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    Old 12-31-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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    Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    My dizziness was mainly happening at night so I started VRT yesterday (was dx'ed with bilateral vestibulopathy in 2012 and with VRT I compensated).

    I did a lot of eyes closed exercises today and maybe I over did it? It's been about 6 1/2 or 7 hours and I am extremely off balance.

    Is this normal or normal when you over do it?

     
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    Old 01-01-2015, 11:33 AM   #2
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    Re: Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    How are you today?

    You say off balance..does that mean dizzy or just not focusing, not sure footed, etc?

    Do you take any meds to help with that feeling?
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    Old 01-01-2015, 03:08 PM   #3
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    Re: Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    Hi!

    I am lots better today! I have been dealing with a sinus infection for the past two weeks and have been able to clear a lot of it today. I had one episode where I felt a little unbalanced (like my head was swaying) but it went away.

    I don't take any meds for that. I do take meds for migraines and thyroid disorder though.

     
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    Re: Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    It's great you're feeling better...a sinus infection is a nasty thing when dealing with vestibular issues.

    What is the original cause of your bilateral vestibulopathy?

    I have BPPV in both ears...the right ear started in 1966, the left ear in 1999. Sinus issues certainly me feeling off a lot, and using pseudoephedrine, NeilMed sinus squeeze bottle rinse and meds, Epley or Semont, and meds if an infection causes an attack is part of my regimen.

    I also think that I should be doing some vestibular and balance exercises because of aging.......are you seeing a specialist each time to do them or are you doing them at home daily?

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    Old 01-02-2015, 11:19 AM   #6
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    Hi! Do you function well? Mine is suspected to be from antibiotics given to me in 2006... It's gotten worse over time I guess, but my calories said otherwise and said I was compensating well and showing less damage. I often question the diagnosis because I was only dizzy when driving. Now it seems to come and go and never had a rhyme or reason. Sometimes it's when I lay down and sometimes it 5 mins after getting out of bed.
    I have a neurotologist that I see. I need to see him again but he wants to do calories every 6 months and I hate it.

     
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    Re: Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    Do you also have problems tracking objects? Things in my peripheral seem to skip.

     
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    Re: Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    I am also wondering, do you have issues with balance in the dark ever or anymore? I seem to get dizzy the most while at church where they turn the lights down for music and have all of these lights flashing around and moving and also when I turn my bedroom light off to go to sleep.

    I wish I knew if what I was dealing with was migraines or the bilateral stuff.

     
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    Re: Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    Hi....sorry for the late reply.

    What antibiotic was it that you believe caused the damage? Are both your ears equally affected? and what area specifically?

    I function well, but hope I never go back to how I was in 1999 - 2001..almost 24/7 of pure hell. So, I have experienced what I assume many have gone through with various vestibular afflictions. I was to the point getting ready to have the (can't remember the name) nerve severing surgery (from ear to brain), but I eventually improved after taking more antibiotics for the sinus infection. Wouldn't you know it, that by the time I saw another BPPV specialist (months later) and had other testing that my symptoms weren't that bad. He said to get in asap when I do get bad...tso when it happened the henchwitches answering the phone refused to get me in for another month. So I never went back and have been dealing with things through maneuvers, sinus rinses, etc on my own.

    I do notice that since I'm not as active that my balance seems to be a bit off. I think it's more my feet than my head, but I also have neck and back issues which also affects things, etc. As well, my vision is aging....so I best start some exercises to help my brain adjust to those things. Driving has always been good, but when it gets to moving my head really quickly...I notice perception isn't as good as I like.

    I would say that yes...sometimes tracking objects tends to affect my brain in the way it feels like I'm going to get a dizzy spell, but it doesn't happen. Sometimes while watching tv, and a scene zooms in fast or up and down or it's whirling around...I get that feeling as well.

    I've always had some issues since I was a kid in the dark, whether walking outdoors or in the house. I don't seem to have it if I'm sitting still and it becomes dark such as turning out the light at bedtime (but the switch is beside my bed).

    I never watch tv in the dark...it would for sure have my perception wonky.

    I can certainly see the issue of being in church and having different lights happening at the same time when in dimmer light. Do you think some of the time might also be exacerbated by distress of it happening or that you're sort of bracing yourself at the same time?
    Do you wear glasses? are they ones with a wide arm or a narrow one?

    Music can also affect the ears since things vibrate in there.....maybe it's not the light but more the music? You could try ear plugs and see if it affects the feeling you get.

    What drives me crazy and affects perception/balance, etc is a store like walmart....the lights...ugh. Maybe as well it's the colours, the way it's set up and the narrow aisles. I also dislike lights that are pink in some stores.....

    Do your migraines come in actual headaches? there is a condition called MAV that could be an issue.
    Have you sought a second opinion on what you actually have and if it could be in combo with something else?

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    Old 01-05-2015, 04:30 PM   #10
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    Hiya!

