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Vertigo Sucks!

I had little bouts of vertigo Friday after I went to bed. Saturday afternoon they turned into full-blown, massively disorienting episodes. Hubby is really worried about me. Even Brimley is concerned. I took the antivert medication the doctor gave me for when it acts up, but it only takes the edge off. As if the dizziness isn't bad enough, it makes me nauseated too so eating is difficult (might be a blessing in disguise). I'm anxious about traveling with this, especially an overseas flight and nine days on a ship. My appointment with the otorhinolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat) isn't until November and I travel in September. This is definitely less than ideal.
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Hm... I've heard Mom say that too, so it must be true.

I do hope it stays away for your cruise. I'll cross my fingers and send out positive thoughts for you.
Ear congestion. I've got decongestants now.

The big downside to the antivert meds is that I can't take an antihistamine at the same time and it is ragweed season.

I'm starting to develop (and fight) a phobia about going away from home in case I get a bad attack...especially while driving.
I'm sorry you had to go through such severe episodes of vertigo. Have the decongestants helped at all? I hope you haven't had any more episodes since the weekend. Are your problems exacerbated by your ragweed allergies? Maybe your ear congestion won't be as bad when your trip rolls around.
The vertigo is "under control" at the moment. What that means is that I haven't had a severe attack in a few days, but I still have ear congestion and unsteadiness. The decongestants are starting to work, but it will take time. Oh yes, ragweed makes it a lot worse.
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