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Anonymous asked in HealthHealth & Well-BeingOther - General Health Care · 2 months ago

First experience of vertigo terrified me?

Doctor thinks it's because of a small infection in right ear and a very full left ear. Still on edge after it happened early this morn. Dizzy, stood up, went to walk, legs went the other way. Have you had it? 

2 Answers

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes many times. Seasickness tablets help a lot they balance the inner ear.

    Tip. Don't get up quickly from bed or chair. Sit up and keep eyes straight ahead, don't look down.

    It should pass in a few days.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I have multiple times usually because of a full ear (plugged Eustachian tubes) or ear infection. If you were prescribed antibiotics for your ear infection, take them. Your Eustachian tubes help with balance and getting them clear will help the vertigo. 

    Some things that can help are using a sinus rinse, a nasal spray, popping your ears (many different ways - holding your nose and blowing is one), using over the counter decongestions are some suggestions however there are hundreds of others (google has lots of suggestions). Vertigo can be terrifying, but it will go away when your tubes are cleared. Follow your doctor’s recommendations and if it persists see them again. 

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