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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!!
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