How do you get to doctors if you’re dizzy?

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At this point, I have incapcitating vertigo. I don’t feel well enough to go anywhere and, more importantly, I’m afraid. I have dealt with dizziness and vertigo on and off all my lofe but I always panic when it gets bad and I’m basically bedridden. 

How does everybody here get to doctors, take care of your families, etc when you are experiencing severe symptoms?

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    I’m lucky to have a partner who helps me with household duties. If I have to leave the house to go to the doctor, I use a cane and call a cab. 
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    I have anthem but a lot of insurance providers have online face to face doctors visits. You could tell them whats going on and get some meclizene just long enuf to get you into an office.
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    I know your pain anxiety and everything else.  I have had vertigo dizziness so bad throughout my life that at times I really had no life.  Last year the meaniers came back and I was pretty much bed ridden for a year.  I am feeling better as I think it has gone into remission again.  Thank God for that/  I had very little help because no one understood my symptoms and it took years to diagnose the meaniers.  Everyone thought I was crazy.  By the grace of God and I mean that is the only way I got  through.  I do not know if you have meaniers disease hopefully not.  But you need to get to the bottom of the dizziness and get as much help as you can from family.  Hopefully you have a family that understands what you have is real.  I started this in my 20s I am 65 years old and it is has only been in the last 5 years that anyone believed anything was really wrong with me.  It is so disabling and horrible anxiety comes with it.  I hope you feel better soon and most important stay on top of it with medical doctors.  Hopefully you will get a doctor that will do all the test and get to the bottom of the vertigo.  Not knowing what is wrong can drive you crazy...it did to me until I was finally diagnosed.  TAke care and remember you are not alone!
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    Hi!... please do not get upset with your current situation. Do immediately consult an ENT specialist. If you are bedridden, the condition won't come back to normalcy before atleast 2 to 3 weeks. You are required to train your brain to fight this out. Remember, there cannot be any medication for this vertigo. At max, you can have 2-10 doses of STEMETIL MD and that too after consulting your house physician/ENT. I think, you might be suffering from BPPV. This is a harmless disease. Stay away from alcohol, driving and swimming. Keep yourself hydrated (atleast 4lts per day). This is how I have fought out VERTIGO. A small trick to fight anxiety during vertigo; never keep your eyes closed during a vertigo. Stay bold and open your eyes, keep a constant fix in your view at any random point on your ceiling (maybe the fan, or maybe any light or any mark in the ceiling). The vertigo is bound to subside within a minute or two. If it continues for more than this, you should definitely consult a Neurologist. For your case, I believe it is a classical BPPV. You are required to under go Vestibular Rehabilitation or Epley Maneuver to get back your body balance. This may take a month or so.   

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    I asked the doctor to come to me I was far to dizzy to go to them doctors do make house calls you virtually have to beg but you can get a house call well here I the UK we can
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    NO DOCTORS in my area will help me! My own doctor won’t even wrote for a blood test for me. After telling him I cannot go anywhere due to the dizziness, the coward had hos assistant tell me to go sot in an ER for five hours. The ER is NOT going to get to the  bottom of this and i’m not going theough all that for a blood test that he could easily order. 

    There are no visiting doctors. I have another problem that complicates eveything. I have to drive or I feel very ill in the car. I can’t drive while I’m dizzy, so I can’t get anywhere. I’m really screwed. I would rather die than continue to love like this because I have no wuality of life. 

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