Post # 1
A couple of weeks ago I had one of those lovely summer colds. That turned into vertigo issues and I had to see a dr. He told me I had fluid in my ears (no shit) and had an ear infection. He gave me antibiotics and I’ve been taking them the last week. I started to feel better until last night.
I spent most of the night with the room spinning and couldn’t sleep. Fi ally did and I’d wake up with the room spinning. I tried to get out of bed this morning and I fell back down because of how bad my vertigo was. Finally composed myself and stumbled to the bathroom almost falling off the toilet.
I’ve done nothing but lie in bed being dizzy all morning with ringing in my ears. Anyone know what I can do tostop this?
I’m on the brink of tears because I just feel sick.
Post # 3
@wisher558: My mom has vertigo. She also has these crystals in her ear. She had the same symptoms as you and couldn’t even stand without needing help to walk a few feet. When she went to the ER, they laid her on a table and “dropped” the table, for lack of a better word, to get these ear crystals to realign. Sometimes they don’t need to “drop” your head to get them to realign though. They massage and then roll you over quickly and it works. Don’t ask me how but it works.
I would really look into it. If you google ear crystals you can find a lot of information and will proibably be pretty surprised at how much it fits you if you haven’t already heard of it.
Post # 4
Take a Claritin and go back to the doctor’s! Today!
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I had an episode of vertigo once due to a cold. I was home for three days afterwards until I felt 100% better. I took some Meclizine which helped a lot. It’s just a motion sickness medicine. I got Zentrip which were strips that dissolve on your tongue.
Actually my Dad got them for me because I was at home alone when I nearly passed out from vertigo. I could not get up off the floor. FI wasn’t in the picture yet and I had no friends near by..I ran/stumbled to the bathroom where I was sick for hours…finally gathered enough strength to run get the phone and run back…finally was able to call my parents. My Dad drove 90 miles to have to help me get up off the bathroom/closet floor and into bed. Then he went out and got me medicine and Gatorade thinking I might also be dehydrated. Again, took three days but then I finally felt better. It was horrible. If it wasn’t for my Dad driving up to help me I have no idea how long I would have been just laying on the bathroom floor unable to get up. It was scary.
After this I was told that vertigo seems to “run in the family” as all members of my mother’s side suffer from it. Great. I always carry the Zentrip with me just in case but I have never needed it since. I have however helped a few friends out who suffer from car sickness.
Post # 6
Since I moved to Canada I have had to go to the dr more than I’ve had to the last 5 years. Sucks because I have to pay for it out of pocket and I really don’t want to have to go back and pay. Dr is only $70 but ER is $300.
@Ms_Purple: today is day 7 of being on antibiotics i’ve taken a dramaine like pill but it doesn’t really do anything. before i went to the dr i was taking sinus meds they did nothing, my allergy meds do nothing.
I’m also home alone and don’t feel safe to drive. This sucks.
Post # 7
I just had this as well. My doctor said it is an inner ear infection – which is viral (anitbiotics will not help). He suggested a Dramamine that has the active ingredient “Meclizine” to help control the symptoms. He said it generally lasts 3-4 days. I woke up with bad vertigo on Sunday and by Wednesday it was pretty much gone. I would still suggest you go to the doctor though.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
@wisher558: I would call your doctor’s office and ask to speak to a nurse or the doctor about what’s going on until you can actually get someone to drive you to see the doctor which I think also sounds like a good idea at this point. After this long you should be having more of an improvement.
Post # 9
@wisher558: Yes, I had an inner ear infection last summer with vertigo, as well. I understand there is a manuever they can do to help with the vertigo. Mine was not as severe as yours, I never fell but felt like I was going to.
I had a test done where they put water in your ears, a couple other tests in the office, and a MRI to rule out further issues. You might need to have more testing done, as well, just to be sure. They ended up treating me with Meclizine and Valium. The Meclizine, which is Dramamine, helped. The Valium made me feel like crying or sleeping, so I didn’t take that very long.
If I didn’t start to feel better soon I’d at least go back to my doctor.
Post # 10
I started to feel a little better, enough to make it to the basement at least. Then the levels of dizziness was up and down but am currently feeling ok. Hopefully it stays like this.