spinning stim as child, chronic dizziness as adult?

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17 Dec 2010, 11:39 am

I used to spin a lot when I was a child. I loved the sensation of feeling dizzy. My problem is that now as an adult, I have chronic vertigo that is sometimes debilitating. I also HATE the feeling of spinning now (merry-go-rounds, etc.) Do you think I could have permanently messed up my vestibular system when I was a child?



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17 Dec 2010, 10:53 pm

The physical act of Spinning won't damage your vestibular system. One of the treatments for it is actually increasing the symptoms to desensitize a person to the sensation. I'm not suggesting this though for you; an individual that I knew with the condition, that received the desensitization procedure, had an unusual issue with nerve responses that caused it. There is a multitude of factors that can cause this condition. I've known several people with it and from their description I can understand how bad it can get for you. If, you haven't already done so, I suggest you see a Doctor for it. There are tests available to pinpoint the cause and treatments than can help. Good luck to you.



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17 Dec 2010, 11:01 pm

My vestibular system is almost ca-put. I used to love spinning as a child but I get dizzy easily now.
Maybe it's a diet thing. I had a bit of a blood sugar problem so now I'm trying to eat a variety of meals.
I have ear problems too.
It will definitely be more than spinning around as a child.


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18 Dec 2010, 12:00 pm

Thanks for the responses :) It was just a theory. I know that I get dizzy when I get overstimulated and I feel like my sensory problems have been getting worse now that I’m older. I have a fear that I have MS. My eye doctor is worried because whenever I have a few weeks of dizzy spells, my eye sight decreases at a rapid rate. I just wasn’t sure if it could be a correlation between the spinning when younger and the dizziness as an adult. My next step is to the neurologist…



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