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I Have Vertigo

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    Dizziness

    I have had vertigo for about 2 1/2 years now. Doctors still can't find the problem. It gets really hard to deal with sometimes. I have a 2 year old daughter, and I am in college full time. I was prescribed Meclizine, but it doesn't help. Sometimes I get really down because of...
    BradT27 BradT27 26-30, M 9 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    Never Had This Before...

    My vertigo started approx one month ago. The room started spinning and I felt nauseous. It happened again exactly 2 weeks later. Since then, I have been feeling like I am in a constant state of being off balance. 2 doctors shrugged it off as nothing, and it would resolve itself...
    Jennifer136 Jennifer136 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Three Years Later.......

    Hi everyone, A little over three years ago my life was turned upside down (literally). I was diagnosed with Meniere's and my whole world came to an abrupt halt. Weekly vertigo over two months took it's toll on me and my health. I was housebound. Going from my bed to the bathroom...
    justsimplydizzy justsimplydizzy 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    Very Dizzy

    when i first started feeling dizzy was on Monday by tuesday i was feeling nausea and vommitting... i was taking to the emergency room they thought it may be a stomach virus then two days later i had to return to the E.R.  They checked my ear i had a ear infection they told...
    delicaterose delicaterose 36-40, F Dec 24, 2008

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    Help Me Please!

    I am getting married in less then two weeks and my vertigo has came back. I have had vertigo for 7 years now and it comes and goes, but now i just need it to go. I am taking allergy meds and motion sickness pills and it is not helping. Does anyone know what else i can do so...
    bride2be1 bride2be1 22-25, F 2 Responses May 3, 2010

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    I am feeling very alone

    and very stressed out with this new diagnosis of vertigo I have no idea if this is ever going to get better I don't know what they do next I don't know the treatment I'm completely in the dark and confused all I know is my world is spinning and im out of work and I don't see...
    cjwalker1327 cjwalker1327 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Will It Ever Go Away?

    I had "dizzy" spells for most of my adult life....I didn't really realise just how much they were affecting me, when you have something frequently you kind of think that its normal to feel such a way.I just felt pathetic...not having the confidence to learn to drive for...
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 31 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Basinger

    I just found out i have verdigo. And my dr said i can't travel for 3 weeks. Well i was suppost to go on a trip with my friend in two weeks, when i told her i coundn't go she got mad at me and her kid posted nasty stuff about me on face book. They don't understand what i'm going...
    Basinger Basinger 31-35, F 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Advice

    I've had vertigo for several years, but most recently it has been steady for about 4 months.  I'm just looking to hear any other experiences and how they cope.  It seems worse after i haver physical therapy.  I can't sleep because my eyes can't stand still.  I'm not sure it...
    ylancour ylancour 41-45 1 Response May 4, 2011

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    Just The Beginning

    I have had vertigo for the past 2/1/2 weeks I guess i I need to hear from others going thru it, have'nt work my job entails walking and transporting wheelchairs as well as exercise programs for alzheimers residents I am unable to be on the elevator and fear falling on someone...
    lavendayla lavendayla 51-55 3 Responses May 18, 2013

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    and I really think I am cracking up!

    It has been about 5 months and since then I had to stop working(I am a waitress and bartender), kind of hard to do when things won't stop moving. I have been for every kind of test u can imagine,but I guess I'm fine(haha). I really just want it to go away! is it ever gonna go...
    dizzywoman dizzywoman 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Feel Helpless And Depressed

    Hi, Ive had vertigo for about 5 months going on 6 months now. About 1 out of 7 days I feel almost normal. Ive not been working all this time either. To add to all my symptoms I am constantly depressed as I cant find work and my debts are adding up big time. The stress adds to my...
    shaelynne shaelynne 36-40 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Was Diagnosed For Vertigo

    Tonight I saw a woman physiotherapist to find out if I have vertigo. She did a brief assessment on me. The week before I went to a male physiotherapist for my upper left arm. Two years ago, I had a minor injury where I almost fell down a flight of stairs. All I remember was...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    Vertigo

    I have had vertigo off and on now since I was about the age of 9, I often feel like the whole world is slanted and I'm going to fall downwards but I have no loss of balance, Or I feel like the world is spinning around me but again I have no loss of balance, I have vertigo...
    Feistywizard Feistywizard 18-21, M Oct 29, 2012

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    Surprise! Vertigo.

