Blog Fridays: In My Opinion ~ Get Another Opinion

Asking questions, searching things out for oneself is crucial when it comes to life! I’ve heard it said that some doctors recommend you don’t Google about “possible conditions” because you may diagnose yourself incorrectly. This has truth to it. Sometimes a fear can cause you to make irrational conclusions and have you with an incurable disease. And then there are those other times …

It’s those other times I’m referring to. Did you notice that most people will get a second opinion when it comes to their health? We won’t just readily take the first diagnose given, especially if it’s one we don’t want to “claim.” In this case, sometimes, it is best we get a second or, even, a third opinion.

I blogged about Vertigo some time ago. I’ve also talked of how unconcern my doctor was when it came to my health. He’d insult me before giving me “proper” diagnoses. However, in this case, it was his lack of concern that hurt the most! The condition(s) remained. What was I to do? He was my primary! So, I took the next step and changed my doctor. He didn’t leave me a choice. His unwillingness to treat me was the opportunity to find someone who would! And I have!

I had been feeling lightheaded for several weeks, but the vertigo like symptoms returned last week. I have medicine left from the first time. I was cleared as not having vertigo. I, in other words, “passed the tests” with flying colors. The spinning stopped! The specialists said to stop taking the medicine. I did! So, how come I’m back to square one? Last night I was sharing with my little brother about how I’ve been feeling. He looked it up lol. The condition that fit is called: Vestibular!

The funny thing is that my new doctor, Tuesday, has recommended I go to a Neurologists. He told me that it sounds like it’s in my inner ear. An unseen problem that the other specialist didn’t see. You know I’m happy guys! Below is the information found after speaking to my little brother. I’m so thankful for my new doctor. If for nothing else … he cares!

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What is a vestibular disorder? The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, vestibular disorders can result, and are often associated with one or more of these symptoms, among others: Vertigo and dizziness. Symptoms | Vestibular Disorders Association › understanding-vestibular-disorder › symptoms
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What are the causes of vestibular disorders? Vestibular dysfunction is most commonly caused by head injury, aging, and viral infection. Other illnesses, as well as genetic and environmental factors, may also cause or contribute to vestibular disordersCauses of dizziness related to vestibular system dysfunction are listed below. Causes of Dizziness | Vestibular Disorders Association › about-vestibular-disorders › causes-dizziness
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Do vestibular problems go away? Most of the time, labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis go away on their own. This normally takes several weeks. If the cause is a bacterial infection, your doctor will give you antibiotics. Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis | Cigna › health-wellness › medical-topics › labyrinthitis-and…
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How do I know if I have a vestibular disorder? Describing your symptoms accurately can mean the difference between a successful diagnosis and one that is missed. Dizziness is a sensation of lightheadedness, faintness, or unsteadiness. Vertigo is the perception of rotational movement or whirling—either of the self or surrounding objects. How Do I Know if I Have a Vestibular Disorder? › sites › default › files › page_files › Documents
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What is vestibular therapy? Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program, designed by a specialty-trained vestibular physical therapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. Vestibular Rehabilitation | Cleveland Clinic › health › treatments › 15298-vestibular-rehab…
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Does vestibular therapy really work? However, if vestibular function does not recover, dynamic signs will persist for life, leading to blurred vision and imbalance when patients turn their head toward the side of the affected labyrinth. Most patients will be able to walk within 48 hours, and most can return to normal activities within about 2 weeks. Dec 29, 2011 Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy: Review of Indications … – NCBI › pmc › articles › PMC3259492
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Can vestibular disorders be cured? There’s no cure, but you may be able to manage symptoms with medications and vestibular rehabilitation.Mar 22, 2019 Vestibular Disorders: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments – WebMD › brain › vestibular-disorders-facts
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What are vestibular rehabilitation exercises? The aims of the Cawthorne-Cooksey exercises include relaxing the neck and shoulder muscles, training the eyes to move independently of the head, practicing good balance in everyday situations, practicing the head movements that cause dizziness (to help the development of vestibular compensation), improving general co- …Vestibular rehabilitation exercises – Brain & Spine Foundation › our-publications › our-fact-sheets › vesti…
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