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Unread 03-16-2002, 08:10 PM
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I have been worried about something maybe you can help with. I have been for months. Something's not quite right. It's almost like my visual field/balance is off. But I have been to every type of specialist and have a zillion tests and they can't find anything. My question is this - has ANYONE ever had symptoms like this and gone ahead with a hysterectomy? I'm not expecting the hyster to cure this (although that would be nice) but I'm just afraid of what is causing the dizzies. The truly strange part is they started right when the pelvic pain from the adeno and fibroids started. Weird, huh? Please respond if you have had any type of dizziness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a million!
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Unread 03-16-2002, 08:27 PM
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Hello Sister,

I too have experienced dizziness probably for several years off and on. I have known about my fibroids for 17 years (the day I went into labor with my first child). The dizziness started about eight years ago. I don't know if it's related to fibroids or not, but it is interesting that you mentioned it too. At first I thought it was a minor earthquake, since I live in California. Whenever I feel dizzy, the first thing I do is look at the hanging lights in my house to see if they are moving too; they never are.

Good luck on your upcoming surgery. I don't have a date for mine yet, but it will probably be this summer. After dealing with fibroids for 17 years, I'm ready now.

Please keep us updated on the dizziness and your post-op progress.

Unread 03-16-2002, 08:32 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I am in CA too - ever heard of Atwater? (It's between Merced/Modesto.) Actually, my surgery will be in Turlock.
Unread 03-17-2002, 03:48 AM

I have found that several things can cause this dizzy feelings. I have lost the sight out of one eye temp. , and have suffered from veritgo, and room swimming dizziness. I put forth several causes. Migranes, caused by hormonal changes, as the body adapts to the "sickness" in female parts or pressures on other organs, and to an actual hormonal imbalance possibly related to bad ovaries etc. Pain, as pain in one part of the body results in overcompensation in other parts, causing nerve and other pressure. I have been diagnosed with varicose veins in the arteries leading to the uterus or pelvic congestion syndrome. This means the heart pumps blood into this "organ" that leads to the uterus, and was to feed babies, it pumps in ok, but coming out it is slowed by the blocked or faulty varicose veins. This makes for congestion in the uterus, and my guess is the slowed flow takes blood on a reroute back to the heart or is slowed so it causes a dizziness as blood in a holding pattern so to speak. I am hoping some of the dizzies which are WORSE at times after much standing, fade. BUT and big but, the hormonal balance is most likely off due to all that is going on PHYSICALLY. Hopefully with the right HRT, this will not be the problem it has been. This is only my "guess" and not particularly validated by doctor. However I visited meno sites and KNOW that dizzy or brain fog can be caused by hormones. After recovery or condition treated, I would sure mention this to your doctor, and ask about the right HRT for you.
Unread 03-17-2002, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for your reply. Sure gives me a lot to think about! I have had the gut feeling all along that it was due to something like that - I'll let you know if hyster relieves the dizzies. I even asked my doctor about pelvic congestion syndrome because it made sense. But since he is already doing a hyster for adeno and fibroids it really doesn't matter. The dizzies are awful. My worst problem is standing in a store line because then I have to stand AND deal with bright lights. Oh well, I'll post again next week and let you know if the hyster helped with that part of it. Wishful thinking!
Unread 03-20-2002, 03:16 PM
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Hello Shelleygirl,

I hope your hyster went well.

Yes, I've heard of Atwater, but I've never been there. I have been to Modesto a couple of times (about 20 years ago). I'm live in Sacramento.

Unread 03-21-2002, 07:33 PM
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Wow, I'm scheduled for LAVH on 3/25 because of fibroids and endometriosis - which of course cause dreadful pain. The last month or so has been hell which is why my Dr. decided to do the surgery now. Guess what, I've been very dizzy. I thought it was from a head cold that I had caught, thinking maybe my ears where plugged up but that's just not the case. I wonder if the "dizzies" are related to all of this. They're not going away for me. Wonder if they'll be there after the 25th!! Please let me know if you find anything else out about these crazy dizzies & I'll do the same for you!! Take care and goodluck. See you on the Post - Op Board! - Amy

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