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Like most if not all of you. Searching for answers. To begin I have always had stuffed sinuses. Oddly my nose runs as I eat anything but breakfast. I also have tinnitus, I suspect as result of long term noise exposure. These have been a constant.
Then in 2009 I started feeling at times “off” Like I was wasn’t walking quite right or like standing on a boat in still waters with almost constant ear pressure. Not bad but enough to make wonder what was going on. In late 2011 I had my first full bout of vertigo with 5 more since, the last in mid January 2015 landing me in the ER with severe vertigo and vomiting. I could not tolerate an MRI in the ER as the vertebrae in my upper neck was to sore for me to lay still for nearly an hour. Which by the way sometimes dizziness seems to originate from the back of my head but that does not seem to happen often.. Anyway my GP does not think an MRI is necessary but did refer me to an ENT. I’m waiting for allergy testing and a CAT scan. I have a hearing test that showed loss of hearing in the high ranges. That’s where I am now with that. Since the ER visit I’ve had times when I felt unsteady. Taking Ginger supplements eliminates that. Also after the ER visit I started taking off and on doses of Allegra D which has helped rid my ears of the pressure.
Then today something I had not experienced before. Out of nowhere in a sitting position a strong spell of the dizziness (no vertigo) that lasted for 2 to 3 seconds. With no after effects but anxiety. I had at that time been experiencing sinus irritation and sinus pressure above my eyes. I did not feel any loss of consciousness or control. But visually everything was out of skew. Any ideas? Anyone have this happen? After all these years hard to believe this event could be triggered by sinuses. I am also looking into what is called vestibular migraines. As a former migraine sufferer I had no idea this could happen without a headache. It is the number two cause of vertigo. But hard to tie that together with what has just happened.
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