advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 09, 2021 03:44PM
I’ve been nearly falling aces months, but my reflexes have been good enough to catch myself. The last two nights I have had the classic spinning in the head. It’s really a weird feeling. I anticipate little help from doctors; that’s been the MO for the quite awhile.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: Diana
Date: October 09, 2021 04:04PM
Neurologist and/or audiologist. My stroke manifested itself as a severe dizzy spell (vertigo) with nausea. An MRI caught the damage; I previously had a vertigo issue (BPPV) and I thought it was just another spell of it. The neurologist found it, and the audiologist found the BPPV as crystals in the inner ear. The Epley maneuver as well as PT exercises helped a LOT but I still need to be careful not to stir things up, so to speak. So, no more roller coaster rides for me. /s
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 09, 2021 04:11PM
I can’t get into a neurologist right now. It’s a long aggravating story. I’ve had two brain MRIs in the last two years. I’ve had ear pain and went to a ENT doctor who didn’t even see me; he pawned my off on his meth head Nurse Practitioner who vacuumed my ear wax and gave me a print out on TMJ.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 09, 2021 04:52PM
Sorry to hear this. I can't offer any advice, but I wish you a speedy and full recovery.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 09, 2021 04:58PM
You might want to get checked by an Ophthalmologist. General eye health along with good vision (or lack thereof) can be a factor in perception and balance. Especially for diabetics. old fogey smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/2021 11:02PM by testcase.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 09, 2021 05:02PM
Time for new ENT doc.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 09, 2021 05:23PM
Call a good hospital in a big city and ask for a doc who will see you and spend a little time.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 09, 2021 06:37PM
are your ears feeling clogged at all? like that pressure feeling we get with the change in altitude as a plane ascends?



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/09/2021 06:38PM by graylocks.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 09, 2021 06:57PM
Quote
graylocks
are your ears feeling clogged at all? like that pressure feeling we get with the change in altitude as a plane ascends?

No.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 09, 2021 07:39PM
Quote
Dennis S
Quote
graylocks
are your ears feeling clogged at all? like that pressure feeling we get with the change in altitude as a plane ascends?

No.

great. rules out Menieres Disease.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 09, 2021 08:19PM
I’ve never had that pressure in an airplane problem before if that means anything.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: RgrF
Date: October 10, 2021 06:32AM
This is not the best of venues to get diagnosed for something that could prove life threatening.

Easy for me to say since both of us have full coverage but disturbing that we (as a country) brag about the expertise of our health while not providing that care to many of our own.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 10, 2021 09:32AM
Quote
graylocks
Quote
Dennis S
Quote
graylocks
are your ears feeling clogged at all? like that pressure feeling we get with the change in altitude as a plane ascends?

No.

great. rules out Menieres Disease.

Haha. Thats not necessarily true. I haven't had a single doctor give me a concrete list of the symptoms or non-symptoms of Menieres. I WISH they would. My ENT says I have it. Even though he was puzzled that I had one thing but not another. He just chalked it up to everyone being different. But when I had really bad attacks, I would take motion sickness medicine like Meclizine. That plus the fact that the dizziness wore me the @#$%& out, I would quickly fall asleep and wake up hours later usually feeling a tad better. But it took me weeks to get back to 100%. Meniere's sucks.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 10, 2021 10:00AM
The first time it happened was immediately after a big sneeze. I don’t know if it was a coincidence or not. I’m seeing my nurse practitioner niece Tuesday.

RgrF, what is life threatening about it?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: October 10, 2021 11:06AM
Quote
Dennis S
I’ve been nearly falling aces months, but my reflexes have been good enough to catch myself. The last two nights I have had the classic spinning in the head. It’s really a weird feeling. I anticipate little help from doctors; that’s been the MO for the quite awhile.

