Sudden Intense Vertigo and Spinning Sensation Followed by the Onset of Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by cyberspace, Jun 11, 2020.

    1. cyberspace

      cyberspace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vertigo
      A few days ago I started getting sudden intense vertigo and a spinning sensation. Tinnitus also started. The vertigo has gone down so far but the tinnitus has been becoming worse. I got an appointment to see an ENT but I will have to wait until next Monday. I am afraid if I wait a week it will become worse. I want to get treatment as fast as possible.
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It doesn't look like you have ordinary tinnitus. Most people here don't have vertigo.

      Does this vertigo last only a few seconds? How many times per day did you get it those first few days?

      Have you had any unusual headaches lately? Have you experienced any brief episodes of numbness on one side of the body?

      Normally I would advise against an MRI scan, but in your case it makes sense to have one done. MRI can be loud, so you might want to call around and find one of the quieter models. Alternatively, ask your doctor whether a CT scan would do. I believe CT scans are quieter.
       
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    3. Kriszti

      Kriszti Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016/2017/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      If you can, try to visit an otoneurologist, they are supposed to be specialized in vertigo, dizziness and ear problems.
       
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      cyberspace

      cyberspace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vertigo
      I have an appointment to see an ENT on Monday but I don't think I can wait. I would like to see an ENT today. How do I go about this? ENTs require a referral from my GP to accept seeing me. My tinnitus is becoming worse and I'd like to do everything possible at early-onset to help my tinnitus.
       
    5. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      It depends where you are located.

      Generally speaking you should call your local private ENT consultants.
       
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      AUTHOR
      cyberspace

      cyberspace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vertigo
      I'm located in the US.
       
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      AUTHOR
      cyberspace

      cyberspace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vertigo
      It has been around five to six days since my tinnitus has started. Is it too late for prednisone to be effective?
       
    8. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      It unfortunately is unlikely to help at that stage. Prednisone should be initiated within 24-48 hours, the sooner the better.
      Can't you go to the emergency room, tell you have a hearing emergency and need prednisone and to see an ENT?
       
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      AUTHOR
      cyberspace

      cyberspace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vertigo
      I'm 15, would they still give me prednisone if I asked?
       
    10. SummerGarden

      SummerGarden Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Long time ago
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Do your parents know about this? Are they able to help you get in sooner?
       
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      AUTHOR
      cyberspace

      cyberspace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vertigo
      Yes they do know. But they don't know exactly where to take me.
       
    12. LilSass
      Loved

      LilSass Member

      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely ototoxic medication
      Could be Meniere's. I think an ENT could diagnose.
       
    13. Catman90

      Catman90 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I also had sudden vertigo for the first (and only time) 2 weeks ago, during which Tinnitus started and is still with me. I went to bed and when I woke a few hours later I no longer had any vertigo or dizzyness but the Tinnitus was still there & has not gone away. Did Cyberspace find out whet caused his Tinnitus and does he still have it ??
       
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    14. Samantha R

      Samantha R Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Geelong Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      You should see a doctor and be assessed for Meniere’s Disease.
       
    15. Juan

      Juan Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Go to a hospital or major clinic where they have an ENT for emergency situations.
       
    16. Catman90

      Catman90 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I saw my GP who has referred me to the ENT department at my local main NHS hospital , but I will have to wait for an appointment to come through. My doctor does not think it is Meniere’s Disease as I have no hearing loss.
       
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