any one suffered a vertigo attack?
I had it earlier in the year for the first time in my life.Posted 4 years ago
The dizziness got really quite bad, any sudden movements like standing up sitting/lying down even turning my head would bring it on – not great when working up a ladder 😕
All gone now though thankfully, lasted a couple of months I would guess.DolceredMember
My GP was very sympathetic, she’d had it. Had Nurse ENT first for hearing and pressure check, this is now the follow up as it showed a negative pressure in my left ear and a reduction in hearing.
I’m not sure what they can do though, it’s caused by a virus, but I will attend. This all kicked off in April, I’m just getting back on the bike now, it took a long time for me to be able to look down, or to my right (for some reason).Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
Not vertigo, I know (fear of heights) – but was 18mtrs (60ft) above the entrance to one of the Mersey Tunnels the other day – in a strong breeze and a rather wobbly cherry picker.
It was twitching, was all I will say!
Vertigo, or not – it was high and I didn’t like it – fine when it feels safe, absolutely let one go when it doesn’t.Posted 4 years agoleftyboySubscriber
I was diagnosed with a vertigo attack 3 years ago but after making no improvement after 2 weeks (unable to stand up unless supported) it turned out I had an inner ear infection! I lost some of my hearing in one ear and damaged my balance nerve to the point where I needed ‘physio’ for 10 weeks to retrain my brain to regain my balance. Overall took a year to get back to normal although my (existing) tints seemed to get worse even tho0ugh the specialist says it’s unrelated!
If it doesn’t clear up get it checked just to be on the safe side.Posted 4 years agomick_rSubscriber
Viral labyrinthitis earlier this year. The onset was amazingly fast but evidently that is normal – completely regular Saturday morning, drop a slice of bread in the toaster, and by the time it pops up I’m pinned to the hall floor with the room spinning like the view through a washing machine door. Drenched in sweat, slightest movement felt like a bucket of water was sloshing inside my skull.
Home visit from Dr and six hours on the same bit of floor and I’d improved enough to crawl to bed (with a few stops on the way to throw up).
I got off lightly and was eating and very gingerly out of bed the next day. Back to work after 5 days but didn’t drive or bike for a couple of weeks. When feeling a bit more human you need to get moving and when properly improving start to wind back the medication so your system can take over again.
Amazingly no relapse so think I got off very lightly (was still horrible and wouldn’t wish it on anyone).
Not quite sure how they differentiate diagnosis between viral / bacterial labyrinthitis / vertigo etc.Posted 4 years agomattbeeSubscriber
Viral labyrinthitis last year, laid me up for 6 weeks after 2 days in hospital, having to be stretchered out of my house wasn’t fun!
Took a few months afterwards to stop having wobbly moments but been fine since. On a bike my balance even seems to be better, maybe down to the excercises I did.Posted 4 years ago
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