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My First Taste Of... Vertigo!

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by wizwozuk, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. wizwozuk

    wizwozuk Busy Member

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    Blimey what a debilitating thing it is!

    I booked a fortnight off work to wrap up some jobs first week, then a week relaxing/dossing.

    Woke up last Saturday as if I'd had a cocktail of drink & drugs worthy of the Rolling stones!

    Can't walk, turn, lie down, close your eyes...anything! Balance has totally gone!
    Spent the last week sleeping upright and waiting, and waiting for it to subside.

    The Doc referred me to a sports rehab clinic (which I'm still waiting on) and gave some exercises to do, which frankly I bottled out of doing - The thought of inducing an event that was already knocking me off my feet did not appeal.

    A week on and I'm at a stage of feeling tipsy rather than paralytic. The jobs still need doing and I still feel crap, but not as crap as I did.

    Ho hum...

    My first thread on 'Get it off your chest'... Go me!
     
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    I can totally appreciate where you're at geezer, I got labyrinthitis earlier this year, fell off the bed ffs, not nice...

    atvb

    Andy

    just doin' the do...
     
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    Not nice at all. I had this myself about eight years ago. :confused:

    The doc said, don't worry it's just a mild ear imbalance; it should clear up in a few days. :handjob:

    Three months later, I still couldn't see straight enough to drive my car. Luckily, I ran my own company and my eldest lad was working with me so he did the driving. My employees spread the load of what I was unable to do between them.

    I hope you recover more quickly than I did. Good luck.
     
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    Aye., I went to the walk-in centre Saturday a.m and the Doc said it was "a dizzy spell", gave me some pills to stop the nausea.
    Went to my G.P on Tues. a.m who gave it as BPPV / Vertigo.

    Really disconcerting not to be able to control your movements.. I'm seldom ill *touch wood* -- I'm not very good at it.
     
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    Sounds like viral labyrinthitis, can take a while to resolve. Often treated with betahistine, not sure how effective it is even though I've had it myself. The best thing I found for it was a bit of alcohol strangely!
     
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    Alcohol.., to combat the feeling of being pi££ed... Like it! :thumb:
     
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    Blue BSA Posting Addict

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    You seem fairly balanced to me. :)

    It isn't pleasant.
     
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    i had it a few years ago, was staggering around like a drunk for nearly 2 weeks, it subsided but i still get the effects now n then
     
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    Not nice and hope it clears up quickly, but well done on achieving the lofty height of your first GIOYC post ;):D
     
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  10. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Next video please

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    My mother had vertigo some years ago in her 70's. Ended up in Sheffield hospital for a few days because she had breathing problems too.

    Strangly, and this is the honest truth, the consultant prescribed her Viagra. :eek:

    That didn't work, it just made her more nauseous and sick.

    Hope you get over it soon @wizwozuk :thumb:
     
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    Cheers mate.
    I'll give the Viagra a go. That and the exercises I've been given should make for an interesting night... :thumb:
     
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    No., that's the one I bottled out of. I felt so ill, the thought of inducing more dizziness etc. put me off.
    Apparently it has a 80% success rate., Does it work for your partner??
     
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    Without fail.
     
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    Head injuries in a car crash ,left me deaf and with vertigo,still have it,end of my shooting days,go back to the doctors if it persists,to be safe ,mike
     
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    Vertigo sounds awful I hope you get better soon mate
     
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    pjgtech If the Enemy is in range, so are You!

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    Wow, sounds horrid, hope it subsides quickly, take all the advice given and see what works for you.... stay positive... :)
     
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    BPPV is common around 50% of people experience it in their lifetime usually when older. Caused by a build up of calcium carbonate in the balance part of the ear the epley exercise shifts it if it does not go away by itself which is nearly always does after a few days to a week or two and does not usually reoccur. Best to avoid certain head movements likely to trigger it like slowly rotating head when you wake if it occurs keep you head still or drop to the knees and wait for a minute or two till spinning clears
     
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    You’re not going to like this but vertigo or any other balance problems must be reported to DVLA and your driving license surrendered :(
     
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    Not good at all! My wife suffers it: she has to wear ear muffs whilst walking outside in windy conditions and the frequency of peoples' voices can also effect her.

    Cam
     

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