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Old 03-27-2013, 01:19 PM   #16
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Re: Dizzy/Rocking/Swaying Vertigo Helppp

Hey Stellar,

I as well wear sunglasses most of the time. They sure help I find.

I know that the audiology info is important to the ENT because they need to look at it for Minears diseas and such.

I have been the same. Not so much dizzy but completely unbalanced with the brain fog. Man its terrible. Cant think strait and I always felt I feel right stupid when its happening. I havent had the brain for in a couple weeks now. Hopefully its done. Balance is getting better but still get hit with wierd strange imbalance or slight nausea symptoms that dissipate quickly. TOday was an off day though. Unsure why. Im pretty sure ive found a dirent correlation with high sodium foods and my T. If I keep the salt down the noise is lower. I think anyway lol.

Im not sure if you excersise regularly or not but if you do have you tried anything at all since youve been feeling like this?

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #17
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I have had the same thing happen to me again on March 13th. My Ent specialist put me on Valium 5mg x2 daily and it had helped alot. I had vertigo start the first time in march of 2010 and it lasted 7 months, I had the choice of steriod injections in my ear drum or try the valium. The valium does make me sleepy but works well as I also have a panic disorder as well. I have been only able to sleep on my left side since it happened or I get dizzy so i know how you feel about laying on your back. It's most likely the crystals in your ear are moved and you amy need an Epey manuever to get them back in place, Good Luck

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #18
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Hi guys,
I'm new on here but i've read some threads & it can be really helpful to talk to people on here. For the past almost 2 months i've been suffering with this dizzyness/vertigo sensation. Its not a spinning dizzyness its more like a rocking swaying feeling. It started off by just a slight rocking sensation when i was walking then one day we went on a car trip & the next morning when i woke up in bed i was on my right side then rolled over onto my stomach the over to my left side & i got really dizzy. I then got up to see if it would go away but it continued & i felt like i was being pulled to my right side as well, we went to the hospital & they did blood tests & neurological tests & said everything was fine & just diagnosed me with vertigo & gave me Serc to take. On & off since then i've been dealing with the same thing, we've been to several drs & spent days in hospital where they've done lots of tests & again cant find anything. My dr ordered an MRI just to rule everything out & put my mind at ease as he doesnt think it will show anything but its causing me a lot of anxiety - i went to have the MRI twice & i cant lay down flat on my back as i get really dizzy then even worse when i get up then it passes a bit so i havent been able to have the MRI.
For the past few days its been constant more when i wake up & it gets slightly better during the day i am now taking the Serc 3 times a day which might be why it slowly gets better...
Just wondering if anyone else has suffered with this due to some sort of inner ear disorder? most of the drs think it must an inner ear imbalance. We have an ENT appointment next week but its really runing my quality of life...please help!

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #19
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I had almost identical experience woke up rolled over 3 months ago and my life hasn't been the same. Almost continual rocking or swaying to the tune of my heArtbeat. From oerfect health to one of life's biggest trials. Look up or better utube Epley maneuver if that dosnt help or cure u in some cases take vertigo heel it has helped my symptoms.

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:16 PM   #20
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I have had the exact same symptoms and exactly how yours started...I have no answers and because I started a new job I'm waiting for my ins to continue to search for answers I too was told I hav vertigo and that the rocking swaying may be a syndrome called disembarking syndrome like we u disembark from a ship u still feel u are rocking. I went from perfect health to a nightmare of constant swaying and rocking 24 7 if u find out a cause please post on board.
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Hi guys,
I'm new on here but i've read some threads & it can be really helpful to talk to people on here. For the past almost 2 months i've been suffering with this dizzyness/vertigo sensation. Its not a spinning dizzyness its more like a rocking swaying feeling. It started off by just a slight rocking sensation when i was walking then one day we went on a car trip & the next morning when i woke up in bed i was on my right side then rolled over onto my stomach the over to my left side & i got really dizzy. I then got up to see if it would go away but it continued & i felt like i was being pulled to my right side as well, we went to the hospital & they did blood tests & neurological tests & said everything was fine & just diagnosed me with vertigo & gave me Serc to take. On & off since then i've been dealing with the same thing, we've been to several drs & spent days in hospital where they've done lots of tests & again cant find anything. My dr ordered an MRI just to rule everything out & put my mind at ease as he doesnt think it will show anything but its causing me a lot of anxiety - i went to have the MRI twice & i cant lay down flat on my back as i get really dizzy then even worse when i get up then it passes a bit so i havent been able to have the MRI.
For the past few days its been constant more when i wake up & it gets slightly better during the day i am now taking the Serc 3 times a day which might be why it slowly gets better...
Just wondering if anyone else has suffered with this due to some sort of inner ear disorder? most of the drs think it must an inner ear imbalance. We have an ENT appointment next week but its really runing my quality of life...please help!

