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I have done a search on here for vertigo but I can't post right from the search so I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong area.

I have been experiencing vertigo for about 12 years now and the first time I got out of bed and hit the floor. The room was spinning. Since I have suffered sometimes daily with unsteadiness and disequalibrium. Just like sea legs and other times positional like rolling over in bed. I have been to now just today the third ENT and this one specializes in vertigo. All other MRI and Cat Scans have turned out just fine. Hearing and vestibular just fine, I have seen an endocrenologist and a nurologist and they could give me nothing. I don't drink alcohol anymore and cut out caffeine thinking that may be contributing. I am at the end of my rope! This last week has been terrible and I don't know what to do!

This time the MRI was done with contrast so I am hoping it turns up something. Something fixable. I have heard that anxiety can cause this as well but it seems that my anxiety is due to my vertigo. When I am not feeling dizzy I function just fine. Has anyone suffered the same type symptoms as me or know someone who has and can offer any helpful advice? Like I said it seems it is daily for the most part but 4-5 days can be really bad!

I eat meclizine like candy and have been given valium in the past and the valium helps supress it some but it still is not tolerable. Can anxiety cause something like this? Like I said I don't know what my next step is? Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!!!
[QUOTE=1Freebird;3558041]I have done a search on here for vertigo but I can't post right from the search so I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong area.

I have been experiencing vertigo for about 12 years now and the first time I got out of bed and hit the floor. The room was spinning. Since I have suffered sometimes daily with unsteadiness and disequalibrium. Just like sea legs and other times positional like rolling over in bed. I have been to now just today the third ENT and this one specializes in vertigo. All other MRI and Cat Scans have turned out just fine. Hearing and vestibular just fine, I have seen an endocrenologist and a nurologist and they could give me nothing. I don't drink alcohol anymore and cut out caffeine thinking that may be contributing. I am at the end of my rope! This last week has been terrible and I don't know what to do!

This time the MRI was done with contrast so I am hoping it turns up something. Something fixable. I have heard that anxiety can cause this as well but it seems that my anxiety is due to my vertigo. When I am not feeling dizzy I function just fine. Has anyone suffered the same type symptoms as me or know someone who has and can offer any helpful advice? Like I said it seems it is daily for the most part but 4-5 days can be really bad!

I eat meclizine like candy and have been given valium in the past and the valium helps supress it some but it still is not tolerable. Can anxiety cause something like this? Like I said I don't know what my next step is? Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!!!
[QUOTE=1Freebird;3558041]I have done a search on here for vertigo but I can't post right from the search so I am sorry if I posted this in the wrong area.

I have been experiencing vertigo for about 12 years now and the first time I got out of bed and hit the floor. The room was spinning. Since I have suffered sometimes daily with unsteadiness and disequalibrium. Just like sea legs and other times positional like rolling over in bed. I have been to now just today the third ENT and this one specializes in vertigo. All other MRI and Cat Scans have turned out just fine. Hearing and vestibular just fine, I have seen an endocrenologist and a nurologist and they could give me nothing. I don't drink alcohol anymore and cut out caffeine thinking that may be contributing. I am at the end of my rope! This last week has been terrible and I don't know what to do!

This time the MRI was done with contrast so I am hoping it turns up something. Something fixable. I have heard that anxiety can cause this as well but it seems that my anxiety is due to my vertigo. When I am not feeling dizzy I function just fine. Has anyone suffered the same type symptoms as me or know someone who has and can offer any helpful advice? Like I said it seems it is daily for the most part but 4-5 days can be really bad!

I eat meclizine like candy and have been given valium in the past and the valium helps supress it some but it still is not tolerable. Can anxiety cause something like this? Like I said I don't know what my next step is? Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!!!
Not sure if you still check this post, but I am going to an ENT tomorrow to get some sort of head vibrating treatment done on a reclining chair? He said the particles in my inner ear have dislodged and this treatment will move them where the body can absorb them??? Sounds a bit hokey, but am willing to give it a try and will let ya know what the outcome is. I have only had this dizziness for 2.5 weeks, so all new to me right now - just find it very annoying when leaning over or back or rolling and getting out of bed.