Why is my husband getting dizziness all of a sudden?

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Hi,

Can anyone advise please?

For three days my husband has been feeling giddy, he has to hold onto something when he walks otherwise he looks likes he's had a few. He's been sick once with it. He's been to GP who examined him and told him his BP was a bit high but when we got home his BzP was within normal range again. I think it was raised because we waited an hour in the surgery. Because he is a type 2 diabetic, the GP said it was connected to that and his raised BP. I know it's not his BP because it's always normal. His ears have been throbbing too but GP said no sign of infection. It seems he has to ride it whatever it is. Has anyone any idea what could be the cause please? Thankyou.

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    Yes, should see specialist, need tests , lots of things go wrong with ears
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      Hello

      Yes he needs testing but the symptoms are very similar to what i experienced. I woke up feeling very unbalanced, my ears felt plugged and throbbed, my vision was blurred and there was a constant pressure at the back of my head as though someone was pushing me forward. I developed severe anxiety as a result and had a very sore neck day in and day out.

      I was diagnosed with vestibular neuritis resulting from a virus that had attacked my balance nerve in my inner ear. It lasted a long time.

      Vestibular rehab is what helped me get better. I also took anxiety meds and saw a therapist as well as a chiropractor and massage therapist. I stayed away from alcohol, salt and caffeine which are stimulants that make the dizzies worse.

      Good luck and best wishes

      Debbie

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      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for replying.Yes I agree, my husband does have symptoms similar to yours. He has been complaining of an ache at the back of the neck and the sides for a few days now, apart from the throbbing in his ears. He also drinks lots of coffee which he is now going to cut back on. Will mention vestibular neuritis to GP and see what he says. Many thanks for your helpful and reassuring post. Best wishes 😊

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      Hi Jayn my hus also feeling same since two days please tell me your experience and how he is feeling now it useful to me . Please respond Iam very much tensed . Expect buzzing in ears he have same symptoms . I am helpless 
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    Well Cherr, whilst I understand what your other respondents are saying and cannot disagree about seeing a specialist, a closer look at the thousands of messages regarding the condition on this site will confirm that most, if not all, specialists disagree on the cause(s) and therefore appear to just best guess the treatment; what a sad thing for me to say. My two periods of this malais covers a period of just over two and a half years. I was violently sick n both occasions of onset and on the first occasion, got over the giddiness after only two weeks  Sadly not the second time around. This time I have had it since last July and it just hangs on. I have certainly improved and I put it down to drinking litres and gallons of water each day and walking over 8 kilometres (5 miles) up hills and dales, despite the occasional lurch; yes it looks like I have been over enjoying a wine. Both of my instances were as a result of a flu like feeling (a virus I now believe) and as the virus lays dormant in our bodies awaiting the opportunity to strike (undue stress or working too hard and long hours or just worn out) one should consider the future once your hubby gets better. Panic is an associated condition as is anxiety caused by bright lights such as in a shopping centre; these are all well documented in this site. I am hopeless in the dark and should know better than to walk in such conditions, recently I walked, or should say staggered into the edge of a door and bounced back against a wall mirror and shattered it. A few cuts and scratches on my back (which my fgirlfriend was not impressed with) and a sore head. I shall turn on the light next time :-). So, reassure your husband that it will get better, hopefully the initial feelings will dissapate after (miraculously) two weeks to the day and just don't either of you get run down in the future, if you can so manage. My son and his partner are both degreed Ambulance Paramedics and say that the incidence of this condition in Australia is increasing, oh dear. Being an ICT specialist myself, perhaps I should set up a data-base of sufferers and see if I can't get to the bottom of it as a lot of symptoms are very, very, similar. No-one else seems to have made any medical breakthroughs yet after all of these years, maybe computing can? Kind regards to you both and Cherr, thanks for caring enough about your man to share your concerns, you now have many friends accross the world who are thinking of you both.  Jonathon
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      Hi Jon,

      I have read a lot of your posts over the past few months and am very impressed with what you have to say.  I too have thought about how many of us are suffering these awful symptoms and even asked my GP if the data they have at their practice is ever consoloidated into a national register of sufferers.  I have raged about the lack of a cure or proper consideration given by the medical profession to our illness as I honestly think they don't consider these type of illness as significant enough for thorough research.  Thankfully there are GP's and consultants out there who do recognise the problems this casuses and are trying to help but a national or worldwide database of sufferes would be very interesting and I am sure would open many eyes to the problems.

      I am now 14 months into my VN, like you I drink lots of fluid and do not touch caffiene or alcohol.  I do though have salt but try to restrict this to around 4-5g per day rather than the 6g reccommended for adults.  I do now feel as though I am making a slow improvement through the VRT, housework (as i am now a househusband), walking and gardening.

