I hate vertigo!

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  1. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Woke up with a case early this morning:confused:
    It's like riding a rollercoaster in a Stephen King novel~
    Feeling better now, just dragged out with slight headache. Worst is missing my granddaughters 3rd birthday party:(
     
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    My wife gets that and it sucks.
     
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    So you can be hit by it just laying in bed? I assumed it only came with a height/looking down at any distance that would trigger it. Obviously no one around me has every had it or I'd likely be aware.
     
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    Been there done that!

    the last time I had it the only thing I could do was lay in bed and read the TDPRI with one eye open. If I opened both eyes the world would spin out of control.
     
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    Crystals in the inner ear get dislodged and cause it. As @Recce says it sucks.
    It's called benign positional vertigo. Certain exercises like the Epley maneuver gets things lined back up~
     
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    I was the first to respond to a co-worker in his cubicle with very scary vertigo. It had happened before to him. I got him to his GP within a half hour. I would not wish this on anyone. Take care of yourself @dougstrum.
     
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    Thanks man, glad to be through the worst of. Hopefully tomorrow will be like a normal day.
     
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    I did not know this. They didn’t teach this in National Ski Patrol medical training. Interesting. My co-worker’s GP knew exactly what to do and was very calm about it.
     
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    We had a gig last night. Load in was at 6.
    At 4:30 I was lying on the bathroom floor with a bucket to puke in because my vertigo had me spinning and nauseated.

    I took a hot shower on my teak stool and made it to the gig. Here I am with my McCarty and my brother on keys.

    20211017_130143.jpg
     
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    My wife has had that and as dougstrum noted, they did that manoeuvre. I had it once and literally could not even sit up without falling over.

    Luckily I had zero nausea.

    Glad you’re better!
     
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    Damn.

    Very nice, you and your brother playing.
     
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    @Matt Sarad don't know how you made it! I had gig yesterday if it had hit me before the gig I'd have cancelled~
    You must be made of tough stuff;)
     
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    My vertigo started when I was 14.
    I think it may have been a result of a disease called Valley Fever which I had earlier that year.
    Valley Fever is a fungal infection from spores that live in soil.

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/valley-fever/symptoms-causes/syc-20378761

    My vertigo was seriously exacerbated after serious head injuries incurred in a mt. Bike accident 8 years ago. Since then it flares up about every six weeks and lasts almost a week.
    I don't drive or get on a bike until it passes.
     
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    The headache is interesting. There is also migraine-associated vertigo.
     
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    Man I'll bet you don't drive! Bicycle:eek:
    Every 6 weeks~yikes!!!

    Mine didn't start till I was about 50 glad it doesn't slam me more than every couple of years!
     
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    I don't know about yours, but my wife's is affected most by craning her neck to look up.
     
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    I started getting short bouts of vertigo rafter getting hit by a car on my bicycle 7 weeks ago. It hits me mostly when I look up. Changing all the light bulbs in the recessed ceiling fixtures in our new house, getting up and down on a little step stool.
     
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    Sorry, @dougstrum, those episodes are no fun.

    Mrs. Thought and I have both had vertigo, and the maneuvers helped us both. I haven't had bad episodes since then, but I still have to touch the shower wall when I close my eyes to keep the soap out, or I'll lose my equilibrium.
     
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    Hah! Your signature text had me look the song up by The Band, and holy hell, there's Levon playing an SG.

     
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