Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP
I've never experienced vertigo that doesn't go away. So this is the first.
What's an ENT specialist?
Ok, got it. Thank you Dr. Tom for your time. Much appreciated!
I went to an ENT specialist yesterday as you recommended and he said that my ears are normal and he gave me Betahistine Dihydrochloride 16mg. He told me to take it for 2 weeks. I haven't started taking them as I fear that they might have an effect on my kidneys or some other side effects. I've heard people say that tablets may cause kidney problems.
Also, I forgot to mention in my initial post and I don't know if it's worth mentioning but the vertigo started the day I went to the sea. I was driving a boat so fast and the wind was so strong. I had nothing on my head/ears to keep the wind out, this is the night I started feeling this vertigo, this was about 2 weeks ago and the vertigo didn't go ever since that night. Is it possible that the cold air went in my head is making me feel dizzy? Like I said it comes and goes, I don't feel like the room is moving but my head itself, I feel like my head is swaying by itself suddenly for a second then it goes.
The symptoms are now describing immediately brought to mind a fairly rare syndrome with which I am familiar because my interest in helping people with balance problems. It is called mal de debarqcuement.
Take a look at this website and after you have read it get back to me and tell me what you think.
Sure no problem I'll be glad to try to clarify some of this. With these kind of conditions, I'm sure you realize that there is a tremendous variability in the way patients respond and present. But so far this seems to be about as close to a recognizable pattern as anything we've come up with so far. The vestibular system is generally understood to be the coordination between the motion detection portion of the inner ear and other complex interactions in the brain stem, cerebellum and in its association with gaze stabilization from the visual system.
Generally speaking there is nothing inherently dangerous in this but until it eventually clears it can be very disturbing.