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Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:54 PM

my tip to minimize bouts of vertigo is to go on a low salt, low msg diet. there are also some exercises that can help with strengthening yourself against the severity of the attacks but i've forgotten them.

I used to suffer severe attacks before. attacks so bad that i can only go to the bathroom by crawling (pretty pathetic). but after going on a restricted the attacks are not as severe anymore.

just a warning though, not all ent doctors are good, so always go for a 2nd even a 3rd opinion. my case was misdiagnosed three times before the last doc hit the nail.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 04:45 PM

The best way to cope up with vertigo is to avoid stress. :)

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:16 PM

The best way to cope up with vertigo is to avoid stress. :)

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ear infection could also be a cause

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:01 AM

Getting enough sleep is the best way to counter any stress related illness...

I was advised before to take power naps as other people woulda call it... power naps are 30 minute naps... you can do this like after taking you lunch so you have enough energy for the rest of the day...

Also minimize your salt intake... one more thing... lessen any vice that you might have if you really cant kick the habit... especially smoking...

Thats my advice... :hypocritesmiley:


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:15 AM

Getting enough sleep is the best way to counter any stress related illness...

I was advised before to take power naps as other people woulda call it... power naps are 30 minute naps... you can do this like after taking you lunch so you have enough energy for the rest of the day...

Also minimize your salt intake... one more thing... lessen any vice that you might have if you really cant kick the habit... especially smoking...

Thats my advice...  :hypocritesmiley:

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I agree. :thumbsupsmiley: The best cure is prevention.
So to prevent this from happening then I suggest to take enough sleep.

By the way, what's the difference between VERTIGO and VITILIGO ??? :blink:


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Posted 17 December 2005 - 06:15 PM

la pa rin ba cure for it?

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 02:04 PM

mahirap yan pag inaatake ka. dapat lagi ka may kasama pag lumabas ka.

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Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:15 PM

Take bonamin =)

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:35 AM

hehe vitiligo is a skin problem :P

maraming causes ang vertigo. pwedeng due to decreased cerebral circulation , pwedeng internal ear infection (beyond the tympanic membrane aka ear drum), pwedeng hypersensitivity ng hair cells sa semicircular canal (these are the sensors that gives you your position sense), pwedeng due to hypertension.

the way to treat it can be investigative. rule out one possible cause after the other. a good way to start is when a physician thoroughly asks about your history. and gives you a thorough physical exam. kahit an ent specialist should do that to patients with that kind of complaint :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:14 PM

nawawala pa ba yun?

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:45 PM

vitiligo reminds me of michael jackson. he said the reason why he's alabaster white is that he has this skin disease which i believe is pure bs.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:42 AM

nawawala pa ba yun?

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If its vitiligo it is more or less permanent if the area is big. although ointments have been known to improve it but haven't actually seen one go away.


If it's vertigo.. you can only impide it so much. not unless you know exactly what causes it and what precipitates it and you aovid those will it truly be far in between

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 01:01 PM

he takes serc. kakaawa cya tgnan. <-- i also take this jkpg may vertigo ako... but mine is not that severe nmn.. ikot lng tlga paningin but not to the extent of vommiting...

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 10:51 AM

this is an interesting thread...

ENT opinion...

vertigo is one of the most difficult symptoms to address. vertigo may be caused by a lot of diseases, and it's not a disease by itself, only a symptom. it's the type of dizziness patients' describe as 'umiikot ang mundo o paligid'. having vertigo means that there is a problem in the balance centers of the body. it may be peripheral (inner ear) or central (brain/cerebellum). the problem may not be limited to a direct problem in the balance centers, but may due to problems in blood flow to the inner ear and the brain.

common diseases causing vertigo are:
infections (chronic otits media with complications, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, encephalitis, brain absecess, syphilis)
neurologic disorders (stroke or cerebral infarct or bleed, degenerative neuro disorders)
metabolic (high salt levels, endocrine)
drug use (diuretics, aspirin, antibiotics, chemotherapy)
trauma (fracture of the temporal bone (protects the inner ear), brain concussion

bottomline:
no specific or 'de kahon' treatment for vertigo... doctors need to find out the underlying problem. most often the most important thing that would help us get the right diagnosis is the history of the patient.

what we ask in the history:
timing of vertigo
duration
severity
how often it occurs
body activity and position when the vertigo occured
other diseases like diabetes, high blood, heart diseasei
intake of prescription and nonprescription meds
if there are other symptoms like hearing loss, ringing in the ear, headaches, spine problems...

then we do certain tests for vertigo... we check for eye movements that give us clues to the nature of vertigo, we check for balance with eyes closed and eyes open, we ask patients to march or walk inside the office with eyes closed to see if he falls or veers to one side (of course we make sure that the patient doesn't get hurt when he does fall down)

we ask for hearing tests (mandatory), and other electrical tests for balance (if necessary)

CT scan and MRI may be helpful but not always done

important: if someone suddenly suffers from severe vertigo, becomes cold and clammy, and you can barely feel his pulse, complains of weakness on one side or numbness of one side, please consider the possibility of a stroke...

treatment:
medication or positioning procedures or vestibular rehabilitation

prevention:
it depends on the underlying problem

sorry mahaba, mahirap talaga ang vertigo, kahit sa mga ENTs. pati kami nahihilo kakaisip kung ano ang problema. pero may mga ENTs na expert sa vertigo, mga Neuro-otologists (they're usually connected to the big ENT centers like PGH, UST...)

