Anyone here have mdds? I'm not sure what this bouncing feeling is coming from. Pretty freaked out!

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   Posted 2/9/2014 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
For the past few weeks, I've been playing wii. I was playing a car racing game for long periods at a time. I felt ok until last Tuesday night. I got out of the shower and suddenly I felt like I was bouncing. Like the floor was moving underneath me and the walls were going up and down. I felt unsteady. I got scared and came and laid down and it subsided. The next morning I felt ok and noticed pressure in my head a little and noticed when I tilted my head down, that I got the elevator feeling again. But not as severe as the night before. It will come and go thru out the day. When I am laying down it subsides and it will come and go.
But when I stand up, it when it will feel like I'm on elevator. I have a balance, I can walk a straight line. But every night when I take a shower I can't take a long one cause it's so much worse. My bathroom is small. Even taking a bath is hard to do.

Would the video game have done this? Someone said it could have triggered mdds. Others say sinus or inner ear.

I would like to hear thoughts on this and also those with mdds. It's a disorder that comes from cruises and airplanes and car rides. I would like to know how it really is like. Like if you can walk straight. Do you feel bouncy laying down, ect. Thanks!'

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   Posted 2/9/2014 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum Kmj.

I've had "land sickness" after getting off an ocean voyage, but it went away in a day.

Have you seen an ENT for this? He might be able to do a procedure like an Epley maneuver, or maybe put you on a scopalomine patch.

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   Posted 2/9/2014 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't seen a dr yet. I am calling to make an appointment this week. I'm praying real hard it's just a nasty sinus infection and or inner ear issue that isn't major. Could be both. I'm just confused cause of the video games then reading about mdds.

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   Posted 2/21/2014 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had the dizzies many times. Mine came as a allergic reaction to velestet (an antibiotic). Then they can check you and look at your eye motion. If that is it there is a great med called anti-vert.

As far as the WW game, It would be wise not to overdue it. Natural exercise is the best, walking and swimming. The racing car game is also ok only in moderation.  How about a movie or a book, listening to music on the radio?

Post Edited (Joan M) : 2/21/2014 5:41:53 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/3/2014 2:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have a strange intermittent feeling of "being in an elevator" or bouncing up and down when I am just still or walking normally. I havent been to see docs yet but probably should. I seem to have felt 'off' since July when I had my first Vertigo episode. Since then I've been diagnosed with: migraines, inner ear infection, anxiety, panic disorder, and virus. I never had an issue since before July, and whilst I was going through a stressful time (moving countries with 2 little boys) and I put some of what I have been suffering down to anxiety, some of the symptoms just don't add up. Such as this one....I would love to feel normal again. I do tend to feel tense in neck and shoulders and wonder if my sinuses have anything to do it...but doctors never seem to be able to help. All bloods come back normal...I hop you are feeling better since Feb

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   Posted 11/12/2015 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
YES! I have exactly these symptoms which I just found out today. I was taking a shower (I don't think I can take showers anymore) and felt the horrible elevator feeling and then I felt a jolt in my neck. I suspect its the vagus nerve, and I suspect it's related to panic attacks as well as Temporal Lobe Epilepsy or Temporal Lobe Lesion. See your neurologist! I'm taking lamictal which I hope will help me, but I think I really need vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) which is like a pace-maker which stimulates the vagus nerve. Helps with depression and epilepsy.

I hope this helps. If you can help me at all (anything that's helped you with this elevator feeling, like drugs or surgery or anything, PLEASE TELL ME! Thanks

Post Edited (cracix) : 11/12/2015 6:19:40 PM (GMT-7)

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