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SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
I was at work today troubleshooting a Browning BAR and started to feel bad. Walked out to help a customer and started sweating bad and had to hold on to the counter to keep my ballance. Told the other guy I had to go. Wife took me up to the doc in a box and to get checked out. Looks like I'm dealing with Vertigo until further notice. The good news is I have a beautiful 3 year old Doctor "Mcstuffins" who is taking great care of me. She is bringing me M&Ms calling them medicine!
They don't know how long this will last, and if it will ever come back or not. Waiting to see if my prescription works or not. Here we go!
Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
    I took anti vert, did not do much. I have to just be careful and wait it out.

    Though it is positional and just has the inside of my head spin for a few seconds not some of your symptoms.

    Came on in '79 or so and can be an issue for a few weeks then go away for a few months until it comes back.

    Was a time when I went squirrel hunting, I'd have to lay on my back to look up in a tree.

    Try not to get dehydrated.

  • Fat BillyFat Billy Posts: 1,813 Senior Member
    Get well sir. Follow Dr.s orders. Don't deviate or modify. Stand easy. :up: Later,
    Fat Billy

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  • timctimc Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Wife had it real bad about 25 years ago, she was bed ridden for several weeks. Valium was what helped her.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Actually, I thought it was a pretty good movie. Alfred Hitchcock did a good.........oh you have vertigo :tooth:

    Hope you get well soon :angel2:
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  • HDKorpHDKorp Posts: 70 Member
    Ginger Root is your friend. As a daily supplement, it will keep the dizziness at bay. It will also reduce the effects of and duration, when a spell does come on. I have a CDL and can't afford to be sidelined by vertigo. I take 4x Nature's Way Ginger Root 550mg capsules. Amazon has them for about $4-5 bottle. Also, any ginger that's part of your diet will just be a plus. Unlike other vitamins or supplements, it's hard to take too much ginger root.
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  • BuffcoBuffco Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    Yes, Ginger root will cure what ails you. Comes in a tube.
  • BuffcoBuffco Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    No. Tube. Be sure to squeeze it from the end, up. Like toothpaste.

    It's a cure all salve.
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    Still having spells. I met with a specialist and another doctor yesterday and go in for a MRI tomorrow. Fun fun...
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • avmechavmech Posts: 863 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    You are NOT supposed to drink the Hoppe's you dope... :tooth:

    But it tastes so good!!!

    I started getting vertigo flying at night, part of why I do not fly anymore (over 10 years since i flew), plus I had a heart attack last year, so def no more stick time.
    Grumpy old gearhead
  • TeachTeach Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    My father's copilot got vertigo while he was making a night landing approach to McDill AFB in a B-17. Dad had to take over the controls rather forcefully, to keep him from crashing them! The same guy managed to get them lost in the Bermuda Triangle!
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    Not as precarious, but we had a guy get a vertigo episode while the the gunner's seat of an M1, we thought he just got motion sickness and moved him up to the loader's hatch for some fresh air and visual reference.......until he started sweating bad and his eyes rolled up on him like a seizure.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Posts: 12,758 Senior Member
    Hope that your tests turn out well SirGeorge, my step mom suffers from vertigo and it is not joke.
    Best wishes
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  • shootbrownelkshootbrownelk Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    I've had vertigo issues for over ten years, It has subsided some in the past year or so. My doctor said it was ans inner ear problem, and suggested therapy. I just deal with it when an episode occurs.
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    They put me in a tube and gave me a dose of IV dye. Hoping to hear something from the doctor soon. I have an inner ear test next week where they are probably going to put me in a dark room and try to get me dizzy. The spells are still getting me, sometimes 15 minutes long, sometimes over an hour. Just ready to get this stuff behind me...
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
    They will put you on a table and stand over you and unleash their secrete methods of making you dizzy.
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