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Had my first really bad attack of vertigo yesterday afternoon, it started when I was bending over picking up tools. I'd get dizzy,then sit down,go back to work when it passed,after a couple times of that the dizziness wouldn't go away.

Went to the house to lay down,as soon as I did it really got bad.  2 rounds of dry heaves and dizziness similar to strokes. Finally got my head in position where I wasn't dizzy and it passed,layed down and passed out for 2 hours.

After that I got up and did the exercises to clear the tubes in the ear. So far so good,I'll do these exercises often so it doesn't happen again.

Good thing our resident witch doctor Digger informed me awhile back of vertigo symptoms when a friend of mine had it happen to him,otherwise I'd of headed to the ER thinking I was stroking out again.

 

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2 minutes ago, Mr. Gibson said:

Had my first really bad attack of vertigo yesterday afternoon, it started when I was bending over picking up tools. I'd get dizzy,then sit down,go back to work when it passed,after a couple times of that the dizziness wouldn't go away.

Went to the house to lay down,as soon as I did it really got bad.  2 rounds of dry heaves and dizziness similar to strokes. Finally got my head in position where I wasn't dizzy and it passed,layed down and passed out for 2 hours.

After that I got up and did the exercises to clear the tubes in the ear. So far so good,I'll do these exercises often so it doesn't happen again.

Good thing our resident witch doctor Digger informed me awhile back of vertigo symptoms when a friend of mine had it happen to him,otherwise I'd of headed to the ER thinking I was stroking out again.

 

My mom had it. I think she had an operation to try to reduce the dizziness.

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Ear infections can get nasty. Could be one of several things. 

Take care, best wishes.

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Thanks guys, If I Could go the rest of my life without having that happening  that again would be great. But I'm a realist,so I'll do the exercises to try and eliminate this.

The dizziness is way worse than drunken bed spins.

 

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I get vertigo when I walk into a store and see a beautiful guitar hanging on the wall, I get so dizzy I have to sit down for awhile. But it usually passes by the time I get my plastic out.

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Sounds like you have what I have;  Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

I've had it for 10 years or so. It is often hereditary. My Mom had it. My brother had it. Dad did not.

I've had it the worse in the family. Sometimes I have to lay down because there is simply nothing else I can do. 

I know how you feel. The first time I got it I was at a concert. And I got really scared because I didn't understand what was happening to me. My Mom had never spoken about all the times she had delt with it, while my  brother and I were at school as kids. 

The excercises do nothing for me, but make me feel worse. They help my brother.

Any way, hope your doing better.

 

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I had some sort of vertigo some years back, and it was a blessing in disguise.

July 2014 I quit smoking (again). I was on the patch. Two days into it, we had a hot day (hot to me anyways, in the mid 80s before noon). I crawled under my old truck to do some exhaust work and I felt nauseated, sweaty, and light headed. I got out from under the truck and sat for a few minutes. I took a deep breath, grabbed some wrenches and got back underneath. Boom, same thing. The only thing I could think of was the nicotine patch might be making me sick. I went in the house, peeled off the patch, laid down with the fan on and took a nap for an hour. After that I went cold turkey. Yep, cold turkey. 6-1/2 years. The blessing is that I had to have enough resolve to not smoke, knowing I had no patch to back me up. I had to do it on my own.

But then several weeks later, I got under a desk at work to move one of those keyboard brackets. Same thing. Every time I lie on my back under something, I get sick. I tried the ear canal movements and even tried one of those BPPV hats. It just didn't make sense to me, because I lie on my back sleeping fairly often. Wouldn't I feel nauseated then too?

I wonder if it could be because of my eyes straining?. I can't focus on anything less than a couple feet away to begin with, and it's worse with my glasses on. Next time I have to crawl under something, I will wear my $5.00 drug store reading glasses and see if that makes a difference.

Not to spook you, but a friend had hearing loss that he attributed to age and concerts. He also had bouts of vertigo. Turned out to be a tumor in behind his right ear. They removed it, but the hearing is gone. Too much time elapsed before diagnosis.

