In the nearing 6 years since I’ve been diagnosed with MS I have had a few dizzy spells but lately I’m getting them a lot!!
It scares me to see and feel how my MS is changing. I have had an enormous amount of stress lately!!! I try to calm it as best as I can (reading, knitting, art, my dogs, enjoying my husband and son, friends, etc…) but at the end of the day it’s still sitting there waiting for me!!!
Ive been focusing on eating more fruits and vegetables to support my body. Drinking plenty of liquids is a consistent choice. I’m trying to make sure I rest often and sleep when my body needs it.
The dizzy spells feel like the entire room is going around and around as I am in a stationary position. Usually I am sitting or laying down when the spells begin to occur. Lately some of them last for 2-3 minutes. For me, that’s much much longer than any I’ve ever experienced before. When the dizziness is over I feel unbalanced, light headed and slightly nauseous. ☹️😧😔🤭🤢🤮
Dizziness Causes: Low Vitamin B12
Having a deficiency in vitamin B12 is easy to detect and treat, but can often be overlooked. Deficiencies lead to a number of neurological problems, including feeling off-balance and having low blood pressure. You may feel a wobbly feeling when getting up to fast from a seated position or when walking up or downstairs. Consider bringing chronic vertigo symptoms to your doctor’s attention and being checked for low vitamin B12 levels.
B12 supplementation can be given orally, which is very effective because it can be absorbed outside the ileum. The form of B12 is also a factor in proper absorption. Many people vary in which forms they respond to best, so it is possible to be taking a supplement but still be deficient.
Could a vitamin deficiency be a culprit?
Is this the sign of another exacerbation?
Any advice to calm my stressed body?