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Vertigo sucks!

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by signmeup, Aug 31, 2012.

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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I got dizzy a week ago for no reason. Fell right on the ground. Kept having spells all that day so I went to the doctor. She said,"You have Vertigo." ( I thought Vertigo was an old Jimmie Stewart movie.) She said it would go away in a week...

    It's still here and is kicking my butt. It's hard to get things done when your brain is convinced that your body is drunk. I haven't fallen down for 2 days so it's either getting better or I'm getting used to it. Never was much of a drinker.

    Beer has no effect on the symptoms.
     
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    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    My daughter (partner) gets dizzy spells too- also passes out. Drs can't find anything.
     
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    Contact an Audiologist who is a Hearing and Balance specialist. Vertigo is typically caused by an inner ear problem. Maybe something as simple as some excess fluid to more serious like a tumor.
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I've got pills for Meniere's Disease. They seem to help... if I stop taking them I get dizzy(er) again. My Brother in law had this a couple years back...for 2 months!

    In the immortal words Ahhnold,"It's not a toomah!"
     
  6. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Or choomuh as they say Down South.
    Adrian, could it be caused by an inner ear infection or from seasonal allergies?
    The only time I ever had vertigo was from an ear infection.
    Hope it clears up soon.
    :(
    Love....Jill
     
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    Border Very Active Member

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    Bummer Man...My Dad got that years ago and it went away but can't remember how long it took.
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    The Doc said it was viral Vertigo. She didn't offer any meds for infection so I guess it's like a cold?

    I'm going to Taekwondo tonight. Gonna work the "drunk monkey" technique. Should be good for a laugh. I fought the day I got this and scored a headshot... then fell on my *** for no reason. Doc said it was OK to work out... just not near a cliff.
     
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    I had vertigo over two thousand times. Every time the door opened at 13,000' and I jumped out of the plane. It was gone once my feet were on the ground :)
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Vertigo junky eh? They probably have pills for that...
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Got through the Taekwondo lesson without falling down. I think I'm getting over this thing finally. I sure hope so...
     
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    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    24 hours and you'll be home free!
     
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    A few years ago I was having dizziness and balance issues. Family doc referred me to an ENT. They did lots of tests on me (including an MRI looking for a brain tumor) and finally diagnosed BPPV. ONE epley maneuver later and all was well for a month. I learned how to do the epley myself and probably do one every six months or so.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epley_maneuver

    Shawn
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks Shawn. I tried the Epley thing but mine appears to have been viral. It's pretty much gone now. Just a tiny dizzy spell once in a while but not anything that would bother me.
     

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