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4 weeks post hysterectomy: doctors say vertigo not related to tah? 4 weeks post hysterectomy: doctors say vertigo not related to tah?

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Unread 10-28-2014, 08:30 AM
4 weeks post hysterectomy: doctors say vertigo not related to tah?

I had vertigo for the first time 4 weeks post op. The room was spinning. I felt nauseous. I went to urgent care after a day and a half and was given antivert and a sinus drainage medication. The antivert did not work. The urgent care doc said that's unusual, it should work and if it didn't clear up in a day to go to the er. It did clear up around noon. I still have a few dizziness bouts with some spinning, but it has improved. I had called my pcp and the gyn resident. Those two and the urgent care doc said that vertigo has nothing to do with my surgery or menopause. Yet I see many posts saying otherwise. I believe there is some kind of link. What is it? I am worried because I am losing too much weight from the surgery and now the nausea.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Re: doctors say vertigo not related to tah?

I think the difference is that people have had vertigo right after their surgery, I did, and it went away within a week or so, I think mine was either residual effects of the anesthesia, or because I was dehydrated and hadn't eaten for a few days. If yours didn't start until 4 weeks after, those things shouldn't be factors.
Unread 10-28-2014, 12:23 PM
Re: 4 weeks post hysterectomy: doctors say vertigo not related to tah?

I get the dizziness from menopause.....low estrogen causes that.
I do get nausea too.
I think maybe you should get your thyroid checked and other things checked out.
Having no hormones all of a sudden sorta makes some systems in our body go a bit weird.
So definitey get your levels checked out such as thyroid, vitamins, adrenal systems, that sorta stuff.
Hope this helps
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Unread 10-28-2014, 04:07 PM
Re: 4 weeks post hysterectomy: doctors say vertigo not related to tah?

Go to your PCP and request a full blood test for infection, thyroid, and hormones if they haven't already. That will tell them where you stand on estrogen levels. Are you having any other menopause symptoms because that one alone might not be enough to say that it is menopause.

Also did they test if your ear rocks are messing with you (yes, I'm serious! This is a very real medical condition and will cause vertigo if you have it!)? http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...n/con-20028216 The fact that the sinus meds did help might point to this as your problem.

If you had a cold/congestion recently coupled with the positioning during surgery, this could be a possibility. You were tested if they dipped you down on the table quickly and examined your eyes' reaction to the movement. This is cured through physical therapy and is a common cause of vertigo.
Unread 10-31-2014, 10:16 PM
Re: 4 weeks post hysterectomy: doctors say vertigo not related to tah?

If you're taking any meds maybe check possible side effects? I started getting the "room spinning dizzies" about one week post-op. I read that dizziness can be a side effect of both ibuprofen and acetominophen, both of which I had been taking the max dose of. I stopped taking them and dizziness was gone within about 12 hours (would have called doctor if that hadn't worked). Hope you get to the bottom of it, it is a terrible feeling. Take care.

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