For all of us who have woken up one day spinning here is my journey.
Went to see G.P. - given Circ (automated response to help with the spinning)
Had to fly out next day so I loaded up on gravel (anti nausea)
Made specialist appointment (ears nose throat) - hearing test, ear pressure test
Had MRI clear (phew no cancer)
Spinning happened in two episodes 6 months apart.
I am now in 3rd episode lasting 2 months - wont let me sleep as cant lay horizontal must reamain vetical with eyes open or I really spin and go into cold sweat.
I have now seen top notch accupuncture, physiotherapist, massage therapist and 3 gps and 2 specialists.
Finally went in sooo desperate from the lack of sleep and spinning I begged a friend who was a physio to look at my neck as it has been hurting the whole time. He reluctantly cracked it. My spinning went away but the flu like feelings were still there.
I am not a fan of Chiro's for may different reasons but I was desperate.
The Chiro showed me how I had no movement in c1 right under my skull. He adjusted it and I had relief for 4 hourse. I have gone back 7 times and each time I have found relief for a short period of time.
The cause for me was working on my laptop and Ipad at a downward angle. I am now correcting posture and working with a Chiro to correct, immediately followed by massage to relax muscles and physio for soft tissue and muscular strength.
Not one doctor would look at the receptor theory in the neck as being the root problem. Each discipline ignored the other - physios would use Eply readjust with no luck while specialists test and test. If someone had said if its viral it goes away, if not try eply, if not MRI, if not eye pressure, if not spine. But each profession makes only one suggestion. Mine was C! in spine others have crystals needing to be re-balanced.
For those who live with some form of vertigo my prayers are with you as it is quite a refining process.
Yes, repetitive motions can cause a lot of problems. Instead of looking at the obvious reasons first, they all want it to be whatever their specialty is.
I had a whiplash injury many years ago and was dizzy and in pain for quite awhile. I could no longer tolerate looking down without getting sick!
I had to give up golf, and my job which required looking down all day long at my work, was making me sick too.
I finally had to stack my work on many big books so that I was looking level all the time.
After many weeks, my neck gradually improved, but it was a terrible ordeal and I ended up with some hearing loss!
Whiplash is nothing to ignore. Also, if you are looking at the computer all day everday, you can develop bad neck issues.