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#41 otitismedia

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:08 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.


several types of vertigo

1. paroxysmal vertigo-the sudden attack which comes on quickly, last only a short time (sec to hrs) then goes away just as quickly. Recurs after symptom-free interval

2. The single, severe attack fading away much more slowly than the first type. it takes days and even weeks to disappear completely

3. Chronic vertigo, often not serious but - with small flare ups - permanently present. last for months without change

4. Positioning vertigo - occurs following sudden movements of the head, often in one particular plane

5. dizziness spells, lasting a few seconds, occurring irregularly

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:21 PM

maybe this will help.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:27 AM

i had a vertigo 3 years ago. i remember when i woke up i was so dizzy and i kept vomiting a lot. i went to see a doctor. he taught me how to control it. no meds actually. it was just a plain exercise of the head. slowly u need to turn ur head. and make sure u r at ur bed.

sitting upright at ur bed slowly turn ur head sideways (left n right) , bending forward ur head and backward. make sure u do it slowly and eyes closed.

let not the vertigo control u, but u control them. whenever i had colds i do get it. sabi ng doctor it has to do with the equilibrium inside our ears. whatever it was, i know now how to treat myself without meds. just the plain exercise i was taught by my eent doctor.

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:04 AM

better consult your otolaryngologist (ENT) specialist if you are experiencing "hilo" to rule out vertigo secondary to middle/inner ear problems

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:09 AM

vestibular exercises are the best treatment for BPPV but it must be individualized as
different patients may need different regimens for their therapy
you must also rule out first any cervical/orthopedic problems of patient before doing the exercises

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:06 AM

i used to suffer from this vertigo, yun tipong tuwing lilingon ka tila ayaw na tumigil ng paligid, di ka na makakafocus sa isang baga lumalagpas lagi..nakahiga.. nakatayo,.. nakapikit feeling ko talaga lahat umiikot na..was hospitalized for a few daws, sabi ng doctor ko vertigo nga daw, he said wala daw talaga gamot sa vertigo, isa lang ang permanent na solusyon daw jan MAKASANAYAN mo, that way di na magiging worst ang attacks mo, manuetralize na sya ng sarili mo utak if nakasanayan mo na, parang pain, pag nakasanayan mo, tumataas tolerance mo... pero stil kahit nakasanayan ko na.. di ko na kaya ngayon magstay sa gilid ng matataas na lugar talagang feeling ko parang tutumba ko.. tsaka di na ko nakakawalk straight instinctively, tapos pag napapagod ng husto nahihilo pa din.. another thing is medy dumalas din ang migraine attacks ko..

hirap ng ganito

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:26 AM

St Luke's has a Hearing and Balance Center. It's pretty modern. I had my check up there because I had several episodes of vertigo for about 2 weeks - caused probably by stress. May I add that the attending nurse was quite pretty.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:30 AM

i had vertigo two years ago. have it checked with doctors who also advised me to stop food with msg, basically junk food, knorr cubes, seasonings, and the like. for the past 18 months no more incidence of vertigo for me.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:56 AM

maybe this will help.


only saw this now, which is apparently a reply to my old post.

thanks, elee, will give it a try. come to think of it, the 2nd part of the manuever is how i get up from the bed.

Edited by asagi, 04 June 2008 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:43 AM

i'm not sure if what i am having is vertigo and what type.

2006 i was diagnosed with stage 1 hypertension. i take maintenance since then to help me control my blood pressure. aspilet, atelonol and amvasc. sometimes when my cholesterol count goes up, i also take statin and, to protect my liver from statin, i take essentiale forte for 2 months. the problem is, madalas na ako nakakaranas ng hilo. at first i just think of it as naparami ng kain na bawal, napakain ng maalat or kulang sa nainom na tubig. i notice also that i get dizzy more about 1 to 2 hours in the morning after i get up from bed. minsan if the dizziness becomes severe, nagpapalpitate pa ako. then my blood pressure follows. tumataas na rin. anxiety na rin siguro.

it just frustrates me that i can no longer enjoy the things i love doing. i cant go out and madalas sa hapon na ako nakakalabas kasi sa umaga hilo pa ako. my wife thinks sa isip ko lang daw lahat yun and psychological daw ang problema ko.

last week i finally decided to quit smoking. today is day 9 of being an ex-smoker. the longest i have ever stopped smoking in 23 years. i used to smoke a pack and a half daily. i am on diet na rin ulit.

my dizzy spell is still there. mostly mornings and occassionally sa hapon or gabi. hindi naman nawala. sometimes i think mas grumabe pa nga since i stopped smoking. withdrawal symptoms? i don't know. i just hope mawala na ang hilo or feeling na "lutang" ko.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 10:31 AM

^^^
I'd like to suggest a consult with a neurologist or an ENT specialist regarding your dizzy spells as it affects your daily activities and interferes with your productivity. Any bodily discomfort also increases your blood pressure too so it's better to have your dizziness properly evaluated.

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:07 AM

bad trip ito... :D i occasionally have positional vertigo... sobrang badtrip... good thing i have not encountered one when im driving... normally i would get vertigo if my sleep pattern is so F'd up for one week...

better consult ang ENT if you think you have one...

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:45 PM

It sure is sad to have this kind of thing. Inde rin ako masyado makaenjoy sa mga good things in life, pati work affected coz i really cannot hold the feel of it and i just want to stay in my bed all day.

On my first time @ Tokyo Disney Land...my dream trip almost ended up to a hospital when i felt so dizzy on a ride. Kahit nung bata pa ako masyado na rin akong mahihiluhin.

