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Postby Invicta » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:43 pm

Has anyone ever suffered from Vertigo?
Just recovering from first episode, not nice at all.
Mine was a Virus and shortlived but very unpleasant. Anyone who suffers from it has my sympathy.
Well on the way to recovery and even managed to get the outside lights up today. Ken
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Re: Vertigo

Postby Bootlelass-expat » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:52 pm

Ken

I was hospitalized with it. I couldn’t walk out of a restaurant. Everything spinning around me.

It was absolutely terrifying. It happened in 2008. Never had it since, never want to. Will never forget it either.


Hope you never have another episode.


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Re: Vertigo

Postby Bill fawcett » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Hi Ken, I have suffered with it (Labyrinthitis) for a couple of years now, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
I only have to forget about it and throw my head back when stretching , or doing an overhead job where my head is tilted back for a while, and it sets it off. The whole room spins at a very fast rate and it is impossible to stand, have to crawl on hands and knees to go to the loo. I keep the tablets handy all of the time.

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Re: Vertigo

Postby Paul » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:52 pm

Ken, my wife has suffered with this for a number of years now, controlled to a large extent with the medication proscribed but still has bouts that put her to bed, glad you are recovering.

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Re: Vertigo

Postby bjones » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:00 pm

And don't forget ........"just when you thought it was safe to go out" You think you're over it and there it is again....
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Re: Vertigo

Postby Bonesy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:25 pm

Dont know much about it but it sounds bloody awful.


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Re: Vertigo

Postby Invicta » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:05 pm

Thanks folks. In my case ( pretty mild apparently) as I got up from a chair , 30 seconds later my head was spinning and I needed grab hold of something to steady myself. It passed after a minute or so . A course of pills relieved it but no driving for a week until off the pills.
Like I said, it was very unpleasant. :wink: Ken
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Re: Vertigo

Postby dorothy834 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:33 pm

Ken..it could be blood pressure
You should always stand a moment when
Standing up from a chair vertigo lasts longer
I have it for several days and take medication

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Re: Vertigo

Postby Invicta » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:57 pm

BP checked today and last Friday and in a good range for me Dorothy.
The Vertigo has been pretty mild today have been into town ( Tun Wells )
Thankyou for your advice, Her Ladyship has me under scrutiny :lol: Ken
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Re: Vertigo

Postby Patricia » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:06 pm

Add me to the list - it is absolutely horrifying when it happens
for the first time - remember trying to go forward and I was
in fact going sideways absolutely no control on movement
whatsoever. Remember Robyn was a great help and provided
me with some exercises which helped greatly. Have since had
two more episodes with a couple of years in between them. :shock:
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Re: Vertigo

Postby billygooner » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:57 am

hi ken, had an episode a year ago spent all night on my knees in the bath room, hope never to have it again, regards billy.
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Re: Vertigo

Postby IRENE H » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:05 am

Add me aswell, had it a long time ago & woke up in the night the bed was spinning . Took tablets called Serc 8 which helped thought that was the last then I had it again this April, same thing in bed middle of the night room spinning. Went to the hospital Blood pressure sky high that's what seems to be the start of the problem ,,, it lasts for quite a while maybe 2or 3 days .. All ok now just keep BP in check & tablets in case it happens again .. I have arthritis in my neck from a injury a long time ago ,, so that doesn't help old age aswell ha ha Irene x :D :D :D :D
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Re: Vertigo

Postby Invicta » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:38 am

It seems fairly common. Several neighbours and friends of a “certain age” have also suffered it. You are right Irene BP is a big part of it but low and high BP can be an issue as well as Diabetes, Statins can trigger it as can caffeine and dehydration.
I’ve spent the night on my knees Billy and been woozy before but that was the drink :lol: Ken
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Re: Vertigo

Postby henry » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:59 pm

I know it's not funny but Cary Grant had it in a film
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Re: Vertigo

Postby dorothy834 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:59 pm

Hi..type into search engine..Blood pressure drops when Standing.
Today I learned that happens to me so looked up about it and
It makes interesting reading..answers some questions..
It may give you a few answers too ..hope it helps.

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Re: Vertigo

Postby filsgreen » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:20 am

Its called postural hypotension, Dorothy.
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Re: Vertigo

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:54 am

Exactly what the Doc said Phil, I think :lol: Ken
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Re: Vertigo

Postby dorothy834 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:11 am

Hi..Ken Phil..that's the one ..also for me it's middle ear problems too
Ready for the boneyard me thinks... :(
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Re: Vertigo

Postby Invicta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 am

Sure you’ll rebound Dot, keep your chin up.
I always thought Vertigo was a fear of heights but during our trip earlier in the year we went up three of the Worlds tallest towers without a wobble :lol: Ken
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Re: Vertigo

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:05 am

I seem to remember you had a post on vertigo a couple of years ago Ken. I’ve suffered from tinnitus and Meniere's disease for over 45 years now, good days and bad ones they are all the same. :roll: :(
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