      I hope that everyone suffering these awfull illnesses begin to feel better soon.

      Best wishes

      Laurence

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      Thanks Laurence for your kinds words, I sometimes feel that I am just ranting, however I really do think that a register at least of our shared symptoms would be somewhat helpful, especially as some may have limited resolution and many would appreciate just a little improvement. So, I shall consider what best needs to be done to create a new Discussion page and then gather information in the way of a database, obviously no names would be involved, perhaps just initials and country of residance and the usual info such as gender, age, smoking and alcohol consumption (I still have a couple of wines after my run, sorry to disappoint). To this I would add the variations of out collective symptoms. One never knows, a Nobel prize may be in the offing, I would certainly vote for someone who made me better :-)... Your thoughts would be most welcome. Kind regards, Jonathon
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      I agree. There is so much information and misinformation out there but so few answers. The journey through a vestibular disorder is hard enough but add in the lack of expertise from the so called experts and it often feels hopeless. I am one of the lucky ones who has regained most of my equilibrium but I live in fear that it can always start again with no warning. It took multiple doctors and tests and a LONG time to get me where I am today. Some kind of registry would be a positive tool in tracking and developing treatments. I had no idea how many people suffer from vestibular disorders before this happened to me. My sister has now begun having problems and I ache for her knowing what she is facing. 
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      Hi Jon

      A database is an excellent idea!! Please count me in!! There are so many of us suffering all over the world! It would be very interesting to find out the similarities of all of us and see comparisons. Maybe one day there will be a cure! I suffered 2 years with my first bout of VN....fortunately my 2nd bout only lasted 4 months. I am still not 100% and wonder if i will ever be!?

      Cheers, Debbie

      (Canada)

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      Hi Jon,

      Many thanks for taking the time to reply to my post, and indeed to everyone else. I hadn't realised how common and severe this debilitating illness is. To think that some people take months to get over this us quite shocking. Today my husband is still getting dizziness but he wouldn't let me contact GP, he wants to leave it until Monday to see how he is. There has been no more sickness though. Fortunately he is not the type of man to panic or suffer anxiety, unlike me, and because this hasn't happened to him before, he believes it's a one off thing. I hope he is right.

      I do sympathize with you having this condition since last July, how dreadful for you.

      You have all been so kind with your caring replies and I just wish there was a straight forward solution to your problems.

      I had to chuckle slightly as you make me out to be a Joan of Arc, but I'm just a concerned wife and mother like everyone else.

      Your database idea sounds great, spreading the word is the essence and I do wish you well with that.

      Once again, thank you so much.

      Kind regards

      cherr

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      NOW HEAR THIS Debbie, well it would be rather presumptuous and gratuitous to say that yes, you will get better, but very encouraging to think that whilst suffering for so long the first time that you made a virtual full recovery and that your second bout has been shorter albeit it yet to fully depart. This information is once again what someone suffering the first time needs to read and I thank you so much for sharing. I am of two sound beliefs (obviously not medically proven), firstly that the onset of our illness is virus driven and secondly any subsequent happenings is usually when we allow it to happen, albeit subconsciously, by allowing ourselves to become run down through stress or other matters out of our control. So having a list of varied symptoms and potential treatments should enable many to walk the path of recovery sooner as worrying about whether it is a tumour or some such equally horrible outcome, certainly does not help, in fact it makes matters worse. Thanks D8, you are an early adapter to our database of hope. Warm regards, Jonathon  lol
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      Hi Jonathan,

      Yes I would be happy to give you my details.  Like you say maybe a Nobel prize will be winging its way to you in the not to distant future!!.

      How is Oz, I went there (Geraldon, Adelaide, Melbourne and Mackay) many years back when serving in the Royal Navy, A very cheap way of getting to see the world.  We woke up to a bit of snow in England!!.

      Best wishes

      Laurence

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      Hi Laurence, no Nobel for me if you read my notes again, I am a doer and follower, but determined that someone should one day fix our woes. I'm sitting here with a sore neck and rubbing each side brings on the woozies, yet another clue that seems to be shared at times, too often to be a coincidence. I have worked in all of the places you visited here in Australia when I was a Banker, all nice and I'm glad you got to see them lol. Well, I'm going to take a warm drink and think about that snow in your region, the World's a funny place isn't it as it is around 90% humid here and 33 degrees. All the best L7, your designated Data base code. Just a thought, I have no number so I shall be JA, hmm should have planned that better. Cheers Laurence, a pleasure as usual chatting to you. Jonathon arrow
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      Hi Jon

      Are you still on this site?? We spoke two years ago and I sincerely hope that by now you are completely recovered. Have you created a database??

      I look forward to your reply!

      Warmest regards

      Debbie (D8)

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