Does anyone of you know something about vertigo?

Philippines
November 26, 2012 7:55pm CST
About a month ago while I was resting on my bed, I had this feeling of dizziness as I look at the ceiling and it seems to be running towards the right continuously and I don't seem to have any control over it for about 30 seconds. At that time, I felt some concern because I thought it might be a sign of some terrible health issues that I was having. I shared it with my parents and they assured me it was only vertigo which they both have as well. They told me the symptoms which they also have which correlates exactly to what I experienced. At least that gave me some huge relief that it actually is not a dangerous type of illness which I thought might be possible. I bought some recommended medicine for it and found out it is very cheap and I took them 2 or 3 times in that particular day, and the symptom never returned to me so far. Has anyone of you ever experienced this or have any knowledge about vertigo?
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@Micmac (9627)
27 Nov 12
hi BetterDays4Me My aunt gets dizzy and she has low blood pressure. So I would advise you to check your blood pressure because one of the symptoms is dizziness. I hope you feel better soon dear. Take care!
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• Philippines
28 Nov 12
Thanks Micmac! I do remember that I do have low blood pressure which is the same with my mom and I used to take some Iron tablets to normalize my blood pressure. Yes, maybe I may need to buy Iron tablets again for preventive measures so that I won't have vertigo attacks again. Anyway, is vertigo related to low blood pressure?
@Micmac (9627)
28 Nov 12
I'm not sure dear. Maybe if you're feeling weak and faint from dizziness then it is a possibility low blood pressure is related to vertigo. Do you actually pass out too? Perhaps you should visit a doctor because it could be a nervous problem. Please take care of yourself and be careful about self analyzing your health conditon, best route is to get a good medical opinion from a doctor. Let the doctor decide if you need Iron tablets or not because you may not need them and could do more harm. I wish you all the best and hope things will be all right for you.
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• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Thanks for your concern, Micmac. But seriously, I don't trust doctors that much anymore and I'm already quite sure that there is nothing to worry about my condition because the symptoms surely shows it's just vertigo and I got it from my parents. I would rather go for a free blood pressure check up then just self-heal myself with all the herbal and natural products available. All the best for you as well.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Nov 12
My sister-in-law had an issue going on last month where she ended up off of work for almost an entire month because she was having unexplainable health issues. She was passing out for no reason at all and had to go through an entire battery of test for it. Well, it ended up that she had two things wrong with her. The first thing that she was diagnosed with is low blood sodium (the doctor said the easy fix for this is to use more salt in her diet and also drink sports drinks like Poweraide instead of drinking water during exercise). The other is vertigo. The doctor told her that the vertigo is brought on by a fluid imbalance in the ears and there is really nothing that can be done for that, but it should be something that resolves with time.
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• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Well I hope your sister-in-law is in a much better condition now. Yes, I heard that vertigo is caused by an imbalance in the ear but didn't know that it's brought on by a fluid imbalance. Could using cotton buds to remove the fluid help?
@Rigel4 (47)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Vertigo is quite common, especially in younger people. When I was a child, when I'd lay in bed I could watch the ceiling spin or, when I closed my eyes, I felt myself spinning. Even at my current age, all I have to do is remember what it felt like to be on a swing or merry-go-round and I can induce feelings of spinning at will.
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
That's an interesting talent you have there, Rigel. Anyway, I didn't know that vertigo is quite common especially for younger people because I imagined it happening more with older people. When you experience the spinning of the ceiling, why did it happen in your case? Do you also have vertigo or is it just a case of having too much joy rides when you are young that you have that power to make that same feeling happen anytime at will? I wish I have the power to will myself to always feel elated and happy
@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
It might be the way you standing in abrupt way. This called postural hypotension, some medical research it is also associated with injury to our brain stem. It is better to take some time before standing up, try to check proper body mechanics.
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
A long time ago I remember that I do feel dizzy whenever I stand in an abrupt way and my mom told me that it was due to my low blood pressure. I wonder now if postural hypotension is somewhat related to low blood pressure, is it? Well, I do hope it has nothing to do with injury in my brain Anyway, I don't think that is what happened to me a few days ago because I was actually in my bed resting when it happened. Even if I close my eyes, the world is still turning and I felt like vomiting which I did a few minutes later. It's a terrible feeling I don't want to experience again. It's probably similar to taking a roller coaster ride or any ride that you found scary and which made you dizzy to the point of wanting to vomit.
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Two of my friends have vertigo so I'm familiar with it. One of them, when having attacks of vertigo, cannot report to work and has to lie in bed the whole day. Both has medicines to take. The other one can bear the attacks. Both got the disease from cleaning their ears everyday. The doctor advised them to just clean their ears if possible once a week.
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• Philippines
27 Nov 12
I guess for those who are ignorant of that illness, it would be easier to believe that it's cause is due to not cleaning one's ears. haha Come to think of it, several years ago when I was jogging on a daily basis I remember that my ears seems to be blocked at times and my hearing is impaired for a few moments and I tried to just swallow a bit of my saliva to clear up my hearing, and it helps a little. If vertigo has something to do with ear problems and balance due to it, then that experience probably is connected with why I am had symptoms of vertigo for the first time.
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
A pleasant day BetterDays4Me, Having a vertigo is not a simple illness though it is not a dangerous type. However this illness should not be ignore once it attacks you initially, as this will occur again. Hence, you must have a ready medicine once you experience again the symptoms of it. Aside from that, you must somehow start checking your food intake and your daily diet should also be observed as there are some foods that triggers the vertigo attacks. It is difficult to have this illness especially if you are travelling. Anyway, just take care all the necessary precaution.
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
A pleasant day to you as well, airasheila. I didn't know that vertigo could attack anywhere you are, so in that case it is similar to epilepsy where you could suddenly be attacked while outside your house or when you're in a party. Now I'm more concerned to find ways to make sure it doesn't happen again because I don't want to find myself having the symptoms of vertigo while in the presence of other people in any social event. Speaking about food intake, could it be the cause of drinking too much softdrinks almost on a daily basis? Has sugar intake got something to do with it?
@rsa101 (16235)
• Quezon City, Philippines
27 Nov 12
Well I guess it has something to do with your ear that controls your balance. There is some kind of imbalance inside of your ear that causes you to feel nauseated or dizzy. I think this one is not life threatening one but is just a discomfort especially when the attack happens.
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• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Yes, I think you're right rsa101. My father did told me about it's connection with one's ear and some kind of imbalance that might be happening which causes the dizziness. I wonder if there are some preventive measures I could take so that it won't happen again, like eating certain foods or doing certain types of exercises. Does anyone know if there are preventive measures for vertigo?
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Hello. Personally, I don't have a vertigo but two of my office mates do. And the symptoms that you mentioned were the same symptoms that they experience whenever vertigo hit them. One of my office mate takes medicine and rest for a while to make the dizzy feeling go away. Sometimes, when the dizziness is severe, she wants to vomit. She also said that she prefer to stay in a place where the light is dim because too much lighting adds up to her dizziness. My other office mate just sleeps and let the uncomfortable feeling pass. She would lie on her bed for a while and the headache and dizzy feeling will disappear. So I think, whatever medication suits you, go for it but it should be in moderation.
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Thanks for sharing that, iammommypenny. Now at least I know some other ways to deal with it if ever I experienced it again. The first time it happened to me, I did vomit but felt a little better right away. It's actually an uncomfortable feeling which I hope I will not experience again. Even if I close my eyes, the world is still turning and it's uncomfortable to be in a situation where you don't have any control.