Can I work as call center agent even if I have vertigo?
April 1, 2012 1:35pm CST
Does anyone here experience vertigo? I think I have a mild vertigo. When I woke up days ago my surrounding was spinning and when I turn my head at the side. I rested for a little while then I was okay. After some days when I woke up I felt a little spinning around. My concern is I will have my training in call center next month and I'm worried that using headset will trigger my vertigo. When I talk to someone using my cellphone for 30 minutes I felt my ear get tired already. I'm more comfortable if I'm not using my ear for something like that. I watch youtube and movie something with a head set on my head but I felt like I cannot do it every day or for the whole day. Do you think I should look for another job? Do you think using headset will really trigger my vertigo? I also read somewhere in the net that if my vertigo is cause of the brain it kinda dangerous. I'm really worried and confuse if I should pursue my call center job or not.
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• Garden Grove, California
1 Apr 12
hi angelbelle vertigo is usually caused by some inner ear problem and since noe of us are probably doctors here, you should get checked out by an ear, nose and throat specialist. there are medicatins they can give you to alleviate the vertigo but you cannot self diagnose and you must be checked out,I assure you this has nothing to do with your brain and while uncomfortable is not dangerous, My husband had that and the ent doctor gave him medication that cured it and he was okay. so go see your doctor.
• United States
2 Apr 12
You should get it checked out. With the vertigo do you have a mild head ache or pain in your neck? I went through a week of vertigo last week. It was from a vertebrae being out of place. It settled down and I am now fine, but with the vertigo I couldn't look down, turn my head, or move suddenly without being mildly dizzy. I started drinking catnip tea, forcing myself to relax, and applying heat and ice to my neck. It helped clear up the problem very quickly. You might also check the pillow you're using, because old pillows will create vertigo problems because the support for your head and neck isn't sufficient than with a newer pillow. The fiberfill in your pillow breaks down and your pillow goes flat... I know it's going to be difficult, but you need to stop worrying about the vertigo and reduce the stress levels, stress also helps add to vertigo. If it doesn't clear up on its own, check with your doctor. It could also be something as simple as an ear infection. I wouldn't give up the job without checking all possibilities for the vertigo.
• United States
1 Apr 12
HI angelbelle I had Vertigo for awhile. I was under extreme pressure and I think my body just whacked out. this was back in 2001. My husband and I had to meet with an attorney. While there I met his secretary. She had severe vertigo. When she had the dizzy spells she had to go home. She could not drive and had to call a family member to come get her. Naturally that included an extra family member to drive her car home too. She was a really nice person but hers was so bad she had to give up her job. I lost contact with her but knew her well while we were in the lawyers office. If you want to keep your job, and not interfere with days off because you are dizzy, cant drive, feel really sick, then you need to get with a doctor there are medications they can help you with this. A couple of years ago I was with my husband that went to get some physical therapy after an operation and they had leaflets on vertigo. There are lots of different ways to help you so you will be able to keep your job. go to webmd.com and do a search on this ailment. Read, become informed and call your doctor. Its not that you could not go to work, its if you have an attack whilei at work you would have to go home or they would call an ambulance and that would be a major bill plus ER. HOpe this helps.
• United States
6 Apr 12
Personally using a headset talking on the phone, is a lot different than being on your Cellphone and talking with someone, as this is a headset versus holding something up to your ear. Maybe you need to try and see if your future boss will let you walk around, etc. if you need too from time to time to try and see if this will help, and hey I still think you should try it, and then at least you will know if this is the type of job that you can do.
3 Apr 12
I think you need to find another job that does not involved too much use of your eyes. With being a call center agent, most of them I know are always working in front of a computer, not an ideal work people like you.
2 Apr 12
good day to you angelbelle578, with regard to your post, it is indeed really hard and difficult to deal with that kind of sickness. as you can never tell when will the pain will attack. aside from that, there is no specific medicine or treatment can be given to the person who is experiencing vertigo, except for a dosage of pain killers or pain relievers. however, it is not advisable to take a high dosage of pain killers as this will affect the body's immunity. that, if the body becomes immune, the pain reliever medicine will not take effect and cannot cure or relieve the pain anymore. in view of the above, perhaps, it is not advisable to pursue the job at the call center, as this will somehow trigger your vertigo to rise up. since there are a lot of things that can cause for the attack of the vertigo such as the unhealthy shifting schedule, sleeping time cycle, and the headset which can affect the ears. those things that i have mentioned are just a few factors but really a significant causes of vertigo attacks.