Post # 31
audball : Correct me if I am wrong, but positional vertigo happens when you move your head in a certain direction, but only lasts for a moment…BUT that can continue happening over and over, correct? Cuz when I say the dizziness is constant, I only mean when I move my head, which let’s face it is almost always. Most people aren’t just looking forward all day, every day.
Today I am feeling better, but I also have a full dose of meclazine in my system. I am hoping to hear back today about when I can go for my MRI!
Post # 32
aranel1002 : Thank you for the prayers! That’s very kind!
Post # 33
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
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
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!
Post # 36
UPDATE: MRI came back normal!!!! Thank God! Still experiencing dizziness, but the medicine is helping some! My doctor wants to start me on physical therapy, but he hasn’t actually diagnosed me with anything?? I am seeing an ENT this Saturday, so I am going to wait on the physical therapy until I speak with them. Thanks for all the feedback and help, Bees!