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Wingnut

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Hey everyone, its been quite some time since I last posted on here. I actually moved away from home to South Carolina and it is beautiful here. I have a wonderful job/career with amazing people, and a place of my own to call home. Everything seemed great until....the weekend before Christmas.

The weekend before Christmas I felt off-balance (not dizzy just unsteady). I blew it off but I just didn't feel well. That night I had a horrific vertigo spell that hit me out of the blue and wouldn't go away for hours - here's the freaky part....I started shivering/convulsing. Now 4 years ago when the medication I took (zoloft) stopped working, I spiraled into withdrawals for an entire year and this was one of the symptoms I had. I am scared to death now that my current medication which has been working (Luvox), is starting to fail.

I left work early 2 days ago because another vertigo episode slapped me. This time it did not last as long, but the shivering also returned. Yesterday I went to the local clinic/urgent care/hospital and they took some blood which came back normal. They prescribed me Prednisone for the dizziness (which I'm scared to take), and lots of fluids.

At this point...I'm really really scared. I just moved, have payments on literally everything, and now I'm getting hit with all of this again? I'm just a little lost about what to do as South Carolina has a shortage of Psychiatrists also. The closest one to me is 1 hour away and charges about $350.00 a visit.

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So I went from one side of the country to the other and felt horribly sick like this for 2 months. They told me it was my ear drums trying to equalize to pressure, and was given instructs to drink a lot of water and gave me a shot of steroids. If they gave you prednisone for dizziness they likely think there is swelling in your ear (which is what I had); and it resolved my issues. Another thing that helped was over the counter allergy medicine with lots of water. 

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I live in Eastern NC. This winter has been awful. Nearly everyday I am dizzy with pressure in my head and ears. I start shivering too when this happens but I know it’s anxiety. Take the prednisone. It will help with the swelling in your ears. Hang in there. 

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A few years ago I was dizzy everyday for six weeks. I went to my ENT physician who attributed it to the crystals in my ears shifting and it takes  a little while for your brain to catch up and adjust to the shift, so thus the dizziness. 

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Hi guys! The dizziness has subsided quite a bit! However I still am having severe muscle twitches/colder than usual. I am at work today and feel extremely cold even though its only 72 degrees...I have been forgetful of things and just not feeling "right." Everyone in my office is sick, and my boss was out recently with fever. I just have to say getting sick/being sick is probably the biggest fear I have )':

My blood tests from the doctor came back "normal" which is good, so no infection. I also called my psychiatrist who is going to start me on Luvox ER (Extended Release) from the instant release which may help a bit (Again I'm scared to death to take it as well as I'm going up in a dose too D:). I'm just really stressed out and scared Im going to lose my mind or have serotonin syndrome...deadly flu...seizures. I don't even know! LOL.

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