Check in with an ENT doc. I had a couple of vertigo spells a while back that turned out to be symptoms of a garden-variety sinus infection. Cleared right up with a round of mild antibiotics.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/10/2021 11:09AM by Will Collier.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: JoeM
Date: October 10, 2021 11:30AM
I have had it off and on since I was rear ended back in 94. Currently having it again. After months of tests, rehab, physical manipulation by dentists and prodding exams I had diagnoses of TMJ, damage to my ear, dislocated jaw and a number of cervical injuries and issues. But never any treatment that resolved anything. I began having ear clogging a number of years ago as well as the dizziness and slight nausea. Exams by an ENT and XRays of my sinuses showed nothing wrong.

Diana mentioned the Epley maneuver and that has helped me along with head trauma rehab. YouTube has videos showing how to perform the Epley maneuver and it is really easy to try. I would also have your neck checked out. I believe my problems now are coming from crystals in the ear, which the Epley maneuver can help, and the worsening of my cervical issues.

Hope you get some relief.



JoeM
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: graylocks
Date: October 10, 2021 12:04PM
Quote
bazookaman

Haha. Thats not necessarily true. I haven't had a single doctor give me a concrete list of the symptoms or non-symptoms of Menieres. I WISH they would... Meniere's sucks.

Meniere's is diagnosed by exclusion. They rule out everything else that could be causing the symptoms of vertigo, pressure in the ear, tinnitus, and loss of hearing and if none of those causes pan out it's oh, you have Menieres. They can diagnose by autopsy but that's a bit extreme.

glad meclizine works for you. nothing would stop my vertigo attacks except letting it exhaust itself. could last anywhere from two minutes to 10 hours. i'm pretty much in remission though i avoid any situation that could trigger me like amusement park rides or even glancing at the movement of some of my son's video games. haven't had a vertigo attack in 18 years. recently got a hearing aid for my left ear.

yeah, Menieres sucks.



"Success isn't about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people's lives."--Michelle Obama
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 10, 2021 01:22PM




_____________________________________

I reject your reality and substitute my own!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 10, 2021 09:52PM
I get it every once in a while and like you all I also ran the gamut of tests 25 years ago. I attribute it to neck and back problems a few years before that first episode. When I travel in an elevator, I can get a rather bad occurrence by just letting the elevator do its normal thing. I have to stand on my toes in an elevator.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: My first case of vertigo ever
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 11, 2021 08:20AM
Quote
graylocks
Quote
bazookaman

Haha. Thats not necessarily true. I haven't had a single doctor give me a concrete list of the symptoms or non-symptoms of Menieres. I WISH they would... Meniere's sucks.

Meniere's is diagnosed by exclusion. They rule out everything else that could be causing the symptoms of vertigo, pressure in the ear, tinnitus, and loss of hearing and if none of those causes pan out it's oh, you have Menieres. They can diagnose by autopsy but that's a bit extreme.

glad meclizine works for you. nothing would stop my vertigo attacks except letting it exhaust itself. could last anywhere from two minutes to 10 hours. i'm pretty much in remission though i avoid any situation that could trigger me like amusement park rides or even glancing at the movement of some of my son's video games. haven't had a vertigo attack in 18 years. recently got a hearing aid for my left ear.

yeah, Menieres sucks.

Ah. That was what I was trying to think of. Diagnosis of exclusion. He still seemed puzzled that I had vertigo but not tinnitus. Or that I didn't have hearing loss. So he kind of just threw up his hands and said I had Menieres. I don't have a trigger unfortunately (that I know of). I eat a low salt diet. I'm on high blood pressure medicine now too. I just wake up some days and boom, there it is.

The problem was I only JUST discovered Meclizine worked. I went through years of it just laying me out for several hours. I would just lie in bed hoping to fall asleep as the room spinned around me and I felt like throwing up. Thankfully they were few and far between. I guess the good thing is that I don't have THOSE kinds of attacks anymore. The doc says it's b/c the nerves were probably destroyed in my ear. Ha! Good news indeed.



Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 111
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020