 
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:22 PM   #21
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Hey there,
There is lots of causes for these symptoms but mine has been diagnosed as a neck injury. Basically i had 2 whiplash injuries which resulted in this problem. I've been getting physio for about 3 weeks now which is helping quite a lot with simple stretches. There is also another problem which can occur in the atlas C1 verterbrae in your neck which i might also possibly look into as i still have some symptoms. I've been talking to a man who had A LOT of bad symptoms like to the point where he couldnt eat & drink but his movement & dizzy sensations were the same as me & his atlas bone was out of alignment. There's a special chiropractor called Atlas Orthogonal where they dont crack or manipulate you but they use a special tool which puts a soundwave into the verterbrae & realigns it. His symptoms then went away after his treatment. I'm going to continue with physio & see how that goes & then see if i want to look into the atlas orthogonal treatment

If you've had your ears checked & been checked for like bppv & such & they say they can't find anything wrong i'd get your neck looked at.
Do you have any neck pain or lack or movement in your neck? or are the symptoms brought on by certain neck movements? thats what mine are like.

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #22
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Hey guys just wondering how everyone has been doing with their symptoms lately? has anyone made any progress or gotten any better? I tried a few different things and they helped for a little while. Mostly they were holisitic options, I took a few herbal supplements that help you digest more nutrients from your food and also I bought a vegetable juicer/macerator and started making my own vegetable juice, I basically drink about a quart of it a day, I supplement lunch with it and eat normal breakfast and dinner and I do at least find a have more energy now, so I dont feel as tired which does help deal with some of the dizziness symptoms. Like I say for a while I was feeling almost %100 perfect but that was when I was off work. Now I am back at work and for the last couple of weeks it has been really tough. I have not had any of the really hardcore spinny episodes where everything is just swirling around me but at work I am sitting in front of a computer all the time I often feel very disoriented, and I have exactly like what Rockville was describing, like Im constantly on a boat and everything is just swaying back and forth. A lot of the time I feel like Im sort of in a dream world, like Im not really there. Sometimes I feel like Im not really connected to my body (Does that seem weird?!). I dont know what to do. Since I have gone back to work and my symptoms have gotten worse again I feel like maybe I just can't do the type of job I am doing since it's working in an office environment with fluorescent lighting and computers all day, which sucks, because I like my job. But this crappy feeling is totally ruining my life. SInce the symptoms have gotten worse again Im once again afraid to do anything like going out with friends, even walking into a restaurant or going to a movie. I find it is almost impossible to even do simple chores like buying groceries because Im so afraid of getting dizzy. Some days even when I need stuff I dont want to go to the store because I feel so much like crap. I have a massive fear of fainting and I pretty much think about it any time I am out in public. I have been this way off and on for almost 10 months. Does anyone else feel this way? And has anyone found that their symptoms were related to working in an office environment? The only other thing I can think that would make my symptoms suddenly get worse again is the hot weather? Like maybe the air pressure is affecting my ears? Has anyone else had that happen, too?
Hope you all are doing well!

 
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #23
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Hey Stellar,
So sorry you're still suffering bad i actually found the answer to my problem in the past month. As i mentioned before it was my neck causing the problem & i saw physio's who gave me stretches which helped a bit but not really so i was googling one day & found a website a guy had made about upper cervical problems, particularly in your Atlas (first verterbrae in your neck) he wrote a big post on his story & listed his symptoms (40+ symptoms he had!) & i could relate to some. So i emailed him & he agreed we sounded quite similar so he told me to contact this Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor who basically saved his life. Now everyone's like oh no not a chiropractor! but this is a different type of chiropractor, no manipulation or cracking or twisting. The Atlas Orthogonal treatment consists of the dr taking a series of x rays at different angles so he can calculate how much your atlas is tilted or twisted or both! they then put the numbers into a percussive soundwave machine which they then line up on your neck, press a button & it GENTLY & SAFELY puts your atlas back into the correct position. Keep in mind that the atlas is positioned right where your brainstem is so if its out of alignment (subluxation) it can block all sorts of important signals to your nervous system which basically controls your whole body.
SO I went to this dr & its the best decision i have ever made. We took x rays & he said my neck is the WORST he's ever seen in someone my age, i'm 20. It makes me angry to think i had the radioligists & physio look at my x rays & they said my neck looked normal besides some straightening. Which is actually wrong because my neck wasnt just straight instead of curved back, it's basically kyphosis which means its now starting to curve the OPPOSITE way..which is not good. Also my atlas was actually jammed up against my skull which is very clear in the x ray pictures. The dr thinks my necks started going out of position when i was 3 as i had a bad accident where i got knocked to the ground & broke my collar bone. Along with that i had many many horse riding falls & i rode from when i was 7-18. As well as falling off a treadmill & getting hit in the upper back with a metal horse float door. Soooo I started treatment about a month ago & the results have been INCREDIBLE so far. As i mentioned in previous posts i couldnt lay down flat on my back or my stomach or even my side sometimes without feeling weird, by the 2nd or 3rd appointment with the atlas dr i was laying on my back & a little time after that i was laying on my side & stomach & now i dont even have to think about it as it just continues to improve. Now this isnt like a one adjustment & you're cured type of thing, it might be for some people but because my neck has been out for soo long its going to take time for the muscles & everything to get used to the right position but all that matters is it is improving
So thats my little story! i'm not saying this is the answer to yours or everyones but hey its worth a shot, everyone just assumes dizziness is an inner ear thing but actually 90% of dizziness can come from this problem in your neck. I recommend googling & youtubing the Atlas Orthogonal technique & reading some stories to see if it resonates with you too goodluck!

