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Horrible vertigo
« on: June 04, 2014, 05:38:35 PM »
When I lay down an put any pressure on the back of my neck/base of head, I get severe vertigo, to the point of vomiting. The whole room spins around me. It was so bad this morning I went to the ER. They did a CT SCAN and blood work and everything was fine. I had an MRI done two months ago, again, fine. This is really messing with me though. How do I accept everything is fine, when every time I lay down I feel like the room is spinning.

Can anyone relate?
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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 05:42:22 PM »
See ent. Could be inner ear related.
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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 05:47:07 PM »
Thanks for the quick response. I feel like my ears have been plugged for months so it makes sense. I know my ear pressure is off. It's just crazy to me how bad it gets.
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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 05:51:13 PM »
Sounds like they may be clogged with fluid. I experienced vertigo with a sinus infection but mine was a different type of vertigo but my ent said I had sinus issues and allergies.

It could be inner ear infection. Vertigo can come from things that are more than likely never serious. You could go to an ent and they will figure it out. And anxiety will cause vertigo also.
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"The only illness that we can't accept is hypochondria."

"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 06:25:05 PM »
I would definitely say it's an inner ear problem. The fact that your previous MRI, and current CT scan were clear is VERY reassuring. I think you did the right thing by going to the ER - I would have too. Did they give you any follow up instructions when they discharged you? I would definitely get in to see an ENT ASAP - not because this is something sinister or serious, but because you must be miserable with those symptoms!! Praying for you! Keep us updated!
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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 07:08:00 PM »
Dilla- did you see your nuerologist yesterday?
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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 12:54:47 AM »
The appointment was for today, and no, I didn't go. Couldn't bring myself to go.
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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 12:12:43 PM »
Well I'm sure you are just fine anyway! Have you been feeling better? We you the one that thought you were having seizures?  If not then sorry for the mix up! :)
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"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Horrible vertigo
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 02:10:58 PM »
I also can relate. Vertigo/disequilibrium is the one symptom I have which almost never seems to go away completely. For me it is better when I lay down and worse when I stand up, but that's the only real difference. I also have pressure issues in my ears. The ENT that I saw did a battery of tests and found that I have a minor nystigmata probably caused by my inner ear. He gave me a sheet of exercises to do, which I have done for several months and found to be completely useless. They are things like standing up and sitting down 20 times, then passing a ball from one hand to the other 20 times, then walking back and forth across the room twenty times, and so forth. It is hard for me to keep doing these every day when I find that it has not helped me in the least bit. The most helpful thing for me is getting a good night's sleep, trying to keep my neck and jaw muscles relaxed, staying hydrated, and getting out and walking frequently. I also suspect that I may have seasonal allergies which might be contributing to the issue by causing more fluid and pressure in my inner ears. My sinuses have been pretty bad for quite a while, and I don't think that is a mere coincidence. The hardest thing for me to do is to try not to get too anxious about the vertigo; it's really difficult to stay calm when you feel like the world is moving around and you're about to fall over. If I was in a minor earthquake I wouldn't be able to tell the difference!
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