I started a thread several months ago about my having dizziness and times I almost blacked out. Many tests were prescribed by my internal medicine doctor and neurologist over a five month period and no cause of this problem was found. I made a list of suggestions made by my friends on the websites. I told my doctors about my friends making those suggestions. The neurologist frowned and turned up his nose at the idea that any good suggestion could be made in a support group. I told my internist I wanted my inner ear examined since it has to do with equiibrium and balance. He agreed to having a cat scan made. I told him I wanted an ENT to see the results. The scan showed a mild infection in my inner ear. The ENT prescribed Meclizine, an antihistamine. There was not enough infection to require an antibiodic. I have been taking the medication several weeks now and my dizziness is almost gone. The headaches I had for five months are very minor now. I did not tell my doctors that two members of the online support groups had suggested an ENT and there being possible problems with my inner ear. If I had done so I may never have gotten a referral for an ENT. Lol! I am so much better now that I am working outside on my house and I will be climbing ladders and painting next week.
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