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I'm New and I'm Scared and I want your Opinion Please

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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I'm New and I'm Scared and I want your Opinion Please

Ok, I have been to my GP and to an ENT and neither were very helpful. I'm hoping maybe I can describe whats going on and some of you will have some insight (fingers crossed).
I am 34 weeks pregnant (not sure if this has anything to do with it). And three weeks ago I got my first attack of vertigo in bed one night while trying to go to sleep. The spins only lasted a few minutes and then for the next few hours I would get this weird sensation in my head that would only last a few seconds. I have since had numerous other attacks of vertigo -each only lasting maybe a minute. The ENT at first thought it was BPPV, but when he did the tests for it, it did not elicit vertigo. Also, it doesn't really seem to matter what position my head is in. It happens regardless of what side I'm laying on at night, it happens at dinner, at lunch, in the shower, you get the picture. Lately it has been happening every other day and daily for the last two days. My last attack was last night at about 11:30. I can tell now when it is going to happen, I start feeling a little nauseas and a little anxious and i know its coming. It only lasted a minute but then came the little sensations every few minutes. Usually these only last a few hours, but it has been 15 hours and I'm still having them. The ENT had given me Meclizine, but it doesn't seem to relieve any of my symptoms. I even tried staying on it daily for five days straight to see if that would help.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? Does this sound like any particular type of diagnosis any of you have recieved? Could it be related to pregnancy?
As a side note, I have had rhinitis of pregnancy the entire pregnancy. Thats just where your nasal passages stay sort of swollen and you basically have a stuffy nose the whole pregnancy. Don't know if this can cause it or not.

I am SO desperate for some sort of answer or someone who can relate to what I'm feeling. I hope to hear from some of you soon!!

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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Re: I'm New and I'm Scared and I want your Opinion Please

I wish I could help and had answers for you. I have been dizzy for a few months but I am not pregnant. Did you have ANY vertigo prior to your pregnancy? Ever?

Old 08-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: I'm New and I'm Scared and I want your Opinion Please

wish I could help you I was also pregnant and had a cold I was 5 months along, and next thing you know I was lying there with the room spinning, you are lucky that yours doesnt last very long, mine lasted for 2 weeks and I couldnt take anything because of being pregnant, and unfortunatly I lost the baby not that this is proven but I think we lost our son because of the attack I had and how long it lasted, the babys heart just stopped, anyways the same things happen to me on a daily bases and I find floresent light bring on an attack as well as water in the ears... I am just thankful that you are almost through your pregnancy and that you attacks dont last very long, good luck! if theres some miracle that there is a cure for this horrible disease im sure we will hear about it! take care

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