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Thread: Inner ear disturbance...any tips

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    I woke up Sunday with an inner ear disturbance. The dizzyness and nausea were overwhelming.

    I had this once before and my doctor advised taking a decongestant and dramamine for the nausea. I don't have an ear infection, just an imbalance of the fluid.

    Any tips to heal faster???? I feel lousy.

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    Did you see an ENT or your family MD?

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    No, because I can't drive like this. I'm lucky to be walking.

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    Antihistimine.....that will help.....it did me when I ran out of the med my doctor gave me for it.

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    I went to pt for it as I didn't want drugs. They had me sit on side of bed then lie on my side and tilt my head up at 45 degrees for 10-15 sec. Then sit back up straight. Do this 3-4 times then switch sides. Do this 2-3 times a day. It puts the crystals back where they are suppose to be was what was explained to me. Have someone there to help u ESP. If u r dizzy as u don't want to fall, if u have health insurance ask for a script for P.T. To see if it would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    I went to pt for it as I didn't want drugs. They had me sit on side of bed then lie on my side and tilt my head up at 45 degrees for 10-15 sec. Then sit back up straight. Do this 3-4 times then switch sides. Do this 2-3 times a day. It puts the crystals back where they are suppose to be was what was explained to me. Have someone there to help u ESP. If u r dizzy as u don't want to fall, if u have health insurance ask for a script for P.T. To see if it would help.
    Thank you, I am going to give this a try when my husband gets home.

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    I've read about the technique that Painiac describes, too. Maybe if you google tinnitus you'll find more about it there..

    It must be an awful feeling for you. If I stand up too fast sometimes I get dizzy for a few seconds. It's stomach churning and no fun...

    Hope you get over this quickly..

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    tinnitus is ringing in the ear, the thing you do the exercise for is called BPPV - benign paroxysmal positional vertigo . i have had it, comes and goes - WOW do you feel dizzy when you get it. Room is spinning at about 35mph.

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    It happens to me occassionally. About 2 months ago, I woke up with the dizziness as well as loud ringing in my ear. I thought I would have to get to the ENT, but it was a weekend. Just 1 Aleve D worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    I woke up Sunday with an inner ear disturbance. The dizzyness and nausea were overwhelming.

    I had this once before and my doctor advised taking a decongestant and dramamine for the nausea. I don't have an ear infection, just an imbalance of the fluid.

    Any tips to heal faster???? I feel lousy.
    My doctor told me the same thing and it does work! I use over the counter claritan
    He called it benign positional vertigo
    I got so dizzy i laid down and moved my head,and the bed was spinning then I got sick.

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    I have had it too , mine was bppv, benign paraxsymal(something like that) positional vertigo, i went to specialist, who had me lay back tilt head and she used a vibrating tool on my head, it went away for 2 weeks, but is back. I will try the above remedy, she is pricey. thanks. JanetM, hope u get over it fast, it definetly is not fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    I woke up Sunday with an inner ear disturbance. The dizzyness and nausea were overwhelming.

    I had this once before and my doctor advised taking a decongestant and dramamine for the nausea. I don't have an ear infection, just an imbalance of the fluid.

    Any tips to heal faster???? I feel lousy.
    Sorry that you have this. Have had this twice myself. It really is very unpleasant. Dr diagnosed it as labrythitis but gave me no medication, just adviced rest. Took about 2 weeks each time but if I remember, it disappeared as quickly as it came.

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    I think it just takes time for it to go away.

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    Oh I had that a couple years ago. Couldn't move without the world spinning and making me sick. Someone walking by or talking to me would even set me off. I took a motion sickness pill. Meclizine. It is over the counter. Worked wonders. And it just went away in a few days with taking this. Good luck. I hope you get better fast. You can't quilt if you can't move without spinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    I woke up Sunday with an inner ear disturbance. The dizzyness and nausea were overwhelming.

    I had this once before and my doctor advised taking a decongestant and dramamine for the nausea. I don't have an ear infection, just an imbalance of the fluid.

    Any tips to heal faster???? I feel lousy.
    My husband has this and a chiropractor near by does positioning of his head,like what Painiac said. It helps him almost immediately. He has had it so bad he has been down for days.
    Hope you are feeling better .

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    Labrynthitis. I got some stuff called Meclizine for it. It is an antihistamine. Something about this one does something to calm the nerve that is getting irritated. They have no idea why it works but it does. The Meclizine though WILL make you VERY SLEEPY!!!! DO NOT TAKE AND DRIVE OR OPERATE Machinery!!! OF ANY KIND! Includes sewing machines!!! Sorry!

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