Lately I've been having a weird problem when i wake up, and sometimes throughout the day.
You know when you wake up after a heavy night of drinking and you have a horrible taste in your mouth which is almost making your sick, your stomach doesn't feel all that great, and then when you sit up and get out of bed... you're a bit off balance and light headed and maybe even a little dizzy because you're still a tad drunk from the night before?
Well recently I've been getting all of these symptoms everytime I wake up, without fail... but I don't drink anymore and haven't done for the past 2 months.
These symptoms are recent and only started within the past fortnight, but they're beginning to worry me.
They are prominent in the morning, but disappear around 10 minutes after waking up. But at some points during the day(usually when i'm sitting at the computer) I can get small headaches and dizzyness/light headedness similar to those that i get when i wake up.
Have anyone ever experienced this or can form some loose diagnosis from my description?
I should mention that over the fortnight my sleeping pattern has been a mess, but that's because I'm an unemployed gap year student and i'm finding it hard to keep a regular routine atm. But perhaps these symptoms are a result of that. I've been trying to get into a normal routine lately, but for some reason have been feeling really really tired after 8/9 hours of being awake and need to take nap after that. Which I've never really been like before.
Another thing I might think is that maybe the headaches/off balanceness is caused by my music? I listen to music everyday via my in-ear earphones and also while I'm at the computer through my surround sound! Perhaps this is affecting my ears and therefore my balance? But wouldn't explain the bad breath/upset stomach.
And my final possiblity is that VDU of my computer? I have had migraines from computer screens before, but that only ever happened with CTR screens, and this one is an LCD and i've had it for about 2 years and never had a problem with it before. But perhaps this is causing the headaches/off balance? But again, that wouldn't account for the other symptoms i've described!
Please give me any help you can! And don't post just to tell me to go see a GP, I'm aware that I could do this, and telling me to isn't helping.
Get your blood pressure checked - feeling dizzy and light headed can often be a symptom of low blood pressure. Another thing could be to make sure you're eating a balanced diet and are not deficient in any vitamins or minerals.
You could be anaemic (lacking in iron) or maybe the room is too hot while you sleep. I sometimes get what you're describing and usually it's because the room is too hot, but the dizziness during the day could be due to lack of iron or something other nutrient. I'd say go to the doctor and get a quick blood level test, this'll let you know whether you're anaemic or not.
Hmm. Well thanks for the responses. I very much doubt I'm anaemic because i have quite a large intake of red meat which is rich in iron. I do get a balanced diet(maybe not enough fruit/veg but apart from that i eat evenly from the food groups).
The room temperature thing is a valid point, my room has been quite warm lately, i'll try sleeping with the radiator off/my fan on/the window open tonight and see if it makes any difference.
About the blood pressure thing, if you read above someone posted and apparently the low blood pressure can be a symptom of dehydration, so i'll up my intake of water over the next few days and see if that amounts to any progress.
Hi u are describing a yeast infectiom in ur gut i k ow ad i have exact same symptoms and just been diagnosed at doctors
So what was the treatment for the yeast infection? Did the doctor do any test on you to confirm it was yeast infection?