 
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #24
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I have had the exact same symptoms and exactly how yours started...I have no answers and because I started a new job I'm waiting for my ins to continue to search for answers I too was told I hav vertigo and that the rocking swaying may be a syndrome called disembarking syndrome like we u disembark from a ship u still feel u are rocking. I went from perfect health to a nightmare of constant swaying and rocking 24 7 if u find out a cause please post on board.
same here. this all started 25 years ago. had all the test !!! said I had an imbalance in my right ear. most of the time i'm fine. they said it will go away but you can have attacks. so I was told to sleep prop up. no right side no flying and watch the coffee and sugars. in that time this is my second bad attack. it's been 1 month of this feeling. the first time it lasted about 6 months. I've had mild attacks in between. this is driving me crazy right now. I don't have health insurance, i'm on my own as my husband passed away , I work 3 jobs 7 days a week. just to make ends meet. and my son is getting married in 1 week wish it would just stop. hopefully tomarrow is a better day. any suggestions would be helpful. I was given antivert but I can't take. makes me too tired. and I gotta work. thanks everyone.

 
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:01 PM   #25
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Hey guys just wondering how everyone has been doing with their symptoms lately? has anyone made any progress or gotten any better? I tried a few different things and they helped for a little while. Mostly they were holisitic options, I took a few herbal supplements that help you digest more nutrients from your food and also I bought a vegetable juicer/macerator and started making my own vegetable juice, I basically drink about a quart of it a day, I supplement lunch with it and eat normal breakfast and dinner and I do at least find a have more energy now, so I dont feel as tired which does help deal with some of the dizziness symptoms. Like I say for a while I was feeling almost %100 perfect but that was when I was off work. Now I am back at work and for the last couple of weeks it has been really tough. I have not had any of the really hardcore spinny episodes where everything is just swirling around me but at work I am sitting in front of a computer all the time I often feel very disoriented, and I have exactly like what Rockville was describing, like Im constantly on a boat and everything is just swaying back and forth. A lot of the time I feel like Im sort of in a dream world, like Im not really there. Sometimes I feel like Im not really connected to my body (Does that seem weird?!). I dont know what to do. Since I have gone back to work and my symptoms have gotten worse again I feel like maybe I just can't do the type of job I am doing since it's working in an office environment with fluorescent lighting and computers all day, which sucks, because I like my job. But this crappy feeling is totally ruining my life. SInce the symptoms have gotten worse again Im once again afraid to do anything like going out with friends, even walking into a restaurant or going to a movie. I find it is almost impossible to even do simple chores like buying groceries because Im so afraid of getting dizzy. Some days even when I need stuff I dont want to go to the store because I feel so much like crap. I have a massive fear of fainting and I pretty much think about it any time I am out in public. I have been this way off and on for almost 10 months. Does anyone else feel this way? And has anyone found that their symptoms were related to working in an office environment? The only other thing I can think that would make my symptoms suddenly get worse again is the hot weather? Like maybe the air pressure is affecting my ears? Has anyone else had that happen, too?
Hope you all are doing well!
Hi Stellar:
I have gotten so much from your postings. For three months now both my husband and I have had many symptoms like yours but his is worse than mine as he has neck issues as well. I too feel like I am in a fog with dizziness most of the time. I have living on Serc three times a day along with Gravol and Ibuprofen. It gets me thru the day. My husband takes all this as well. He has had an MRI at the clinic in Moncton which was normal. He also just went to a Physiotherapist in F'ton and has exercises to do at home 3 times a day which really makes him unbalanced and dizzy and he can hardly get to the bathroom.
I plan to go to the Physio as well to be assessed. The mornings are the worst for us both. I have just retired but if I hadn't I wouldn't be able to work I'm sure. There is a lot of anxiety with this but we are trying to stay positive and hope for a solution at some time. If we go out for groceries it has to be done in a hurry as there is too much stimulation and end up feeling dizzy, tired and weak. Home is the best place to be at that point. You mentioned the weather and at first we thought it was maybe the molds on all the trees here in NB but not sure about that. It seems to be worse when the barometric pressure is high. When it rains there seems to be some relief. Today and yesterday it is 28 degrees Celsius but the barometer is 1025 and these haven't been good days.I do think the weather has something to do with it but have no real way to gauge all these different aspects of it to know for sure. That is the trouble with all this a person's mind never stops trying to find the answer. This all started in June for me but my husband had been having slight dizziness for months before but just put up with it until now there is no ignoring any of this. Anyway it is quite a journey and it sure is a relief to read these postings and share. I really hope you are feeling better. Maybe when the season changes and the colder days come all of us might get our lives back.

