by 02kar Moderator 10 May 2017

I want to thank you all for the wonderful and cheery birthday messages. They are very much appreciated. I had a quiet day thanks to my vertigo which has become worse over the last 4 months, but I managed to renew my driver's license and we went to the Rotary Club dinner last night where I got my fix for seafood. Yum!


by dragonflyer 10 May 2017

Hi Karen...glad you had a great birthday, but sorry that your vertigo flared up...I thought that this YouTube video might help you...

by grossfamilie 10 May 2017

Dear Karen, wishing you all the best for your new year of life. Hopefully the vertigo does not get worse and you will be able to do what you
plan. Health is so important and therefore I wish you all: Happiness,
health, good luck and a good mood. Love - Maria

by airyfairy 10 May 2017

Oh Karen, I am so sorry that you have been suffering with the vertigo again but pleased that you were able to go out for a birthday treat. Hugs to you. Sarah

by rachap 10 May 2017

It sounds like you had a nice day in spite of your vertigo... I had a couple of episodes with it a few years ago and wouldn't wish it on anyone, you must be very strong and determined to deal with it. Hope you get some sort of relief soon.

by basketkase 10 May 2017

I've also been having the vertigo issues off and on for past several weeks.....I feel for you, Karen, especially when there isn't much anyone can do for it.......I have found the Meclizine (motion sickness) pills at least help somewhat with the nausea associated with the dizzies........hope you break through this soon!!!

02kar by 02kar 10 May 2017

It's been 4 months of trying to break the cycle with no improvement. I had a brain MRI Monday to check my cerebellum. So we are now seeking a neurologist with the sub-specialty I need and a PT with training in Vestibular Training. My goal is to be able to turn on my machines even if I have to do a project in mini steps. But enough of my sad story. I love your projects and designs. Keep stocking up for another successful show.

jrob by jrob 10 May 2017

I'm so sorry for both of you. Can't imagine my world spinning out of control. Have either/both of you tried the Epley maneuver?
Epley Maneuver
If your vertigo comes from your left ear and side:

Sit on the edge of your bed. Turn your head 45 degrees to the left (not as far as your left shoulder). Place a pillow under you so when you lie down, it rests between your shoulders rather than under your head.
Quickly lie down on your back, with your head on the bed (still at the 45-degree angle). The pillow should be under your shoulders. Wait 30 seconds (for any vertigo to stop).
Turn your head halfway (90 degrees) to the right without raising it. Wait 30 seconds.
Turn your head and body on its side to the right, so you're looking at the floor. Wait 30 seconds.
Slowly sit up, but remain on the bed a few minutes.
If the vertigo comes from your right ear, reverse these instructions. Sit on your bed, turn your head 45 degrees to the right, and so on.
Do these movements three times before going to bed each night, until you've gone 24 hours without dizziness.

basketkase by basketkase 10 May 2017

I know I am going to try this........thank you, Jerilyn!!

awesome1 by awesome1 10 May 2017

I had the misplaced crystals in my left ear..very bad vertigo that caused me to spasm with sudden moves. My ear/nose/throat dr ( I can't spell the specialty)...he did the Epley on me in office...only slightly different. He sent me home to stay upright for 24 hrs. It was awfully hard sleeping upright in a chair. I propped myself surrounded by pillows. But it was successful and I've been fine since. I never knew what disturbed the crystals, and I have fallen hard on my head since with no after effects. My hubby had a brain stroke a yr ago..he's had vertigo since and may never be better. Nothing to do for him and I feel so sorry for both of you--- been there!