    No problem!

    Wow, sounds like you used to have a very hard time!! Sorry you experienced that.

    One reason I have doubted my BVL diagnosis is because I have never really been super dizzy... Have only experienced true long lasting vertigo once in 2006 and have only felt it for seconds since and not too often. Usually I feel like I am rocking or swaying more than anything.

    I took a zpack- zithromyacin, I am not sure and cipro. Right after that was when the vertigo happened and I remained off balanced and floaty feeling for a few months, but had brain fog, depersonalization feeling, sinus issues, when I talked it felt like I was under water with my ears. My vision was off too with floaters and little whispy things in my vision.

    Then after being hospitalized for a kidney infection in 2008 they gave me more antibiotics and cipro. Then my vision got worse. Then again in 2012 after a ruptured ovarian cyst they gave me iv antibiotics, but I am not sure which kind... I hadn't been diagnosed yet with BVL so I didn't know about dangerous types of antibiotics. Ever since then I have gotten worse with my vision and now all of this rocking sensation and the crazy feelings at night and church. The worst is the strobing vision when I move past a stationary object... It's crazy.

    I have often wondered about MAV as well. That scares me. I am on the verapamil which is usually used in MAV and seem to only be worse with the visual and balance, however the physical migraine pain is much better.

    I do not wear any glasses aside from sunglasses.

    I am going to try the ear plug thing and see if it helps

    Was your dizziness you used to experience vertigo, like spinning?

    So glad to hear you are much much better. Gives me hope. I like to think the brain and body is always trying to heal and fix itself, but I'm losing hope on my body/brain.

     
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    Re: Dizzy after VRT for hours? Is this normal?

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! !! I did a huge reply yesterday on my husbands tablet (don't know why I do that because it's not an efficient way to respond and takes forever). Pressed back to omit the keyboard to make the reply box larger so that I could scroll, and instead of putting the curser into the box..I pressed back again. ugh...took me from the page, and once I got back...everything was deleted. I had no time to respond again till now.

    Hi again! I'm going to do a shortened version so that I don't lose track.

    You've been through a lot of health crisis requiring antibiotics...must have been very scary having such pain and surgery and more antibiotics.

    It's possible that they caused you the permanent issue in your vestibular system, or at least a contributing factor to an already compromised situation. What did you take the initial z-pack for? because your symptoms of vertigo coincided to that possibly, not necessarily the meds (at that point).

    I would suggest that you have an MRI done of your head that includes vestibular/sinuses/Eustachian...to make sure nothing else is going on.
    I don't think that depending on the caloric testing actually says what's going on....but I'm biased based on my own experiences.

    Would you say that you have a mild version of BVL? and have you improved?

    I have lots of floaters and other wispy thingies in my vision, as well as sparks on occasion in my peripheral, and a net-like thing that comes down (I guess that's a group of floaters). Of course, it's more obvious on sunny or white-cloudy days or when I'm moving my eyes looking against a solid light coloured area. Sunglasses while driving help a lot. I note them, but they're not as bad as they were (or I'm just getting used to them).

    For my ears, I've found doing sinus rinsing is a huge help for my sinuses (and that'll probably be a continuing issue forever). I've recently had another sinus infection (albeit mild)...this has been going on for months. I haven't contacted my doctor because it's not serious. I'm using all I can to help. I was/am using a topical antibiotic around my nose called aczone...and it certainly has made that much worse. So, I use it sparingly and it's improved, but not gone. I'm not dizzy or really off because of it, but the crap running down my throat is very bothersome. The dry air doesn't help, and since this started I've had bleeding (last night it took an hour to stop). I'm more concerned the bleeding could be blood pressure....it never ends with the small stuff that wears in conjunction with all the other stuff...

    Explain to me about the sensation you get when moving past a stationary object. I've not heard about that before and want to understand what you experience. Especially the strobing vision.

    My dizziness is definitely positional when I'm in an attack. It's true vertigo, and the sensation isn't so nice. While I know it'll stop...I'm emotionally intolerant to this stuff and start the exercises immediately to hopefully get it straightened out sooner than later.
    The worst for that 3 years is when I felt I was walking on a swinging bridge with people in front and people behind...like a constant misstepping. horrific. As well, the dizziness didn't stop and waved from somewhat improving and then worse while in an attack/episode of it.

    Have you had blood testing for liver/kidney/etc? The reason I'm asking is maybe something autoimmune or even a herpes like virus has hit and that's something that is continual.
    As well as vitamin such as B12 (and all), and vitamin D? sodium/potassium/etc??? in otherwords intensive testing.

    Did your migraines start at the first attack? or were they always something you had?

    Have you had allergy testing done?

    I best stop now...lol...tbc.

    Forgot to ask if you find that sleeping too long

    Hope you're having a feeling better day.
    Talk soon,
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