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Extreme Dizziness, shakiness, fatigue, brain fog

By September 9, 2012 - 6:21pm
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I'm a 26 yr old female and have been having the worst dizziness I've ever experienced. I have a 9 month old child who I breastfed until he was 7 months, and have yet to regain my period (not sure if that matters or not). I'm not pregnant, and have taken 2 negative tests (so yes, I'm sure). I'm wondering if it's an imbalance of some kind or what? I just can't even describe the dizziness! I literally fell down yesterday trying to make a bottle. My hands were extremely shaking, I sweat for no apparent reason, and I am often confused and told my husband that I just feel "stupid" and like I can't understand simple things or think very well. Any suggestions as to what might be wrong? My doctor originally thought inner ear was to blame, but it turns out that that is not the case. Hmmm

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Hi michmeisner,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Sorry to hear this.  Here are some of the causes for dizziness.  Dizziness may also make you feel faint and lightheaded without losing consciousness. Sometimes nausea, pale skin and clamminess accompany a feeling of faintness. Causes of this type of dizziness include:

Drop in blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension). A dramatic drop in your systolic blood pressure — the higher number in your blood pressure reading — may result in lightheadedness or a feeling of faintness.

Inadequate output of blood from the heart. Certain conditions such as any of the various diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a decrease in blood volume may cause inadequate blood flow from your heart.

Low iron levels (anemia). Other signs and symptoms that may occur along with dizziness if you have anemia include fatigue, weakness and pale skin.

Inner ear disorders. Some inner ear abnormalities can cause persistent, non-vertigo-type dizziness.

It's important to discuss with your doctor your symptoms, so he can do the right testings or refer you to a specialist.



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