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Old 12-04-2022, 03:59 AM
 
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No one has mentioned ear crystals - https://news.sanfordhealth.org/ear-n...als-dizziness/
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:58 AM
 
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^^^Been there done that. Don't wish it on anyone.
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Old 12-04-2022, 07:51 AM
 
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No one has mentioned ear crystals - https://news.sanfordhealth.org/ear-n...als-dizziness/

Several have mentioned ear issues and the importance of seeing an ENT. Never heard of them called "ear crystals" before. They are usually called otoliths.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:09 AM
 
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Several have mentioned ear issues and the importance of seeing an ENT. Never heard of them called "ear crystals" before. They are usually called otoliths.
They might be medically called otoliths, but most lay people will call them ear crystals.
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Old 12-04-2022, 08:11 AM
 
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I’ve had this problem for a while. My doc diagnosed me with reactive hypoglycemia, which is often brought on by exercise. I’ve also been diagnosed with low ferritin and low potassium. No diagnosis as to what is actually causing it, though. I just have to be careful exercising, change my diet and supplement with potassium and iron pills.
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Old 12-04-2022, 10:07 AM
 
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They might be medically called otoliths, but most lay people will call them ear crystals.
Everyone has otoliths, you couldn't function without them.

I called problematic otoliths "ear crystals" in my post, because when people have problems with them, that's what they are frequently called.

https://www.vestibularhealth.ca/blog...e-the-otoliths
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Old 12-04-2022, 10:15 AM
 
Location: New England
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What do you think it may be?
I think it's time for professional medical advice.
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Old 12-04-2022, 11:28 AM
 
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go to the doctor

dizziness can create accidents walking, falling, driving.
a lady at work (healthy, fit, under 50) had this out of the blue, dizzy, vertigo, room spinning for no apparent reason.

it is of great concern. don't mess around.
go to the doctor.

to hear the excuse "it is inconvenient" to find a doctor.
well, a fall, an accident, injuries, car wreck, progressive disease
are even more inconvenient.


seek medical care from doctors and keep seeking it until you get a diagnosis and treatment plan that is effective.
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:09 PM
 
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Low blood pressure is a possibility. The walking a straight line issue may just be related to the dizziness.

Do you get nauseous, too? Dizziness, nausea may be related to inner ear...infection or inner ear crystals get out & swirl around in head. But that's vertigo.

Yes, it could be. OP, take your blood pressure sitting down, then standing up and see if it drops.


It could be something like Meniere's disease too, which is an inner ear disorder.
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Old 12-04-2022, 04:37 PM
 
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Everyone here is VERY smart!
I'm gonna come here first when I have a problem...cuz a doc's appt can take a couple weeks anyway!

Couple things in all this are words I have not seen ,maybe missed them, that helps in
the elimination process...any doc uses.
Dizzy, yes...never the words ''woozy or faint...felt like I was gonna pass out''. To me that would cross off a few things...
Severe low blood pressure would be one. Look up POTS. He hasn't said when he walks or stands up
his heart beats fast...so no real need, yet, for a Blood Pressure cuff purchase.

Also, no ''I'm extremely irritable'''. That would cross off Low Blood Sugar.
Middle ear fluid, btw, it's not 'inner ear' ...sounds close, BUT he has said nothing about hearing fluid in his ear!
No tenderness with pressure around that entire jaw ear area...after a long while there would be some.
Dang. So, Meniere's is now questionable, too!
Low potassium? He didn't mention weakness, tho. Hmm.

I love these mysteries..I'll be tuning back in to see what the doc finds out.

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