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Comment from: jOAN, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I was being treated for Lyme disease with an antibiotic called doxycycline for over a week and was feeling better. On the 8th day I took the pill a few minutes before going to bed for the night and when I lay down, the room was spinning so bad I thought I had a stroke. I then felt like throwing up and got out of bed and fell into a wall. I hugged the toilet for hours throwing up and then had dry heaves. I called my doctor the next day and went to see him. I feel dizzy but he gave me motion sickness pills and I have to go get a MRI. I wonder if the vertigo could be a side effect of the drug.

Comment from: Pat, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

Yesterday, Sunday, 3rd May 2015, I had my worst attack of vertigo. During the night I got up to go to the toilet and knew I had vertigo. When I went to get up in the morning I could not walk except holding on to something sturdy; even that was frightening. Usually when I stay in bed, I am able to get up around 5 pm. But yesterday I had to stay in bed all day and by 11 pm I was slightly improved. I took the medication prescribed by my doctor. I have never taken medication before for vertigo. Today I am out of bed and able to walk slowly.

Comment from: cheddie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

About a month ago I got out of my bed in the morning and got very dizzy. This had never happened to me before. About 10 minutes later I started vomiting and couldn't eat at all. Even water and juice came back up! I went to see my doctor and was told I had vertigo. He wrote down the name of a drug to buy over the counter. I was told by the pharmacist it was sea sick medicine. I had been sick for about a week! I got up this morning but no dizziness! I started vomiting so took 2 pills for sea sickness. An hour later the nausea was gone. I ate today with no problem at all. It worked and I am still feeling great! I will stay on it for a few days! I only hope this doesn't happen all the time but seems like it's easily fixed for me!

Comment from: MTYDALLAS, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 24

I went to an ear doctor just to clean up my left ear. The doctor did it dry, not the way my other doctor did it before, with a syringe and warm water. I remember the doctor saying, 'what is that', and trying to yank it out of my ear. It was a nerve in my inner ear that is causing me have double vision and headaches almost daily. I went to my family doctor in Dallas and told him what the ear doctor did to my ear. My doctor in Dallas right away said that it was causing me having vertigo. Now, I have double vision, headaches and without medication I see double once in a while.

Comment from: gabby, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I was recently diagnosed with severe vertigo, having had episodes in the past but light episodes. I never suffer nausea, maybe my diagnosis is wrong! My dizziness continues when I lie down and try to sleep it off. My severe episode hit me hard and my head felt like it was falling off. I thought I was dying. I could only see a little when I turned my head to the left. The whole thing lasted several seconds. I called my sister to take me to the emergency room.

Comment from: molly/sheba, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

My doctor is ordering tests for vertigo but until then, I've been experiencing light headaches, upset stomach (no throwing up), and feeling like I'm going to pass out. I get weak and sore muscles after an episode. I go into panic attack mode and have to take Xanax to calm down. I'm thinking this has a variety of symptoms; whereas a person can experience something different from the next person, but it is all in the vertigo family. Note: Since I have a history of panic attacks I've learned to take half a dose (.25) of Xanax every 6 hours.

Comment from: wverns, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I never had anything like vertigo in my life. I was driving and all of sudden the world was spinning and I felt sick, was hot and sweating. Thank goodness my husband was in front of me. I just stopped and started vomiting like crazy. I thought I was going to die. My husband backed up and asked me what happened. I was crying getting sick and sweating. I told him I think I'm dying, and he called 911. I was in the emergency room. They gave me shots and after a few hours I felt better. I never want to go through that ever again. I was scared to death. My heart goes out to anybody that ever went through this.

Comment from:, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I'm so tired of people describing vertigo as dizziness. I know what dizzy is, I was anemic as a child into my teen years and often became dizzy or faint. Vertigo is a whole different animal. I can't tell you how horrifying it is to suddenly open your eyes from a deep sleep with the sensation of a great need to right yourself...reaching out for any stable surface to hold onto in order to keep from landing on your head and the bonus being that your eyeballs are vibrating. When I called my E.N.T. doctor for an appointment his dingbat at the desk said "Oh, you're dizzy? Do you feel faint?" I said "NO! I'm having an episode of vertigo!" She said "O.K. you're feeling dizzy, how about next Thursday?" GEEZE LOUISE. Somebody out there must know the difference.


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