    The morning my vertigo began, I noticed I had been sleeping with my neck in a terribly awful cricked position. I sat up, disoriented, and the room was spinning out of control. I became very ill, vomiting and cold sweats (I thought I had food poisoning!), and continued to be ill...
    Jeanette999 Jeanette999 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    Dizzy And Tired Of It

    i began 2 feel dizzy about 9 years ago. have had extensive testing (MRI'S, vestibular water testing, tests for ear crystals, etc. Dr. can't pinpoint the cause or treatment. I went to a chiropractic neurologist but had to quit after 3 sessions as they didn't take Medicare. Their...
    boppy60 boppy60 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Is This Vertigo?

    About 5 days ago i woke up and i began feeling dizzy. I tried starting my day normally but as the day progressed, I've found myself to become more dizzy. I thought it was my nearsightedness but when i look up i get dizzy and almost fell over. It's interfering with my work and my...
    PeterPendragon27 PeterPendragon27 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    22 Years Old With Chronic Vertigo. Almost Two Years.

    My story began on January 13th, 2012. I was a 20 year old visiting my now ex-boyfriend up in Washington and woke up with the room spinning. I needed help doing everything. I couldn't walk, move my head in ANY way, or even walk to use the bathroom properly because of the vertigo...
    dizzyforever dizzyforever 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    Spinning Craziness

    Vertigo for me has been really hard to deal with.  I feel like I am spinning and everything is turning and I feel like passing out.  My right side of my face turns numb.  Wow, I get scared.  I feel like I am going to drop over with a stroke.  Although I...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 9 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Unwanted Attack

    My bad old friend is back. I was in my Accounting class last night when I suddenly felt dizzy, saw bubbles from nowhere and there's some ringing in my ears too. Oh, i also had some chest pain. I don't know why. It's so awkward last night because I was the reason why our professor...
    djulemei djulemei 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2010

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    18 Months Of Vertigenous Migraine

    Although I vaguely remember fleeting and momentary vertigenous sensations, and I bad bout of labyrinthitis 25years ago, symptoms really started about 18months ago. I was referrd to ENT where after several tests were carried out, vertigenous migraine was diagnosed. I have been on...
    ruthlovescrafts ruthlovescrafts 61-65 Mar 26, 2012

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    Advice

    I've had vertigo for several years, but most recently it has been steady for about 4 months.  I'm just looking to hear any other experiences and how they cope.  It seems worse after i haver physical therapy.  I can't sleep because my eyes can't stand still.  I'm not sure it...
    ylancour ylancour 41-45 May 4, 2011

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    I Hate Vertigo

    I have had vertigo since mu senior year . It has been at least ten years. Recently, I was on vacation and was about to catch a flight back home when I got extremely dizzy. I was unable to see in front of me, I began vomiting. I knew it was vertigo. I never had this before. I hate...
    carole28 carole28 26-30 4 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    Vertigo

    Last September I passed, or fainted for no reason at all. Broke my nose and gave myself two black eyes. I went to the hospital and the doctors there said they think I have Vertigo, but they werent for certain. I get dizzy when I'm just sitting down, sometimes knocks me to...
    Heather75 Heather75 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Wobbly Boots

    I've had vertigo for 6 years now, i can`t drive, house work is almost impossible, pegging washing is frightening my whole world has changed, going shopping i have to use a supermarket trolly, i have a shower chair I'm 53 and feel as if I'm 90. people don't understand. I feel as...
    rosemarytaylor rosemarytaylor 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    Vertigo And The Earth

    I have had vertigo since 1992. The first time I got out of bed and fell flat on my face. I went to many different doctors and had many different tests. I finally stopped going to the doctor(s) in 2005 and have not been back since. Since 2005 I have found that vertigo is...
    mnlip1 mnlip1 56-60, F Apr 20, 2013

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    Tired Of This...

