Does anyone else balance problems and always feel like you just got off a ride? I have very bad balance problems with heaviness in the right side of head and falling to my left.
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Hello @marynoel6 and welcome to Connect. If you don't mind sharing, have you been diagnosed with a blood disorder that you think may be contributing to your balance issue?
I never thought of that. A doctor never mentioned that that to me .I’ve had blood test taken
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@marynoel6, Unfortunately, I am not a medical professional and cannot offer medical advice. However, I was asking because you posted your question in the Blood Cancers & Disorders group. I went ahead and moved your discussion to the Ear, Eyes, Nose & Throat group where the moderator @jamienolson will help Connect you with members who may be experiencing similar symptoms as you.
Hello @marynoel6! Have you been tested for balance issues? or had any kind of balance rehab?
There are lots of reasons for balance issues and a lot of treatments available. Have you consulted a neurologist? If an ENT doctor was not able to find the cause of your balance difficulties a neurologist might be the next step.
I had numerous balance tests and then something called Vestibular Therapy. It was helpful, especially after treatment began for a neurological disorder.
I hope you find the root cause for your problem. I look forward to hearing from you again.
I am a 75 year old female and suffering from tinnitus. Lately I also have dizzy attacks when turning my head to the left especially. I have to sleep always facing right. Sometimes looking up or bending over affects it. It comes and goes with some balance issues as well. Is there any particular medications that relieve this? Also does anyone know if this vertigo is also associated with the tinnitus. Thanks.
I am wondering if you have any signs of hearing loss along with tinnitus and vertigo? They often go together. Untreated hearing loss can be an issue, but even when treated that doesn't always make the other issues go away.
Have you seen an ENT specialist about your concerns?
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I have not found that medications work, however a visit to my physical therapist to do the Epley maneuver fixes it. Sometimes the crystals in my ear get out of whack. This will cause vertigo when I look up, move my head a certain way, or if I sleep on the wrong side. Be sure the therapist you see is trained to determine the correct ear that is causing the problem and they are proficient in performing the Epley or some other maneuver to fix it. After the maneuver I have to keep my head straight and avoid any sudden head turns for a couple of days. I have actually learned to do it myself, but only after I had several episodes through the years. Also, I usually have warning that it is coming on, and the more quickly I perform the maneuver the less likely it is to turn into a severe case of debilitating vertigo.
I hope this helps you.
I also forgot to mention that I have SSHL in my right ear and severe tinnitus in both ears. The vertigo episodes are just a wonderful "perk" that goes with it. LOL
We learn to cope.
Thank you so much for your advice. I will certainly do what you suggest. I guess it will always be with us but learning how to cope is a wonderful help. Thank you again.
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