October 07, 2010,
S.H. asks from Enid, OK on October 06, 2010
I Woke up Dizzy, like Drunk Dizzy... Been Dizzy All Day
I woke up to my room spinning worse than it ever did on any night of drinking(i hadnt took any medicine before bed). i was already laying on my left side i stood up to get in the shower (thinkin it would help me feel netter) and started dry heaving bc i was spinning so bad. i laid back down and nothing seemed to help it. i started to get a headache, and tried to relax and calm down. i finally fell asleep, although it was a light sleep and i still flt dizzy when i woke up- just not as severe. i went to my grandmothers and she checked my BP it was ok 125/75 but my pulse was around 111. i called my nurse she told me to take tylenol and drink lots of water. i have and im still dizzy. Any advice until i can get in the dr?
So What Happened?™
OH i guess i didnt mention im 34 weeks pregnant no need for an ept lol, my dr was out of the office today, but i called the nurse back and she said if it persist to come in thursday. its 9pm now and im still slightly dizzy so depending on how i feal when i wake up, ill probably end up goig to the dr. Thanks for all of your comments :)
He scheduled an ultra sound, i go in a few hours for that, why would he schedule an ultra sound? now im worried!
C.N. answers from Baton Rouge on October 07, 2010
My ex-MIL had a condition called Munnear's (sp?) Syndrome, which is an inner ear problem that can cause dizziness. It can be treated with medication, but I don't know if the medication is safe for pregnant women.
B. answers from Augusta on October 06, 2010
I've had this happen before and for me it was a sinus infection.
Since you are pregnant it could be how the baby is sitting.
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C.S. answers from Las Vegas on October 06, 2010
Does someone need an EPT?
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B.C. answers from Norfolk on October 06, 2010
Sometimes an inner ear infection can mess with your balance. Keeping up your fluids can't hurt. I like a heating pad on my head and neck if they are not feeling well.
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C.H. answers from Minneapolis on October 06, 2010
You might have something called Benign Paroxsmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV. You can look into this website: vestibular.org. Lots of doctors give meds for this, but that doesn't really treat the problem. You can try to get into a physical therapist that can do a maneuver to actually treat the problem (called an Epley maneuver), or you can try to get into an ENT doctor to further investigate the issue (you may need a referral from your regular doctor). Either way, you can try taking something like dramamine to help with your symptoms, but know that you are just covering up symptoms with meds and you really need treatment to fix the problem.
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M.F. answers from Phoenix on October 06, 2010
My best friend just went through this. Get some rest, drink water if you can and hopefully you'll feel better later on. It lasted about 24 hours with her. Good luck!
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A.S. answers from Denver on October 06, 2010
I had it too, and it lasted for weeks. It's essentially a little build up that blocks part of your inner ear and until it gets knocked loose it will continue to cause the vertigo. This is why the physical therapy helps so much. Tylenol won't do a thing, not sure why your Dr would recommend it? It's a very common complaint. Dramamine will help alleviate the symptoms, but not cure it.
For me, I went camping the weekend before I was scheduled to see a specialist. When camping I always use earplugs and, per usual, plugged up my ears. I had a really dizzy night, worse than usual, and woke up completely better. Not saying it would work for you, but it worked for me :) The Dr said the big change in ear pressure may have cause the 'thing' to be moved. GL, it stinks to have it, hope you feel better soon!!
G.T. answers from Modesto on October 06, 2010
hmm, did you take your temperature?
L.S. answers from San Diego on October 06, 2010
Actually I did have this, but it wasn't vertigo it was that my cholesterol level was through the roof. Prior to finding out that my cholesterol was high I went to the emergency room because I also felt a shortness of breath. I just want to wish you well and hope you find out what it is.
J.S. answers from Detroit on October 07, 2010
Home BP minitors can be off. I just had high risk baby #2 after being on bedrest. I would monitorr mine daily and it usuaklly didn't match the doctors. One thing I noticed at home was it was difficult to get it tight to start unless someone could help. I would go to the doctor regardless how you feel when you wake up just to double check. Plus your BP can very hour to hour. I can remember having a reading of 150\100 at home and then be 140\90 at doctors an hour later. I was going 2 or 3 days a week to see doctor between 30 weeks and 36 weeks when I delivered. Goodluck!