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 04:59 AM

this is an interesting thread...

important: if someone suddenly suffers from severe vertigo, becomes cold and clammy, and you can barely feel his pulse, complains of weakness on one side or numbness of one side, please consider the possibility of a stroke...



I agree, a friend of mine who is also a Doctor experienced sudden diziness and vomiting.
It turns out he had a stroke. A small infarct of the posterior cerebellum......
I wish him a speedy recovery and all the best that medicine can offer!

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 04:51 PM

sa alam ko walang gamot sa vertigo although a doctor may prescribe some medication to minimize the effects of dizziness. i got my vertigo after i hit my head hard on the pavement when i crashed while recing bicycles and since then i have been getting sporadic bouts of vertigo.

as for the headaches you may want to see a dentist to check if you have impacted molars. i read that these could hit some nerves and give you really bad headaches.


positive nga ako dito :( :wacko:

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:02 PM

I still have verito till now. Back in 2003 I was hospitalized because the first few days I felt really dizzy, my eyes were shaking and was having cold sweats. The doctor said that I have vertigo and gave me Serc but that didn't help me coz the next day I felt very, very dizzy and at around 10-15 minutes the symptoms I felt were in these orders

Inhaling air feels cold, having cold sweats, body feels weak
minutes later I felt that my legs were having tremmors from weakness then later on I had the pins and needles sensation.. a minute later I lost sensation on both legs.
another minute later I lost sensation on both arms and hands. My hands began to go into a clenched position. My fingernails were turning blue.
the most frightening thing I felt in my entire life, my lungs felt like someone was holding them from the inside and started squeezing it real hard. If it were a graphical example, think of my lungs as an empty plasic bottle of iced tea then someone trying to squeeze the living daylights outta it.

I nearly couldn't breathe I knew I was about to die then when we were in the ER all of my sensations came back but I still had the pins and needles sensation and was weak all over my body. The doctors did a BP and blood, urine test and nothing was wrong.

A few days later while I was about to be released from the hospital they did a CT-Scan on my brain thinking that I might have suffered a stroke but the results were negative.

Ever since that day my vertigo didn't go away, I sometimes take anti-anxiety pills or anti-depressants to calm me down. Sometimes it works depending on the type of anti-anxiety given to me. 3 months after that I did an MRI and EEG and still negative. A year after my initial vertigo attack I did a final CT-Scan and still the results were negative. But my problem didn't go away, it simply added up.... in 2003 and 2004 it was just vertigo and in 2005 it was vertigo with heartburn and in late 2005 till now it's vertigo+heartburn+muscle twitching and labored breathing. I constantly keep in appointment with my neurologists/psychologist and by the end of this month they want me to undergo a nerve conduction test to see if I have a neurological problem. Or they'll let me take a medication of dopamine because if dopamine does a lotta good for me then I might have Parkinson's disease because dopamine is the 1st medication the doctor will give the patient if they suspect the patient has Parkinsons. If the patient notices a big difference within a month then.. the good news is that the dopamine works, the bad news is that the patient has parkinson's.

But according to my neuros, dizziness or vertigo isn't a primary symptom of parkinson's not even muscle twitching. If my entire arm was shaking then that's parkinson's. I just might have benign muscle spasms/twitchings.

Pero after my vertigo I really had a different change in personality and a different pace in life. I no longer can enjoy myself with my family or drive to parties alone or even take up sports. I'm gaining weight again because since every time I try to jog my vertigo kicks in then I stop. My uncle has vertigo ever since he was 15 and now he's 65 and he says it's like hell but you must be diligent and persistent when battling it.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 07:06 AM

vertigo can be caused by several things.... ear infections, eye problems and if worse, brain lesions such as a tumor.... it is wise to check with your family doctor if symptom persists inspite of taking anti-vertigo tablets....

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:29 PM

ej_gn
during my review on the different topics, I have noted that you seem to be suffering from more than just a few illnesses. I have also noted that you have been seen by many different specialists.
Have you seen the psychiatrist that was going to charge you 2,000 for the initial consultation?

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 11:59 PM

Let me complicate things further. I used to have what the doctor called Positional Vertigo. My problem was if I got up from bed quickly, I would feel dizzy. Also, some sudden head movements would make me feel dizzy.

I said used to because I no longer have these symptoms anymore. Can't really say what cured me. But, knock on wood, hope the symptoms never come back.




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