Brain fog and ringing in ears

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hi thought I'd post again see if anyone knows wat might be wrong.

i first got vertigo in December in the morning after turning on my right side. the actual vertigo itself lasted a few minutes but the dizziness afterwards lasted 5 weeks on and off. it was the feeling of being on a rocky boat. i also had a low wbc if that makes any difference. I've had the vertigo about 5 times since December and its always when I'm laying down. i always get a severe dizziness afterwards its like I'm drunk but there's been times when its spontaneously stops. i haven't had vertigo for 4 weeks now and i don't know if that's me controlling it as i sleep with 5 pillows and if my head feeks fuzzy i sit up. now I'm having a ringing noise in wat seems to be my left ear and its constant. twice my ear felt blocked like when you out your head under a bath. when i press down on my earlobe it feels as if water is trapped inside. i also have brain fog and the occasional light head which disappears with vestibular exercise and occasional eye pain. any suggestions as wat this could be?

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    sounds like what I had last year. The dizziness on the one side would indicate Benign positional vertigo, and the ongoing dizziness is some kind of vestibular disorder. I 'm not a doctor so... interesting how when you do vestibular exercises the fullness in your ear goes away. keep doing them, and keep moving. I still have problems when I lie down. Don't know if that helps.

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      look up vestibular migraines on webmd

      i was diagnosed wrong 2x first BPPV, second vestibular nueritis. finally accurate diagnosis vestibular migraines. i had the vertigo. the dizziness, the brain fog, and the ringing in my ears. look up a dizzy clinic near you. there is testing to diagnose. look up otolaryngologist or neuro-otology. a regular neurologist and ENT could not help me.

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      thanks for reply. I've read about vestibular migraine and i have most of the symptoms such as the following but I'm a little confused because the main symptom is vertigo but i only get vertigo when laying down and from what i read you can get it at any time. and is it true that an actual episode of vertigo can last 3 days? i cant even manage 2 mins! is that on and off vertigo or would that be constant? and i don't have sensitivity to light either.

      feeling imbalanced.

      motion sickness caused by moving your head.

      dizziness from looking at moving objects such as cars or people walking.

      lightheadedness.

      feeling like you're rocking on a boat.

      nausea and vomiting as a result of the other symptoms.

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      your looking too deep into this. the point is you have vertigo. everyone is different. for me- i had vertigo for days. was hospitilized 2x because of it. i was violently ill. list your symptoms. compare to the symptoms on webmd. you dont have to have sensitivity to light. that is generally an aura. you may not have one. i realized months after being released that i had sensitivity to sound more than light. i also had my hand go numb. it was difficult to put it all together because of the brain fog. i was so confused and dizzy all the time. but once i found the right doctor and got diagnosed properly. i am good now. there is special testing. there are meds that work. it isnt normal to have vertigo for a couple minutes or a couple days. the point is you have had vertigo. get mecclizine and zofran in case you have another episode. try to take my advice and look for the doctors i suggested. i have my life back. had a listened to these crap doctors, i would have lost everything including my brain. you are looking too deep into each symptom. everyone is different. you may have 8 out of 10. that means yes. you dont need 10 out of 10. the major thing the specialist looks for is do you have a history of migraines. is there a family member that has a history of migraines? yes? bingo. vestibular migraines is a messed up disorder. because you dont need the pain of the headache to experience the symptoms. such as nausea out of the blue, dizziness ect. that can be your migraine, you just dont know it. when my head cleared i was able to begin to understand my migraines. the warning signs. and what to do.

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      all these symptoms you have listed. i have that. or had it. some come back. unsteadiness, rocking, visual vertigo. means things move in front of you or the floor moves under you. just turning my head slightly or moving my eyes would sent me in a tail spin. watching moving objects-again visual vertigo. i had to do exercises from my doctor to fix it. awful . you have so many classic symptoms, if you dont get treatment from the right dr. you can get worse. the vertigo can get worse. but all the other things happening, classic VM. its treatable as long as you get to the right place. let a doctor examine you who specializes in this. instead of trying to talk yourself out of the disorder. having any vertigo for any length of time is a nightmare, scary, and not normal. count yourself lucky you havent had it for days like me. what do you have to lose? VM isnt going to just go away on its own. you need meds. im on norotryptiline. i was very lucky that the first med i tried worked. it will be 2 years next week since this started for me. came out of the blue no warning at all. woke up and the floor was on the wall. fell then had to crawl. scary

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      ill see how i go cause ill have to wait for the Coronavirus to end first. the doctor gave me meds for vertigo and nausea that i take when i get vertigo but haven't needed then for the past 4 weeks and i do the vestibular exercises when my head feels fuzzy. saying that i only found out last nite that a medicine I've been taking for something else might of been giving me this fuzzy head and ringing in ears. a lot of people from this forum seem to have these same symptoms. regarding the migraines i don't have a history of migraines so i was little unsure if this is wat it is. I'm going to stop taking these other meds and see how i feel for another month or so if i feel the same then ill speak to my doctor about vestibular migraines although I've already got medication and do the exercises not sure what else he'll do. thanks for mentioning this because if this continues its good to know this is wat it might be and glad your in a better place.

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      one more question what meds do you take for vestibular exercises? what has helped you? and do you still get it for days? are you talking about the actual spinning for days? cant imagine wat you went through sounds horrible. i feel sick to my stomach when i spin for 2 mins! i hope i dont have this i already suffer with severe anxiety.

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