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Postby LoveActually » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:09 am

Anyone experience this annoying little symptom? The first time I had it, it lasted for 24 hours and it was really just annoying and didn't cause any other issues.

Yesterday it popped up again. My son had an assessment test for his new school next year and I ended up having to run to the restroom to vomit. The only positive is that I made it to the bathroom. I ended up vomiting 5 times yesterday. At first I thought, food poisoning but it was accompanied by the Vertigo.

This morning I felt fine until I got up. Still have the Vertigo. I've managed not to throw up but I feel like I could at any moment. My question is, does your vertigo come with nausea and even vomiting?
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Postby LoveActually » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:16 am

Spoke too soon on the vomiting thing for today. :(
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Postby Loobie » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:26 am

I've had it for about seven years. It is my least favorite symptom as it just sucks the desire out of you and makes you want to put the world on pause. When it gets too bad I have to force myself to stay seated for about 15 mins. to a 1/2 hour. It gets worse, like everything else, with activity, so when mine shows up, and it does everyday, I just need to stop but for longer than a couple minutes. Being a high energy person, that is hard for me, but for me resting is the only thing besides MJ that works. Since I can't do that all day, I have to put up with it.

I thought mine was pretty bad because I have to force myself to eat a great deal of the time, but I've never vomited from it. That doesn't sound like fun. I hate vertigo with a passion. My neuro. told me that one pinhead sized lesion on your brain stem can cause this. No idea if that's true or what you could do with that info., but I thought I'd share it. Good luck LA, I feel your pain. There is a drug called Antivert (that's obviously the commercial name) but it does make you drowsy. However, if you're getting sick from it, you may want to look into it and have some on hand.
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Postby Loobie » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:28 am

By the way, from the looks of your picture, you couldn't deny that one you're holding if you tried! She looks very much like you across the eyes. But granted, that's the only picture I've seen, but what a cutie.
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Postby Punchy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:12 am

My vertigo comes in the form of a defined relapse - it hits sudenly then lasts for a few weeks. Mine is no nuisance, it was completely debiltating. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy (well, maybe one or two).

I ended up doing steroid treatment because I couldn't walk or eat without vomiting. Children's liquid Gravol literally saved me. It's a miracle!

After a while I developed some coping skills, such as not moving my head from side-to-side, keeping my eyes straight and focused on a small point. The focusing thing really helped when it started to rear up.

I hope it tapers off soon, poor you!
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Postby Wendigo » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:03 pm

My father has had Meniere's disease for many years. It has gotten him out of jury duty:) It either is vertigo or vertigo is a symptom and he does not have MS.

With my MS I have a loud high pitched sound in my head 24/7. I must have background noise at all times or it drives me crazy. The first time I tried to explain it to one of my neurologists all I could say was "I can't hear silence any more." So glad she didn't say "duh."
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Postby Bubba » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:29 pm

Mine used to coome in spurts. Always at the wrong time! (like there is ever a right time, duh....) It has all but diminished itself, I think, since I started Rebif. Coinsidence? Rebif? I dont know... It would last about 30 min or so then go away. I used to get it at least four times a week. Come to think of it, I havent had it for a while! Thank God!
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Postby LoveActually » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:19 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm learning to not move my head very much and focus on one thing like Punchy said. Is it wierd that when I'm in the car I feel completely fine? I think it's nuts but maybe the movement of the car counter acts the movement in my head.

I left a message for my neurologist, we'll see what she suggest.

Loobie, thanks for your help. And with the little one, lots of people say she looks like me but when they see my hubs, there is no doubt who she resembles. See for yourself... :D

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These pictures were taken on the same day.
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Postby Loobie » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:24 pm

A perfect mix of both!!

I had forgotten two things about how I have treated this. A few years ago when I was still running, I would force myself out the door and go run. It was hard as hell, but once I got it going, it's almost as if I "pushed past it", and by the time I cooled down after, it would be completely gone.

The other thing is a vestibular exercise my neuro. turned me on to after I lost the ability to exert that much energy. You sit on the end of your bed and pick out a spot on the wall kind of like Punch alluded to. Then you forcefully throw yourself to the left and then to the right about ten times. I know, it sounds completely nuts, but it worked somewhat for me. Not like the exercise, but some.

Now I have to say I thought I had dizziness bad, but I have never actually barfed from it. Close a few times, but never full on vom. action. I've force fed myself more times than I can count, but it sounds like there are others who that would be really bad for. So hearing you guys stories makes me think I probably didn't have it as bad which makes me wonder if the above advice would even be something you could do. I hope so because it really worked; especially the exercise, and less so the vestibular exercise. Keep in mind that the last thing on my mind when I was that dizzy was to go exercise, I just knew it would work so I forced myself. I also have to admit that I used exercise as somewhat of a panacea while I was still able. Can't poop? Go run. Can't see right? Go run. Dizzy? Go run. So try it but understand that I was pretty over the top for a while there with running. Almost like I knew I was going to lose it.
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Postby LoveActually » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:06 pm

I'm coming down off of my vertigo high. A little over 24 hours again, I wonder if that's my run time. And the last time was May 5th, almost a month to the day. Next time, I will definitely give your advice a shot. Maybe not the running thing though. I hate running. :lol:
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Postby catfreak » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:29 pm

La,

I have never had full blown vertigo. but I have had some thing where when I lay down in the bed the room spins and spins like crazy and i cant stand it at all.

I to have constant noise in my head. I don't know what silence is like at all. It is either ringing, buzzing humming or a screeching noise. Miserable feeling,

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Re: Vertigo-away

Postby NHE » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:42 pm

catfreak wrote:I to have constant noise in my head. I don't know what silence is like at all. It is either ringing, buzzing humming or a screeching noise. Miserable feeling


I had the exact same sensation for a period of a month or two after a whiplash injury from a car accident where I was rear ended on the freeway. I described it as though I had a microwave running in my ear. I was diagnosed with TMJ and had to make a conscious effort at keeping my jaw relaxed. It was actually surprising at how often I would find my jaw muscles clenching up even though I wasn't grinding my teeth. The directed relaxation efforts and some physical therapy got my muscles to relax and settle down and the microwave in my ear finally shut down. To make matters worse, I was chewing a lot of gum at the time to help me stay awake while studying in college. That was one of the first things to go as the constant chewing was making the muscle problem worse. If you haven't had an injury or anything like that, then it could be that the MS is causing the muscles in your jaw to tense up which is aggravating your ear. Then again, maybe not. Just thought it might be helpful if I shared my experience.

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Postby Wendigo » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:22 am

catfreak wrote:La,

I to have constant noise in my head. I don't know what silence is like at all. It is either ringing, buzzing humming or a screeching noise. Miserable feeling,

Cate


You are the first person so far having this noise. It would be interesting to have hearing evaluation to see if it just bugs the heck out of us or whether some aspect of hearing has actually been affected. It is distracting, so much so that watching TV is exhausting and I lose interest.
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