Suffering from vertigo for weeks – scared

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 33
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soontobenoone :  Positional vertigo caused by calcium crystals (BPPV) occurs with specific head/body movements (looking up like when washing hair, rolling ober on the affected side). The spinning lasts only from seconds to minutes, then it is over – crystals have finished moving the fluid around in the affected canal. 

If there is something else related to one ear, that can dizziness with most movements. Think of your ears like a perfectly balanced scale. Each change in weight on one side of the scale causes an equal change on the other side. Now, if one side gets messed up, the whole scale is out of balance. A movement on one side would cause a different response on the other, no matter  what the movement. Your body would need time to “reset the scale” so to speak.

So, if there was a problem causing an issue with one inner ear organ, most movements may cause a feeling of dizziness or vertigo, and you may overall just feel “out of balance”. Not sure if that’s the issue or not, but wantes to give you a better idea of positipnal vertigo vs. other inner ear problems.

Post # 34
62 posts
Worker bee

I have suffered from bouts of vertigo for years.  It gets real bad when I fly or go on a boat. It is very likely to be an inner ear issue.  I get fluid build up in my ears and I also get migraines, both can contribute to vertigo.  In my case, the vertigo ends up eventually resolving. I know how scary it is and how bad it sucks – hang in there, you will be fine.

Post # 35
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

soontobenoone :  Heavy ear wax can also cause it. TRY not to worry til you get the results back, but I know first hand how hard that is to do. Take care!

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