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    Old 01-06-2005, 12:22 PM   #1
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    Hi everyone

    I couldnt find anything related to this. I wanted to find out if anyone was experiencing alike mine. My vertigo is the kind that is on top of the dizzyness that I ve had for while. where u would feel light headed. sometimes it feels like your head is congested. maybe bit off balance feeling. The vertigo would be " surprise attack" where i would get freaked out at that moment and always needing to grab and hold on to something. My head feels like slot machine at that moment. Where things are spinning fast then starts to slow down just like a slot machine. then it will stop. It could last anywhere from 5 seconds to 20 seconds. sometimes maybe little longer but never longer than 1 minute. But its the feeling afterwards. it would suck out my whole energy. It hit me last sunday while I was driving, BAM! vertigo time. Jeez I was freaked out. But thank god it was during a moment where there was no cars around. So I got fed up! I already went to my Family dr many many many times. They are tired of me. It was seemly caused by my sinus problem. So I decided to go to ENT and they had me taking decongestion and sinus rinse. But then the Vertigo started up 3 months ago. Before that was just dizzy feeling and congested head and always feeling tired. So when I went to ENT I went there to try to figure out the solution for my sinus. then few weeks later I had vertigo. So I went back there and the whole situation shifted. My sinus now was an old issue. I went and got MRI CT scan ENG test done. all revealed to be ok. so now they referred me to Neurologist. I was like wait a min what about my sinus. they said it was out of their hand! So I went to make appt with Neurologist and had to wait 2 months. I was ******! 2 months. now i got 1 and half week left. But the Vertigo was getting worse. It would keep attacking out of the blue. and it was affecting my job, relationship, everything. So one day I was FED up and went to chiropactor. and explained to him that I had a real sore stiff neck, that I have been complaining to the drs about. But my family dr says its related to my sinus. and ENT sad it was out of their hand. Chiropactor asked me if I could ve hurt myself in the past. I said yeah I was in car accident back in May a minor hit behind my car. So he did his job. as he was popping my head. when he did the right side i felt nerve strikign all over my right arm from neck to the tip of my finger and nerve running down my spine. I was like whoa!! He said it must ve been pinched nerve. so Suggested I to see him 3 times a week for 4 weeks. Since then I ve gained some energy, my neck doesnt hurt as much as it used to. it s hurting a bit today and i m feeling tad bit woozy. I think its also cuz of the weather etc. But I havent had vertigo since sunday. SO I m wondering if any of you had any experience with Vertigo related with nerve pinching? Cuz I had a very minor vertigo this afternoon while i was napping in the car just like less than a second i woke up it stopped and i tried to figure out why it happened. Then I realize that i was leaning my head agaist the neck rest but it was so far back that i had to bend my neck backward. But this pisses me off, I have told the DRs so many times that my neck was hurting and they said it was related to sinus. and the chiropactor felt it and said he could fell the nerve and neck muscle being VERY tight.

    Well I hope someone here can share the same feeling. maybe not the same situation I went thru but something related with the Vertigo. I sure hope so.
    thanks for ur time

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    Old 01-14-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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    Re: Vertigo

    I've been going to the Doctors (several diff. family practioners) forover 8 months now complaining of random dizziness. All they do is send me for basic blood tests and tell me I'm fine.

    This recent 4 weeks, I've been getting severe migraines (I never had such bad headaches during the last 5 years of my life), and my neck is starting to lean to the right automatically. The muscles along the right side of my neck are becoming tougher and whenever I try to keep my head straight, I get dizzy (or make my migraine worse). So I've been leaning my head to the right all the time to keep the headache down. I'm going to try a new walk-in clinic tomorrow.

    My brain feels swollen now (especially right side) and I seriously feel like bashing my head against a wall.

    Old 01-18-2005, 04:13 PM   #3
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    Re: Vertigo

    Quigolf, how is it going now?

    I am having/have-had similiar symtpoms to what you mention. I could never put a name to it, to decribe the feeling. But I guess veritgo is the best word, or dizziness. I hate telling the doctor 'dizzy' because they want to prescribe anti-dizzy meds that I don't want or need.

    I had the problem several years ago, and unfortunately it came back about three weeks ago. I am thankful for two-three years without it, but now its time to look into it again. At the time, afete CAT scns, etc, the docs could not tell me what was going on. A chiropractor thuoght it might be related to my working out.

    I am currently seeing an ENT/Allergist who has put me on a steroid for 1-week to see if that does anything. My left forehead is painful to the touch, right over the sinus area. I am not currently having any sinus trouble, but his initial thougts were that the nerve that runs behind the eye/around the sinus,,could be affected by an enlarged/aggitated sinus. Anyway, the first few days of the steroid were great, no more pain/dizziness. Then on the fourth day, it cam back strong. On that day, I had a pretty hard workout at the gym, and that night I smoked a few ciggs. I usually don't smoke, but I did htat night.

    About the same time the pain came back in my head, I started getting some back pains, I am going to see a chiro about it otmorrow fro some re-alignment. My thoughts are that maybe there is a nerve that is getting pinched, or something - and the other end of the nerve (in my head) is radiating the pain,,,does that make sense?

    I don't know, its very frustrating. I have yet to see a neurologist, but I will if things don't get better in a few weeks.

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