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Having Dizzy Spells/Buzzing in Head
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Auburn_Tiger posted:
For the past week I have been experiencing dizzy spells and a strong buzzing feeling in my head. I'll just be sitting there and out of nowhere, I get severely dizzy, my head starts buzzing and I feel like I'm going to pass out. It only lasts about 5 seconds and then I'm fine. It has happened about six times, twice while laying down. I'm not experiencing any other symptoms with it, that I've noticed. I don't know if I should be worried enough to see a doctor. Any suggestions?
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Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
Unfortunately, since I do no know anything about you (age, sex, etc.), your complete medical history, or have any way of examining you, it is not possible for me to know the significance of your dizzy spells. There are literally HUNDREDS of causes of dizziness; not something that can be sorted out over the Internet, based on you very brief posting.

My suggestion...and recommendation, is for you to see a medical provider. There is really the ONLY way for you to be properly examined, diagnosed, and treated.
 
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lh720 responded:
I have similar symptoms dizziness and buzzing in my head. It's been occurring for over 6 months. I will focus on something and my vision starts to swirl counter clockwise and I feel buzzing in my temple/forehead. Lasts about 5 secs., then stops. It might occur again in 2 minutes. Sometimes I go days without the sensation. I've been to numerous doctors including neurologist, eye doctor, eye specialist, neurological ohpthamologist, and had an MRI done. Unfortunately, I don't experience the problem while in the doctor's office, so none of the doctors have an answer.

What is this?
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to lh720's response:
I will have to join that growing list of medical providers that have not been able to solve this problem, but I have a good excuse.....I do not know anything about you; I cannot review your medical records; and I have no way of examining you. As much as I would like to help you, there is nothing in your brief posting that would indicate that this is an ENT problem.

My suggestion: Back to the neurologist.
 
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lh720 replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
Thanks for your reply. I do plan to return to neurologist for an EEG to determine if it could be mild seizures. Problem most notable focusing on computer monitor, then directing focus on a subject, or looking at tv screen, then looking away, BUT problem ALSO OCCURS when not doing any of the above. Occurs whether sitting or lying down. All 3 eye specialists, including glucoma specialst and a neuro-ohpthamologist, see no evidence of optical issue.
Just to give some background. I am 49 . Absolutely NO present or past alcohol or drug use.
Diagnosed medical:
High choles (Rx Crestar > 8-10 yrs)
Glaucoma (Rx Xalatan)
Pre-diabetic - No Rx
Moderate high BP - No Rx
No allergery issues
Often quite tired/fatigued, but fatigue has been ongoing. Had sleep study done. No abnormalities.
If someone could research and give me an idea what to ask the doctor, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to lh720's response:
Let your doctor (the neurologist) be the one to ask those questions.

Because this may be a central neurological issue (the brain), I do not believe you are going to solve this over the Internet.
 
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lh720 replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
Thank you Dr.Moser. I was hoping someone who has since received a diagnosis to this problem might respond. Seems there are a number of individuals searching for answers. Hoping it's not something serious that's being overlooked. Appreciate your time and assistance.
 
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to lh720's response:
Hopefully, someone with a history of similar symptoms might read your posting. Our board is "open" to everyone.....
 
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undefined responded:
I know this is an old post, but if you had gotten any answers since, could you please fill me in? I'm experiencing the exact same thing and, frankly, it's freaking me out. Both my doctor and the neurologist she recommended have no idea what's going on. The neurologist said it might be small seizures, but he wasn't sure what was causing it. Thank you.
 
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arielgibson replied to 29964996's response:
Hi, I am 42 years old now. I have dealt with the same problem as described here. I haven't had any help with doctors in 20 years. All I was told was that I had a stroke plus head trauma throughout my life. I used to have trouble walking and still do. I refuse to drive because out of no where I will experience the same thing these people have explained. I have high blood pressure but will do this with my BP normal. I wish I knew what was causing this myself.
 
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arielgibson replied to arielgibson's response:
BTW I am female and wasn't overweight when I had a stroke. This has ruinned my life.
 
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auntynyc replied to lh720's response:
Hi! I'm wondering if you found out anything. I had buzzing and dizzyness 3 years ago and almost passed out. Squatted down until head cleared. Figured it was Symcope (spelling) since, in my 70s, I bent over and straightened up fast after standing without moving much for 3 hours. It happened last Friday (loud buzzing and dizzyness) in my home and I passed out, hit my head, and went to hospital. Got 2 staples in head for bleeding and had tests taken. Everything fine. I have follow-up in a week for an EEG and carotid doppler test. Since I couldn't find (identify) problem on Internet (re buzzing and dizzyness), I'm hoping that neurology exams will solve mysery. If so, I'll post. Who knows, maybe it will help you, too.
 
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gwatches replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
I know this posting is old but we come to the internet because our doctors have no idea what's wrong. We're looking for someone who's gotten a diagnosis and finally treatment so we can suggest this possible illness or vitamin deficiency to our doctor and get tested for it ourselves. I've had the same symptoms since 2008 and was also told vertigo or that it was just a panic attack. Even after being treated for anxiety it still happens. It's scary especially when it happens while you're driving. It just happened again while sitting and watching tv. If anyone has gotten a diagnosis please share it. On another site I read that someone was low in vitamin D and after supplementing it went away. I know I'm lie in vitamin D but even with supplements this still happens.
 
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cators34 replied to gwatches's response:
Since I'm having a dizzy day today, I will tell you what my doc thinks. I too have that five second dizzy buzzing vibrating horrible feeling. My Dr says its very unlikely that its a symptom of impending seizure as I had read before. He asked many questions and after consultation was over he felt it was related to allergies, ear pressure (middle) and dehydration. I have been drinking a lot of water and taking allergy meds and it has helped a lot. Today a big cold front came thru which maybe has led to this dizziness. Hope that helps.


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