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Doctor's visit

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Today I went to the doctor about my vertigo episode on Friday. Even though the episode only lasted a few hours, and nothing similar has happened since, I wanted to know if the doctor could find any reason why it should have happened. I also got to show him the two huge bruises on my upper arm from the fall. I still have no idea what I hit on the way down that caused the bruises...maybe just the side of the dresser.

As far as getting any answers, it wasn't a very satisfactory visit, although the PA I saw was very nice. His best explanation was fluid in my ears, although he didn't find any evidence of a problem when he looked in my ears. He offered me a prescription to take if and when I have another episode, and he also offered to refer me to an ENT doctor. I said I would take him up on the referral if I do have another episode. For now, I am feeling fine, no dizziness or balance problems, and I am hoping it was a one off. If it does happen again, well, then I will reassess.
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    Vertigo always seems to be a bit mysterious. You would think with so many suffering from it, there would be more definitive dxs, treatments and preventative measures for it, but no, we're all just left to get dizzy and fall over. I know someone who's doctor recommended motion sickness tabs for it. Not sure if that was real helpful. I do know there are some really easy exercises you can do (that are literally done while laying in bed) that sometimes work for prevention. You can find them on the great google. Sorry the doctor wasn't more helpful.
    64 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Hope you don't have any more episodes. Fighting vertigo is not a pleasant thing at all. Mine was cause by fluid in my inner ear. I have terrible allergies. A few days with taking an antihistamine helped greatly.
    66 days ago
    These types of things are hard to diagnose and frustrating for us patients. Wishing you better days ahead.
    67 days ago
    I think the fact that it hasn't reoccurred is very good news. Inner ear problem was my first thought, but smart to check it out. Hope it never happens again. emoticon
    67 days ago
    I'll be praying you get some answers soon!!! emoticon
    67 days ago
  • LOF7203
    Sometimes we get answers and sometimes not
    67 days ago
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