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How do you know if the gentamicin has worked?

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by AnneT, May 16, 2019.

  1. Nathan

    Nathan Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Anne!
     
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  2. Saera

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    Anne! I have been off of the forum for so long because I couldn't get logged in. Gah! I'm so happy to hear your updates and have thought of you often, and all the group. I am glad you are getting in tomorrow it seems for your third injection.
    I was doing pretty great up until I came down with covid. I had minor head movements that would give me a whoosh here and there and still some days with pressure. But not a lot. Since getting COVID in November, that included a lot of sinus pressure and loss of taste and smell, plus my ear tube came out shortly before, I have had frequent bouts of whoosh and 'oh shit' moments.
    One day in the thick of COVID I was so weak and dizzy I had to go to ER. It wasn't vertigo as I knew it before though, it was just really off balance and weak, and I haven't quite recovered from that.
    So, I asked for my ear tube to be placed again and the possibility of more gentamicin. Before my Dr. Huang will do anything she is making me do a hearing test and a rotary chair test to rule out it coming from my good ear.
    To say I'm terrified is an understatement. I can take no meds and have to be MADE dizzy and nauseous.

    I know the intention behind it is good but it feels like torture when the person ordering it has never experienced it therefore doesn't know the phobia and anxiety that comes with it. I'd much rather try my approach. LOL
     
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  3. Nathan

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    Hey, Saera!
     
  4. Saera

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    Hey Nathan, how are you??? So happy to be able to check in with you guys again!
     
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    In the swim, peachy keen, on the beam, up to code, hunky-dory, kung fu karate, & all that.

    Sorry to hear you caught COVID & that your Meniere’s symptoms have amplified.

    2020, right? In 2019 I remember everyone desperately yearning for the year to roll over & die so to give rise to 2020. Then 2020 came, & everyone was like 'wait, what?!'.
     
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    Isn't that the truth?? 2020 has been a shit-show for sure. Not that 2021 is looking much brighter, but we can hope.

    Thank you. I'm praying that this rotational chair test won't be the death of me. I am terrified and keep having panic attacks at the thought. PTSD much? sigh....

    Glad you're well!!! :)
     
  7. AnneT

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    Hi Saera and Nathan!
    Sorry to hear of Saera's Covid experience.... yuuuuck.

    I know exactly what you mean with the "whooshes" and the "oh shits". I get those occasionally, but they are very brief.

    After my 3rd gent shot, I didn't have any vestibular hell to recover from. I was maybe I bit more wobbly, but nothing too dramatic like #1 & #2.

    Sorry for not being on here much... without the horrors, I don't want to even think about Meniere's... just a touch of PTSD I guess! But I also want to pay forward all the help and support I've received here over the yeeeeeeaaaars.
     

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