Dizziness as (seasonal) allergy symptom? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 07-15-2008, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
QueeTheBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Phillies Country
Posts: 2,191
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For YEARS I have been so dizzy almost every time I stand up--it lasts for a certain period of time (weeks, maybe months??), then I don't notice it again for a while.

Any time I have brought it up with docs, they say I am just standing up too fast .

So, anyway, at a recent checkup, I mentioned my hearing was bad--thought it was just my age, but she said it was allergies! I have no other allergy symptoms like my DH and DS do (headache, runny nose, red eyes, sneezes, etc), so I never thought I had allergies. Now I am thinking that the dizziness is very likely related, as well.

Anyone else just have these symptoms of allergies? I don't know how to treat the (bothersome) syptoms--all the OTC meds. list the typical allergy symptoms--I don't want to take them since I don't have those symptoms.

Also, is getting tested for allergies worth it, do you think?
QueeTheBean is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 07-15-2008, 08:45 PM
 
LauraLoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: By the light of the silvery moon
Posts: 3,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I get a lot of congestion from my seasonal allergies. One time my hearing was extremely bad, I went to the GP and she said that my ear drums were being blocked by the inflammation, gave me a rx decongestant that cleared it up in no time. I had no idea, and really no other symptoms......so I thought.

I had been living with the congestion for so long that I didn't feel bad even when I should be feeling bad, kwim? I had horrible sinus headaches every time the weather changed and sinus infections on and off.

So, if your congestion from allergies is messing with your ears, your inner ear could be affected, and thus, your balance.

Some things that you might want to try are natural anti-inflammatories (Vitamin C and quercetin come to mind - which is what I take on a daily basis now, but there are others.)

Laura - Mom to ds (10) and dd (7) "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." Brian Andreas.

LauraLoo is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 07-16-2008, 02:10 AM
 
grisandole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I get this, as my allergy syptoms are usually ear/sinus related...this can indeed make you dizzy as it messes with your inner ear. I don't get external symptoms like itchy eyes and nose...all of mine are internal and not usually painful.

For example, my ears don't usually hurt when my allergies are bad, but they feel full, like I need to pop them. I don't have a runny noes, but I do get a mild post nasal drip.

For me, putting peroxide in my ears helps as does steaming. I also take Vitamin C. Nettles are good for allergies too, so if my ears are feeling full I will have nettle tea or take it in a capsule form.

HTH

"Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen." Ralph Marston

grisandole is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 07-16-2008, 03:40 PM
 
mommydancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The fact it is only at certain times of year makes it seem very possibly allergy related.
One other possiblility would be a inner ear tumor...not to be dismal or anything...lots of folks who have them have symptoms a long time and their MD's miss the connection. One diffinitive diagnostic thing is the hearing loss is in a really small sound range. So the person can hear, but things like speech are tougher to get clearly (consonants are in this sound range, vowels aren't) so they hear the person talking, but can't quite make out what's being said. Very likely to be benign and removable...definitely something to have ruled out by a good doctor.

Momma to one small person I call Smoodgie :joy.gif
mommydancer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off