Hi, just over a week ago I was serving at the restaurant that I work at and I thought the people I was serving were moving the table. Then I realized they weren't and I felt really off balance. My manager sent me to the doctor and they told me that I had vertigo. He said I am pretty young (26) to have it and said that it doesn't go away but it can get better. From what I have read it can be pretty unbearable. Mine is just more annoying than anything, I am a college student and it is very hard to focus in class and when I am trying to read or do homework. I am also a single mom and this scares me that I cant take as good of care of my son now.
Anyway, thats just some background info but the reason I came on here is to get some advice. Is it normal to get extremely tired from vertigo? By 5pm I am so drained I need a nap. I also feel like I'm being pulled to my left side (if that makes sense). What can I do to make this better? I dont want to live like this, I just want to feel normal again.
Hi and welcome. As far as being tired from the vertigo I'm not really sure. Did your Dr. give you any cause for it or have you go for any blood work? There are many reasons for vertigo and you need to find out why your having these bouts of it. I'd ask to see an ENT to make sure there is no inner ear problem or sinus issues. Also a sudden drop in BP can cause this as well. I think you need to find out why your having it and not just be told you have it with no explanation.
Feel better and good luck...JJ...
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Hi - I had a case of vertigo a few years ago and it was diagnosed by my ENT as BPPV - BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO.
He treated it, very simply, in his office and I have not had a recurrance of it.
If this is the type you have, you may be in luck. Do a google (or other) search for it and you will find a good explanation of it.
Good luck to you!
Last edited by Grace404; 09-08-2011 at 04:27 PM.
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After treatment I was able to sleep, bend over, roll over, etc. without any further vertigo symptoms. It has been about 7 years since my vertigo episode (which lasted a few days before I sought treatment) and have been fortunate to not have any further symptoms.
I really don't remember about sleeping upright, but I do know that I was very careful after the procedure because I didn't want to undo it!
Yes, I was able to sleep normally, although I was a bit cautious at first since I wasn't sure if the problem was going to come back.
After the epley I was not woozy or dizzy, It worked for me the first time. I guess I was fortunate, but I don't know anyone else that had vertigo episodes / epley, I just relied on my ENT Dr and at that time he said he had good patient response to this treatment, but he did say it was possible that the treatment might need to be repeated if the symptoms did not totally go away. I was happy that it did not involve taking any medications.
I hope you find relief
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