vertigo

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by boscosmom, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. boscosmom

    boscosmom New Member

    please help me...it just comes on...no rhyme or reason...sometimes small bouts throughout the day sometimes for days at a time.
    either lightheaded or vertigo...anyone?
    i have both sensations from time to time.
    and headaches.
    ty, sc
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  2. TXPeach

    TXPeach New Member

    Yes, I have it too. As a matter of fact I posted on this topic just yesterday.

    I have been dealing with it every day since March. Some days are better than others. Mine is positional vertigo, meaning it depends on the position of my head. I cannot look up or down or roll over in bed without going into a major tailspin.

    Some days if I am in a rush like when I am preparing a meal it bothers me also. If I move slowly it isn't so bad.

    Have you had any CT scans or MRI's? I did just to rule out anything else and for peace of mind.

    My dr says I will just have to deal with it and gave me Antivert.

    I hope you feel better soon.
    God bless,
    Peach
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  3. boscosmom

    boscosmom New Member

    yep had all the imaging tests...i've been struggling with bouts of this for 2.5 years.
    ty again, sc
  4. mindyandy420

    mindyandy420 New Member

    WHEN IT HAPPENS. IT COMES AND GOES LIKE YOU SAID NO RHYME OR REASON. I HAVE DAYS WHERE I'LL BE FINE AND I HAVE TIMES WHERE I WISH IT WOULD JUST GO AWAY.
  5. gapsych

    gapsych New Member


    I have had vestibular problems my whole life. However, once I started getting this one of my first symptoms besides fatigue was an increase in the dizzyness.

    I went to an otoneurologist (sp?) and he did all the tests for hearing, but when he did the neuroloical test, I was so dizzy from doing the evaluation and stopped. His impression was that it was caused by an autoimmune disease.

    If your insurance covers this, it my be a viable option.

    The dizziness can be horrific, can't it.

    Best of luck,
    GA
  6. CarolK

    CarolK New Member

    HI BOSCOSMOM...

    I JUST READ AN IMPORTANT ARTICLE ABOUT VERTIGO...HOW TO MAKE IT GO AWAY IN A MATTER OF MINUTES!!

    DO A GOOGLE SEARCH ON... JoNel Aleccia - MSNBC

    She wrote and article and there is a video you can watch that shows the simple procedure to re-adjust the crystals/minerals that are in the inner ear causing the vertigo.

    It sounds very promising for those who suffer from vertigo... and best of all... NO PILLS OR DOCTORS!!

    HOPE THIS HELPS!

    CAROLK
  7. TXPeach

    TXPeach New Member

    Carol, thank you for the info you posted on vertigo. I am going to take this info to my dr next time I see him.

    I had previously tried the Brandt-Daroff maneuver which immediately made me sick to the point of throwing up.

    I am hoping the Epley maneuver which is discussed in this article will help me.

    Thanks for your post.
    God bless,
    Peach
  8. CarolK

    CarolK New Member

    I AM HOPING AND BELIEVING THAT THIS LITTLE EXERCISE WILL HELP YOU!! I'VE HAD VERTIGO BEFORE AND IT IS MISERABLE!!

    BEST WISHES AND BLESSINGS TO YOU AS WELL... CAROLK
  9. SoDanca

    SoDanca New Member

    Hi all,
    I'm new to this board. After a 2-and-a-half-year ordeal of making the rounds between numerous doctors/specialists and having every medical test in the book, I was finally diagnosed with CFS. My primary symptoms are brain fog, dizziness, light-headedness and disequilibrium. I have been through 2 rounds of vestibular tests, both normal. I am also very sensitive to visual stimuli, i.e., "busy" patterns, flashing lights, "jerky" video camera movies, and forget roller-coaster rides, etc.! Although CFS has no cure (yet!), I'm just so relieved to have a NAME for these puzzling symptoms!
  10. campbeck97

    campbeck97 New Member

    I had this also and was treated by a phyical therapist at a hospital ,one treatment and it was gone!!They called it benign positional vertigo. They put me on a table and tilted it while watching my eyes and brought on the dizziness at the same time he was moving my head in different positions to move what he called calcium particles into a different postion in the ear so it wasnt touching the hairlike nerve fibers which was causing my dizziness. This was hang on to something because you just new you were going to fall dizziness. Would come out of nowhere, if I turned a special way in bed, shower putting my head back etc. It was such a blessing after the one treatment and it be gone. Thats been 5 yrs ago.Please check it out ,it really works. (the medication didnt help me at all with this). Hope this helps
  11. boscosmom

    boscosmom New Member

    mine isn't just when i turn my head...it just happens...and i feel like the floor is moving or i am rocking slightly side to side in a boat.

    other times my dizziness is a lightheaded feeling like my head is in the clouds and all the blood is out of it.

    it is all so weird..

    you wouldn't believe all the tests i have had..every single one for ms to include spinal tap.

    nerve conduction, tilt table tests, sweat tests, emg, eeg, mri's....and tons of blood tests.

    like i said...sometimes it will come on for days and i won't have it for months then other times for an hour or less and go away then come back in the next few hours.

    it is WAAAAAAy better when i am OUTSIDE...go in and there it is again.
    i feel off balance but, can walk a straight line...that is weird too.

    ty all again, sc
  12. boscosmom

    boscosmom New Member

  13. UsedtobePerkyTina

    UsedtobePerkyTina New Member

    I would get it when I take a bath. Rarely otherwise. Been free of it for over six months.

    I don't know what stopped it just like I don't know what stops or causes other symptoms.

    I wonder if the CFS has stages and my treatment just lessens the symptoms as they start and lessens how long each stage (different symptoms) last. I am in a nausea stage.

    I also know that Laura Hillenbrand, author of "Seabiscuit", had vertigo as her most debilitating symptom.

    Tina
  14. CarolK

    CarolK New Member

    HI AGAIN... YOU REALLY NEED TO READ THE ARTICLE THAT I SPOKE OF IN MY ABOVE POST. IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE THE VERY THING YOU NEED.

    I NOTICED A FEW OTHERS HAVE POSTED THAT THEY HAVE USED A SIMILAR "HEAD EXERCISE" AND IT HELPED THEM.

    HERE IS THE WEB INFO AGAIN....DO A GOOGLE SEARCH ON:

    JoNel Aleccia - MSNBC

    GIVE IT A TRY... YOU JUST MIGHT FIND THE RELIEF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.

    CAROLK