Does anyone else ever suffer from vertigo?

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    Nov 23, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    I've had my share of health problems the last 4 years but over the past 2 years I've experienced the onset of vertigo - it comes and goes. It's not a very frequent visitor but when I get it it stops me in my tracks. It usually lasts a day or two but has lasted as long as 8 days in one instance. I've been to the doctor several times but they have, so far, been unable to find a direct cause. Will get ct scans and more things done in the near future. But for now the dizziness, nausea and headaches/feeling of pressure in my head makes me want to kill myself sometimes.
    Are there any natural remedies to help ease the symptoms? My doctor hasn't been too helpful in that way. Currently feeling a bit better today after a 2 day onset of vertigo... hoping it goes away completely by tomorrow.
    If anyone ever experiences this and knows how to properly deal with it please share your remedies. Thanks.
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    Nov 24, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    Sorry to hear your having such a problem with it! I get it now and then and it is usually sinus related for me anyway. I've had all sorts of allergies and if I am not careful when I blow my nose I can get junk pushed up in my ear canal. Until that drains I generally experience vertigo. I generally take a simple decongestant like Benadryl before bed that helps. I also started to get it sometimes when I was on a very low carb diet. Not too sure why in that case.
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    Umm tangential but related. I had an inner ear infection (scuba diving) such that it dramatically affected my balance. I couldnt drive, needed help walking and had no appetite/car sick. Cleared up after 10 day and have been fine since but haven't dived since either.
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    I'd go to an ENT specialist, and go straight to an MRI skipping the CT, if it's that debilitating.
    Do your ears ring when this happens?
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    Do you have any other symptoms?

    I get dizzy sometimes when my sinuses or ears have problems. I actually find that running or other cardio exercise helps. It seems to clear my head faster. Obviously, don't run or doing anything dangers while your very dizzy. A recumbent bike might be safe if you aren't dizzy while you're sitting.
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    Hey buddy,

    I have tinnitus (constant ear ringing) and when I first got the condition, had vertigo. I was able to completely eliminate it however by doing simple exercises. Basically, you're just trying to balance out the fluid in your (insert fancy medical name here) so your body can balance out. Do these nightly and if my experience is any indication, it should pass.

    Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhkqFGxJthc

    Brandon
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    See your doc as soon as possible..

    Labarynthitis, an infection of the inner ear can cause vertigo etc.. Doesn't mean that's what you have.. just something to read up on.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002049/
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    Nov 24, 2011 5:35 AM GMT
    Rachel Zoe does, but I guess that doesn't help. . .
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    Nov 25, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    k3l3k0 saidit comes and goes. It's not a very frequent visitor but when I get it it stops me in my tracks. My doctor hasn't been too helpful


    Same story here, pal. Had all the expensive tests and the referral to a pricey neurologist. Here's how that turned out--

    Me: "Doc, when I turn my head this way, the whole room spins around."

    Overtained Neurologist: "Well, then don't turn your head that way."

    I would add "bada boomp" but that really is no shit how it actually went down.

    My advice--

    1. Don't let them treat it with antibiotics. It's always the first thing they want to do; it really screws up your shit (literally); and it doesn't work.

    2. Keep a log. I finally found that mine is related to pollen allergens and tends to recur near the same time(s) every year. A log may help you determine if exposure to a particular allergen is involved.

    3. I have the best result treating mine with plain old non-prescription benedryl. I figured it out for myself after all the Docs gave up. Benedryl fits in with the allergy theory and It probably has a drying effect on the inner ear as well. This stuff makes you sleepy, so take it at night just before bed. I only need a half a tab. That resolves the vertigo for a full 24 hours. Taking it at night doesn't seem to cause any residual problem with alertness the following day. One thing for sure, benedryl is a lot cheaper than a CAT scan.

    Be well, Dude.
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    Nov 25, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    JDuderrr said
    k3l3k0 saidit comes and goes. It's not a very frequent visitor but when I get it it stops me in my tracks. My doctor hasn't been too helpful


    Same story here, pal. Had all the expensive tests and the referral to a pricey neurologist. Here's how that turned out--

    Me: "Doc, when I turn my head this way, the whole room spins around."

    Overtained Neurologist: "Well, then don't turn your head that way."

    I would add "bada boomp" but that really is no shit how it actually went down.

    My advice--

    1. Don't let them treat it with antibiotics. It's always the first thing they want to do; it really screws up your shit (literally); and it doesn't work.

    2. Keep a log. I finally found that mine is related to pollen allergens and tends to recur near the same time(s) every year. A log may help you determine if exposure to a particular allergen is involved.

    3. I have the best result treating mine with plain old non-prescription benedryl. I figured it out for myself after all the Docs gave up. Benedryl fits in with the allergy theory and It probably has a drying effect on the inner ear as well. This stuff makes you sleepy, so take it at night just before bed. I only need a half a tab. That resolves the vertigo for a full 24 hours. Taking it at night doesn't seem to cause any residual problem with alertness the following day. One thing for sure, benedryl is a lot cheaper than a CAT scan.

    Be well, Dude.



    If you only get vertigo when you turn your head a certain direction...(the word only is important here), you should ask your doctor about Benign Positional Vertigo and see if he can perform the epley maneuver (just him moving your head in certain directions to try and reposition the otoliths). It's a simple treatment if it really is BPV...and, the worst it can do is waste your time (it's just a few seconds of moving the head in different directions)....I've seen it work wonders in people before.

    Also, the benadryl works not because of allergies, but because it's an anticholinergic. Anticholinergic agents are great for treating dizziness, vertigo, and nausea.
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    Nov 25, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    got it from flying when i had a cold...lasted forever.