Footnote, mine does seem worse if I am reaching up. Even changing a light bulb can be a bit much. I suggested Subclavian Steal Syndrome to my doctor. They did an ultrasound and didn't find anything. No surprise. They never seem to "find anything".

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Stay hydrated(drink water). Often caused when salts come out of solution in your middle ear when you are relatively dehydrated and affects the system that stabilizes your equilibrium. It is miserable having vertigo. I did some of the exercises and drank a lot of water and it went away fairly quickly.

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Cherry suffers vertigo. She would get sick & have to take to bed for up to a day. Medication has improved it but it can come on with stress, anxiety, motion etc.

Look after yourself Mr G.

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6 hours ago, Tman said:

Stay hydrated(drink water). Often caused when salts come out of solution in your middle ear when you are relatively dehydrated and affects the system that stabilizes your equilibrium. It is miserable having vertigo. I did some of the exercises and drank a lot of water and it went away fairly quickly.

Agree that hydration is a big factor in some vertigo issues. Just before Christmas i had the opportunity to stay at one of our local all inclusive 5 star luxury resorts for 4 days. The Swedish ones with the big red crosses on them.  After returning home, food and water going into my belly was sparse! After two days at home i went to get out of bed but couldn't find level. The only thing telling me what horizontal was were my eyes. Now THAT was a fun walk to the bathroom!!! Kind of like being the ball in a life size pinball machine!!!  Called my private nurse (daughter) and she said in my case it was more than likely dehydration.  She was right. After forcing down a few glasses of water it passed gradually. 

Stay hydrated but don't take it lightly. See a doctor  Mr. G just in case it could be something more serious.

Oh and the Swedish suck at cooking! 

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2 hours ago, ghost_of_fl said:

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Don't they all just eat picked Herring and meatballs?

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I have experienced dizziness on different occasions where I blacked out, a few were when I was sick and also from holding too much smoke in my lungs or standing up too fast. In the Army  we used to knock each other out by completely exhaling and having someone put a sudden squeeze on our chest, hmm things you do when you get bored..

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2 hours ago, mihcmac said:

I have experienced dizziness on different occasions where I blacked out, a few were when I was sick and also from holding too much smoke in my lungs or standing up too fast.

 

I have too.  And I have edited and highlit your post so despite the seriousness of the subject it is IMO now the single greatest most searingly truthful post ever on the whole Gibson forum.  

For - who among us can deny the same?  

Ah, memories.....Iconic.

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47 minutes ago, jdgm said:

 

I have too.  And I have edited and highlit your post so despite the seriousness of the subject it is IMO now the single greatest most searingly truthful post ever on the whole Gibson forum.  

For - who among us can deny the same?  

Ah, memories.....Iconic.

I wasn't making light of a serious subject, I was confirming that I too have experienced dizziness and blacked out. When I came to I was sick and immobilized for several hours and in one case days. There  were other times when I came to and I was fine..

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There is nothing funny about vertigo at all.

vertigo can lead to major depression and suicide. I know. 

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I was ha ing episodes of vertigo a little-known over a year ago, I went to two specialists,  one wanted to sell me hearing aids,  the other, a ENT,  told me to go without caffeine for 10 days, if that didn't work he would put me on Diuretics. 

Long story short,  I gave up caffeine and it went away.

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12 hours ago, mihcmac said:

I wasn't making light of a serious subject, I was confirming that I too have experienced dizziness and blacked out. When I came to I was sick and immobilized for several hours and in one case days. There  were other times when I came to and I was fine..

 

Apologies - I did burst out laughing when I read that sentence.

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8 hours ago, jaxson50 said:

Long story short,  I gave up caffeine and it went away.

 

If I gave up caffeine, I could probably reduce the daily dose of metoprolol, the only med I take now. Probably not eliminate it, but drop form 100mg to 50 I bet.

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2 hours ago, ghost_of_fl said:

Just replace the coffee with cocaine - problem solved. 😂

Yep just ask the expert one Mr. David Crosby. You to can make irrational decisions and trade a rare priceless 1940's Brazilian Rosewood Martin for a bag of blow.

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