Dizziness & Vertigo Support Group

Dizziness is the sensation of instability. Vertigo refers to dizziness with a sensation of motion. Vertigo is more likely than other types of dizziness to be associated with nausea, vomiting, or double vision, to occur even when lying down, and to feel better with the eyes closed. If you are a frequent sufferer of dizziness or vertigo, join the group and find support.

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24/7 vertigo, what might help

Hi everybody,
I got hit in the back of the head 2 months ago. I have suffered 24/7 vertigo. The ground moves on me. I feel motion through my body and things trail on me. Fatigue in legs and arms are a factor. It has taken me a while to mentally and physically get back on my feet. CT scan and Mri both neg. ENT said I'll be fine in 6 months and not to worry about it. Has anyone had my symptoms or anything that has worked for them. Thanks for your help and support, Demian



Sorry, guy. Although our symptoms are similar, we clearly have two different causes. And with vertigo, the underlying injury/illness is the key to treatment. HOWEVER, having said that, ask about vestibular physical therapy. There are several forms of this therapy targeted at specific causes, but when applied properly the therapy is helpful to a large variety of patients. Ask your ENT or, if you have one, oto-neurologist. Actually, if you have yet to see an oto-neurologist, see if you can get referred to one in your area. They are a rare specialist, so don't be surprised if there is not one within your coverage zone. But even without the specialist, a PT trained in vestibular therapy should be able to find a group of exercises based on your symptoms. Good luck.

demians i suffered a head injury 10 years ago and i am a home bound person today still experince it they to told me it go away well it might and might not i hope you get better soon

I've had doctors say "Oh, it will go away, don't worry about it" and others say, "you may have to live with this for the rest of your life." I think it is unfair for someone who has not experienced vertigo 24/7 to say "don't worry about it." It's very troubling to consider that this could be my existence forever. I agree with the phsyical therapy. It definitely helped me. I also found some help with going to accupuncture. He treats the vertigo, but also helps me deal with the stress of a chronic illness. Since your vertigo started with a head injury, have you seen a neurologist yet? or a neuro-otologist? I have no idea how much I'll have to pay to see this specialist, but I sure hope it's worth it! Good luck!
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