Haven't posted in a very long time, first time on this board ( as far as I can remember
Early in May I had a routine Dr. appointment, I felt a little hyper as always but nothing out of the ordinary...I always get hyper when I go to the Dr.
Went up in the elevator as usual but this time when I got to the top...only the 2nd floor, so it wasn't a long ride... I was really dizzy, felt like I'd been on a weekend bender.
When I got into see the Dr. I told him what happened and he looked in my nose asked me if I was stuffed up ( which I was ) and told me I had a sinus infection and that was causing the dizziness.
Right after I left that Dr. I had a chiropractor appointment, once I got cracked the dizziness went away, so I chalked it up to my bad back, neck and shoulders and never got the prescription that my PCP gave me filled...it was for Doxycycline.
The dizziness stayed away for a little over 1 month, then at the end of June first part of July it came back full force...went back and got cracked again since neck, back and shoulders were killed me again, but this time the dizziness didn't really go away, it kept coming back off and on.
I finally decided that I should get the Doxycycline filled, I took about 3 of those and I don't know if they really helped the dizziness or not because they gave me such horrible heartburn I couldn't stand it, called my Dr. and he told me to stop taking them and called me in Cipro, but warned me that they'd probably do the same thing ( they did ).
Went back to my PCP July 9th I believe it was and he sent me to an ENT, I described to the ENT when I got dizzy and what seemd to bring it on.
He told me he was almost certain that I had BPV and he did this maneuver with me...moving my head from one side to the other while laying on my back.
I got so dizzy that and pardon my language but I thought I was going to barf all over the Dr. shoes.
He told me that my eyes were basically spinning around in my head when I moved my head in certain positions.
I felt better almost as soon as he was done, but then two days later the dizziness came back.
I'm doing the maneuver at home, but I must not be doing it right or something because it doens't seem to be helping at all.
I did it this afternoon and when I sat up I thought I was going to pass out I was so dizzy.
I laid down for a few minutes and it went away, put the second I sat up it started all over again, laid back down and this time it went away.
A couple of house later I was dizzy again.
Typing this is making me dizzy.
So after that LONG post I have a couple of questions for anyone who may be able to offer advice.
I have terrible sinus and ear pressure almost all the time...on the rare occasion when the sinus pressure lets up I don't feel so dizzy.
It basicaly feels like my whole head is going to blow off because of the pressure.
I'm sure the maneuver is throwing my neck, back and shoulders out of place because they're killing me again.
I'm going to call the ENT the first thing in the morning, but does anyone think that it's a combination of the BPV, sinuses and my back, neck and shoulders or can the BPV cause all of this, or are my sinuses causing it all.
Anyone do the maneuvers and not get releif?
I'm at my wits end here, I afraid to even leave the house in case I get dizzy and fall over on the street or something
Thanks to anyone who answers this post.