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Old 08-25-2019, 06:01 AM
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Just checking in. Since July 5, I have taken meclizine and zofran, done weeks of physical therapy, started school and quit in the middle of the second day, had an MRI (normal), seen an ENT, had a combination of maneuvers done at the ENT, and am still dizzy. No more meclizine. No more physical therapy. I check in again with the ENT tomorrow since the maneuvers didn't seem to work. I will also check in with my primary care doctor. I think there's more than one thing going on. I have lost 15 pounds, and my stomach seems upset a lot. I am diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I'm thinking that my thyroid may be adding to the mix. I will keep you posted. Thank you for all of the kind words and advice in response to my original post!


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Oh my gosh
Old 08-25-2019, 06:11 AM
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Iím sorry that things have been so difficult for you. Thatís a lot to handle, isnít it? You certainly sound like you have done everything you should have to clear the dizziness. Iím heartbroken for you that it didnít clear. Life is hard enough without the dizziness. I hope your next couple of appointments brings new ideas for different tests, and a cure. We return to school tomorrow (Catholic school) and Iíll place your name in our intentions basket.

Good luck with your appointments and keep us informed, please.
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Vitamin B2
Old 08-25-2019, 06:24 AM
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Ask your doctor about vitamin B2
(not B12). My relative's doctor told him it is a wonder for curing vertigo. I agree the thyroid issue is probably a huge factor but maybe B2 is something to add. In my mind it can't hurt to try it but I'd still ask a doctor for dosage, side effects, etc.
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I forgot to mention
Old 08-25-2019, 06:45 AM
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The diagnosis from the ENT was positional vertigo in both ears, which is uncommon, of course!
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:09 AM
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Iím so sorry. As I said on your previous posts, I have vertigo, too, and have tried all the things you mention. How I wish there were a magical cure. I have lots and lots of sympathy for you.


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Thank you!
Old 08-25-2019, 07:12 AM
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Thank you for the prayers! I do believe in the power of prayer!
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:13 AM
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I will be sure to ask my doctor tomorrow about B2. Thank you!
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:19 AM
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It is so reassuring to hear from someone who knows exactly how I am feeling. It is so hard to explain to other people. I don't look dizzy. Your empathy and sympathy are more helpful than you know! Thank you!
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:43 AM
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Sorry you are having this problem. I donít have vertigo, but have some minor currently continuous slight imbalance in my body due to arthritis in my neck.

One thing that seems confusing is how you lost 15 pounds with hypothyroidism. Isnít hypo the one where the thyroid is slow and it is hard to lose weight? Did you mean the opposite hyperthyroidism? That is the one where people lose weight rapidly.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:14 AM
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Jazzer, you are exactly right! I have had hypothyroidism for years. Sometimes my numbers are a little wonky and in the range closer to hyperthyroidism. I can't remember that last time I actually lost weight. I wonder if your body can change to hyperthyroidism. I will ask my doctor tomorrow.


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Old 08-25-2019, 08:27 AM
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The positioning maneuvers didn't work for me either, but vestibular desitivation did. Rehearsing my triggers did help over time. Mine started mid summer and I was driving short distances again by the end of August, but didn't really feel back to normal until around February. It was definitely a gradual improvement. So sorry you're going through this!
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:48 AM
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Wow! That was a long recovery time! Were you able to teach from August to February?
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Oh my gracious!!
Old 08-25-2019, 08:55 AM
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I've had vertigo once, and it SUUUUUUCKED!! I can't imagine having it in both ears! I feel for you!

BIG HUGS and good luck!
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Old 08-25-2019, 09:22 AM
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I'm so sorry. DH had bouts of vertigo throughout his adult life, they were awful! His cure was retirement so I'm guessing they were stress induced. I hope you find just the right treatment for yours!
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:46 AM
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Oh no. Sounds dreadful.

Is the weight loss due to not eating because of dizziness and nausea?
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:06 PM
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Fortunately my vertigo hit in the summer and was gradually getting better by the time the school year started. Even more fortunately, I was only teaching half time at that point. I don't think I could have managed full time during that -especially since I was teaching elementary music. (Elementary music is the most "constantly on" teaching job I've ever had, and that's coming from a kindergarten teacher!)
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Old 08-25-2019, 12:08 PM
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I hope your condition is resolved soon. My husband's aunt has a thyroid condition, but I am unsure of the symptoms she suffered. I do know she lost weight and medication brought her condition under control.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:35 PM
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I've been thinking all along that the weight loss is because of the dizziness and nausea. Now I feel like it could be something else, if for no other reason, that there could be a solution if it is something else. I think they call this "grasping at straws".
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Thank you, everyone!
Old 08-25-2019, 02:38 PM
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Thank you all for the prayers, hugs, and well wishes!
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:56 PM
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I am glad you are getting this all checked out. Thyroid issues can work havoc with your body. You could also be losing weight and having stomach issues because of your dizziness and nausea. I hope and pray you can get to the bottom of this misery soon!

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Old 08-26-2019, 06:50 AM
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Continued prayers to you and me too! I believe in the power of prayer as well. I posted in your previous thread. I'm in the process or figuring out my dizziness/off feeling as well.

Continuing from when I left off in your last thread, I've now had the brain and cervical/spine MRI in and still have to do the bloodwork. I had said that the dr seems to want to see if it's MS (multiple sclerosis), which was startling to me when I was first told. I haven't had that vibrating feeling lately, thank God. My next neuro appt is in mid-Sept. If it was up to me, it would have been a lot sooner, but that's the next one. Being out and about, especially by the beach areas usually make me feel better.

That's great that you've found out more since your last thread! Keep us posted on what else you find out.
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Keep us posted, MAsped!
Old 08-26-2019, 10:47 AM
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It certainly does seem that there are a lot of tests and not enough information to make a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Prayers for you for sure!
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:57 PM
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prayers. Please keep us updated.
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