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Vertigo and Dizziness

Also known as Benign Postural Vertigo, Buccastem, Cyclizine, Dizziness, Labyrinthitis, Motion Sickness, Prochlorperazine, Stemetil, Vestibular Neuritis

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    Useful Resources

    Below is a list of useful resources concerning vertigo, dizziness and vestibular disorders. Some of the Patient articles are also linked on every discussion page under Related information in the right sidebar. Patient leaflets: https://patient.info/health/dizziness https://patient.info/health/labyrinthitis-and-vestibular-neuritis-leaflet...

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  • Being lightheaded for a year on and off

    Hi guys, I’ve been feeling lightheaded/ dizzy/off balance (on and off) for over a year. Actually I hesitant to call it dizziness because it’s not a spinning sensation (I had vertigo before, I know how it feel). It’s hard to explain but I’ll do my best to explain it. First of all, I do not feel like I...

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  • Labrythitis after affects

    Hi all So I really need some help, January 2017 I woke up feeling dizzy constantly. Next day went to the doctor was told it was labs, went through all that everyone does, the ent visits, MRI. All clear. Had the bad eyes, couldn't go shopping as it would make me dizzy etc, the anxiety came with  it...

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  • How often should I do the half-somersault manoeuvre?

    Someone posted about this manoeuvre on here a week or so ago, but I can't find the post now. I think whoever it was also mentioned how often you should do it, and how long you need to continue. I'd be very grateful if you'd post again. As I'm suffering from BPPV - not for the first time...

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  • Reoccurring vertigo - advice appreciated

    About a month ago I had my first experience with vertigo. I was waking up in the night and the room was spinning so badly I could hardly stand (trying to get to the bathroom for water to cool down) I went to the doctor who diagnosed vertigo and gave me tablets and it settled in a week or so. Last week...

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  • Vertigo Like Illness. Need help with self diagnosing

    Hi, for the last year and a month I've been dealing with severe symptoms that mimic Vestibular Neuritis, Labrynthitis, or other veritgo like disorders. Let me explain my story Around a year ago in late May I was laying down on my bed. I had no woken up to this illness, I was actually about to fall...

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  • side effects from Buccastem is anyone else having these symptoms

    Hi bit of background only just found this site and need help back in July 2015 I was in bed got up and went into a full blown spin for over 8 hours I was given Buccastem to help the spin and eventually over 12 hours was pretty much back to normal went to get a checkup the following day and everything...

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  • Lightheaded for several months

    Hello All, I've been lightheaded for several months. I've gone to the doctor several times and they keep chalking it up to anxiety. It never seems to go away. I don't get dizzy or anything. A few months ago I was in a car accident. I don't think I got whiplash because the side of my...

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  • How do you get to doctors if you’re dizzy?

    At this point, I have incapcitating vertigo. I don’t feel well enough to go anywhere and, more importantly, I’m afraid. I have dealt with dizziness and vertigo on and off all my lofe but I always panic when it gets bad and I’m basically bedridden.  How does everybody here get to doctors, take care...

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  • Sudden and severe attacks

    Hi all I'm new so pls be gentle 😁 I've just found out about labrinthitis because apparently it's what I have after months of tests and frustration. I have severe attacks with hideous migraines. I'll have nothing for a month or 2 and then I'll suddenly wake up one morning...

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  • Labyrinthitis, Anxiety and Brain Fog

    I've been suffering with Labyrinthitis for a two months now, the dizziness seems to have gone except for random moments. The worse part is even though the dizzness is going away i appear to have constant anxiety all of the time, it is worse when i wake up in the morning and my head doesnt feel the...

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  • Explaining vertigo/BPPV to others (it’s frustrating)

    Does anyone else get frustrated in explaining vertigo to family and friends since they’ve never experienced it before?? I’ve had 3 episodes of vertigo (twice in 2016 and once in 2017). No one I know understands how traumatizing having vertigo is. And I get so mad trying to explain it to them. And they...

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  • Vestibular Neuronitis

    Hi ive been diagnosed with this illness im 45yrs old ive had it for 2 months due to a virus its very uncomfortable everyday they got me on nausea pills which help a little sometimes anxiety kicks in its horrible as been off work cant go and play sport,socialise at all but jus want to know if anyone recovered...

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  • Constant Vertigo for One Year

    I was first stricken with vertigo in May, 2017, and have suffered from it ever since with no improvement. The vertigo is so severe, I have been unable to drive and so have become home-bound. My symptoms are a spinning sensation, dizziness that worsens when I turn or bend my head, and numbness in my extremities....

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  • Vestibular Neuritis- any recovery stories?

    Hi, new poster here. Have been suffering with VN for 10 weeks. I was initially diagnosed with a gastro virus due to my main symptoms being dizziness, nausea and diarrhoea but after seeking private ENT consultant I was diagnosed with Vestibular neuronitis. I secretly suspected it was this but think I...

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  • Vestibular neuritis

    I've been reading a bunch of old posts. I had my first vertigo attack on May7.  On May 8-  the entire house was spinning and I was violently vomiting that my husband took me to the ER.  They stabilized me and sent me home with Mecclazine.  Dx- BPPD Vertigo. Over the next couple...

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  • rocking/swaying dizziness for over 2 months

    Hey guys, so this is my story: My name is Brittany. I'm 28 years old and since the beginning of November I have been experiencing this chronic disabling rocking/swaying dizziness (over 2 months). I had gone on vacation with my friends and sister at the end of October to New York. I had also gotten...

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  • Vertigo and tight neck muscles

    A few weeks ago my neck muscles became tight for no obvious reason. I didnt think anything of it and though it would just go away but it got worse and upper back muscles became tight also. A few weeks of this and suddenly one day when I laid on my back to do some physio on my neck everything started...

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  • Strange Cross-eyed Feeling causing Loss of Balance

    For about the past 2 years I have suffered from a sudden feeling of visual imbalance or cross-eyed sensation (although not actually cross-eyed)! This in turn causes a type of vertigo involving loss of balance accompanied by nausea. This lasts for approx 10-15 minutes before my vision returns to normal....

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  • Does this sound like Vestibular Neuritis?

    Hello, this is my first time posting.  I have a serious health issue, but the doctors haven't been able to pinpoint what it is.  Basically, I've had six weeks of dizziness and unsteadiness.  It sounds like Vestibular Neuritis, but please let me know what you think. On June...

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  • IBS symptoms for 20 years

    This is a long story but I will short as possible. This is my post on any forum. I am a forty five year old male, December 27 1998 my life changed. I was raising a child on my own and all was good I went to bed and felt fine, woke up in the morning with a slight headache stomach cramps, fatigue. I thought...

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  • Rocking boat dizziness 24/7 for 1 year! Sad and Tired

    Vertigo as if I'm on a boat started off terrible where I could hardly walk the room and especially the ground bouncing up and down, sweating and vomiting- symptoms of vestibular neuritis but diagnosed with mal De debarkment- did go on a boat but was ok for a few hours after - I got this after a shower...

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  • Off balance

    I’ve recently had a virus and  also an abscess and been on the metronidazole for a week  I became off balance a week ago and it’s awful I feel like a drunk I’m all Over the place I finished the pills 6 days ago could it be the pills or would it be the virus I’m scared of the feeling it’s horrible...

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  • Disequilibrium for 5 months

    Hi, I hope all those in this discussion group/forum are doing well and are getting better. I've been dealing with disequilibrium and off-balance sensations for the last 5 months that started in mid January of 2018. I woke up on a particularly cold day in Ontario to urinate at 3 AM and passed out...

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