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    Old 06-21-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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    Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Does anyone feel fine one minute, then for no apparent reason (no head movement) feel a very funny, strange feeling in one's head, almost like a headrush feeling you'd get on a rollercoaster, very intense, but only for 10-15 seconds? Then I feel fine but freaked out. It doesn't seem like true vertigo, because nothing is spinning nor does it seem like false sense of movement. Can anyone relate? Then for 3-4 days afterward, I feel some brain fogginess, but I'm not sure if that is real or if I'm having anxiety about the "event" in question. Any help is appreciated!

     
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    Old 06-21-2005, 01:54 PM   #2
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Somtimes I can be sitting down doing something and for a second feel like the world spun really really quickly, so fast I can't even notice it, just feel it, and then it goes away. I'm not sure if that's the same thing you are talking about though. Mine doesn't last 10-15 seconds, just maybe 2 seconds or so.

     
    Old 06-21-2005, 09:27 PM   #3
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    I do that. I do have the "spinning vertigo" also, but the one your talking about my "other" dr said is from my anxiety/panic atacks. Nope, i dont feel scared and then dizzy, it just comes on sometimes even when im feeling really happy, and takes me for a loop. I have lots of different feelings with them too. Sometimes i feel a strange pressure in my head and it makes me sort of jerk (went in for catscan cause i thought seizures but nothing showed up) and some i just feel kinda drunkish, sometimes just get foggy and its scarry cause im unable to function so well so poor hubby has to kinda hang with me if i go out.

     
    Old 06-22-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Sounds like BPPV to me...

    Get to see a specialist xxx

     
    Old 06-23-2005, 01:46 AM   #5
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    hi

    i get them , had one on saturday, was looking on some shelves then it struck, like u say not spinning as such, but whoosh i would say like a rollercoaster too, over pretty quick but thinking what was that all about, ive had them on and off for years along with intermittent bppv and vestibular dysfunction, think all part of inner ear upset, i have never fallen tho feel on occasion that i have stooped momentarily...do u have any other type of dizzy?

    brina

     
    Old 06-23-2005, 10:33 AM   #6
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Hi, I've been getting this since last September, but the vertigo in my case lasts up to 8 hours and then the brain fog and wobbly feelings take over. I've seen an ENT, allergist, heart dr!!..had an MRI, CT scan, my doctor finally told me that because they couldn't figure out what was wrong, I just need to learn to live with it and know its not life threathening Not a chance!!! Out of desperation, I went to a psychic not saying what the problem was, just asked a health question and she said, ther vertigo stems from the spine...never heard of that one. I went to a chiropractor, took xrays, found out the C1 (the vertibrae where the head meets the spine) is slighted twisted to the left, my neck has no curve (from bad posture, hovering over a desk all day) and the C1 is responsible for....vertigo / dizziness I started the realignment process 4 weeks ago and for the past 2 weeks, I've never felt better. I have no headaches now...that was a shocker, I wasn't expecting that one, and my days at the moment (fingers crossed) are pretty normal. Im generally going around feeling like I got off a boat. Its been 6 weeks since my last bad vertigo attack, so Im hopeful. I was reading too about migraine vertigo, thats another interesting one to look into. Id never heard of that either, but it has the symptoms we all seem to have too.

     
    Old 06-24-2005, 11:03 AM   #7
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Hi,

    Yes I get these weird headrushes like a G force feeling, its awful and comes right out of the blue, scares the heck out of me and Ive been having them for 7 years now! I always feel more unbalance after for a few hourse, tends to happen when my neck is tense or Im looking down.

    Ahall, we spoke before on the eye forum, we certainly have very similar symptoms. Im really pleased you are feeling better and the chiro is helping you. Ive always felt my problem is with my neck but I had an MRI and Xray and they were both fine. I think I may look into this, at the moment cant afford to though Hope this is the answer for you. I also wonder about migraine vertigo because when I have a bad headrush I seem to get a headache almost straight after up the back of my head, which is obviously related. Will look out for your posts to see how you are doing.

    Chris

     
    Old 06-25-2005, 05:23 PM   #8
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    mine almost feels like i'm really close to blacking out but i don't. i posted earlier today about it. i got them the first time when i was 14 on and off for a couple of months and again at 19 when all this trouble started. i'm scared to drive because of it. do you feel slightly nauseated after?

     
    Old 06-25-2005, 05:31 PM   #9
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Chris,
    Your vertigo really sounds like BPPV to me. A sudden onset after looking down would be symptom of BPPV. Have you tried the Modified Epeley maneuver? (MEP)
    It would be interesting to hear if it works for you. I have had both labs (4 years ago) and BPPV (last July) and after I figured out what it was I didn't get anymore vertigo since. I still get the brain fog and disjointed feelings on occasion when I am overtired or stressed out, but for the most part am good. Doing the MEP saved me!
    Just thought this might be similar...good luck.

     
    Old 06-26-2005, 03:09 AM   #10
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Hi Firechick,

    Thanks for thinking of me, I must admit Ive not tried the MEP, but I suppose I dont really have anything to lose so I might as well give it a go, Ive just never felt the problem has been with my ears, and I never really have any symptoms when I lay down which I think most people seem to with inner ear problems.

    Pleased you are much better now with no more vertigo, Ive almost given up on feeling normal now after 7 years with this junk.

    Will certainly give this a try and let you know what happens,

    Chris

     
    Old 06-26-2005, 03:15 AM   #11
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    See a Doctor, if it's anxiety or something else medical a Dr will be able to help, better safe than sorry!

     
    Old 07-11-2005, 10:19 AM   #12
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    Thanks for the responses so far. Can anyone else relate to these brief headrush feelings?

     
    Old 07-12-2005, 06:08 PM   #13
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    ...You described my BPPV attacks. Even when I don't move my head, when I get these feelings you described, I'll go do the Epley and it'll prove to be BPPV.
    Rick

     
    Old 07-12-2005, 07:44 PM   #14
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    Re: Does anyone have this type of dizziness/vertigo: short in duration but severe?

    My mother has had it since she was in her 30's. She consulted several doctors, and finally found that by taking an anthihisthimine every day, it is much better controlled.

     
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