Vertigo

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by hot diggity, Jun 30, 2019.


  1. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    I hate that word.

    I had a severe case of vertigo after standing from a reclining position where I'd been reading. I intended to step out through the door, but found myself in the corner of the room, looping first into one wall and then the other. I stayed on the floor and took a nap, feeling stable enough to make it to the ER the next morning.

    CT scan and EKG were normal. Got some Meclizine that seems to help me stay stable, although it's a medicated feeling.
    Like I would be falling if it wasn't holding me up. Zofran helps with the nausea.

    I thought this all might be related to my glasses, since I wore an older prescription while I had my regular frames repaired. I was only slightly relieved to hear that something in my middle ear is broken and in time will heal itself.

    I wish it'd hurry up! This is like being stuck on the twist-a-whirl at the carnival.
     
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Also check your Hydration Level....
     
  4. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Got a bad case of that mid Atlantic on the way to Germany, worst feeling ever! Mine was a combo middle ear/sinus infection made worse because of the altitude and pressure! I thought i was gonna die!
    They took me off feet first and to the base E.R. for a look!
    Flight surgeon cleared me and sent me on my way with a bunch of antibiotics!
     
  5. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    Feels a lot like this.
    90mimb_prjra3gZdd1vrm6hh_540.
     
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  6. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Blood pressure drops on me at times 100 over 60 or so, so when I get up quick, I sometimes get it. Use a cane at times as if you don't have something to hang onto for reference you aren't in charge. He** of a feeling to be totally out of control and not able to stand up. Knowing that if something was to happen, there is nothing you can do.
     
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  7. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Vertigo is bad enough, but the nausea is even worse.

    Skip the drugs for nausea. Instead, make a rosemary tea by simmering the spice in water. Make a lot, make it dark, and then store it in a glass bottle in the fridge.

    A couple of sips (MOL) will stop even the worst nausea almost instantly.

    It keeps a year or more.

    Vertigo can be caused by low BP, ear infections, or a dozen other things. Omega 3 fish oil taken as a supplement can also trigger vertigo.
     
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  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I had it also from an ear infection, walked like a drunk and was worried I would fall down the stairs. I also had it skiing in white out conditions in the Alps. Got caught in a storm on a mountain top, you couldn't see10 feet in front of you, all white, we knew about where the Lodge was so simply let our skis show us which way was down and made it to cover. It's a real sick feeling, when your body doesn't know which way is up or down...
     
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  9. Borrego

    Borrego Monkey

    I had similar issues from an inner ear condition....get that checked if nothing else works........bummer......
     
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

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  11. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Be patient. It usually takes time. I thought I was dying when it hit me. Long story with some good laughs actually. Certainly not funny at the time. Get well soon.
     
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  12. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    I made it back to work today and the movement seems to be helping. I'm feeling a little less medicated and more like I'm balancing myself now. That's better than I felt this morning. It was a strange sensation where I felt internally unstable, but was held up by what I can only describe as a force-field of medication. I think I know how an armature feels, spinning inside a field frame.

    From where I was Thursday I knew it could only get better. There was no worse. (y)
     
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