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Dizzy and lightheaded MS?
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freckles1963 posted:
Hi there I was dx'd with MS three years ago. I have been having something weird happening to me. When I move my head a little bit I have a strange feeling in my head like my blood is pumping to fast and makes me feel dizzy and lightheaded? Does this sound like an MS symptom to anyone?

thanks for any input :)
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hackwriter responded:
Freckles,

Dizziness is a symptom of MS. It can be caused by nerve inflammation during a flareup, or can come on with movement or temp changes during a stable period. I have experienced bouts of dizziness like this in both cases. It was temporary.

A non MS-related cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), which makes the room spin when you move your head in a particular direction. It often resolves on its own within a few weeks. I have experienced this kind of vertigo and it, too, was temporary.

If your dizziness is a brand new symptom, you should report it to your neurologist. He/she might want to examine you to determine the cause and a possible treatment.

Kim


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