    I have had my ears flushed out twice... In my Dr's office ( of course).
    While i have no idea how, if it helped but... i could sure hear better...
    i HOPE no one does the whole.."i'll jamb a q-tip in there"...

    bottom line, see ur Doc... ask about ear flushng... Ear health is as important as the rest...
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    Nov 26, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    hey guys
    thanks for all of your advice
    The vertigo has since disappeared again but I'm going to bed every night now wondering if I'll wake up with it again. Not cool.

    Regarding BPV and the epley maneuver - how exactly does that work and is it something you can do on your own?

    Oh and the cost of benedryl vs. the cost of a CT Scan - I live in Canada so benedryl actually costs more than the CT Scan - I pay zero for the CT Scan.
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    Nov 26, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    ginger capsules or tea for the nausea...you might try Dramamine for your vertigo.. other herbs that are useful for vertigo.....gingko biloba,basil and butcher's broom....................
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    Nov 26, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    k3l3k0 saidhey guys
    thanks for all of your advice
    The vertigo has since disappeared again but I'm going to bed every night now wondering if I'll wake up with it again. Not cool.

    Regarding BPV and the epley maneuver - how exactly does that work and is it something you can do on your own?

    Oh and the cost of benedryl vs. the cost of a CT Scan - I live in Canada so benedryl actually costs more than the CT Scan - I pay zero for the CT Scan.


    Technically, it's easy...look it up online and have your friend try it a few times - doesn't take a rocket scientist to do the epley maneuver...lol.

    Also, if you've had a cold or upper respiratory infection recently, as someone mentioned on here, you can get labrynthitis, which can cause vertigo like sensations.
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    Nov 26, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
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    k3l3k0 saidhey guys
    thanks for all of your advice
    The vertigo has since disappeared again but I'm going to bed every night now wondering if I'll wake up with it again. Not cool.

    Regarding BPV and the epley maneuver - how exactly does that work and is it something you can do on your own?

    Oh and the cost of benedryl vs. the cost of a CT Scan - I live in Canada so benedryl actually costs more than the CT Scan - I pay zero for the CT Scan.


    Technically, it's easy...look it up online and have your friend try it a few times - doesn't take a rocket scientist to do the epley maneuver...lol.

    Also, if you've had a cold or upper respiratory infection recently, as someone mentioned on here, you can get labrynthitis, which can cause vertigo like sensations.
    I got one for ya!

    What about vertigo brought on by visual cues?
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    Nov 26, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
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    nanidesukedo said
    k3l3k0 saidhey guys
    thanks for all of your advice
    The vertigo has since disappeared again but I'm going to bed every night now wondering if I'll wake up with it again. Not cool.

    Regarding BPV and the epley maneuver - how exactly does that work and is it something you can do on your own?

    Oh and the cost of benedryl vs. the cost of a CT Scan - I live in Canada so benedryl actually costs more than the CT Scan - I pay zero for the CT Scan.


    Technically, it's easy...look it up online and have your friend try it a few times - doesn't take a rocket scientist to do the epley maneuver...lol.

    Also, if you've had a cold or upper respiratory infection recently, as someone mentioned on here, you can get labrynthitis, which can cause vertigo like sensations.
    I got one for ya!

    What about vertigo brought on by visual cues?


    I don't do neurology ;) I am going into internal med and prob GI, lol...but...see a doctor and see if you can correlate with any other symptoms of a migraine ;)

    Complex migraines sometimes manifest as seeing things, nausea, dizziness, vertigo...etc
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    Nov 26, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    7Famark saidRachel Zoe does, but I guess that doesn't help. . .


    She does? Shut the front door!
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    Nov 26, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]CHIdude said[/cite]
    7Famark saidRachel Zoe does, but I guess that doesn't help. . .


    She does? Shut the front door![/quote

    Yes she does, now zip your vagina
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    Nov 26, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    benz72 said[quote][cite]CHIdude said[/cite]
    7Famark saidRachel Zoe does, but I guess that doesn't help. . .


    She does? Shut the front door![/quote

    Yes she does, now zip your vagina


    What the fuck bro? Don't make me tie your hands and stuff your mouth with 3 pounds of meat >=(
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    Nov 26, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    CHIdude said
    benz72 said[quote][cite]CHIdude said[/cite]
    7Famark saidRachel Zoe does, but I guess that doesn't help. . .


    She does? Shut the front door![/quote

    Yes she does, now zip your vagina


    What the fuck bro? Don't make me tie your hands and stuff your mouth with 3 pounds of meat >=(


    talking pounds instead of inches? That's new
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    Nov 26, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    benz72 said
    CHIdude said
    benz72 said[quote][cite]CHIdude said[/cite]
    7Famark saidRachel Zoe does, but I guess that doesn't help. . .


    She does? Shut the front door![/quote

    Yes she does, now zip your vagina


    What the fuck bro? Don't make me tie your hands and stuff your mouth with 3 pounds of meat >=(


    talking pounds instead of inches? That's new


    PSI >=(
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    Nov 26, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    CHIdude said
    benz72 said
    CHIdude said
    benz72 said[quote][cite]CHIdude said[/cite]
    7Famark saidRachel Zoe does, but I guess that doesn't help. . .


    She does? Shut the front door![/quote

    Yes she does, now zip your vagina


    What the fuck bro? Don't make me tie your hands and stuff your mouth with 3 pounds of meat >=(


    talking pounds instead of inches? That's new


    PSI >=(


    Lmao, less talking more showing ;)