How can I cure vertigo fast?

I've been a bit under the weather for about 4 weeks with a sort of sinus/head cold (headache and face pain etc) I've kept going thinking it'll pass but early this week I got earache. When it didn't go away I went to GP who said I didn't have an infection and that was that. I then felt as though I was getting another cold and grew a cold sore!!

Then 2 days ago I work up with a white noise sensation in my left ear which has persisted and developed into vertigo. I am now unable to drive and walking about like a drunk person and it's not getting any better.

I saw the GP yesterday who said my ears were full of fluid and prescribed a nasal spray - so far no effect.

I have to go to work on Monday and need to get some reports written before then so I need to get rid of this bug or whatever it is.

Any ideas?

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  • I've had exactly the same cold - must say it is a nasty one - but mine never developed into vertigo (which is amazing as I am a vertigo sufferer).

    The only thing I can suggest is stemitil - it really is the only thing that works for me. Phone your surgery this morning and see if there is a GP on duty who will give it to you.

    Moggie x

  • Thanks Moggie!


  • Stugeron travel pills work for me and no need for a prescription. My sister is a Pharmacist and recommended these.

  • Good tip.

    Moggie x

  • Thank you yousurname - I'll try that as I can't get to see a GP today.

  • Good information yousurname. Anything not to have to go to the GP and beg for a prescription yet again. Janet.

  • Let us now if the travel sickness pills work wont you.

    Moggie x

  • I will Moggie.

    My husband has just gone out to get me some Stugeron. I'm just working up to getting in the shower!!

    I'm supposed to be going out to a birthday party tonight and I have work to do tomorrow - fingers crossed.

  • Enjoy the party - I do sympathise as I know how the awful dizziness can make you feel, lets hope the travel sickness pills work wonders and you are able to dance the night away (and write your reports tomorrow)

    Moggie x

  • I've had to bow out of the party - don't feel up to it.

    Fingers crossed for tomorrow x

  • That's a shame - enjoy your weekend (even though you will be working).

    Moggie x

  • I used Buccastem - prochloperazine - for vertigo. You can get it OTC and it is also used for migraine. It dissolves under your top lip and worked absolute wonders. It is contraindicated if you are on Citalopram. Good luck.

  • Thanks Maggiet - I took a couple of Sturgeron earlier today and while I'll still horribly dizzy it's a little better than earlier.

    The white noise persists however together with discomfort and an odd wet feeling in the same ear.

    I'll see if I can get the drug you suggest - I have to be fit for work so I'll try anything. x

  • Stemetil is the only thing that works for me fatpossum but my mum 'doesn't like' it and her doc prescribed stugeron so presume they do similar thing. Hope you feel better soon.. x

  • Please bear with me if I ask this....How did your GP come to the conclusion that your ears were full of fluid? I ask this because he can't actually see that. If your middle ear has got fluid in it there are particular symptoms and there is a way that you can help it. The condition is called Glue ear and is commonly associated with children and what people don't know is that adults can be affected and quite often it takes some time to get better but there is something you can do in quite a short time to make it better if it is this.

  • I don't know how he knew Phoebs but that's what he said. I subsequently had a 'consultation' with my lovely daughter in law who is a doctor and she thought I probably had Labyrinthitis.

    I've been taking sea sick tabs on the advice of the wonderful people on this forum (recommendation ratified by my daughter in law) and I'm much better.

    I'm still not 100% and I can still hear the fluid moving about in my left ear

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