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About once a week or so i get theses spells that can last

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about once a week or so i get theses spells that can last any where from 30 minutes to eight days. i feel extremely weak, exhausted, nauseated, lack of appatite, dizzy,my eyes want to cross and shut, blurry vision on and off, i sound like i,m drunk. i go paleand i just want to slleep, which i can do standing. help!! geo.

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Do you have medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension or cardiac problems?

How is the vision in both eyes otherwise?
Hello Georgia,

Your symptoms are quite suggestive of vertigo or light headedness from underlying systemic cause . It is very unlikey to be due to any ocular cause however.

Verigo like symptoms can be seen in case of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo(BPPV), orthostatic hypotension, inner ear problem, migraine, side effect of medication,other less common causes including cardiac problems. I would suggest that you consult a physician for a detailed examination and investigations if need be. It would be better to detect the underlying cause of the dizziness spells rather than treat the symptoms alone.

Thank you and best wishes.

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