Forgive me this is so long..but I want to get everything out there...About a month and a half ago while sitting at a restaurant for dinner, I had the oddest dizzy sensation. All of a sudden it seemed that the room was spinning around me. I sat there for a good minute before I even did anything. It lasted about 5 mins. Nothing else happened except that the room around me seemed to spin. Since then it happened anywheres from 1-4 times/week, not as strong or as long as that first one. The best way I could explain it was that the room around me was spinning but I was fine. Not a normal "head rush" dizzy. When I am at work, and it happens, I can focus on my computer monitor and make that stop spinning while the rest of the room and contents continue to seem spinning. If I move my eyes quickly, or turn my head the monitor will also start appearing to spin again. If it happens standing up, I feel that I am leaning to my left, and cannot stand straight.
I went to the drs 2weeks ago, and he felt it was Vertigo. He put me on Meclizine 12.5 mg 1-2 pills 4 times a day. To take for a week, and then off for a day to see if is still going on. If it is repeat for a week, and then off for a day. Do this for up to a month, and then if still there get a CAT scan of the brain. I've tried it for a week, and then off, still there so back on. Since about a week before going to the drs, I haven't had the full spell, it's a little different now. I feel the sensation pretty much all the time, but haven't had the full blown dizzy spell. I had a US for a nodule on my thyroid (just a follow up US) last week, and when they put the pillow under my shoulders to tilt my head up, it started, and I felt like I was going to roll off the bed. Once that settled, the rest of the time laying like this it looked like the ceiling was waving, almost like I was on a drug of some sort.
This sensation has continued for the entire 2 weeks even while on the meclizine. It doesn't appear to be stopping it at all, but then again it might be suppressing it to the point where it's not as bad?
I guess I want to know if others have experienced this, particularly being diagnosed with Vertigo. There are two ladies at work that have Vertigo and theres seems to be different than mine. When theirs hit, they are basically in bed all day, and also get sick. I'm concerned about something neurological going on, but not sure entirely what it could be. Again, these pills don't seem to be helping at all. I cannot look up, because that is when it seems to be most heightened.
I called the dr last week to let him know it didn't seem to be working, in case he wanted to update the dose or what. He put in a order for a CAT scan of the head, which will probably be done next week. When I was at the drs, he checked, I am assuming the dilation of my eyes, and did that a couple different times..he seemed hesitant whether he wanted to do the CAT scan there, but crossed out something wrote, and said, let's just do the pills, because I am sure this is vertigo, but if in a month still there, we will do the CAT scan. He asked if I had headaches, or ringing of the ears, and not expecting to be asked this I immediately said no, but I have headaches at least 2x week, have had them like this forever. Wasn't sure if I had experienced ringing in my ears lately, but of course now paying attention, I surely did last night for about 5 mins. For the past few days, I have what I can only explain as a "fullness" in my head, coughing on a drink the other night it felt like something in my head was moving around, and not at all right. Today my head feels very full, and tight almost. It's an odd feeling.
I am on no meds I take on a regular basis.
Thanks for reading!