The posts helped me a lot to correlate things, that what i am experiencing could be related to my ear problem. I have a hard time rinding on a plane also, it feels like my ears want to burst. I consulted an ear specialist and told me .... " f@#$#K... a meteor was hiding in here!"

Hehehe... the dialogue was a joke. But seriously he found a hardened thing in my ear. He explained that cleaning the ear has a proper procedure. Cotton buds are intended for the outside part of the ear (and i learned that i cleaning my ears twice a day was too much). Try a thinner stick with a cotton if you want to clean deeper, but be careful.

My ears are OK now. I still have vertigo but i dont have a hard time on planes anymore.

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 07:12 PM

It sure is sad to have this kind of thing. Inde rin ako masyado makaenjoy sa mga good things in life, pati work affected coz i really cannot hold the feel of it and i just want to stay in my bed all day.

On my first time @ Tokyo Disney Land...my dream trip almost ended up to a hospital when i felt so dizzy on a ride. Kahit nung bata pa ako masyado na rin akong mahihiluhin.

The posts helped me a lot to correlate things, that what i am experiencing could be related to my ear problem. I have a hard time rinding on a plane also, it feels like my ears want to burst. I consulted an ear specialist and told me .... " f@#$#K... a meteor was hiding in here!"

Hehehe... the dialogue was a joke. But seriously he found a hardened thing in my ear. He explained that cleaning the ear has a proper procedure. Cotton buds are intended for the outside part of the ear (and i learned that i cleaning my ears twice a day was too much). Try a thinner stick with a cotton if you want to clean deeper, but be careful.

My ears are OK now. I still have vertigo but i dont have a hard time on planes anymore.

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Try a thinner stick with a cotton if you want to clean deeper, but be careful. - i think i dont agree with this statement sir...im no ent but i still wont advise to do this to patients.. even just using cotton buds...cleaning the outer ear with a clean cloth and drying it out after bathing should be thoretically enough since our ears have their own cleaning mechanism. in case that to much cerumen/earwax accumulates inside the ear.. a prof consult for cleaning is strongly adviced.. it may seem exagerrated but this is the safest way to deal with it.. by using cotton tipped applicators..there is a great tnendency to push the cerumen deeper into the ear canal which result to blockage or even infection and also possible injury/abration to the ear canal or tympanic membrane/eardrum.. in addition to this..some applicator tips may not be hygienically made or stored which may arbor certain pathogenic microbes that may infect the ears...as for which may cause otitis externa, otitis media, or otomycosis<fungal infection>

dont get me wrong sir..this is my opinion and perhaps our ent specialist may enlighten us more...

Peace! :hypocritesmiley:

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:41 AM

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Try a thinner stick with a cotton if you want to clean deeper, but be careful. - i think i dont agree with this statement sir...im no ent but i still wont advise to do this to patients.. even just using cotton buds...cleaning the outer ear with a clean cloth and drying it out after bathing should be thoretically enough since our ears have their own cleaning mechanism. in case that to much cerumen/earwax accumulates inside the ear.. a prof consult for cleaning is strongly adviced.. it may seem exagerrated but this is the safest way to deal with it.. by using cotton tipped applicators..there is a great tnendency to push the cerumen deeper into the ear canal which result to blockage or even infection and also possible injury/abration to the ear canal or tympanic membrane/eardrum.. in addition to this..some applicator tips may not be hygienically made or stored which may arbor certain pathogenic microbes that may infect the ears...as for which may cause otitis externa, otitis media, or otomycosis<fungal infection>

dont get me wrong sir..this is my opinion and perhaps our ent specialist may enlighten us more...

Peace! :hypocritesmiley:


parang lecture ko sa mga patients ko ito ah ! hehehe !!! :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 12:34 PM

dont get me wrong sir..this is my opinion and perhaps our ent specialist may enlighten us more...

Peace! :hypocritesmiley:
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oh definitely sir...thanks for the info. I am not even in the medical line, and although the thin tip idea was adviced by my ent specialist, i agree it is still bes to be safe.

In some occasions i still am always tempted to clean the inside part of my ears coz it feels good. I know i had pushed few of the wax again deeper. Anybody can give advice what is the least time to get my ears cleaned by a specialist?

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:27 PM

dont get me wrong sir..this is my opinion and perhaps our ent specialist may enlighten us more...

Peace! :hypocritesmiley:


oh definitely sir...thanks for the info. I am not even in the medical line, and although the thin tip idea was adviced by my ent specialist, i agree it is still bes to be safe.

In some occasions i still am always tempted to clean the inside part of my ears coz it feels good. I know i had pushed few of the wax again deeper. Anybody can give advice what is the least time to get my ears cleaned by a specialist?


every 6 months or at least once a year , it depends on how fast the wax accumulates inside your ear. have your ear check if there is any presence of symptom/s like fullness, decrease in hearing, ringing sound (tinnitus), dizziness, pain, etc...

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:41 PM

suffering from this too:(

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:22 PM

I went to ER the other day for Dizziness. Doctor's ruled out Vertigo. Gave me a prescription for antivert (meclizine 25mg) and it works good. :thumbsupsmiley:

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 04:28 PM

I went to ER the other day for Dizziness. Doctor's ruled out Vertigo. Gave me a prescription for antivert (meclizine 25mg) and it works good. :thumbsupsmiley:


your doctor "ruled out" vertigo and yet he prescribed an anti-vertigo meds ?




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