    I had my first episode 8 years ago and then it came back with a vengeance last spring. Mine is definitely a motion thing. I have motion sickness on top of it, so there is no moving me at all. My ENT wants me to come back in the middle of an episode to be tested. I can't see...
    Tlpick Tlpick 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    Never Thought Vertigo Could Be A Way Of Life

    My vertigo began longer ago than I originally think. I really began noticing it two years ago. I had a pacemaker put in in August 2011. I thought I was experiencing a heart problem. After a week of tests in the hospital the pacemaker was put in and I did begin to feel better...
    TheoriginalPapaJ TheoriginalPapaJ 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    My vertigo isn't as bad

    as other cases I've seen on here. Nonetheless, once it was so terrible I couldn't get out of bed and I felt worse than if I was drunk. It makes me giddy and it usually lasts a few days.
    Singtherain Singtherain 22-25, F Jan 9

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    The 24/7 Carnival Cruise

    I am suffering from vertigo since May. I have been going from doctor to doctor with no result. I was told yesterday  I may have positional vertigo. All tests came back ok, but I see no improvement despite the meds I am taking  (  I was prescribed Betaserc and an over the...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    i dont have vertigo as bad

    as some of you but wow its so hard to deal with. i think mine was brought on by allergies. ugh its so hard to deal with.
    mewtoi mewtoi 13-15, F Jul 30

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    Me An Vertigo

    In the last few weeks I have started getting vertigo again. The worst thing for me is it has cost me my independence. I have my own car an up to a couple of weeks ago I was doing everything I loved. Going out working driving having a healthy lifestyle then boom it's all gone. So...
    cher9 cher9 46-50, F 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with vertigo a few years back.

    I was just sitting in chair and everything started spinning. It is the worse feeling in the world and what I don't understand is or maybe its just me. Folks don't believe you. I don't understand why there is such a stigma attached to vertigo. It is real, it makes you feel like...
    sassy5555 sassy5555 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Finally Got A Diagnosis...

    it's been four years now of being sick constantly every single day. I started to get allergies a few years ago before this all started so I started taking benadryl. since then, every time I didn't take the benadryl I got so sick throwing up, head spinning. I finally got a...
    kboone091590 kboone091590 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2011

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    I have a virtigo since 2 years

    now I"ve been seen a great ent that he put me on an antiviral (acyclovir) for couple years . based all my test that I had go trough different doctors (neurologist, ent , facility for vertigo) nobody could explain my dizziness. Finally this wonderful ent told me that virus can...
    Marinella1 Marinella1 36-40, F Jan 10

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    Vertigo

    When I have vertigo I get manic and hyper and inability to focus all the time. I get speeding and racing thoughts. I have a very, very busy brain. It keeps me up at night when I'm either anxious or have vertigo or have mania. I have to take Benadryl. That helps. I exercise...
    Alphabetical Alphabetical 18-21, F Jul 14, 2010

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    I really need opinions on

    whether I have vertigo or not. I'm 18 and I've had these "attacks" happening for probably around 6-7 years now. I'll be fine one second and then the next I feel like the world is tipping and that there is no gravity and I have to grasp on to something. I get sweaty and have...
    cassann95 cassann95 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23

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    Related Experiences

    When I turned 35 years old three years ago I was diagnosed with vertigo. I had two bad ear infections and my world was spinning. I thought I was having a stroke. I have been on...
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    Sorry in advance if this post doesn't fit guidelines or whatever, this is the first time I've ever used this site. For the last 7 weeks I've been constantly in and out of the...
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    It's a confusing torrential downpour of feelings... Choking loud thumping of the heart... Revolting vertigo... Nauseated churning in the stomach... Burning ball of fire in the...
    SimonFlarerington SimonFlarerington 22-25, M Jul 30

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    I have had this condition since I was 7 years old I am now 49. It would wake me up at night and my parents would put ice cubes on my legs until it would subside. My mom had it and...
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    I was talking to someone on here about living in a sexless marraige, as I have many times since I joined, but wow I have never felt like this about anyone. I have been in this...
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    My uterus is the size of a 5 mo. pregnancy and I've had fibroids for over 4 years now that started as a small but noticeable bulge. Most of the doctors I've been to either want to...
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    I ask for strength that I can bear the pain of losing someone I can't have...I must be strong to finally let go of him, but deep in my heart I want to hold on, but am I so crazy...
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