I've just joined this site today, in the hope of getting advice for my constant dizziness/vertigo problem. I am a 55 year old male.
Eight months ago I woke one morning, got up to make a cup of tea, became violently dizzy, and started vomitting. A locum visited me in bed a few hours later, examined me, diagnosed inner ear (or is it middle?) virual infection, gave me a shot of Stemzine & a script for same.
For about 3 weeks I required help to shower etc., couldn't drive, hardly left the house and spent most of the time in bed.
I got slightly better over several months, but am not yet well enough to return to work.
I have had an ECG and MRI scan (all okay), and have been examined by a specialist neurologist, who agrees with my GP's initial diagnosis.
I have been dependant on Xanax for several years, which I have read can cause dizziness, but the doctors still think that because my problem started with sudden dizziness and vomitting, it points to the "classic" symptoms of inner/middle ear infection.
My older brother (now 62) suffered the same symptoms five years ago, taking twelve months to recover, which his GP said was fairly common.
This illness has rendered me weak (difficult to exercise), lethargic, clumsy, forgetful and unconfident.
I can do the time, but I'm often concerned that there may be something the doctors are missing.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.