1. Get our daily digest email where we email the latest new topics from our Strictly Health forum to keep up with the latest developments! Click here to subscribe.

Five seconds of vertigo

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by tmcmahon2, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. tmcmahon2

    tmcmahon2 Member

    140
    2
    18
    May 9, 2015
    I haven't had a full blown vertigo issue for years. However, in the last few weeks I've had two incidents of vertigo lasting five seconds or less. Things start to move, I close my eyes, and it's gone. I feel a bit out of whack when it happens but nothing from what other people describe as the walls moving for minutes.

    This happen to anyone else or, as mom likes to say, I'm special? ;)
     
  2. Rich

    Rich Member

    97
    17
    8
    Apr 21, 2019
    West Virginia
    Yes....just happened yesterday.
     
  3. Dario

    Dario Member

    56
    5
    8
    Apr 30, 2019
    Melbourne
    I presume you have been diagnosed with Meniere's then? What meds are you on to keep the vertigo away? It does also happen to me every now and again but I haven't had a full episode since February and I've been on the Serc (daily) religiously since.
     
  4. Jimii

    Jimii Member

    86
    7
    8
    Apr 10, 2019
    I had hundreds of those for 18 years. Then the good ones (full blown for several hours) started.

    Jim
     
  5. Dario

    Dario Member

    56
    5
    8
    Apr 30, 2019
    Melbourne
    How do you manage it now after all these years?
     
  6. Jimii

    Jimii Member

    86
    7
    8
    Apr 10, 2019
    Dario,

    Well to be honest, for me it isn't that bad. I don't feel like I am suffering badly, yet.
    I am used to the small to medium vertigo attacks.
    I have only had 3 major vertigo attacks, all this year. Two in April, and one in Sept. I even quit going to the ENT specialist after a year and a half when all this first started, 18 years ago. Hearing is virtually gone in my right ear but it has been ringing non-stop all those years. I really hate the hyperacusis though.
    I now have a Dr. that told me if things get bad, pick up the phone.

    Jim
     
  7. AnneT

    AnneT Active Member

    961
    183
    43
    May 14, 2014
    Alberta
    Yup I’ve had those. I still get tiny ones now, after gentamicin seems to have eliminated the big attacks.

    It might be, for me, the remains of the Menieres, side effect of gentamicin, or this strange thing PPPD. I’m thinking it’s pppd secondary to Menieres. The jolts tend to come in visually complex settings, florescent lighting, quick turns, neck flexed too long.
     
  8. tmcmahon2

    tmcmahon2 Member

    140
    2
    18
    May 9, 2015
    Yeah, a couple years ago the doc gave me the news.

    I take a bunch of supplements and Valtrex. Hearing shot back up six months after taking it but I had to stop for awhile. Started back up on it six months ago. It seems to have helped but I'll know more in a couple of weeks when I go back in to the doc.
     
  9. tmcmahon2

    tmcmahon2 Member

    140
    2
    18
    May 9, 2015
    Hmmm .... that seems like it could be it. Two of the three times were after sitting at my computer for a few hours off/on.
     
  10. AnneT

    AnneT Active Member

    961
    183
    43
    May 14, 2014
    Alberta
    Oh yeah computer is a common trigger for me, too. My TheraSpecs increase my time and tolerance.
     
  11. Karen Mitchell

    Karen Mitchell New Member

    1
    0
    1
    Sep 25, 2019
    I just started with the short 1-2 minute vertigo attacks. I also get the full blown attacks.
     
  12. BobNY

    BobNY New Member

    13
    1
    3
    Sep 27, 2019
    Whenever i have had short spins of the room or those quick issues, its like the calcium in the inner ear is starting to move out of where its suppose to be from the BPPV Vertigo. The Epley maneuver has always helped. If thats the cause of yours of course.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page