I am a pilot who was misdiagnosed with Meniere’s disease by my doctor a couple years ago. This caused me to lose my medical certificate which is required to operate an aircraft. Without a medical, I was unable to work and was placed on long term disability. Fearing that my career may be over, I started doing my research and stumbled upon this website. After completing the questionnaire, I printed my results and got a second opinion with a different doctor. It turned out not to be Meniere’s but the more common condition of BPPV and my condition was quickly corrected. It took me about 6 months to get my medical back so I could return to work. What a nightmare though… thank you Dizzy Anaylst for saving my career.
B.T. of Athens, GA
I’ve experienced vertigo for over two years. My symptoms start with a feeling that things are moving around me, then a ringing in my ears, I think mostly the left one, and a sense I’m walking on a moving ship. Sometimes I get really panicky. My attacks can last over an hour. Then comes the vomiting!! I went to my doctor several times and was given medications and antibiotics that didn’t help at all. I’m so glad I found your website. I finally have insight into what’s going on with me. Now I can take this information to my doctor and get this fixed!
Ann M. of Sarasota, FL.
Just wanted to send a quick note to express my thanks. For three years I experienced dizziness when I stood up and while walking. Your analysis suggested I might have Parkinsonism which turned out to be the case. I’m now on treatment and the symptoms are gone. Thanks again.
George R. of Dothan, AL.
I have suffered with vertigo for many years after falling and hitting my head. After taking this questionnaire and presenting the results to my doctor, I was diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Finally, somebody was able to tell me I wasn’t crazy. I have noticed that some of my triggers for the onset of vertigo, are bending over or the quick movement of my head backward or forward. I can usually tell when I’m about to have an attack… everything seems to move slowly around me and within a couple minutes, I am lying down for at least an hour unable to do anything! I am now working with a physical therapist and a chiropractor and it seems to be helping.
Joel P. of Memphis, TN.
Three weeks ago I awoke from sleep in a panic- fast heart beat, short of breath, and sweating. It was diagnosed as a panic disorder (too young to have a heart attack. I’m a 22y/o woman), I had several more attacks always out of sleep and started to recognize each spell began with a very brief sense of spinning when I turned my head. Went to this website. Problem solved… Inner ear dysfunction. Just completed treatment and I’m now fine. Thanks for your help!
P.K. of Lex TN.