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Inner Ear Disorders board


Hi all :)
Ok so last yr in Jan 07, I went to bed feeling GREAT and woke up with Vertigo and nausea. It lasted 2 days. I went to the ER, then to neuro and an ENT and they said it was prob a virus. The ER gave me SERC and sent me home.
I had little bouts of dizziness since, but nothing too severe at all. But
3 months after this incident, I got ringing in my ears that has not ever gone away.

Then this past Sunday, I wake up and again, bang, I have vertigo. My face feels numb, the ringing in my ears is worse, my head feels heavy (almost inflammed) and it's been 3 days and I still feel as bad. And the day before I felt great. I don't have a cold or flu nor have I had one in over 2 yrs.

I'm being currently treated for lyme disease and not sure if it's related, but I've been sick for 13 yrs and only this past yr has the vertigo hit me these two times. I'm on abx so it can't be bacterial.

I feel fine when I sit still, when I get up, I'm dizzy and head heavy.

What could this be? A Virus, herpes. My mom wants me to try her Acyclovir. Bad idea?
[QUOTE=Peacesoul;3391946]Hi all :)
Ok so last yr in Jan 07, I went to bed feeling GREAT and woke up with Vertigo and nausea. It lasted 2 days. I went to the ER, then to neuro and an ENT and they said it was prob a virus. The ER gave me SERC and sent me home.
I had little bouts of dizziness since, but nothing too severe at all. But
3 months after this incident, I got ringing in my ears that has not ever gone away.

Then this past Sunday, I wake up and again, bang, I have vertigo. My face feels numb, the ringing in my ears is worse, my head feels heavy (almost inflammed) and it's been 3 days and I still feel as bad. And the day before I felt great. I don't have a cold or flu nor have I had one in over 2 yrs.

I'm being currently treated for lyme disease and not sure if it's related, but I've been sick for 13 yrs and only this past yr has the vertigo hit me these two times. I'm on abx so it can't be bacterial.

I feel fine when I sit still, when I get up, I'm dizzy and head heavy.

What could this be? A Virus, herpes. My mom wants me to try her Acyclovir. Bad idea?

Meniere's Disease? Migraine associated Vertigo? Benign brain tumor?

You should see a neurotologist, inner ear specialist. There are times when antivirals will be of help but I wouldn't borrow them, it takes a while and they have to be taken correctly and then they only work if it is viral in origin. See a specialist, get some stuff ruled out and then ask about the acyclovir.