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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 13, 2008
  • 05:57 AM

I am 35years old female, partially deaf since early childhood. I am using hearing aids for the past 22 years. There was no problem till the past 3 years. I felt fullness, blockage in the ears and further hearing loss. An ENT specialist diangosed some anibiotics, probably for the ear infection and I was alright. But the problem reccurred again after 6 months, again the same diagnosis and I was alright. The problem resufaced after 2 month. Same process repeated again and again. Finally, the medicine stop curing my problem.

I took to homopaethic medicine. The medicine yeilded positive results, initially, provided if taken daily. Once I stopped, the problem resurfaced. After 3-4 months, the medicine proved ineffective. I stopped taking any medicine.

Now, I am suffering from frequent vertigo and vommittings. Can you diagnose what disease I am suffering from. Is it ear infection/Otitis/labyrinthitis/meniere/BPPV/vesticochlear dysfunction progressive familial???????

What tests or X-rays, I must undergo to understand the accurate disease. What could be the treatment. I dread having vertigo and vommittings. Please help me out of this.

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  • Feeling dizzy and being sick is a horrible feelings - I know I've suffered from meniers for years and it's the main symptoms - that and fullness in the ear, blocked ears as if you've deaf for a few seconds - which you mentioned and is what made me think you could have meniers. I use to have frequent really bad episodes until the doctor put me on prochlorperazine (5mg) for the dizziness and buccastem (3mg) which you slip under your top lip until it dissolves and brings fast relief from nausea and sickness. Over the years I've realised it's very important to recognise the first signs of an impending attack - suddenly feeling the room tip slightly or a woozy feeling in the head, ears full sometimes a bit painful then you can usually (not always mind depends how quick you catch it) stop the attack in it's tracts by taking a prochlorperazine tablet or half like I do. Having said that and it sounds like meniers to me you should still go back to your doctor and ask for tests as there are other things it could be like low blood pressure, anemia, osteoarthritis etc. Get him to run blood tests and maybe an x ray on your neck - but at the very least make sure he gives you some anti sickness tablets - good luck.
    maggiemay 68 Replies
    • August 17, 2008
    • 10:22 PM
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