Hello everyone. For the past few weeks since my daughter has been born, ive been experiencing a sensation of walking pn a boat. It started a few days after I came home from the hospital. I had this same problem after I had my son in june 2010 and it went away in the end of august and I never knew the cause. Does anyone know what can cause this? Its a horrible feeling and hard to function witj it. I also get pressure and tingling in my head pain behind my left eye and pain in my left ear also get really bad headaches. Im hoping it will go away sooner than afew months. If snyone has any advice I really appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
Thanks for your reply. I went to the drs yesterday and he said it will go away on its own and can be from losing blood after I had the baby. But I dont think hes right. Its not a dizzy feeling. Its an unsteady feeling :( I feel nauseous with it too
Well, did he draw any labs to check your red count and iron level? Sounds like he just "brushed you off."
Yes, something is wrong dear. He needs to order some basic labs and if those come back clean order an MRI of your head/brain WITH contrast. If that is clean.....then consult an ENT Specialist or a Neurologist.
I am not sure if you are dealing with an iron deficiency/anemia secondary to the delivery or if this is your inner ear, i.e. Labyrinthitis.
He looked in my ears and said they were fine and he ordered blood work as well. I made an appointment with both a neuro and ent for next week. This is really bad I feel so sick and I have two children at home and am home alone all day. Im really wondering what causes this especially since ive had it before for a few months. The doc def brushed it off didnt mention mri etc. :/
Yes, someone needs to be investigating what is wrong. I swear, some physicians; it is getting worse and worse with the care. You have to be your own advocate because alot of physicians just DON'T care. It just seems alot of them want to shove their patients off without really investigating the problem or they want to prescribe meds to cover up the real issue. Well, at least he ordered some labs. Let's just hope he ordered the appropriate ones. He can order an MRI too, however, the ENT Specialist or the Neurologist can too.
Is this doctor your OBGYN or regular physician?
Well....I really feel for you being like this and having to deal with two small children; not easy. Do you have any family that can help you out during the day dear?
Its my regular doctor. I threw up 6times today and im in the er now waiting for a catscan. As far as having anyone to help me in the day.. I dont :( I currently cant turn my head without feeling nauseous this really *****
They gave me nausea meds which helped and meclizine for dizziness which isnt helping and torodol for the headache and its not helping either. The catscan was normal and the blood work was normal. He said I need to see a neuro and have an mri which my appt is for the 26th. So well see :/
Well....usually the physician will do a physical exam and will ask you about your symptoms and when they began. It is important you are very precise about this. Vestibular testing and/or other testing should be ordered as well. The Neurologist or an ENT Specialist should be able to treat you IF this is an inner ear issue. Let me warm you though, inner ear issues can be STUBBORN to treat. Not 100% sure if this is one though.
Ill def make sure. I hope hes a good neuro & can figure out whats wrong. Im also feeling a bit better today too. More energy less headache and the feeling of being on a boat comes and goes thru out the day. Last time when I had it it was constant for almost 3months so im glad its not as bad this time but id still like to feel 100% normal real soon!
Thank goodness you got a diagnosis for what is wrong with you. I wasn't thinking BPPV because none of your complaints posted here were vertigo with head movements, however, it is great you are being helped and treated.
Do the Vestibular Rehabilitation and go from there. It might take some time for this to resolve, however, don't give up and hang in there.
The lady said bppv can cause an off balance feeling and although I dont get vertigo I do get dizzy when I move my head around. She didnt mention nothing about therapy just about some treatment their gunna do in the office thats a one time thing. Should I ask for therapy?
O ok, I hope it is though! but I had my mri today hoping its clean and they have the right diagnosis & that I get better soon. I posted another thread but im gunna ask you.. Do you know how they determine whats wrong with you in an eng? It seems that inner ear and brain disorders cause nystagmus not sure if I spelled it right.. But yea, so how would they whats wrong if all the inner ear and brain problems cause the same symptoms? Thanks again for your help!
BTW: I went through and still deal with problems related to my inner ear. It all started with BPPV then Labyrinthitis. At first I was told I had Ménière's disease then I was correctly diagnosed with Unresolved Labyrinthitis. So, I know EXACTLY what you are talking about plus I work in the medical field as well.
Hi! I had the eply manuver done today which didnt help at all. My headache is still here and im really thinking I have migraine associated vertigo as I have all the symptoms. I go back to the neuro next week and im going to bring up this possibility. So upset that the treatment didnt help :(
Discuss the possibility of MAV with the Neuro and see what he/she says. It's difficult for me to say this is Ménière's disease because you had not mentioned complaints of tinnitus or hearing issues. Did you have an Audiogram done?
I have ringing in my ears but it comes and goes but thats also a symptom of mav. I really feel like thats what it is especially since it can be hormone related. I honestly feel like the eply has made me feel worse ..even moving my eyes and head around feels weird and sometimes makes me dizzy. This is very frustrating
Well.....have the Neuro completely rule out Ménière's. You need an Audiometry. The graph from the Audiometry will follow a certain pattern if this is Ménière's.
Secondly, do discuss ALSO the possibility of this being MAV as well with the Neuro since it does follow a pattern of occuring after your deliveries. I do believe there is a correlation between your hormone levels and this.
Thirdly, have your regular physician order a female hormone panel on you.
I am not sure if the Neuro will do this that's why I suggest you ask your regular physician.
Dear, I can tell you I went through the same crap myself; doctor after doctor, test after test, etc. Thank goodness my husband helped me through it. It is nothing I would wish on my worse enemy as it is VERY debilitating.
Check out this website ...http://www.mvertigo.org/forum/ and see if this is helpful at all.
Thanks a lot for all your help and support. I visited the page and ended up making an account. I find all the info very helpful and supportive. My neuro appointment is in 5days will def be bringing up menieres and mav as possibilities. Im hoping I get a correct diagnosis soon and started on a treatment plan. Thanks again for everything!
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