Patient Comments: Vestibular Balance Disorders - Cause

Question:

What was the cause of your vestibular balance disorder? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: G. D., 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

An ear infection in my early 20s was the cause of my vestibular balance disorder. I fell over with no sense of falling. Like a baby, I had to learn to sit and finally walk again. It was diagnosed by the ENT using caloric test decades later as severe vestibular asymmetry.

Comment from: Maryjoel, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 03

The cause of my vestibular balance disorder was withdrawal from Prozac. I had forgotten to take it for several days and found I couldn't walk a straight line, nor stand with my feet together and my eyes closed. Taking it regularly solved the problem.

Comment from: ccpitt, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I was post-operation from bunionectomy/hammertoe surgery. It's been determined by my physician that unfortunately, I developed significant frostbite likely due to the cryotherapy machine used post-operation. Of course, this has impacted my recovery and return to work. The area is still being monitored (black toe and hard skin) with the possibility of a skin graft in my future. The temperature on the machine was set to 43 degrees F (pre-set by the machine representative) so, I was shocked at this development!

Comment from: ketoniss, (Patient) Published: April 30

I suffer from balance loss because of my head injury three or four years ago.

Comment from: snowboarder, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 19

Wonder if Prozac is good for younger people to take for vestibular balance disorder and if a person will be able to function through the day taking Prozac. My son had had the dizzy, like on-a-boat feeling for about 7 years. I am trying to find something that can let him still be functional. My son is 19 now and he wants to work. Thank you.

Comment from: jitendra chanchal, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

I have been suffering for last 1.5 months with vertigo and body imbalance.

Comment from: Daxa H. Shah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

My wife is suffering from vestibular balance the neurosurgeon at our town says there is no medicine prepared in medical science. My wife currently is 42. She is having a sight problem also. Right side eye going a little bit small also. From my wife family her father and uncle died with same disease and recently her elder sister aged around 43 or 44 is almost down. She can't walk independently, and talking is also problem.

Comment from: Betty, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I don't know. I woke up that way one morning 15 months ago and had to be hospitalized. I am not dizzy but my head feels weird and I feel more of a floating sensation. I have had physical therapy with all of the head and neck therapy but I still have balance problems and they are worse when I walk any distance. I wish I could get rid of this problem but have not had success. I am better than when it first started but it is still a miserable condition to live with.

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