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Hi,

I have a question about intermittent dizziness. I went gluten-free about two months ago. I am now experiencing intermittent dizziness. I have not been able to connect it to any one specific thing. It happens in the morning and at night. It isn't enough to make me faint but it does make me feel like I'm on a rocking boat. When it happens even sitting in a chair and moving my head can make me dizzy. I don't feel nauseous at all along with it. It does get worse if I bend over and I can get it from rolling over in bed to turn off my alarm clock. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this? Is it the gluten? Could it be my other meds (anti-depressants) are getting absorbed differently and now I'm having reactions to them? Has anyone else experienced this? I don't think I'm getting cc'ed anywhere.

Thanks for any advice (even guesses).

Googles

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Have you had vitamin levels checked? Vit D? Iron & Ferritin? B12 & Folic Acid?

Severe vitamin deficiencies can cause this, and a host of other symptoms.

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I had my vitamin levels checked when I was diagnosed and my vit D was low. I have been taking supplements for that, and for B12, and calcium along with a multi vitamin. All the other tests were in the normal range, though maybe I should get them checked again. Get to meet a new doctor (I moved).

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Hi,

I have a question about intermittent dizziness. I went gluten-free about two months ago. I am now experiencing intermittent dizziness. I have not been able to connect it to any one specific thing. It happens in the morning and at night. It isn't enough to make me faint but it does make me feel like I'm on a rocking boat. When it happens even sitting in a chair and moving my head can make me dizzy. I don't feel nauseous at all along with it. It does get worse if I bend over and I can get it from rolling over in bed to turn off my alarm clock. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this? Is it the gluten? Could it be my other meds (anti-depressants) are getting absorbed differently and now I'm having reactions to them? Has anyone else experienced this? I don't think I'm getting cc'ed anywhere.

Thanks for any advice (even guesses).

Googles

The Mayo Clinic's take: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vertigo/D...ments-and-drugs

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How's your blood pressure? I was having really bad dizzy spells before my Dx and my bp was very low. Going gluten-free has helped :) Also getting regular exercise, taking your vitamins and making sure you're not accidentally getting glutened will help.

How long have you been on the anti-depressants? It is possible that it's a side-affect, have you read the drug information to see if it's listed as a possible SA? Sorry for the obvious question, but did you call the manufacturer to make sure the medication is gluten-free?

If it doesn't subside or even gets worse be sure to talk to your doctor.

Good luck & hope you figure it out,

Jillian

Hi,

I have a question about intermittent dizziness. I went gluten-free about two months ago. I am now experiencing intermittent dizziness. I have not been able to connect it to any one specific thing. It happens in the morning and at night. It isn't enough to make me faint but it does make me feel like I'm on a rocking boat. When it happens even sitting in a chair and moving my head can make me dizzy. I don't feel nauseous at all along with it. It does get worse if I bend over and I can get it from rolling over in bed to turn off my alarm clock. Does anyone have any idea what might be causing this? Is it the gluten? Could it be my other meds (anti-depressants) are getting absorbed differently and now I'm having reactions to them? Has anyone else experienced this? I don't think I'm getting cc'ed anywhere.

Thanks for any advice (even guesses).

Googles

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You've gotten good advice thus far. I would add magnesium to the list of possible deficiencies. Also, keep in mind that blood tests don't accurately show deficiencies in all nutrients.

In my experience, magnesium and B12 resolved the dizziness (and tons of other symptoms).

It is very possible that you are now absorbing more effectively, and thus the antidepressants may need to be lowered. Many on this board have reported that with time on the gluten-free diet, they were able to get completely off meds, including antidepressants.

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I went to the doctor (I was surprised to be able to get a same day appointment but the semester hasn't started yet.) She said that it was garden variety vertigo and gave me meds to help. Now as long as they don't make me sleep through my interview tomorrow, all hopefully will be good in the next couple of weeks. And yes to your question about my meds. The pharmacy checked for gluten. But with the vertigo meds they weren't sure. Aparently it isn't listed as an ingredient on it, but I don't know how much i trust the pharmacy. I think I might have to find out the manufacturer and call myself to be sure. I checked and it does not.

I'm glad to finally have some problem which is garden variety, being as nothing else recently has been. ;)

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I tend to dizzy when my blood sugar is too low and the most common times for my blood sugar to be low is morning and bed time. Could that be your problem? Can the dizziness be relieved by eating a protein, cheese or a slice of lunchmeat?

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It doesn't have anything to do with blood pressure for me. The Dr. said it was a reaction to a virus that was going around. After getting over the virus (don't know why after) you can get dizzy. For me I went to the doctor finally when the dizziness lasted all day. I did try eating and drinking thinking that it might help, but in my case (this time) it was beyond my control. I seem to be mostly over it (at least I hope).

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