This post is for my own memory as much as anything, so ignore it if you’re already having a heavy day.
I woke up Friday morning feeling dizzy. Completely out of the blue. No ear symptoms, nothing. Every time I cough, move a certain way, I feel pressure in my head and get an intense spinning sensation. The rest of the time I just feel mild to acute dizziness. I took Meclizine Friday and Saturday, spoke to the on-call ENT Saturday as well. Sunday morn, I felt like crap from the medication and stopped taking it. Meclizine doesn’t do anything for me but sort of mask the sensations – like wearing a lead suit over your mind and body – and it was beginning to give me a headache. Yesterday, same dizziness. This morning (Monday) feeling exactly the same. Called the ENT – they’re not sure they can get me in this week, my doctor’s booked.
I am at a loss. Since the cruise this is the 2nd time I’ve had this dizziness w/out any noticeable ear symptoms. Have been wracking my brain to think WHAT could have triggered this episode. Sodium? Possibly – we had takeout last week, but it was Wednesday night. Thursday I felt fine. The weather here has been erratic, rain, cold – today is clear but we’re having 40+ mph gusts – not sure if that’s having any effect. I had dental work on Wednesday, with novocaine, and the molar he bonded is uneven and sticks up a bit in the back – it’s been annoying me, but could it cause something like this?? But again, I felt fine on Thursday – I should have had some reaction by Thursday – right? Drank a little too much red wine Thursday night (and I know I ingested some of the nasty sediment before I caught myself). I’ve googled red wine, tannins, sulfites. Everything and anything seems to be able to trigger meniere’s, but I’ve never had any issue before. And I just can’t understand why the dizziness is so persistent, with NO ear symptoms. I am trying desperately to stay calm, but I feel trapped in my own body.