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Old 02-12-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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lankymanky HB User
Need some guidance...

Hi guys.
Ive just registered with this forum after reading many posts. You look like a very helpful caring lot so wonder if anyone might be able to guide me.
6 weeks ago woke up and had quite sever spinning when moving head around. Id be out the night before and the previous weekend had a similar one off espisode first thing. These vertigo bouts lasted say 20-30 seconds at a time but didnt matter which way i put my head. Tried to carry on as normal that day, but found myself drenched in sweat when out and couldnt lie down very easily.
As time progressed I noticed feeling off balance when lying in bed and sat at a computer desk. These feelings have grown into a more or less constant sensation to the point where im even kinda wary of going to bed because when i close my eyes i start to feel dizzy. I can also feel off walking, kinda like on a boat as many say. I only have ringing in my ear that comes on say once every two/three days and then lasts a minute or so. My sinuses do feel full at times and have this 'watery' feelin in my termples at times which can also feel 'excitable' for want of a better word.
Ive seen the docs 4-5 times and finally paid to see and ENT specialist yesterday. He tried the epley which didnt do anything (though i told him my positional vertigo is better). He tried to HD head rotation (?) test which did nothing. My constant sense of imbalance is however really starting to worry me, particularly when im in bed or sat down. Im due to have an MRI this weekend and hearing tests next monday, though my hearing feels fine.

Can anyone shed light on this? The GP initially said 'oh thats a virus in your inner ear' but hasnt got better. The specialist dosnt want to say that yet until tests are in, bit said i normally wouldve been sick with it. I do get nauseas a bit with this. Tried driving once but had to pull over as i went grey and normally vomitted.

I keep reading about Menieres etc and freaking myself out, which i know i shouldnt.

Any thoughts based on your experience would be great. Supposed to be getting married later this year! Cant help but fear the worst....


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Old 02-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Re: Need some guidance...

if i were you i would wait to get the mri results back and the hearing test done then take all the results to several different docs for 2nd and third opinions . i had an ent tell me i had a schwanoma and when i demanded an mri it turned out i did not have one but had a virus in my ear...good luck to you and i wish you the best

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