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Old 03-13-2001, 09:15 AM   #1
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Dizziness - Hoping for some help

I am a first time user and a recent victim of a possible inner ear problem. I developed allergies for the first time last summer (I am 30 years old). During the Fall of last year I started to experience on and off dizziness, which were often relieved by decongestants. The dizziness would go away for a month, return for a couple of week's, and currently has been ongoing for the past couple of weeks. After seeing a specialist, she prescribed Rhinocort and Flonese which I have been taking for almost 3 week's. It has not been helping, but decongestants do. I am off work today cause my dizziness was so bad, I couldn't make it from my bed to my door. Feels alot like being on a moving ship..swaying back and forth. I am getting extremely frustrated, and I do not want want to spend the rest of my life feeling like this. Popping anti inflammatories constantly is leaving my stomach raw, and I've developed a hiatus hernia because of it.

If anyone has experienced these symptoms, and can provide me with some advice, I will be so grateful.

P.S. I have no ear pain, but sometimes when I blow my nose, my left ear cloggs up. I sometimes feel as though Dr's just don't care, and they don't understand what it feels like to be dizzy all the time.

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Old 03-13-2001, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: Dizziness - Hoping for some help

I also have problems with allergies, and when they are bad in spring and end of summer, I experience dizziness as you described...Usually a decongestant helps me also, and this also happens when I get a sinus headache with or without allergies...
I did have a bad attack of labrynthitis (inner ear infection) about 15 yrs ago, and ever since then I have noticed dizziness symptoms off and on when my allergies or sinuses flair up..I don't even bother contacting the doctor anymore...Just wait it out and take meds if its really bad..I also experience panic attacks with these same symptoms..

Old 03-20-2001, 10:02 AM   #3
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Re: Dizziness - Hoping for some help

I have been experiencing similar dizziness in the past 2 weeks. I have allergies and they tend to act up in the spring but I never had this problem before. Mine is more just a constant slight dizziness or hazy feeling. My doctor gave me some antivert but that makes me feel worse.
Is this common to allergies?

Old 03-23-2001, 07:47 PM   #4
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Re: Dizziness - Hoping for some help

Well, I certainly hope you're feeling better by now.

About 15 years ago I had my first dizziness attack and I didn't know what was happening to my body. To make matters worst, it happened when I was scheduled for interviews as an engineering manager. It first came on with an upset stomach, lost everything and thought I had a bad meal. It was slow coming on, but the first attack was really bad!

I was bed ridden for at least a week. I could not walk, the numbers on my clock radio looked like a mixeed up group of lines, absoutely could not read the numerics.

The whole period lasted about two weeks before I was able to say I felt better. After that, I would suffer similar attacks but the intensity was much less severe and the attacks came about every 3-5 months, again lasting about 2 weeks.

Tried several doctors to no avail. Fortunately, I have not had an attack in over five years. I don't know what caused them and I don't know why they subsided. I know exactly what you suffered and cannot give you advice for a cure other than saying it just might require time. Best of luck to you--- dizziness is just about the worst thing that ever happened to me.


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