I have previous frequent attacks of vertigo/dizziness, during such attacks, the symptoms got worse when i move my head or body position, i do not have proper balance, cannot properly walk, so i should have stayed in a stable sitting or lying position to minimize dizziyng effects. This last for an maybe an hour.
I have been to an ENT/oto and been diagnosed with Peripheral vestibular disorder, (38% in the right ear during bicaloric test) i have been quiet clarified with this PVD, but i still have some important questions.
My questions are:
1. I feel nervous and i panic during a vertigo attack, is this (nervousness) associated with this disorder?
2. My blood pressure reading whenever i feel this vertigo is raised. My question,
do i have high BP reading because i have this vertigo attack?
do i have this vertigo attack because i have high BP???
Added info: My initial diagnosis before i went to this ENT doctor was hypertension.. I get high bp readings whenever i go to a clinic or hospital,(even before) but when i monitor at home, it is normal... I just do not know why i have this phobia.
Please help. Please answer. Thank you all.
It is common to be anxious during an attack of vertigo, and that might be the cause of raise in your BP at that instance. Also, your increased in the BP during a visit to the doctor is because of a condition called “White Coat Hypertension". This happens to those individuals who visit a doctor and become nervous unknowingly, which is attributed to previous bad experience with the doctors, such as undergoing minor procedures, injections, etc.
Regarding your vertigo, please do the following vestibular rehabilitation exercises which will reduce most of your symptoms
I am about to finish the meds which was given by my ENT doc, its SERC 24mg, but still, i suffer from this vertigo attacks. My question, how long will i be able to cope with this? also, my diagnosis was Peripheral VEstibular Disorder, by VNG, why is it that is its not specified by my doctor? ?What particular PVD? Do i need further examination like CT scan to be able to get a more specific and more detailed result? I am hopeless and depressed, i need answers, despite the meds i take, the healthy lifestyle, still...
Thank you for the responses
Do this pranayam with concentration(eyes closed) to help with vertigo and blood pressure.Tell me how many minutes you can do after 9 days and how you are feeling.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
The physician should have specified what PVD you have, why he didn't I don't know. You should not need any further testing if you have vestibular testing done to show what PVD you have. It sounds like you already have had this testing done and he should be able to tell you specifically what PVD. It sounds to me like Meniere's Disease.
Inner ear disorders are stubborn and difficult to treat. I have been battling mine for a little over a year now. I have been taking Serc/Betahistine for a year now. How much Serc are you taking per day? My balance was affected mildly. It is miserable, but I try to stay active. You must try to stay positive and stay active; this is easier said than done, but.......you must try. Keep taking the Serc, don't stop.
If I were you, I would get an MRI scan of your brain/head to rule out the problem is not central vs peripheral, i.e. coming from your brain. The physician seems to think the problem is coming from the periphery, i.e. your inner ear. You can also consult an Oto-Neurologist or a Neurologist too. Just make sure he/she is competent with dealing with inner ear disorders.
Acute Vestibulopathy is also known as Vestibular Neuritis.
These problems probably won't go away quick; it will take some time. How much time in your case, I don't know. There is a possibility it will NEVER go away. So, there are NO "quick fixes" here. Inner ear disorders/diseases are stubborn to treat.
Keep taking the Betahistine/Serc and keep as active as you can would be my advice too. There are exercises you can do for this as well; vestibular exercises that MAY help; not a cure though. You can google "vestibular exercises."
I hope you are NOT looking to get well overnight because that probably is not going to happen unfortunately.
I have lived with a inner ear problem for over a year now.
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