, go to my car and wait for it to pass in order to drive home. You are right, it is comforting to know we are not alone. Take Care.

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  • well I have fibromyalgia now for 3 years, I was a work when it happen it felt like some one was walking around beating every part of my body with a baseball bat. I went to my pcd and he was the one that found it. I worked for 2 mths after that but it got to a point that I couldn’t. I was in medical business, taken care of ppl. I started to forget the patients meds brain fog, couldn’t pick up more than 5 lbs, when I work 8 hours felt like I worked 24 with no break. I hurt so much I had to quit. now 3 years later, I am no better, I have nights of insomnia 24hrs or more, days of sleeping 24 hrs or more, now I notice I cant drive over 45mph I start to feel like im on a roller coaster, stomach gets nausea, my head gets to be unbalanced and if I look in rear mirror I get light headed, and the more I drive the more it gets worse, I have to turn air on to be able to breath or I feel like I will pass out, it just each year more and more is going wrong as I get older. I don’t even know how I got this? can u imagine a very active person going like full speed and than bam hit with this and I feel like im 80 instead of 43. oh im not taken any thing but Benadryl when allergies mess up and ibu when pain gets to bad. I miss exercising, dating, able to sit at the movies, stand to vacuum my floors, cook a dinner, make love to a person, keep my house clean, now im miss driving on trips, cant climb stairs, I get depress, fly off the handle for no reason, have anxiety attacks, just living an daily average life is hard to do. but the social security states I can still work I don’t see how. if I cant take care of my own home how can I take care of a business that is more demanding than me and im pretty demanding.

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    • Hi, Veronnica. I am so sorry you are going through this. Yes, I can imagine a person going full speed and then hitting a wall. It happened to me when I was the same age as you. I am 59 now and social security is saying the same thing to me. Trying to cope and manage this illness IS a full-time job in itself. The first few years is usually the hardest time because we are going through a grieving process and coming to grips with our new reality. It makes the fibro symptoms worse. It can help to talk to other people who understand what you are going through. There is a social network for people with fibromyalgia: MyFibroTeam. I live in a real small town but I have found several people who live near me through that site. One thing I like about MyFibroTeam is I haven’t seen anyone put anyone else down or be mean or sarcastic. I hope things get better for you real soon and if there is any way I can help email me.

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    • I can sympathise with the feeling of isolation. I survived many years trying to cope as best I could while still trying to have some type of life. Then I had a Fibro Flare-up in Aug of 2012 that just keeps increasing and adding symptoms I never would have thought of. DO NOT give up on your SS Disability. I filled in Oct of 2013 and was finally approved in May of 2015. Because you don’t have the exact illness named in their requirements you will be denied. Then you will have to go through 1 or 2 appeals, which will also be denied, until you get to finally appeal and get a court date before a judge. At this stage you will most likely be approved and it will still take another 2 plus months before you get your first check including your back pay. The stress the process caused my fibro to go into a terrible tailspin. I’m 46 years old and am having a serous problem with the possibility of never being able to have any type of life from this point on. Hang in there and you aren’t alone.

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      • I feel like the disability process is definitely adding more stress and making me feel worse. I am waiting for a court date now.

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      • Rule of thumb is 3 denials before they finally give you an approval. Never ever give up on fighting for your ss!!!!

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    • Wow! That is exactly me! I can’t stand living this way anymore! The worst part is that my 16 year old daughter & her father don’t believe that it’s this bad! ?

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      • Hi, Beth. I am glad you are here. The worst part is when those closest to us don’t believe it’s that bad.

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      • I know exactly how you feel. I am a full time nurse and every day is a struggle
        I have no support from.my husband and my depression just gets worse. I am missing work often.

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    • I have similar problems with fibro. I successfully got on SSDI only because my long term disability company paid an organization that gets it done. You have to give them 30% of the final settlement, but it was worth it for me!

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  • Thank you for this post. I have had problems with dizziness for many years. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Fortunately I am now retired and I have been able to drastically change my diet and get more rest so that it’s easier to control my symptoms. This last week I have been dealing with a persistent case of dizziness. Even with all the reading I have done on FMS, I had no idea that dizziness could be a symptom. Your article has been very informative. Thank You!

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    • Your welcome, Carolyn. Until I started this blog I didn’t realize how many symptoms I was experiencing were related to fibromyalgia.

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  • First I’d like to say that I’m new to “pin interest” but unfortunately not to fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed in the early 90’s but it wasn’t until August of 2012 that I had a Fibro flare-up that has yet to “settle down” and has made it impossible to predict what my body may do next?!?! EVERYTHING I’ve learned, up to this point, that can cause me to have flare-ups is now useless, for lack of a better term. Even the smallest things that were once irrelevant can cause a response that you’d think couldn’t possibly be a result of something so small and seemingly unrelated to the outcome.

    Sorry about that lengthy intro. I wanted to say how thankful I am to have found this outlet with vast amounts of information and access to others who can truly comprehend what life with an “invisible” chronic illness can be like on a day to day basis. Thank You!!

