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How is dizziness in fibromyalgia treated?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
One potential side effect of fibromyalgia is a problem called neurally mediated hypotension. That's a mouthful, but it simply means that your blood pressure is a bit too low. If you stand for a long time, your head may start spinning.

The best way to avoid dizziness that comes from this problem is to avoid standing for long periods, if possible. When you can't avoid standing, walk around as much as you can. You can also try wearing compression stockings, which help to relieve hypotension.

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