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    Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    My wife's world has been spinning the last day and a half. We went to the doctor and she was diagnosed with Vertigo. She has been vomiting, can't stand on her own, and can't drink or eat. She was treated all afternoon with being dehydrated. It's been a long day to say the least. To compound things she is 17 weeks pregnant.

    How long does this last? She is on 3 different meds for it right now. Just able to drink and keep some food down finally. She is a school teacher and they advise her not to go back to teach until it clears up, but they only gave her an excused absence till Monday.

    With her needing time off for the baby I'm worried how the school will take it. They are very quick to not renew contracts if a teacher falls out of graces.

    Any info on experience or what not would be appreciated.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    Ouch not good. I had a buddy who went through this and it took him up to a year to get over it.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    I had it for two days. Take no chances with her being pregnant. See how it is every day when she gets up. Tell the school that you do not want her to have a problem in class in front of the kids. They will understand.


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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    Scary stuff... Especially watching her eyes spin as she is trying to concentrate on an object.

    So them saying up to 6 weeks to or longer to completely recover is normal then??



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    I had a sudden attack two years ago. Came out of no where. Felt like I was on the Tilt a Whirl (I actually thought I was having stroke or something). Long story short, I went to the doc and he figured out what was up. He put me through some maneuvers (basically situps while my head was held to the side). The doc's maneuver caused me to vomit one more time, but they got my inner ear stuff back in order. He then gave me an anti nasuea shot. Within ten minutes I was feeling better and went home and at dinner. Go search the mayo site. There's some good info out there. I was diagnosed with BPPV (I think it stands for Benign Paroxmyl Positional Vertigo). Still have attacks now and then, but much easier to deal with now that I know what it is.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    Did you go to an ENT? Being an inner ear thing, they can sometimes do some positional therapy (for lack of a better term) that can be helpful. Medications never work for me. I've had it on and off (maybe a dozen times?) since about twenty years ago. I have no idea when or why it happens and usually it just slows me down for a day, but once it lasted about 3 weeks (a major pain in the *** - I couldn't drive, but learned to walk around with it). It's never affected my eating, however. I wonder if that's specific to her being pregnant.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    I had it for two days. Take no chances with her being pregnant. See how it is every day when she gets up. Tell the school that you do not want her to have a problem in class in front of the kids. They will understand.
    This doesnt happen in all school districts.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    My mom gets Vertigo, but hers is from a cyst in her brain....just sayin'



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    The wife got her's passed down from her mother. I guess it can be passed through genetics. Her vertigo is the Benign Positional Vertigo. She tried physical therapy today but I think her being dehydrated and weak it didn't work out great. It did help some. Guess she needs to do this several times until it gets better.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    I had vertigo. Only thing that made it better was doing the Epley maneuver. I would ask the Dr. about it. ENT showed it to me. You have to make sure you start on the proper side or it doesn't work



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    The wife got her's passed down from her mother. I guess it can be passed through genetics. Her vertigo is the Benign Positional Vertigo. She tried physical therapy today but I think her being dehydrated and weak it didn't work out great. It did help some. Guess she needs to do this several times until it gets better.
    I've had positional vertigo ocassionaly all my adult life and this year my gp doctor recomended physical therapy. After about 5 sessions I was doing much better. Don't think I was completely cured, but much better. I may have to do some of the exercises more often. Good luck.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    Sounds like menieres disease (click)



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    I was diagnosed with a case of Labyrinthine Vertigo about 5 years ago. It's completely caught me off guard and kicked my butt- I got dizzy in the shower and fell down and might have slightly knocked myself out. I made it to the couch to lay down. My mom was luckily visiting me that day and was able to drive me to the hospital and it was absolutely pure terror. I was spinning in 360 degrees and bawling like crazy.
    The doc had me do some movements, then got me a prescription and within a day or two I was back to normal.
    The only flashback I ever had was a couple months later when I was at the Mall of America on one of the top levels, I looked thru the glass guards underneath the walkway handrails and could see thru about 2 other glass guards on the 2 levels below. IT was just a crazy line of sight at that moment. I got huge spins and had to go sit down for a while. Luckily I wasn't close to the handrail, I was closer to the center of the walkway or I could have wobbled and came close to falling close to that handrail and/or over it. Lucked out big time.
    Wish your wife the best, and seriously tell her to make no sudden movements, and a couple days of rest in the chair helps.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    Hormone and blood pressure changes during pregnancy can also cause vertigo. As can stress and anxiety.



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    Re: Anyone ever have Vertigo???

    My high school track coach had this 2 years ago, and at practice he would often be leaning on things, and he would be gone days at a time. He grew a beard and mumbled a lot. Took him at least a couple months to get over it. Not good.



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