    What I wanted to ask is, has anyone had a problem where it feels like one of your ears is draining? Kind of like one might experience with a head cold. However I currently have no cold and even my usual histamine allergies are at their minimal.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated. And again, I can’t thank EVERYONE enough for sharing their experiences, it has enlightened and helped me get through each day!

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    • Hi Catherine. Happy to have you here. Thank you so much. I am glad you find my blog helpful. I didn’t have a major flare-up until 2007 and it lasted 2 years. That is when I realized my life would not go on as usual and I had to make some changes. And yes, it often feels like one of my ears is draining.

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    • Yes you mean leaking ears? I have this and they are badly itchy too. I fixed it temporarily with ear drops of antibiotics but tgen it came back. It’s just due to bacterial and fungal overload from the body being overrun with bad bacteria etc.

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  • I am so glad that I am not the only one because you can help me with my dizziness

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    • Hi, Monica. I am so glad you found this post helpful. 🙂

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      • I get dizzy and balance and weak and aniexty what to do send a message back

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  • I’ve just been recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I’m shocked to see that my dizziness can stem from this. I’m really trying to understand fibromyalgia. Thanks for the info in this article.

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    • The lightheadedness is also a problem.

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    • Hi, Lisa. Welcome to fibrodaze. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be mind-boggling. Feeling lightheaded and dizzy is quite common. Even so, it is a good idea to get each new symptom checked out by your doctor. Most of the time, they find nothing and chalk it up to fibromyalgia. But it never hurts to be careful. If you ever have any questions, ask and I’ll do my best to help.

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  • I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 5+ years ago, I fought to work still and finally after a 3 year battle get disability. Now I have been diagnosed with Neurally mediated hypotension, and see a cardiologist as my heart beats to slowly.
    Then the ringing in my ears got so bad I ended up at an ENT he diagnosed me with BPPV I go every 3 mons or so to have the Epley Maneuver done, it sucks sleeping upright in a recliner for 2 nights, but I do it cause a have an 18 month old grandson I watch daily.

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    • Hi, Debbie. Does the Eply Maneuver stop your ears from ringing? It stops the dizziness for me but not the ear ringing. Nothing stops the ear ringing completely. Some days it is not so bad but other days, like today, it drives me crazy. Hearing tests showed that high-frequency noises are the problem.

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  • Hi,

    So glad that I’ve found this, i got diagnosed around 2 years ago when i was 18 and my doctor has explained to me that it normally effects people between the ages of 30+ and he said not many people this young actually get diagnosed. It started whilst i was pregnant with my little girl [i was only 15 at the time of pregnancy and had her when i was 16] and there was some days i couldn’t even move out of bed, i couldn’t find the energy anywhere to even go to the bathroom, after i was diagnosed my symptoms kind of wore off a little bit and i wasn’t as bad.. i constantly find myself really tired, but i have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. I also have trouble getting up in the mornings. I talk a lot in my sleep where my mam and my fiancee can both have a conversation with me. I also sleep walk quite a bit too. I dont tend to do much, most of the time i will just get up and walk around the house and switch on all the lights and then i will go back to sleep and not remember a thing in the morning!
    Its quite scary when they tell me that ive been doing this and that.

    as well as fibromyalgia i also suffer with depression. which my doctor think will probably be linked as i went through a lot as a child/teenager. Some days like today, i really struggle with moods, tiredness and aching.
    The last sort of couple of months I’ve been suffering with really bad dizzy spells where i actually collapsed in work- i didn’t lose conciseness, i literally fell to the floor [which isn’t good as i work in hotels]
    i get so scared some days when I’m feeling awful, i wont phone into work and i will just push and push myself- i know i shouldn’t but I’m just so worried that i will become unable to work and provide a good future for my daughter. I want to show her you have to work fr your money and you don’t just get it from sitting at home [Some cases i completely understand they are unable to work] i just feel that i can push myself but then get scared i am pushing too hard and i will end up not being able to work.

    I travel around 50-60 minutes to get into work and every time i drive- even if its just to town, i have to have the window open as i feel i cant breath.

    I’m just so glad that I’m not the only one going through this- as i haven’t actually met anyone as of yet that suffers with this.

    thank you for your post 🙂

    Jaymi

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    • Hi, Jaymi. Many of us who were older when diagnosed, myself included, believe we had symptoms that started in our teens. Fibromyalgia was unheard of back then. Dizziness is the scariest symptoms of fibro. You never know when it’s going to hit or how long it will last. I have been having frequent dizzy spells for the last two weeks. I had a bad dizzy spell when I had my granddaughter in the car so now I only drive when I absolutely have to. I can understand your work ethic and why you want to set a good example for your daughter. It took years before I would admit that I wasn’t going to be able to keep working. I pushed myself to the point I could barely get out of bed. You won’t be able to take care of your daughter if you push yourself too far. So I want you to try to look at it in a different light. If you take care of yourself you will be teaching your daughter to value herself. As women, we think we need to put everyone else’s needs before our own. We can’t take care of anyone else if we don’t take care of ourselves. This is especially true when you have a chronic illness. Now that my own mother is gone the one thing I wish is that she had taken better care of herself. I wish you the best!

