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From: "Matteo Pelati" <matteo at dolce.it>
To: <neur-sci at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 10:01 AM
Subject: help: dizziness for 2.5 months after alcool
> Hello, I'm a 24 yrs old boy with a strange story and I'd like to know if
> someone of you ever experienced this before or any doctor can give me some
>> One night (end of april) I drunk an alcoholic drink. At the end of the
> evening I experienced some dizziness but I didn't pay attention to it
> not being used to drink alcool I considered it preatty normal. I started
> worrying when the dizziness was not going away after about a week, so I
> visited my doctor who suggested me to take some tests and sent me to a
> neurologist since the fact was preatty strange and my blood pressure was
> okay. The neurological visit was okay, but, just for precautions, he asked
> me to have an RMI that turned out to be negative. During that period (end
> may) the dizziness disappered for about 15 days and I was feeling
> okay. After those days I woke up one morning with the same feeling. I
> decided to visit an ear doctor, but he also didn't find any problem. After
> that my doctor suggested the problem could be related to cervical problems
> (since I spend a lot of time in front of the computer). So i started doing
> some phsiotheraphy with no change. It's now more than a month I'm doing it
> without a minimal change. I still have my dizziness.
>> I also took a blood tests that were ok and a cervical radiography that was
> okay as well. At this point I wondered if this dizziness (very light...I'm
> able to walk, run, but it's hard to concentrate or use the computer for
> example... I'd define it more like lightheadness) could really be related
> that drink (taken 2 and a half months ago) or that was just a coincidence.
> wonder if anybody could give me some suggestions. Now I will try with
> natural medicinde to see if something will work.
>> About my dizziness I noticed it changes during different hours of the day.
> Sometimes it's sronger, sometimes it's less strong. Lately it tends to be
> much ligher during evenings.
>> If anyone can help me please reply by e-mail at matteo at dolce.it>> Thanks
>> Matteo Pelati