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Babu357, my problems sounds alot like yours and I'm between and rock and a hard place. I have several other problems like chronic fatique, fatty liver,IBS,etc. I've had a really rough time for about two years I think anxiety probably plays a big role. My problem is I'm having problems driving from a funny feeling(weird and with pressure) in my head. This is getting to be a major problem for me. I feel that moving faster in the car makes a difference, I'm not always dizzy, just sometimes feel a little off balanced.
The doctor I see thinks it's from anxiety, since I've been under a lot of stress.
Sometime I get headaches for about 2 weeks that nearly drive me crazy, it's still the feeling in my head. I think it's gonna be a sinus infection coming on and it isn't. I have cracking and popping in my sinus area, too. I can't take alot of medicines because they make me sick, this is the hard part. I used to take antidepressants and they helped other problems but I stayed sick to my stomach. The doctor tried putting me on predisone to break the cycle of problems I was having, one pill and it hurt my stomach so bad, & antibiotics the same way, now. I take ativan, and Dramamine which helps the sickness and dizziness. I saw a specialist ear doctor and he prescribed Valium but I couldn't take that. If you havn't tried an antidepressant it might help you, don't know, just ask your doctor. I would like to hear what helps you in the future. I don't know if you try to work or not, but I'm having a hard time with it myself and not being able to do much. Thinking I'm gonna take some time off and see if it helps or not. I drove somewhere last night about 30 minutes away and I thought I wasn't going to make it home....prayed to get home safely, it was like bad inner ear dizziness and I don't feel so well today , either. Take care!:wave:
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Babu357, my problems sounds alot like yours and I'm between and rock and a hard place. I have several other problems like chronic fatique, fatty liver,IBS,etc. I've had a really rough time for about two years I think anxiety probably plays a big role. My problem is I'm having problems driving from a funny feeling(weird and with pressure) in my head. This is getting to be a major problem for me. I feel that moving faster in the car makes a difference, I'm not always dizzy, just sometimes feel a little off balanced.
The doctor I see thinks it's from anxiety, since I've been under a lot of stress.
Sometime I get headaches for about 2 weeks that nearly drive me crazy, it's still the feeling in my head. I think it's gonna be a sinus infection coming on and it isn't. I have cracking and popping in my sinus area, too. I can't take alot of medicines because they make me sick, this is the hard part. I used to take antidepressants and they helped other problems but I stayed sick to my stomach. The doctor tried putting me on predisone to break the cycle of problems I was having, one pill and it hurt my stomach so bad, & antibiotics the same way, now. I take ativan, and Dramamine which helps the sickness and dizziness. I saw a specialist ear doctor and he prescribed Valium but I couldn't take that. If you havn't tried an antidepressant it might help you, don't know, just ask your doctor. I would like to hear what helps you in the future. I don't know if you try to work or not, but I'm having a hard time with it myself and not being able to do much. Thinking I'm gonna take some time off and see if it helps or not. I drove somewhere last night about 30 minutes away and I thought I wasn't going to make it home....prayed to get home safely, it was like bad inner ear dizziness and I don't feel so well today , either. Take care!:wave:


Wow you do sound a lot like me.
I also have had a problem with depression an d anxiety. I had gone through a major depression as a young adult, but really I was feeling the best I had in years, emotionally, when I first got sick.
I do believe that years of past stress might have weakned my system. BUt i really wasn't depressed or anxious until after I got sick this time. Going through all of this and getting passed from doc to doc, getting mistreated by docs, and getting no help for years have produced new anxieties. ( not that all docs are bad. I have found a wonderful and compassionate gyno. he talks and listens. it's amazing I wish all docs were like him).
Unfortunately most doctors blame anxiety for everything. In my case I know when i am feling well physically the emotional stuff follows. It' s really the illness that gets me down.
However I still see a therapist that helps me cope with all of this, and i take an antidepressant. I see a psychiatryst for that. I don't like taking deression medcation from a regular doc. I feel a psychiatryst is a better judge of what is good for me, when it comes to that sort of meds.
Are you seing a therapist? If you belive that the anxiety is actually causing some of these problems it could help. You have to find the right one of course. BUt it can take a load of anxiety off just talking with someone who'll listen and understand.IF you can find someone that uses cognitive threrapy that's good also.
BUt don't forget that you have real problems. I belive sometimes doctors do that when thye dont' know how to treat you, and they'll tell you this is anxiety and that is anxiety because well then they don't have to treat it. Just hand you an antidepressant. It's just easeir to blame eveything on depression or anxiety.
When i first got sick that's all they'd say ,and I was like ,'but i'm not depressed, I think I would would know if I was depressed'. it got me very frustrated. Only you know how much a role your anxiety plays in your illness though. IF you too think anxiety plays a role in creating physical problems then it's definately important to treat that. Years ago before i got sick, when i had a really bad problem with anxiety, I used to go to a support group. that was very helpful.
NO I am no longer able to work. I just have too many problems. Right now I just want to be able to get out into the public again. I'm stuck inside too much. Im trying a new drug Lexapro for my Menstrual problems. So we''ll see if that helps. Though i still have to get the dissyness under control to drive.:(
I too have trouble with tolerating pills. I've tried a lot that provided no relief but plenty of side effects. I think i will try Dramamie That's a good idea . it's something i can try myself.
I am going to see a new ENT. Hopefully he might be the type that will listen and help me figure out what is acutally wrong rather than just trying to hand me pills. I think i will bring a list of questions I have , and have him answer them before i leave.
Otherwise I might just forget eveything and wind up outside the office door going 'what just happened?' as usuall .lol
Thanks for writing and i hope things get better for you.:)
Sue