Tests normal. So what’s wrong with me?

December 9, 2008 Categories: Health | 11 Comments  

Good news: No sleep apnea. No brain tumor or lesions or bleeds or anything like that.

Bad news: Still having daily headaches and dizziness.

So – back to the doctor I go.


  1. Carol in Oregon

    Well, thank God it isn’t what you mentioned. But it is a mixed bag when you still have no idea why. Sigh.

    I pray that you will find answers.



  2. Kev

    Do you drink diet sodas or chew sugar-free gum?
    If so – you might be allergic to Aspartame (NutraSweet) or other sugar-substitutes.

    I’m allergic to Nutrasweet. I discovered it in high school. After drinking a diet soda or chewing gum with Nutrasweet, I’d get bad migraine headaches. I had a friend in college that the stuff made him vomit violently.

    Google Aspartmate side-effects, or just cut the stuff out for awhile and see if your headaches and dizziness clear up.

    Of course, if you don’t consume Nutrasweet… disregard this :-)

  3. carrie

    Thanks, Carol.

    Kev – I already avoid aspartame like the plague because of headaches. :) Thanks for the suggestion, though.

  4. Joy

    Carrie, I know how the unknown can be so unnerving, but at least some big ailments have been eliminated. Hopefully, it is something simple that will be discovered soon and easily rectified. Maybe a nerve is being pressed? Have you seen a chiropractor or physical therapist?

  5. Meg

    You poor thing, but at least it’s not the things they tested for.

    Are you anemic? (think I spelled that right) Do you get enough iron?

  6. carrie

    Joy – no, I haven’t seen a chiropractor, but that’s one of the next things on my list. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Meg – I haven’t had my iron tested in quite a while – I imagine that will be on his list of blood tests we’ll do next. And yes, I’m glad we ruled out the really horrible stuff.

  7. This Little Piggy

    So sorry. I’ve been through the hoops you are now jumping through. Hugs sent. Prayers being said. :o )

  8. Carrie

    Possibly could be migraines. I get dizzy icky with them. I would agree with the above posters mentioning diet soda and such and go a step further to say keep a food journal of everything you put in your mouth…it could be chocolate or caffeine or something *hugs*

  9. Eileen

    My sister had headaches for about 6 months straight, had tons of tests. In the end they decided it was hormones.

    Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. carrie

    Lisa – thanks. :)

    Carrie – I have migraines, too, occasionally, but these headaches are different. Unless they’re a new kind of migraine – who knows?

    Eileen – my dr. mentioned testing hormone levels, too, so we’ll see what that shows. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  11. Carrie K

    It’s not rebound side effects from your migraine medication is it? Although I’m sure if your doctor is testing your for brain bleed, that’s occurred to him too. Gah. Well good to have some bad stuff ruled out but it would be nice to get a diagnosis. Where’s Gregory House when we need him?