Funny feeling in my head

Germaine
By Germaine Latest Reply 2010-05-14 18:43:10 -0500
Started 2010-05-10 19:29:23 -0500

I get at least 1-2x a week this funny feeling in my head, spinning or dizziness. My doctors all blame it on my sugar levels, but even if levels are perfect i still get the feeling. it can be high, low, perfect and i still get it. I had a cat scan, mri and still no diagnosis. I am beginning to believe no one knows what they are doing. they always blame it on my diabetes, no matter what happens it gets the blame. I have been type 1 since 1993 and i am insulin dependent. what could this problem be? any hints? i mean i even went to ER when i was having it badly and they didnt find anything wrong. I get this every week at least once never fails. Please help


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-05-11 10:15:21 -0500 Report

When my levels are at an extreme I can have dizziness, but it doesn't happen all the time. So I kind of understand your doctor's comment, but if you are tracking it and see that is not the case, then don't be afraid to stand up to your doctor and make YOUR case. Sometimes you have to fight to get the help you need. I found some other basic info that might trigger questions for you to take to your doctor. http://www.webmd.com/search/search_results/default.aspx?query=dizziness&sourceType=undefined
There is a video there, and that patient found that stress or anxiety was her cause. Maybe it could even be a food that you eat that does it? Go with a list of questions for your doctor to discuss. That might open a door to another kind of test that may help.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-05-10 19:59:29 -0500 Report

The feelings in your head can be caused by or a result of your diabetes but it can also be from something else, let's stick with diabetes for now.

Your brain has to monitor not only your glucose levels but also the correct functioning of your internal organs and many other features and functions of your body, yet diabetes causes problems with your body also !

Not to mention any damage (major or minor) that has been caused as a result of being diabetic, regardless of what type of diabetic you are, neuropathy comes in all degrees (damage causing) and affects all organs not only your hands and feet, non medical opinions such as mine can worthless but should at least give you a reason to give your health and well being a bit more thought, push the issue about your health.

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/DM/pubs/neuropa...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/879-dia...

The resulting complications of diabetes can be many and should all be taken seriously !

~Mays~

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-05-10 19:49:53 -0500 Report

I will begin by telling you that I am not a doctor nor do I play one on tv. My wife has a rare condition called Meniere's Disease in which one of the many symptoms is vertigo (spinning, dizziness, balance issues) along with tinnitus (ringing) and other issues. I cannot say you have it but the MRI, cat and other tests revealed nothing. It was only through a hearing test and with an ENT that she was diagnosed. We lucked out in having 2-3 Meniere's specialists in our insurance plan but few are familiar with the condition. Do you have any hearing issues? Have you had a hearing test? There are no causes nor cures of Meniere's but there may be treatment plans / management if what you have is indeed vertigo. My wife's doctors thought it was initially an ear infection. How wrong they were!

Germaine
Germaine 2010-05-14 18:43:10 -0500 Report

wow so far what you said sounds familiar.
i do have that vertigo feeling and notice ringing in my ears. u have me something to ask my doctor about. i hear perfectly well, but i notice left ear isn't as deep as my right ear when i use cotton swabs.

when something is wrong with me it is always blamed on diabetes. i have went through a few doctors when they don't believe me when i tell them something i just find another one.

this dizziness has gotten worse, it usuallly was 1-2 times a week, now its 3-4 i am scared soon it will be 5-6 then every day.

thanks you gave me something to think about