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Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 03-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,227
Posted By bindar
Re: think i've worked it out - visual vertigo

There has been research showing that patients who with chronic dizziness, visual vertigo, and subjective imbalance are very responsive to treatment with SSRI's. These patients had no physical...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 03-02-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By bindar
Re: Vertigo

Its very common without headache. I have never had a headache in my life and have MAV.

Topamax seems to work well if the patient can tolerate the side effects. But because of the high side...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 03-02-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,496
Posted By bindar
Re: Vertifree natural product, does it work?

You can try it but its not a long term solution because it does not fix the actual problem. I would suggest finding the actual problem and treating that. If your doctors dont know what is causing...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 03-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,679
Posted By bindar
Re: Labrynthitis my experience so far

I had surgery for suspected perilymph fistula and nothing was found. My doctor did the repair anyway but it didnt help me. I ended up having MAV even though I have no headache and have NEVER had a...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 02-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By bindar
Re: Vertigo

Sounds like a textbook case of migraine associated vertigo. My first advice is to avoid migraine diet and lifestyle triggers. If you dont achieve satisfactory control with that after 1 month, ask...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 02-28-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,671
Posted By bindar
Re: My Story: Looking for Answers

Do you have a history of migraine or anxiety? Its most likely migraine associated vertigo, or chronic subjective dizziness. Both disorders have similar mechanisms, and the treatment is almost the...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 02-20-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,358
Posted By bindar
Re: Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrintis?

With VN or Labs, you should have been recovered by now, and it sounds like your symptoms are somewhat episodic. Its much more likely to be a central cause, like vestibular migraine without headache....
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 02-09-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,680
Posted By bindar
Re: Dizziness/Lightheadedness started 3 days ago!

I would recommend seeing an Ear Nose and Throat specialist, and if they cant figure it out, see a Neurologist.
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 02-02-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By bindar
Re: Is this an inner ear problem?

I would describe your symptoms as positional vertigo or dizziness. Its possible that fluid in the middle ear (not the actual inner ear, the middle ear is behind the eardrum) would cause this. If...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 01-30-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,679
Posted By bindar
Re: Labrynthitis my experience so far

The first attack does sound a lot like Labyrinthitis, but the fact that you had a second attack does not suggest Labyrinthitis to me. Labyrinthitis only causes one attack. If you had...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,369
Posted By bindar
Re: Perilymph fistula

Surgery proved I didnt have a fistula, I am currently being treated for MAV.

I wouldnt recommend flying, but I suppose its possible with the proper ear plugs. Can you find another otologist or...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-27-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,369
Posted By bindar
Re: Perilymph fistula

I am no better at all, life is still a nightmare lol. :dizzy:

Im thrilled that you are doing better, whether or not its the meds. I certainly wouldnt quit them just in case lol, give it at least...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 01-26-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,959
Posted By bindar
Re: Possible inner ear disorder/Severe symptoms

It doesnt sound like an ear problem.

I would see a neurologist, or ideally see someone who is a balance specialist. It sounds like more of a central issue. But I am not a doctor so I cannot...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 01-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,400
Posted By bindar
Re: Vestibular Neuritis?

That does not sound like VN. Your symptoms do not match VN close enough, and VN would not cause 2 distinct attacks like you describe. A VN patient should describe 1 acute episode of extreme...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-26-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,369
Posted By bindar
Re: Perilymph fistula

Unfortunately the surgery didnt work, and I am currently being treated for possible MAV. Keppra is an anticonvulsant, and this class of meds is common for MAV treatment, although I have not heard of...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,700
Posted By bindar
Re: Having difficulty determining which ear for BPPV

The hallpike dix maneuver can be used to determine which ear is problematic, but this is best done by a doctor who can read the nystagmus and tell which ear is the problem. Occasionally the...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-26-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By bindar
Re: Spinning sensation

See a neurologist, its more likely to be a central issue. Do you ever get headaches?
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By bindar
Re: Very Dizzy

If the headaches are bad, they are probably migraines. And if this is true, then all the other symptoms would be migraine related too. Look up MAV, and talk to a doctor about it.
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,778
Posted By bindar
Re: Dizziness help

It does not sound like an inner ear issue. I would see a neurologist and ask about MAV. Your description of vertigo, nausea, lightheadedness and throbing 1 sided head pain sounds like a strong case...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-20-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,061
Posted By bindar
Re: dizziness after cold/sinus infection

I am not aware of meclizine being used to dry out sinuses, but Im not a doctor. Meclizine is used to prevent motion sickness and/or nausea. You need to see an ENT or neurologist.
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-20-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,096
Posted By bindar
Re: Vertigo/muscle spasms

Glad to hear the good news! Migraines are the most common cause of vertigo and dizziness. It is possible that this is the cause of your positional vertigo, and magnesium can improve migraine. I...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,096
Posted By bindar
Re: Vertigo/muscle spasms

It sounds like you are experiencing positional vertigo.

Is it possible that you are tensing your neck, shoulders, and head to keep from provoking vertigo? Over used muscles could contribute to...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,369
Posted By bindar
Re: Perilymph fistula

Flying with an active PLF is high discouraged. There are special travel ear plugs that help regulate the pressure in your ear, those might help. Are you being seen by an ear specialist?

Note I...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-04-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

Thanks!!

