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Old 06-21-2008, 01:07 PM
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Vertigo, how i loathe you.

for the last 2 weeks, i've had the most wicked vertigo. it comes out of nowhere, on and off all day. i went to the dr., and she said it was most likely allergy-induced inner ear problems. i don't feel "sick" so to speak, it's just being dizzy like this makes my head hurt!

has anyone else dealt with this before? it's starting to drive me crazy
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:12 PM
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Yes, i have this. i loose my balance sometimes for no reason. so embaressing
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:18 PM
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Yes, I have had this. Thankfully it hasn't happened in awhile. It would mostly affect me when I would lay down or sit up. Vertigo is some miserable shit. My episodes are unexplainable, so there's no way to really treat it. Is there anything he can give you to help it since he knows it's inner ear related? I hope it clears up for you soon.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:25 PM
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sorry...I must be dumb...but what is vertigo?
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:28 PM
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sorry...I must be dumb...but what is vertigo?
from wikipedia Vertigo (medical - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Vertigo is usually associated with a problem in the inner ear balance mechanisms (vestibular system), in the brain, or with the nerve connections between these two organs.

The most common cause of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV. Vertigo can be a symptom of an inner ear infection. Vertigo can be a symptom of an underlying harmless cause, such as in BPPV or it can suggest more serious problems. These include drug toxicities (specifically gentamicin), strokes or tumors (though these are much less common than BPPV), and syphilis.

Vertigo can also be brought on suddenly through various actions or incidents, such as skull fractures or brain trauma, sudden changes of blood pressure, or as a symptom of motion sickness while sailing, riding amusement rides, airplanes or in a motor vehicle. Vertigo can also be caused by Carbon Monoxide poisoning. It is also one of the more common symptoms of superior canal dehiscence syndrome and Meniere's disease.

Vertigo-like symptoms may also appear as paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) in the form of opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, a multi-faceted neurological disorder associated with many forms of incipient cancer lesions or viruses. If conventional therapies fail, consult with a neuro-oncologist.

Vertigo is typically classified into one of two categories depending on the location of the damaged vestibular pathway. These are peripheral or central vertigo. Each category has a distinct set of characteristics and associated findings.

Vertigo can also occur after long flights or boat journeys where the mind gets used to turbulence, resulting in a person's feeling as if he is moving up and down. This usually subsides after a few days.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:38 PM
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thanks, shelley i'm sorry you have to deal with this as well.

they gave me meclizine, but it gives me a wicked dry mouth, so i try not to take too much of it. the dr. didn't suggest anything else, so if this persists for another week, i may go see an ENT.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:10 PM
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Kate, that is a good idea. If it doesn't clear up, it is possible it could be hormonal. I have heard of that being a cause. Being dizzy is so horrible. Two weeks is a long time to put up with this shit.

missmk, Vertigo is the work of Satan. Pray you never have to deal with it!
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:05 PM
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i used to get Vertigo as a child because of constant ear infections its the worst feeling in the world and its all you can think about when trying to go about your day to day activities. Hopefully it goes away
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:11 PM
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i have this too. sometimes, i swear the ground moves under my feet. sucks.
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I have never had this until last month, when I woke up feeling dizzy and couldn't get rid of the feeling. I couldn't work, and I couldn't walk without holding on to something. I didn't want to eat either; about all I could do was stay in bed and read.

I have no idea what brought it on. I wasn't sick in any other way. After about three days, it went away.

It really sucks and I feel sorry for those who have to deal with it more frequently.
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:22 PM
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for the last 2 weeks, i've had the most wicked vertigo. it comes out of nowhere, on and off all day. i went to the dr., and she said it was most likely allergy-induced inner ear problems. i don't feel "sick" so to speak, it's just being dizzy like this makes my head hurt!

has anyone else dealt with this before? it's starting to drive me crazy
I had a really bad inner ear problem for a week during last Thanksgiving where I could barely move because I was so dizzy. It went away eventually, but it comes and goes more now. I guess there can be some residual damage. The scariest part is that when it comes, it's quick and sometimes you get caught off guard. But I know how it sucks. On the bright side, I spent that week re-watching the entire series of Friends...
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:08 PM
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that sucks kate. i've had mild cases of vertigo. my mom has bouts of it (she was tested at a medical center - i heard that is an awful experience).

i hope you find some relief soon.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:29 AM
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Vertigo sucks big time
Sorry to hear you have to deal with it Kate.
I have never had to deal with it before I had my stroke and luckily it has been my only side effect. It comes from nowhere, for no reason, and then goes away for another day Makes me feel nauseous, and I end up with a wicked headache though.
I really hope you find the cause and can get it treated
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:26 AM
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lol that whole thing didn't answer my question. It just told me what causes vertigo...what IS vertigo? Like, how does it make you feel? I'm just confused.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:38 AM
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basically, it makes you feel like you are moving or the room is moving when it's not.
it's very disorienting, and can make you faint or nauseous or both.

have you ever been out on a boat for a while, and then come back on land, and feel like you are swaying? that sorta thing but worse.
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It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is stationary with respect to the earth or surroundings.

There are two types of vertigo: subjective and objective. There is a subjective vertigo when a person has a false sensation of movement. In the case of objective vertigo, the surroundings appear to move past a person's field of vision.

The effects of vertigo may be slight. It can cause nausea and vomiting and, in severe cases, it may give rise to difficulties with standing and walking.

does that help?

ETA: jinx kate.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:03 PM
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totally helps. That really sucks, guys. I used to feel like that all the time, but I believe it was related to the migraines I used to get daily (when I was all of 13). It seriously sucked.
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My dad had it really bad for a while, like lost a good amount of weight from not being able to keep down food bad. Don't think they ever found a cause. Only thing that helped was lying down and waiting for the symptoms to subside

If its allergy induced are you on any meds for that? Antihistamines, steroids, etc.
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I get vertigo staring down the side of a building from the roof.
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I had this once for a week. I couldn't move at all or I would puke. It sucked horribly, I was so miserable. When it first started, I was driving home from school and felt like I was getting drunk, I was so confused as to what was going on.

I've only had it once and hope I never have it again. I had to sit on the couch for an entire week and if I moved my head I would instantly throw up. Not fun at all.
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I'm sorry Kate
My grandpa has permenant vertigo & he's constantly sick. It's a horrible thing.

I hope you feel better
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:48 PM
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Oh man I hope you get over it. I'm surprised how many people have had experiences with it. I never had it til a few months ago when I was getting over a bad cold. Suddenly and then for about 2 weeks straight I couldn't turn my head right/left up/down without the entire room going WHOOSH! It was absolutely miserable. I can't imagine how it must be for people who suffer with this on a permanent basis.
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oooh i had this for a month or so awhile back... my head didn't hurt or anything, but i was just really confused when i lie down and it feels like i'm falling down. mine didn't come with dizziness though.
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I just wanted to say that dizziness can also be caused by low potassium. You may want to try eating a banana or taking a potassium supplement just in case. It can't hurt anything.
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^ thanks for the tip. I will definitely look into this
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