I got dizzy after a plane ride.
by Kim Milano
Upon landing from a plane flight in Atlanta, I felt a floating sensation. I knew it was "on". The last time I felt the floating sensation was after my cruise in 2007. The floating sensation lasted for three months then.
However, I have been dizzy for many years upon rising from a stooping position, or scanning the horizon when walking. Never knowing what "that" was. Dr. Soileau believes I have been having my problem since 1993.
Two months ago, I was diagnosed with crystals in the left ear, and a perilymphatic fistula in the right ear, by an EAR and BALANCE specialist, Dr. Soileau in Baton Rouge, La. At least I have a proper diagnosis and can work with it.
I'm on Diazide (diuretic) every other day. When premenstrual time comes I have to take it daily. I'm tracking my menstrual cycle now, and I'm beginning to see how fluid retention makes the symptoms worse during PMS.I'm on a low salt diet. Drink plenty water. He placed me in his rotational chair that "adjusts" the crystals in the inner ear that were misplaced. I'm waiting to see what he will decide to do with the perilymphatic fistula. We are hoping it will heal on it's own. If it does not heal, I will need surgery.
Many folks like me live, tolerate, dizziness for many years, not knowing the true source. I have prayed many years, having been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I knew in my heart something else was going on. Thank God Dr. Soileau has taken the TIME needed to figure this out.
I am a nurse. I love my job. And I fear not being able to do that kind of work anymore. But my faith will lead me back! Good luck to anyone out there with the dizzies.