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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted October 26, 2015 11:08      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hello all, Have you experienced Vertigo, not the Hichcock movie but real live Vertigo? Believe me you do not want that experience. Yesterday my bride of twenty six years accompanied me for a walk to the corner a distance of about 3/4of a mile, we had covered about 1/3 of the total distance when a wave of extreme dizziness over took me. I have ridden in Naval fighters doing extreme maneuvers so i have fun with flight simulators. This was not a simulation. Try as I might I could not keep my eyes locked on the Horizon, the damned thing would not stay level. I placed both hands mid thigh to help stabilize myself. I am sure that you have watched toddlers learning to walk they seem to be able to plop down on to their rears, I was attempting to do that but my speed was faster than I could control, plop I was down and rolling onto my side. I got to my hands and knees and crawled to the edge of the road. At this time TheMrsMoMan started for home to get the Jeep, I crawl into the Jeep and we drive home. TheMrsMoman takes the Dog into the house and we start for the local hospital, fifty feet of progress I feel a wave of nausea open the door and hurl. Now feeling some what better we proceed to the ER. I was seen right away, tests were ordered and then the waiting began. Interesting event while being rolled back from X-ray I spotted a reflection in a glas double door coming at us the X-ray teck was not slowing down I was fearing a collision until I realized that it was myself in the reflection.

Final diagnosis Vertigo unknown cause! Great here I sit at the computer hanging on to the arm rests of the chair hoping that it does not spit me out onto the floor.

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Icon 11 posted October 26, 2015 13:59      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Eek, crap, that sounds awful, get well soon!

I went tandem paragliding with an instructor once, and it was amazing, except for the last part when he did a stupid "death spiral" descent. He thought it was fun, but I got super motion sick. Since then, it seems to trigger easier. [ohwell]

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Icon 1 posted October 27, 2015 06:57      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sounds nasty.
I used to get something similar (but not as bad) back when I was a teenager, one of the warning signs of an oncoming migraine.
No fun.
Hope you're feeling better.
(Maybe you should postpone that tightrope-walking class until you are).

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted October 27, 2015 09:45      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Once the episode is over it is over. However sudden movements can trigger a second episode. At present I am searching for a new medical practitioner, the present one blew me off when I told her back in July.

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Icon 1 posted October 29, 2015 21:58      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Seems a bit dodgy giving streeting you with "vertigo NOS". It's unpleasant and needs something doing about it for one, and two, there are some potentially sinister (as well as lots of non-sinister but very treatable) causes.

The commonest if the vertigo is triggered by sudden head movements, and goes away after a few seconds of staying still, would be BPPV. If so see an ENT surgeon (or a good general practitioner) as it can be cured with a simple Epley's manoeuvre. However persistent vertigo described as anything else in someone your age I'd be concerned about VBI, and wanting follow up rather than to be sent away.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted October 30, 2015 19:49      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Stibbons thank you for the enlightenment, I have been trying the Epley Maneuver, it offers some relief however the antivert does more, but according to the Mrs makes me mean.

I am on a quest for a geriatric physician as I hate to admit I probably am one.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted July 03, 2016 20:45      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
PS on the above, I have not had any more serious events. However I no long trust my ability to ride my Harley. I am going to sell the Hog.

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