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Feb 5, 2018 · Video Q&A about Breast Cancer in Breast Cancer

You should say women, not ladies.

Aug 25, 2017 · Inner ear tests in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Thanks. The p.t. he had a the U of MN involved some repositioning. He’s fine now. We have what I informally refer to as familial positional dizziness due to low BP, but you learn to live with that. The episode of bad vertigo he had was so sudden and so horrible that you really couldn’t live with that!

Aug 21, 2017 · Inner ear tests in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

My son had sudden-onset, severe vertigo at about that same age. He woke up one day and was nauseated with the room “spinning” every time he moved. By the end of the day, he looked like death warmed over because he was so dehydrated. We had to carry him out of his apartment into the car for a very unpleasant car ride. Either that evening or the next day, we took him to an ER. They gave him IV fluids and medication for nausea. We got him an appointment at the University of Minnesota with a physical therapist, but it took a few days to get in. Until then, he spent a few days on our couch with his head tilted to one side – the only position that didn’t make the room spin. He had to have help walking to the bathroom because he couldn’t walk straight. I think he had 2-3 p.t. appointments, and it really helped. He had some tests later to check for a cause, including tilt-table, eye stuff and a brain scan, but they didn’t find anything. There was discussion about “crystals” in the ear that can get displaced and need repositioning. They physical therapist was very patient and understanding. This all happened around finals time, but the providers at the U of M and professors were very understanding. I have positional dizziness due at least in part to low blood pressure, which perhaps is hereditary. My brothers have it too – stand up too quickly and get dizzy. Doctors have told me two things – change positions slowly and stay hydrated. This probably isn’t very helpful. You’re not alone. It’s frustrating.