(Closed) Inner Ear/Vertigo – is the room spinning or am I spinning?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I wondered where you were, pretty lady.

I hope you feel better soon.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i didn’t realize this was contagious? interesting.

it sounds pretty awful…hope you feel better soon!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Ugh, I just got over having Vertigo!  It was awful, I couldn’t bend my head down or back without the room spinning.  I must have looked drunk for a week, because I couldn’t walk straight!  Driving was definitely not safe.

It took me about 2 weeks to get rid of it.  My doctor gave me a steroid nose spray and pills to help balance out my inner ear.  They didn’t really work!  I’m glad I don’t get motion sick… I would have been way more miserable.  Hope you’re feeling better soon!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It just takes time for the fluid to drain.  It’s not fun being anywhere with this going on.  I’d follow your Dr.’s directions and maybe take some OTC decongestants to help releive the presure that traps the fluid in the ear. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Interesting! I wonder if I have a touch of this? I’ve had a few dizzy spells in the last couple weeks and I wasn’t sure why. I do have a tendency to get dizzy when I’m nervous and its been a very nerve-wracking few weeks, but it seems slightly more than normal. Meh. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@stephinPA: Sitting still was the only way that I found relief.  It was really frustrating!  I wasn’t dizzy when I was laying down, so I did a lot of that too.   They even did blood work to make sure I wasn’t anemic or deficient in a vitamin, but I was fine.  I feel for you.  Just hang in there!  It will slowly start to get less and less intense… and then it goes away.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My best friend had that in high school I felt sooooo bad for her, she was out of school forever. I hope you get over it soon! I know the only thing that really helped her was laying down and not moving 🙁

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@stephinPA: My sister had vertigo a couple of years ago. She had to be rushed to the hospital because she could not even stand.

The doctor gave her meds to take and they worked. I forget the name of the meds (I’m sorry!) but even though it happened 2 yeras ago there are times when she can feel it. But not too often though.

I know that she was absolutely miserable so I really hope you feel better!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@stephinPA:  You could try taking a decongestant like isilme recommended.  I couldn’t take one because they make my heart rate go nuts… but maybe it could help you?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve had this on and off for the past 7 years (though it is genetic in my family).  When I have an episode of vertigo, I’m usually okay as long as I can keep my head and eyes facing one direction.  But when it’s really bad, my doctor prescribes a medication called Antivert that I have to take 3x/day.

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