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Unread 10-17-2004, 09:50 AM
vertigo after surgery?

Has anyone every had vertigo after surgery?
I had surgery (TVH,BSO) on 10-5. I have had positional vertigo for three days.(dizzy when turning head looking down etc) I have had it before, but it is just wierd that it is right after my surgery...
Just thought I would ask, to see if anyone else has had this experience. It is really hard, right after dealing with a surgery to now have to deal with dizziness and balance issues. It REALLY *****
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Unread 10-17-2004, 09:57 AM
vertigo after surgery?

Sorry Seayworld that your having vertigo. To answer your question I had the same problem. Luckily I already had a prescription at home for that. It lasted a couple of weeks and I would often have my ears crackle with pressure. I guess all the air they pump into your abdominal cavity has to some where and it went all to my ears.

If it continues to cause you promblems call your Dr. they should prescripe you something to help with it.

Unread 10-17-2004, 10:02 AM
vertigo after surgery?

I had abd. hyster Oct 6/04. I have this dizzy feelings, I don't know why?
I thought for the antibiotic. , 'cause I have bladder infection after my surgery.
I 'am still very week, but I try not to stay in bed. Scar very tender and sore.
Hope you guys feel better soon!!
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Unread 10-17-2004, 10:05 AM
vertigo after surgery?

I have had vertigo on and off for the last ten years luckily did not experience vertigo right after surgery. I went to a vertigo specialist years ago and he said he thought I had two types of vertigo - positional vertigo and vertigo caused by an allergic reaction to something like dust possibly. I dont really agree with the "allergic to dust" reason. I tend to get vertigo in winter when the heat is on and the air in the house is really dry. If I turn the humidifier on, the vertigo seems to get better. You said you were diagnosed with positional vertigo - I was just curious, what do you do for a living? I am an accountant and positional vertigo made sense to me because for the past 25 years, I have looked down at accounting paperwork on a desk. I have been trying to sort out really why I get vertigo for years now. Any info either of you would be willing to share on your circumstances would be appreciated.
Unread 10-17-2004, 10:22 AM
vertigo after surgery?

Thank you for the replies.
I havent been to the doc this time, but it is exactly the same vertigo I had before.I get dizzy when I turn my head quick, or move to one side while lying down. I looked at Benign Positional Vertigo on a health website and It is exactly what I have.
It seems there are calcifications that get into the inner ear and disturb the fluid that controls the balance.
I have heard it before, and have had it before, It just seemed strange to me that I have it now. You know how miserable it is. I thought maybe since I was in an unnatural position during surgery that somehow that might have affected my inner ear ??
Who the heck knows.
I have a doctors appt tuesday for my two week check up. I already know what they will say though. I have heard it many times before. I am some better today, but I still am not 100%
I thought at first it was the estrogen patch, but from what I read I dont think so...
Oh well, I keep babbling. Thanks for the input ladies!!!
Unread 10-17-2004, 10:34 AM
vertigo after surgery?

Part of the mystery of vertigo is the fact that according to my vertigo specialist, to find out for sure why the vertigo is happening, they would need to do exploratory surgery of the inner ear and once you do that, you usually go deaf in that ear. There is no way to do the surgery and not risk deafness. Its kind of frustrating. I probably have a total of three months of the year when I have some level of vertigo. When the vertigo is minor to kind of a medium level, I use a cane to steady myself. When its severe, when the room spins when I sit up, all I can do is crawl to go to the bathroom and then crawl back to bed. I am 47 and sometimes worry if I am having these problems now, how is my sense of balance going to be when I am 67 or 77? Thanks for listening ladies. Its nice to be able to talk about this with people who have had similar experiences. Good luck to you both!
Unread 10-17-2004, 12:46 PM

Dizziness resulting in nausea was my biggest struggle those first days. It became my goal to simply walk without getting sick! I found out that because I have incredibly low blood pressure and tend toward low blood sugar this is probably one cause. Later, I found out that the spinal can be blamed for the hurting head and painful neck which made me unable to keep my head up without dizziness. Hang in there, I have a fellow classmate who has been given only a few more weeks to live because of cancer. This puts life into prospective doesn't it??? I'm glad to be alive!!!

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