Dizziness - Describe Your Diagnosis

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Published: December 28

I had a ruptured brain aneurysm December 9th, 2012, had it clipped off and am on my way to recovery. I spiked a fever of 105 degrees and they found an abscess on my brain, did a spinal tap and confirmed it as bacterial meningitis. I had a second aneurysm clipped on October of 2014 and another one with a stent and coils December 2014. January 3rd, 2015 I got dizzy and it never went away. In May of 2015 I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus and had a magnetic VP (ventriculo-peritoneal) shunt put in, but the dizziness never went away to this day. I do get some relief with taking Klonopin, but the dizziness is still there but the medicines make it bearable. I just want a diagnosis of the problem and get treated, thank you for reading this!.

Published: September 30

I've had severe dizziness on and off for the past 14 years. My first episode occurred at 15 years of age and I am now 29. I recently had my first child, and the lack of sleep from motherhood has only added to my agony of dizziness. Some sites I’ve been on say that the effects of dizziness (vertigo) are hard to explain, but here are a few of my symptoms: --I feel as though the world is spinning around me --I cannot walk a straight line, as I cannot focus on anything. --Those around me say they constantly see my eyes moving as I try to focus. --I am sensitive to light and more so to sound. Any loud noise, constant base or humming sends me spinning. --I have to watch how I move. If I get up or turn my head too fast, it’s triggered. --I have difficulty working out as I find myself getting lightheaded and eventually dizzy. I’ve been documenting my episodes trying to find a trend, trigger or cause and have yet to find any consistency. The only thing I have noticed is that fatigue increases my chance of having a spell. I want to clarify that these episodes do not last seconds or minutes, but days! I’ve been to the doctor but feel as though they aren’t taking it seriously or aren’t aware of how severe these spells are and how seriously it is affecting my life! Finally in April 2009, I was referred to a specialist; however my appointment is not until February 2010! So I’m coping as best as I can for now and am anxiously awaiting and hoping for the help I need..