Conditions with symptom: 'vertigo'
I am a 50 year old female who has been suffering with vertigo for the past 2 years I kept going backwards and forwards to doctors and found I had vertigo last year I'm constantly swaying on the spot, have buzzing in the left ear and I'm off balance I went to see a consultant sent me for some physio which consisted of shaking my head left to right and up and down and walking while shaking my head up and down it was good at first but my swaying and off balance is back does anyone know what I can do? I don't think doctors know what's wrong with me, I'll try get a second opinion. Many Thanks.
my GPS has referred me to a ear specialist for my Vertigo, does anybody know how long this will take for me to see someone? Thanks
Been there done it referred to a phisio to do excercise gd luck Havnt helped me Still haven't got any where since 2010
I first experienced dizziness and unsteadiness about six years ago but for the last few years it has been wih me constantly. I have seen an ENT specialist, had an MRI scan but have been told it's not Vertigo. The unsteadiness seems to get worse the further I walk-leaning sideways and backwards like a drunk- and I have feel over a couple of times while out walking with tremendous loss of dignity, my wife now generaly accompanies me. I do not experience any dizziness when sitting, only when I am upright.
I sometimes go dizzy when walking, sitting or standing I have a couple of time gone dizzy when laying in bed. Could you tell me what that can be. I have been to see a specialist who tested me for epilepsy which was negative. I have had a problem with my inner ear, years ago, it was labrythitus, I am not sure if that is how you spell it.Could this be what is happening sometimes?
I had a viral throat and ear infection and this keeps reoccurring. This developed in my having ear pain and I was treated with antibiotics due to inflammation of the ear. The inflammation was successfully treated but the pain continued, I was referred to the ENT specialist who did not find any damage of the ear or behind the nostril. My vertigo has become such a problem I am unable to mobilize much as my balance keeps going off, I suffer from migraines and is presently taking Propronolal 40mg. I suffer from neck pains and also from a eye problem which is causing me to have double vision and the exercise prescribed for it worsens the condition and due to this I am unable to study for any period of time as I have severe pain in my eyes. Ill be grateful for any suggestions as this as gone on for almost a year.
I had a severe attack of vertigo just over 2yrs ago, I have not fully recovered from this and my neurologist has said I am in the 2% that never recovers fully) From this my health has steadily gone done hill. I now suffer from fibromyalgia. I also get repeated attacks of gyrate erythema. I have arthritis in my hips and spine (also have mild scoliosis and a fusion at the top of my spine) I have IBS I have a bowel prolapse ( mid treatment) I have problems with my exhale breath, my airway closes as I exhale(start physio next week) I have problems with dizziness and balance I have very painful knees I have asthma I also had a P.E in Feb '13 Ok so my question is..... How can I exercise? I am really over weight (to scared to weight myself) I am 5ft.2in and wear size 20/22 . I hate the way I look as I've always been a size10/12. This past 12 mths the weight has really piled on. My biggest down fall is salted potato snacks, I can eat a bag of 10 hulu hoops in 1 sitting(that's all id eat in one day) I'm only 45 but feel about 85 Please please help me
I am 52 1/2 and just post menopausal. I have had a lot of problems over the last 4 months as I have over a few years. One being: Initially I had to have a D and C through excessive bleeding, thickening of the womb wall. Just prior to this my bowels had literally just got right and I was really happy with my bowel pattern. I have had anal bleeding regularly in the past and do suffer from recurring polyps/have them removed - used to be every 5 years I haven't had them done since 2002 they changed re-removal of recurrences to every 10 years (cutbacks). Since the D and C (coincidence??) my stools have turned to large peas and they are rock solid but normal generally in colour except odd times they go chalky. They only ever come out as pebbles. I hate to say but I have had to resort to removing contents manually as the stools do not seem to trigger the normal pushing motion. I bleed a good deal which is hardly surprising and I have enough wind to sail the Cuttysark. I drink water regularly and tea.I have done 5 a day veg vits longterm, 3 pieces of fruit a day, spicy food, fibre, oats all on a regular basis but nothing changes the stool size and structure and side affects. All that used to work has stopped working. This is just one of many problems I have at the moment but this problem is the one that tends to make me late for work, can't sleep, afraid to eat too much, afraid to start trying to go to the loo in case I end up in a mess with a load stuck inside that I haven't got time to remove for fear of being late. This year I have had a D & C, bowel problems, weight gain - about 1 1/2 stone, headaches,symptoms of abcess in lower jaw but no findings, long term sore throat on and off, permanent tinnitus pulsating tinnitus and crashing noises in my head, vertigo, a (now resolved) double ear infection, kidney and urinary tract infection after D & C, falling asleep at the drop of a hat at work,lethargy and fatigue, difficulty expelling a lot of air from my lungs and limited size of breath intake (genuinely I smoke 7 cigarettes a day - it has been worse/ noticeable since I put on weight, I have a beer gut but don't drink alcohol, pustular psoriasis. I personally cannot see how these things can be linked but I thought I should point them out. Any more time off sick with another doctor's note and I will lose my job/face a disciplinary. Can you help.
