NO energy, off-balance, ear ringing

Posted , 5 users are following.

Hello, I'm in the US and just experienced Vertigo for the first time on Tuesday (it's Saturday now). Walked into a store and suddenly felt a bit dizzy, took a deep breath hoping that would help it. All of a sudden my worlds collided. I walked out of the store so I wouldn't fall in front of everyone, but found I could only walk to the left. Somehow made it to a lamp post and braced myself. Called a close by friend who rushed me to the hospital. After about 15 hours, they said I most likely had Vertigo and not the stroke I was so convinced I had experienced. Stayed in the hospital for tests from Tuesday to Thursday. Scans, MRI's, blood tests, etc. The only thing they could tell me was that I most likely "just" have vertigo - as if it's nothing. I still have severe ringing in my left ear, off balance and have absolutely NO energy at all.  I MUST go back to work on Monday and I MUST continue to live my life. How many of you experienced a total lack of balance, ear ringing and absolutely NO energy after your episode? Does it ever go away? I'm going to see an acupuncturist as soon as I can. I live in Santa Fe, NM and we only have one ENT doctor who doesn't, of course, take my insurance! This is the first time (luckily so) that I have lost my health and feel like I've lost my life. I was so active and happy on Monday. I have a Golden Retriever, who is my life and live to play, hike and walk with him. I can barely toss the ball for him. Trying so hard not to let this lead to depression.  I know that we are all different, with similar stories. Just wondering when I will get my energy back!! 

0 likes, 6 replies

Report / Delete

6 Replies

  • Posted

    I have vertigo and it sounds like what you have. Look up exercises for vertigo they do help. You can get antivert over the counter to help till you see a doc about it.. Good luck and try not to stress it will bring on anxiety. ❌❌
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I too became suddenly dizzy.  I was terrified that it was something horrific.  I was diagnosed with BPPV.  I was treated by an ENT.   It is very easy to treat--there are videos on YouTube to treat yourself at home.  Hope this helps. Good luck.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Amie sorry to hear you've got this too.  There are other blogs on this site with much more information than i can offer in one reply.  Check out the rest of this site and you will find more answers.  Most people start with this severe episode and then things tend to stabilise but unfotrunately it never seems to go away completely and remains in the background to a greater or lesser degree and some experience recurring episodes.  There is one thread going on at the moment saying to get B12 blood test done as this can cause dizziness/vertigo.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Amie, hoping as tomorrow is Monday and you were needing to return to work... that you have had a break in your symptoms and have regained your energy enough to do so.... Very good thoughts and healing energy your way. Again, be sure they checked your B12 for possible pernicious anemia....
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Jodie, 

      I am definitely going to work for at least a few hours to test my "sea legs" ! I LOVE my job and hoping that getting back into it will help me.  I don't think they tested that, but I am requesting all my records from the hospital and I work for a doctor (OB/GYN - wrong end, but she would know) so I will have her check it out!! Thank you so much for checking in with me!! 

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up