Vertigo gone but still dizzy and inbalanced

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I have hospitalized with high fever 15 days ago doctors thought I got a viral infection and the gave me antibiotics, they worked and went home for further recovery.5 days into my recovery I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn't stand up from violent vertigo.that lasted 10-15 seconds.I found out that my vertigo was triggered only if I rolled right on my pillow and that every episode would leave me nauseous and dizzy.

I called my doctor and he prescribed tablets to ease the symptoms and i have an appointment soon.

Yesterday I turned to my triggering vertigo position and to my surprise the vertigo was gone, but not the dizziness and nausea.

I thought I was recovering but today I woke up more dizzy and imbalanced than ever no vertigo just constant dizziness and imbalance I took my vertigo med and i feel kind of better now, but scared and concerned, and my anxiety disorder makes everything worse.

Anyone out there who has similar experience and can give any advice or information?

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    Some anti biotics can effect the vestibular system. After bouts of vertigo, dizziness lingers for a while. Sometimes 3-6 months. Depends on the cause. Positional vertigo can be treated with therapy. May have a crystal floating around. Epely meneuver can correct this. Fluid in the inner ear causes them to move around.
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      i did the Epiely maneuver home alone and it was hard and triggered my symptoms of vertigo to a violent extent and I felt nauseous after that, my concern is that if i do that maneuver now i will not get any vertigo at all so was natural  to think that i was healing, till this morning that i woke up with imbalance and tense dizziness  and my happiness cut short sad 

      thank you for the reply.

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      It's very important to do the meneuver correctly. If done wrong, you can't make yourself much worse. Same with excersises. I never tell ppl to look them up on the internet and do them. You can make your problem way worse. The hallpike and epely can help determine which side is causing the problem. The excersizes can correct the disorder.

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      the fact that i don't have vertigo spells anymore means that I didn't do further damage with the Epley maneuver right? I agree doing those exercises without knowing the r??t of your problem is irresponsible, to say the least.I just was so  despaired for some sense of normality,

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      The crystals can float around for days. When they land in the wrong place, you get vertigo. The meneuvers move them threw the labrynth to a place they won't cause the disturbance. If you do the meneuvers wrong, they can get moved deeper in or even dislodge more crystals. This causes the false signals to be sent you your brain. Causing the vertigo and dizziness.

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    Sounds very similar to my situation, other than rolling over onto my pillow; mine only comes on when I’m standing. May I ask what mess they gave you for vertigo, and does it help with your imbalance?

    Thanks!

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    *update* 

    Hello again!

    10 days later i'm doing better.

    My balance is good the dizzy spells gone, I am a bit light headed tho (sometimes) especially when my anxiety is high, and all that situation have brought me a tone of it.

    i'm still taking  Dimenhydrite 2 times a day and my doctor added some Betahistine as well.

    im doing ok except the last 2 days that i suffer from nausea that i didn't have 5 days ago.

    The only thing that has changed is that i'm very stressed lately and i have increased the number of cigarettes i smoke, could that be the cause? 

    Or it is normal to have nausea without the dizziness?

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