That would be a pain to have such sound sensitivity! Ive never had that before. Good luck coaching for the dodge ball season! I have wanted to ride my dirt bike, but its not a good...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

Thats interesting that you felt better for a while after taking out the packing, could it have been a coincidence? Im glad you are on Topamax too, Im curious to see what happens!

For the SCDS...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-03-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,467
Posted By bindar
Re: BPPV/Brain Fog/Head Tightness & Tension HELP!

The mention of brain fog, head aches, head pressue, and worsening symptoms during menstrual cycle leads to suspicion about migraine involvement. I would sugggest visiting a neurologist.
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 01-01-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

Im not on any medication, my eyes have been like this since these symptoms started.

Let me know how the post-op goes! I wish you the best of luck.
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-31-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

My eyes feel tired all the time, do you remember having that before and after your successful surgery? Do you have that now?

Happy New year!!!!
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-29-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

Im sorry to hear that you have been suffering! I really do know what its like... Good for you that you are a young cancer survivor! :)

I saw my Neurotologist today and she took out the...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-28-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

I reacted pretty strongly to the fistula test, it gave me wicked spinning vertigo.

The fistula test is often positive with nystagmus in patients with SCDS....

When you had a confirmed PLF...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-27-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

When you had a PLF before, did you get dizzy during the fistula test or valsalva maneuver?

Do either of these make you dizzy now? Both of them made me dizzy before surgery, and these 2 symptoms...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By bindar
Re: Dizzy, buzz in head, wierdtaste in mouthl, might pass out

Its probably a reaction of the drug use. First of all, quit the drug use, it will ONLY hurt you and NEVER help you achieve anything positive. It is impossible to say whether these symptoms are a...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By bindar
Re: Any Natural Remedies For Dizziness ?

I have heard good things about Ginger.

But I dont believe in remedies for dizziness unless there is a logical reason for them, like motion sickness from being on a boat. Dizziness is not a...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-26-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

I hope you had a good Christmas too!! I know it can be difficult when you dont feel good, but hopefully we will both get better soon! :)

Thanks for the info about the surgery. I have also felt...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

I felt pretty good this morning, but I havent felt as good tonight. My balance is not as good, and I feel like Im rocking on a boat. I used to feel this rocking sensation occasionally before...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 12-23-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By bindar
Re: Perilymphatic Fistula

Edit: I wrote you something, but I realized you have two different thread topics. Please see what I wrote in the other one.
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-23-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

The symptoms you describe are called Tulios Phenomenon. Ive never heard of an MAV patient with chronic Tullios like you describe, but some patients do say that sound and/or light can cause their...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

With your first successful PLF surgery, how long did it take you to feel normal again? I have heard that it takes about 6-8 weeks. I just had PLF surgery, could you please share with me as much...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-22-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,666
Posted By bindar
Re: Nortriptyline for Migraine Associated Vertigo?

Nortriptyline is a favorite by most practitioners. Some patients experience improvement of symptoms after a few days, but its not unnusual to take a few weeks for a positive change. Patience is key.
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-22-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By bindar
Re: Dizziness and minor neck pain?

Over the counter migraine abortive medications will do nothing for MAV, or even make it worse. If you want to rule out MAV, you need to speak to a neurologist about a migraine preventative...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 12-21-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,276
Posted By bindar
Re: Labrythitis, Menieres, BPPV?

I am thrilled to hear that I was able to steer you in the right direction! Nortriptyline is an excellent medication for suppressing migraine. It is generally well tolerated, and a good choice given...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-21-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Posted By bindar
Re: Lightheadedness, no vision, tingling sensation and vertigo- what causes this?

You need to be evaluated by a physician. It could be related to the heart or central nervious system.
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-21-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By bindar
Re: Vertigo last 2 hours - is this BPPV?

Ask your ENT for a referral to an Otologist. They are ear specialists, and can rule whether the problem is related to the ear, or central disorder. Given that a head injury started things, a...
Board: Inner Ear Disorders 12-15-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,414
Posted By bindar
Re: Anyone pregnant with a Vestibular Disorder?

Because your symptoms are likely tied to hormone changes, MAV sounds very likely. Most MAV patients experience a rocking sensation, exaclty what you describe. Brain fog is a large component of MAV,...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-11-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,518
Posted By bindar
Re: Please help!!! So sick and tired i need help no doctors listen.

I would ONLY do the steroid if the ENG or VNG test shows damage. I am not a doctor, but this sounds logical to me!
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-08-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,941
Posted By bindar
Re: vertigo upon laying down or bending or looking down or looking up

BPPV is caused by natural degeneration of the otolith organs, there is nothing you can do to prevent that. But it can be started by any movement that allows the loose otolith particles to exit the...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-08-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By bindar
Re: New Member - Hoping for Support

First of all, your case sounds a bit complex, it is very possible that there are two, and even three potential causes. Your history does sound very suspicious of Meneires, but it is possible that...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-07-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By bindar
Re: New Member - Hoping for Support

Have you ever had a hearing test or ENG test for vestibular damage? It sounds like you have had many Meneires attacks, so there should be some notable damage to the cochlea and inner ear. This...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-05-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By bindar
Re: New Member - Hoping for Support

Its possible that the Epley caused Anterior or Lateral canal BPPV, this happens occasionally.

However, headaches and ear pressure are not associated with BPPV. If the ear pressure is bilateral...
Board: Dizziness / Vertigo 12-04-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By bindar
Re: Dizziness / Vertigo

Is the vertigo provoked by rolling over in bed? If so, it should be repeatable everytime you roll over.
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