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    • No your not I have been dizzy everyday for eight yrs a lot of spasms in my shoulder and neck I to put air on even in winter to help my panic I find the stress I’m under makes it worse I think mine is from childhood abuse being molested at twelve and my husband leaving me nobody understands it and puts a lot of stress on me I get no sleep I would love a vacation from everyone ?

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  • Thank You so much, I learned a lot today that I never knew about fibromyalgia. I’ve had fibromyalgia for such a long time, and besides all the horrible pain that never leaves my body, there’s so many more horrible things a person can get. I also suffer from Thyroid disease and I thought that causes so many problems with your body, I now realize I have like double off everything going on in mine. M.C

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    • Hi, MaryLou. Your welcome, I am glad I could help. My niece has thyroid disease and I was surprised how many symptoms overlap with fibromyalgia. I can see how having both would be a double whammy. Gentle hugs!

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  • Hello! I was diagnosed in 2014 but had symptoms long before I was diagnosed. I had to leave my job in April 2016. This illness is brutal. I have a great dr. and have found a combo of medicines that give me some relief, but lately I am feeling worse more often…. So I started having dizzy spells and vertigo over the last couple of months, and had no idea it is a symptom of Fibromyalgia! It is very scary and is happening almost daily. Thank you for the information, I am so glad I found your website!!

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    • Hi, Lisa. So glad you have a good doctor. That is the most important thing. This post about dizziness has been my most popular post ever since I wrote it. Dizziness is even more common with fibro than I thought. And it can be the scariest. Happy to have you here!

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      • Thank you. I was finally diagnosed last year after suffering and complaining for a decade. After I passed out and fractured my spine last year, and many months off work with tests , physio, and unending pain. Finally saw rheumatologist that diagnosed fibro. Tried many pills and treatments but this was first time I heard about dizzy as a symptom. Suffering from this without knowing why. Monday first support group meeting which was nice. To be in company of people that truly understand

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        • Sorry to hear about your back. That must have been so painful and probably still is. My husband fractured his shoulder a year ago and I know what he went through. I am happy to hear you went to a support group. I think talking to people who know what you are going through is what helps the most. Take Care!

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  • I had a stroke last July. Sent to therapy August 3rd, 2016 did well walking with a walker, but did recover speaking well a good deal of lost strength on my right side of my body. A few episodes of dizziness but it went away. After a month discharged from therapy and continued walking with walker until early December until it got worse had to quit rehab. Went to the hospital to find the reason for dizziness and lose of balance after blood tests I was diagnosed with non Hodgekinson Lymphoma due to low blood platelets. My level was 31,000 (very low) to make a long story short my doctor put me on infusion therapy (Cancer) of four treatments, which increased my blood to 181,000 ( normal) now I have to go for check ups in two months. I had a complete work up of tests and was given a successful recovery. It my dizziness and balance problems still persists and after going to an Ent, Neurologist, Cardiologist and my primary Doctor say nothing is wrong. I am in great shape and could give me no answers for the dizziness and balance problems, then why have I fallen six times, luckily no serious injuries but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time! Can you offer any help, I am frustrated, but will never quit!!! HELP!

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    • Hi, Ed. You certainly have been through a lot. I wish I had an easy answer. for you. Dizzy spells are really frustrating when no one can figure out what is causing them. Could it be a medication that is causing the dizziness? Your pharmacist is the best one to ask.

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  • Hello – I stumbled across this post while searching for other reasons for dizziness. I was diagnosed with fibro about 23 years ago (I was about 25). I’ve had vertigo a couple times throughout the years, and dizziness comes and goes, but I chalked it up to either vertigo or sinus problems (I get dizzy when my sinuses are clogged up). Never knew dizziness was one of the seemingly “hundreds” of symptoms of fibromyalgia! I wanted to add to this post something that may be helpful for those with ringing in their ears. I had that a good 10-12 years ago – doctor told me there was no cure and I’d have to live with it forever. Went to a local holistic lady. She took one look into my eyes with a magnifying glass and penlight and, after 2 seconds told me my ears were ringing. She said that doctors tell you that you have to live with it forever, but she said she could cure it fast. I never told her my ears were ringing – she told ME! I was floored! She told me to get some Vitamin E, the liquid kind that’s really thick like honey and put it on a cotton ball at night and put the cotton ball in my ear. She also told me to take natural iron (the kind you would get at a natural store, not one with added stuff in it). I did it and the ringing stopped within a WEEK, and has never returned. And it’s been years. I would obviously check with your doctor if you decide to try it, however, but it worked for me. Just wanted to share. Good luck, everybody!

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    • Hi, Angela. Thanks so much for the tip. I have constant ringing in my ears and yes, I have been told I would have to learn to live with it. I am definitely going to try the liquid vitamin D. I will have to check with my doctor about the iron. Thanks again for the tip. Take care!

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  • I don’t have dizziness but I seem to fall at times…
    It’s almost like my feet don’t know where their going! And bruises! Of course, I am anemic..Anybody else fall without dizziness?

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    • Hi, Steph. Falling is common, with or without dizziness.

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