May 14, 2019 life, as I had become accustomed, would change all the way around! Verti–PLEASE–GOOO! This condition is the worst. I’ve experienced a mild type of lightheadedness since childhood. It came and went with no real issues. That early morning I laid down to sleep; I hadn’t really slept in 72 hours. I received, approximately, 31 hours, maybe. So, this day was going to be “KATch- Up” (if you read Katch-Up Mondays you know what this means). I was going to rest my mind, body and spirit. As normal, I opened my eyes, before setting up in the bed, to awaken with the room spinning like the tire on a car going 65 mph. I closed my eyes thinking maybe I just needed to sleep a little while longer, but the spinning felt like it got faster. I called my Dad and said he needed to take me to emergency because there was no way I could drive. I explained to him the dizziness (lightheadedness) wasn’t the norm. It was far worse!
He got me over to emergency! The spinning slowed to a bare minimum. During check-in the practitioner did some tests to see what was possibly happening. It caused the spinning again! The gave me a pill called Meclizine; 25 mg in strength. The spinning, finally, stopped. Further tests were given. When I saw the doctor she gave me further basic tests to find out the cause. Then she sat down and told me that I possibly have vertigo. I would need to set an appointment with my primary so that he could send me to a specialist. She said she wasn’t able to, indefinite, diagnose the problem. I said okay and made the appointment to the appointment. (smile)!
I had my first visit to the specialist over a week ago. After going over my charts and events he then asked how I was feeling. I said the Meclizine was working. Though, on the bottle, it said to take twice a day I was taking it three and was feeling fine. When emergency first prescribed it, it said to take it three times so when I got the refill I stayed with that regiment because the spinning returned when I took the two. But the specialist told me to only do the two. In much dismay I said, “Okay!” It’s been over two weeks since seeing the specialist and had an episode. Dang! I truly dislike this feeling. But, I have to force myself to stay with the doctor’s orders.
Vertigo is a sudden internal or external spinning sensation, often triggered by moving your head too quickly! Commonly caused by a problem with the way balance works in the inner ear, although, it can be caused by problems in certain parts of the brain. Motion sickness which symptoms include: nausea, dizziness; it, also, may include a benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – which certain head movements trigger the vertigo. I will link more information down below. One other point I want to make is the specialist told me that migraines are, also, linked to vertigo. This was a jaw-dropper to learn. I’ve suffered migraines since I was around eight or nine years old. I would get one once a year. It increased to twice a year around high school and since becoming 678 (LMBO) I may have them two to three times a month. It depends. I’ve also went to the doctor (years back) for this. Perhaps, that will be another blog!
People also ask
How do you stop vertigo?For dizziness from the left ear and side:
- Sit on the edge of your bed. Turn your head 45 degrees to the right.
- Quickly lie down on your left side. Stay there for 30 seconds.
- Quickly move to lie down on the opposite end of your bed. …
- Return slowly to sitting and wait a few minutes.
- Reverse these moves for the right ear.
*Can Vertigo be a sign of cancer? Nervous system side effects such as dizziness, vertigo and balance issues are common in cancer patients for a variety of reasons, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The symptoms may lead to a cancer diagnosis, or they may appear after treatment.Cancer Patient Balance Issues | CTCA
https://www.cancercenter.com/integrative-care/balance Search for: Can Vertigo be a sign of cancer?
*How long does it take for vertigo to go away? The length of symptoms of vertigo depends on the cause. For vertigo caused by Mal de Debarquement, such as getting off a cruise ship, the vertigo will usually go away on its own within 24 hours. For patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, the Epley maneuver can usually stop symptoms within a week.Vertigo Treatment, Medications, Causes & Symptoms
https://www.emedicinehealth.com/vertigo/article_em.htm Search for: How long does it take for vertigo to go away?
*What triggers vertigo attacks? The most common causes of vertigo are inner ear infections or diseases of the ear such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, and Meniere’s disease. BPPV can occur when calcium builds up in canals of the inner ear, causing brief dizziness that lasts from 20 seconds to one minute.Jul 17, 2015What causes vertigo, and what should you do when you have it …
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-is-vertigo-and-what-do-you-do-when-you-have-it/Search for: What triggers vertigo attacks?
*Can Vertigo be a sign of something serious? Dizziness alone is often not much cause for concern, especially if it passes after a few moments. However, if you experience additional symptoms or fainting, you should talk to your doctor. If you experience vomiting, double vision, or trouble using your arms or legs, you should get immediate medical attention.Mar 19, 2017 When Should Dizziness Make You Worry? | UPMC HealthBeat
https://share.upmc.com/2017/03/dizziness-warning-signs/ Search for: Can Vertigo be a sign of something serious?
How do you stop vertigo when lying down?
- Sit down on your bed.
- Turn your head 45 degrees in the direction of the affected ear.
- Keeping you head turned, lie down with your shoulders on your pillow and your head slightly reclined over its edge (remain in this position for 30 seconds)
*Can vertigo be caused by stress? Stroke, heart arrhythmias, blood pressure disorders, migraine and prescription and non-prescription drugs can cause vertigo. Depression and anxiety can also trigger this unpleasant sensation. … In conclusion, stress can trigger vertigo and may prompt relapses of the symptom in chronic sufferers.Vertigo – triggered by stress? – Medical Q&As from Irishhealth.com
www.irishhealth.com/askdoc.html?q=6588&qasect=9 Search for: Can vertigo be caused by stress?
*What foods can cause vertigo?Some people with conditions like vertigo or Meniere’s disease may also find their dizziness gets worse after eating certain foods. These conditions involve the inner ear and can affect your balance.
- milk products.
- foods with monosodium glutamate.
- pickled foods.
There’s more information, if you would like, about this dis-ease! That’s all it is, a dis-ease! While doing the research and reading the foods that can trigger it, it troubled me to read the CHOCOLATE!! I had just eaten quite a bit on Dad’s family birthday trip.