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Can my symptoms be connected to nutrition depletion? (Read 225 times)

timoria


    I don't know what you mean by "nutrient depletion".  Are you in an english speaking country?  Because "nutrient depletion" isn't a medical condition in english.  Do you mean "hypoglycemia"?  I have that, and it definitely has caused me to get dizzy while running, but it's way more predictable, the symptoms are way less dramatic, and the treatment is a can of soda or some candy.  Or do you mean Vitamin B12?  B12 depletion can cause things like what you're describing, but not in episodes.  I would think your doctors would have already tried that, though.

     

    Yes, I was referring to B12 or other vitamin depletion. Why do you say "not in episodes"?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Timoria

    timoria


       

      Timoria,  can you get referred to the "big city" hospital's neurology department?  Or the hospital at the closest university?  It sounds like your symptoms are either cardiac or neurological.  Often, local doctors will only have experience treating the most common conditions, and will send the more complicated patients elsewhere.  Don't give up on doctors!

       

      I've seen at least 3 different neurogical doctors of the "big city" and they could only give me pills for this or for that and in any case they didn't help.

      bap


        II feel like the vertigo and dizziness you may be experiencing could be calcifications in your inner ear.  They may build up between your episodes and then release during the early part of your activity, hence the 'running 45'' diagnosis. The problem with this theory is your cut down on dairy consumption, but your body may be gathering it from other sources.

         

        I think overall the way I would approach this is to try acupuncture for a while and see if it has any effect on your symptoms. Acupuncture can be very good for these types of problems and is well regulated and covered by some insurances.

         

        It sounds like one of the symptoms is vertigo (which is not fear of heights), which may be the result of inner ear problems.

         

        Acoustic neuroma may explain the vertigo and facial nerve weakness.

         

        Have you had your ears checked out?

        Age 52

        2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40


        A Dance with Monkeys

          MRI would have shown an acoustic neuroma. An acoustic neuroma would not likely have caused double vision.

          ShuffleFaster


            With the recurrent bouts, this sounds a bit like Meniere's disease, which can sometimes have quite varied presentations. (Diagnosing vertigo is difficult enough in person much less from a written log, so YMMV, of course).    As Trent noted, the diplopia doesn't fit well, but I've found that patient's often mean different things when they use the term "double vision".  If you have true diplopia, might be time for an LP (perhaps you have had one already, but I didn't see it listed).

             

            OP, at this point, you may wish to see an ENT specialist, as they typically are the ones who often handle vertigo (at least in the US).  Our Neuro folks continually turf this sort of thing to them.  If it is Meniere's there are several therapies you can try.

             

            PS:  OP, if you have vertigo, it's generally a good idea to avoid neck manipulation.


            A Dance with Monkeys

              Yes, double vision, vertigo and dizziness are all fairly ambiguous terms.

               

              Still wondering about migraines...

              ShuffleFaster


                Agreed--complex migraine is certainly in the differential.

                bap


                  So we all agree it's related to inner ear problems.

                   

                  (By all, I mean some of us).

                   

                  Head to an ENT doc.

                  Age 52

                  2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40


                  A Dance with Monkeys

                    No, we don't all agree with that.

                    bap


                      No, we don't all agree with that.

                       

                      "By all, I mean some of us"

                      Age 52

                      2016 Targets - 100 - 13.2s, 400 - 62s, 800 - 2:30, Mile - 5:40

                         

                        "By all, I mean some of us"

                         

                        And by "us" you meant you and the mouse in your pocket?

                        Runners run.

                        Offroadz


                          I had balance issues and other things that are similar to the symptoms posted on the website.

                          I was treated for TMJ eventually and symptoms went away.  I wear a mouth guard every night and within 1 month,  symptoms went away.  Im now looking into Botox injections into the muscle/tendons to help relax this area.

                          thought I would share...

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