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It sounds like you have an issue with your vestibular system- this does balance.
And one of the nerves which coordinates it, cranial nerve VIII also does hearing
which is why you were referred to the ENT docot
did you see what I wrote?
That being said, part of the issue can be in the cerebellum
and this is best assessed by a MRI
Yes, an issue with the vestibular system?
yes, which is why you were referred to ENT
but this can also be a problem with the cerebellum
and if it is getting worse, I would ask for a MRI of the brain to rule that out
Okay. This probably sounds odd to you but I also have to go to the toilet once this feeling kicks in, one time I had to visit the bathroom on four occasions within the space of 5 minutes each visit???
that is not that odd
a severe attack can make you feel vasovagal which can make you feel like you need to go to the toilet
but that is not a common symptom, which make me feel like you need a closer look
As well, if the MRI is normal, I think that you would feel SO much better (much less anxious)
But I actually do something each time I go. Last Tuesday I had the dizzy spell when I got tothe village whilst out walking and then popped into the pub and ran twice to two fdifferent looks with a combination of diarrhoea and constipation, hot and cold sweats and stomach cramps. How would this all be linked
Right, so you get the dizzy spell, then you feel very terrible and you have to use the bathroom, correct?
so, what is going on is the vertigo/dizzy spell is stimulating the vagus nerve- this is called vasovagal mediated response
this then causes your stomach to cramp, you to sweat and then you need to use the BR
And the vagus nerve is where again?
from the brain
it is cranial nerve ten
lots of things can stimulate it
fear, temperature extremes
Is it fairly normal then for this to upset in people?
yes, it can happen.
in fact here is an article for you:
But, if it was ME, and I was having the symptoms of unsteadiness, I would want to get a MRI of the brain just to make sure that there wasn't anything else going on
there are two types of vertigo- central and peripheral. Peripheral is ear, central is brain
He did have me lying on the couch making me move rapidly into upright position whilst holding my head at an angle but this didn't induce the sensation. Thank you. You've put my mind at rest. If only the doctor had explained a little more before then i wouldn't be wasting your time. I do appreciate your help.
you are welcome.
keep me posted. I will check in with you in a couple of weeks to see how you are doing
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You did thank you. How do I contact you to update you?
you can always reply here. but I will send you a note in 2 weeks