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Can anyone help me, im a 44 yr old lady, 3 months ago i developed an ordinary earache which lasted for 3 weeks and was on antibiotics for that kength of time, then a red spot appeared on my left ear which developed into a painful ulcer, at that point i was hospitalised and put on iv antibiotics for a week then discharged, the pain never eased nor did the ulcer go away and by next morning another one popped up and i was readmitted again.During the course of the next 8 weeks which i spent in hospital that left ear grew several painful ulcers. I was taken to theatre and had biopsies done and had some of the smaller ulcers taken away only for them to grow back as quick and more of them.The oncologist was called in to help deal with my pain as it was unbearable and he put me on a morphine patch, 12 hourly slow release msts and an oral solution of morphine 4 hourly.Then the ulcers in the mouth, jaws and throat started, numerous amounts of them making it unbearable to eat or drink.After a couple of weeks with them being treated with mouthwashes and gels and sprays i realised that each time i managed something to eat my tummy was burning me and so was the food on the way down which i had put down to indigestion.I requested a scope to be done, so at first so as not to be too invasive they did a scope up my nose and down the back of the throat they found an ulcer had got into the septum and ate a hole straight through it.Few days later my left eye started itching and felt grainy when an ulcer popped up on my eyelid.It was at this point that the 8 weeks was up in the hospital that i started asking to go home because no antibiotics or antiviral treatments was stopping what was going on and every swab, blood test, biopsy ct scan and x ray wasnt leading them to any kind of diagnosis, I was just being kept there on morphine for my pain.I came home 2 weeks ago today, my right ear has 4 nasty ulcers in it, my scalp has at least 20 open sores, both the backs of my ears are raw high rigged and weepin,the ulcers in both ears are oozing green pus out of them constantly,the skin is coming away from all my finger nails and their oozing pus aswell, there are sores down my cheeks, neck and face . They tell me to watch out for my toe nails and my genital area which thankfully is free of ulcers so far. They are testing me now for behcets syndrome even though its not presenting itself like iit does in the text books. To date all tests are inconclusive,they dont seem to be linking it to my arthritis which is also kicking up regardless of the morphine or my vertigo or my asthma. My life has come to a complete halt over the past 3 months and ive been written off work for at least a year.My husband and grown up teenage kids have been a tower of strength to me, particurlarly my husband who like everyone has his own worries but is always there to pull me out of the dark hole i feel im in with no diagnosis and without that no treatment for this disease.Has anyone with behcets got symptoms like mine or got my symptoms and have a name for their disease or syndrome. My heart goes out to you all on this site, you know when you have pain yourself its hard to feel someone elses pain.My sincerest thanks to all who take the time fo read this or to answer it
Hi Margaret I have suffered from Behcets for the past 20 years. For the mouth I have a steroid mouth wash and for my ears I spray the brown steroid in hailer in them, for skin lesions (genitals and under finger nails etc) I use a steroid cream. Mine started with genital ulcers and progressed to eyes, ears and mouth. Although Behcets (Silk Route Disease) is rare in this country there are excellent support networks. The Behcets Society is wonderful. Behcets is a Rheumatology condition. Prof. Haskard at Hammersmith Hospital is one of the top in his field with regards to Behcets. Last year I was rushed to hospital with 2 DVT’s in my right leg and a clot in my brain. Behcets normally appears in your late 20’s. As Behcets is in the immune system it is hard to detect in blood tests. I have been unable to travel to work for the past 12 months and have to take oral steroids; unfortunately the treatment is also hard to cope with. The Rheumatology team at King’s College Hospital has been absolutely fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. Once they can confirm what you are definitely suffering from and start the correct treatment, then for the majority of the time, life will be normal. Just make sure that you are being looked after with regular checks. Rest when you need to and try and exercise when you can. I wish you well, you are not alone. Even though I have had the hardest 12 months of my life, I can tell you it is not bleak. Don’t give up, stay strong. I will be thinking of you.
Hi Margaret, I was diagnosed in 2001 with behcets, aged 36. I saw a dermatologist.I had a positive skin biopsy. Basically they inject a little saline water under your skin, leave it for 24 hours, then do a biopsy. Mine went bad/ulcerated. It only happens if you have Behcets. However, not every behcets sufferer will get a positive test, so its not definitive. Its very frustrating I know and you feel helpless at times. The problem is no behcet sufferer has exactly the same symptoms, and as its rare, it must be difficult for the doctors. I feel for you. I have had ulcers in various places mouth, throat, tongue, ears, lips, genital, eyelid etc since 1999, and I still have them now. What I can tell you is that I have learned to live with them, and I guess your body becomes more tolerant, I don't feel as much pain as I used to 10 years ago. Also I have spells when I feel almost normal! I see specialists on a regular basis, and they deal with whatever problem I am presenting at that time. Difflam oral rinse is very good for mouth and throat pain, it numbs it, I use it before I eat. Also betnesol tablets as a mouthwash. Try not to get too depressed, it makes your pain all the more painful! Brown steroid inhalers are excellent for genital ulcers. Life isn't easy, but I always think there is someone worse than me, so I try to stay positive. Its good you have support. You could try contacting the Behcets Syndrome Society for advice? I did when I was first diagnosed. I wish you good health and happiness. You are not alone.
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