I recently found out my dizziness and other symptoms is most likely vertigo. What can I do to decrease these symptoms?
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@fightingfibro0505 I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with vertigo (the medical term for dizziness) along with everything else.
Vertigo can be a frustrating to treat and manage as fibro, and can have many causes. I think I read in your postings that you had a TBI some time ago, so this could be a residual effect. Or it could be coming from your ears – there are a number of conditions that can manifest as dizziness. It could also be from a nerve being pinched or compressed…or something else.
I suffered for many years with vertigo, and the cause was finally diagnosed by a specialized ENT at a "Dizzy and Balance Clinic." They were able to teach me some very specific exercises to do to calm it, so now when it happens I can deal with it.
Once you rule out a problem from your TBI, maybe that could help you? If there is no clinic near you, many ENTs can also help.
Have you seen anyone yet to specifically help with the issue?
Hearing loss can cause vertigo, especially when it goes untreated.
How did you 'find out' that your dizziness was most likely 'vertigo'? If that came from a medical professional, did they give you suggestions about how to relieve your symptoms?
I keep Meclizine (Antivert – Prescription) on hand and it usually knocks it out for me within a few days. Migraine headaches & Sinus headaches bring on Vertigo for me. The Meclizine makes you sleepy. You can buy Dramimine & Bonine over the counter…but, I find it doesn't work as well as the Meclizine. God Bless You as vertigo is miserable.
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I was recently diagnosed as having a “paralyzed “ right vocal cord in the shut position and only use my left cord to talk and swallow.
As a result my voice is low and raspy and I have to keep repeating myself.
I also have a sore throat and constantly need to clear my throat and must have a liquid to help with swallowing meals.
I have just had 2 MRI’s one of my head and one for my neck. On top of that I had to get a CTscan of my neck area. I have one more test to take but it can only be done at a hospital outpatient.
Some kind of swallow test with contrast as I swallow. Right away my thoughts were of possible cancer behind that cord that’s growing and keeping it closed.
I have an appointment with my ENT in two weeks and I feel that using a C-pap machine may be the cause as many C-pap patients seem to develop all kinds of problems including cancer. I hope it isn’t and he can open it up or get it to move again. I don’t smoke or drink either. I suspect the C-pap machine use every time at bedtime. I’ll find out in 2 weeks and hop it’s good news. I also suspect I will probably need surgery sometime soon.
On top of that I have to wear hearing aids. And deal with my vertigo so I don’t get anymore seizures where I can’t even hold a cup or not able to walk without assistance. Let’s see if they are all related.
I have cervical or neck vertigo from a surgery. It's not fixable. I hope it's in your ears and can be dealt with
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