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Vertigo

I've got really bad vertigo and can't seem to get ride of it it had taken over my life I can't do any think my Docter keep giving me all this pill but they are not working I've had a ct scan been to ent and they are saying every think is ok what can I do to get ride of it all

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When I was an Apprentice I would have to climb telegraph poles, I suffered vertigo.

I had to climb until they moved me to a non climbing job.

I was told not to look down and keep my head and eyes onto the horizon. When I came down I was told to look at the pole and not to look up or down,

When on roofs and ladders it was the same, keep your body a distance from the thing you climb and look along the surfaces you climb if you need to feel the ladder or other surface you are climbing. Some people are like monkeys others just freeze.

All I can ask is what are you climbing ??.

BOB

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That the thing I've not climb any think I've had it for bout 4 months now am sick and dizzy all the time with it

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Have you seen your GP. ??

Sometimes if you have a hearing problem or infection that can affect your balance, vertigo as your ears help our balance so on occasions the problems are to do with your ears, sometimes neck as if you turn your head suddenly you will feel dizzy

BOB

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Yes I've been to my gp I've been to the ent had hearing test done my neck hurts is hurting a lot

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Explain your problem to your GP parts of your neck can be checked

I do not know your age.

BOB

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I've told them every think an 30

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What meds are you on of you don't mind me asking .... I've also had lightheadedness and vertigo could leave my home for days only layed on my sofa old of it was the Buspar clonazepam or Citalopram at first of my treatment I started with Citalopram and take a clonazepam on a new to take basics total I've taking around 13 clonazepam they do help a lot last one I took was around 3 weeks ago only .25mg of a whole pill I cut it four pieces and I was on Buspar so o didn't wanna over do it but it does help even at that small amount but yes it's all part of anxiety or the side effects of meds I got over my vertigo now it's more lightheadedness and sometimes dizzy but the new symptoms are upper abdominal pressure along with shortness of breath and it doesn't let me sleep.. Sorry I couldn't be any more helpful but eventually you just gonna have to ride it out also try seven up it help a bit for some reason took the edge of the vertigo I've read it on others blog and it did help a bit .. Hope this helps keep me posted as we all going through this different symptoms at different times ... Any updates would be good

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I am on beta hosting and gabapentin atm but they are not working am sick with it all way dizzy blurry eyes all the time and just feel trapped

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Vertigo/dizziness/balance problems are symptoms of anxiety. I have these problems. I'm pretty sure it's the result of tension in back/shoulders/neck muscles, affecting the nerves that control the balance mechanism. Seems many people have these symptoms. Try to accept it's part of anxiety. carry out day to day activities (not easy), as best you can. The more you focus on it the worse it gets. Some people have palpitations, tight chest and throat etc with anxiety. Different with everyone. I don't take meds, because I think they just bring their own problems/side effects. Try to lose your fear of the symptom, that's whats keeping the anxiety alive. A secondary fear after your initial anxiety issue came about.

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I get pins nidle in my arm and legs bad to head ack of hell with it being sick all the time just want it to go way so I can do all the thing I use to do

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I have problem with this too. I've had it off and on for a long time. My dr seemed to think it is from stress. And it may be. But I also know it can be an inner ear problem and that can be harder to diagnose. I believe that when it is inner ear the symptoms are much worse...throwing up for one. I try to not fight it. I drink a lot of water to stay hydrated and I just try to live my life as normally as possibly. I make myself walk and try to notices head around quickly. It is tough...my best wishes to you. Hope you feel better and are able to cope with this condition. The suggestions from others will all help.

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The Docter at the ent said there no think wrong with my ears I've been up a lot of stress just latly lost my dad my mum had a stroke my bf is being funny with me and yes it's all stressing me out I don't sleep it's hurting me as I can't do any think with my kids where it's taken over my life

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Hi I had vertigo and being off balance for about 25 years. It totally took over my life and I could never go anywhere alone and was not keen about going out even with someone with me. Have even had it so very bad have had to have people help me to the loo. Its the most dreadful thing I had ever had to go through. I saw every specialist and had just about every test going from my brain to my eyes to my ears.Nothing was every found and I had cbt a few times and they said it was very bad anxiety and I had to learn to live with it. I was even too scared to collect my children from school most days. It all but destroyed 25 years of my life. People even asked my friend if I was a alcoholic as I could not walk straight most of the time. Many times people asked me if I had been in a accident as I used to hand my head a bit to one side and it looked like I had hurt my neck. 4 years ago my periods stopped as I was approaching 50 and can not believe this but vertigo and off balance have all but gone as well. Very occasionally I will get it if I am very stressed over something but its short lived now and only a couple of times a year.

No one ever understood and thought I could somehow press a button and make it go away. I really hope you find out whats going on to make you have this.

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I hope it goes way or can find something to help it as I've had it with it now

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