 
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:32 AM   #26
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Hi Serendipity,
Yes I definitely get what you mean about the frustration and about how the mind is continuously searching for answers. and it IS nice to know that there are other people you can chat with who understand what you're going through, even though I'm really sorry to hear about your struggling. So much of what you say resonates with my experience; the rushing through the grocery store, not wanting to leave the house, etc. I find when I 'have to' leave the house for an appointment, etc, I get a lot of anxiety which only makes things worse. Something which I have found DOES help is trying to avoid doing a big grocery at the grocery store and making smaller trips to like, market style places, etc, since there is usually not as much fluorescent lighting, and being outdoors or in a smaller place is much better. It took a few full on dizzy/panic attacks at the grocery store to figure that out! It is frustrating and scary for me because I am single so I dont have anyone else to share the burden of paying bills. One way or the other Im going to have to figure out a way to deal with this problem or resolve it so that I can still earn an income. I have been taking Serc 3X a day as well, and I have had the same thoughts that you have; after a while you just start to stretch looking for an explanation like mould, humidity, etc. That is wild that both you and your husband have these symptoms! Unfortunately for me it doesnt seem like there is a lot of rhyme or reason in terms of weather; my symptoms started in the wintertime, although I agree, since the hot weather came on it definitely got worse. I am an NB'er too, and this summer being soooo hot at times has definitely been a challenge. I have tried a lot of different things, going to the dentist to see if they had any answers, seeing a chiropractor, naturopaths, etc. Some of the homeopathic remedies have at least boosted my energy levels so it makes it a little easier to deal with the dizziness and helped the depression that has crept in as a result. Mostly what i have done is removed white flower, white sugar, and most meat from my diet. It hasn't resolved anything but like I say it did help a little. Hope you feel better soon!

 
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #27
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I feel like I could have written these posts myself. This is EXACTLY what I've been dealing with for the past year and I can't take it anymore. I'm desperate for help, I have three babies to take care of. Have any of you gotten any better? My prayers are with all of you, I know how awful this is.

 
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:37 PM   #28
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Hi there,

I have found my solution & am like 80-90% better now only after 5 months of treatment. I'll keep it short but if you wanna know more you can always message me I have a neck injury where my Atlas (first verterbrae in neck) is out of place due to many injuries i have had over the years (horse riding falls, falling off treadmill, hit in the back, broken collarbone etc). This can cause hundreds of countless symptoms, balance & dizzy feeling being a major one due to the atlas being right near the brainstem which controls your nervous system. I see a specialist chiropractor (no cracking or twisting or manipulating) he uses a technique called Atlas Orthogonal where they use a gentle percussive soundwave instrument to realign the atlas.

If you have any sort of neck trouble (stiff neck, sore neck, if its sore to touch at the top of your neck) this could be your problem. But i am so much happier & healthier now & i've only been seeing this dr about 5 months (which may sound like a long time but its not when the treatment is so simple & you literally don't feel a thing - except better).

Tara

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Old 11-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #29
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Im going to look into that kind of chiropractor. I was in a horrific accident 8 years ago and while I didn't sustain any direct neck injuries, something hasn't been quite right since then. My head got stuck between the steering wheel and door panel and we rolled about 3 times, upside down, and air bags never deployed so it's absolutely a possibility. When rolling my head back, in a circular motion, I hear what sounds like Rice Krispies. It hurts and when I get that "brain fog" feeling, I almost feel like this heaviness at the base of my skull where my spine meets. It would make a ton of sense.
Thanks for all your help, I'm SO happy for you that you feel better!!!!

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Old 11-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #30
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I have had the Rocking / Swaying sensation for several months. You might try the MdDs foundation (Mal de Debarquement Syndrome)- to see if this sounds like what you have. It is rare and many Physicians are not aware of this. I also have had ENT, Neurology, blood work done - Only thing found was PanSinusitis. My Neurologist is treating me with a combo of medications and it has helped. I can make it through the day but have to admit - still get very fatigued.

 
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