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Post by WHMInc » December 11th, 2007, 1:50 pm

As many of you know I had my ICD implanted last Friday. This morning I woke up and every time I moved my head I felt dizzy. It doesn't feel like the dizzy I get when I am in VT. Hard to describe. Any thoughts?



Post by Mark » December 11th, 2007, 2:22 pm


Have you had any medication changes? Also are you able to check your own blood pressure? These are two culprits that could be causing your dizziness. I am sure others will add more on this.

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Post by Momof2HeartKids » December 11th, 2007, 11:30 pm

Are you feeling dizzy like room spinning dizzy or faint? I was thinking maybe med changes too, or you mentioned it was when you moved your head and that sounds like vertigo.
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Post by Kat » December 11th, 2007, 11:39 pm

My first thoughts were, are you on any kind of meds? and second, are you being paced?

Also, maybe it is the after effects of surgery. Have you called your doctor?
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Post by jana » December 12th, 2007, 1:12 am

With cold/flu season, it could also be an ear infection. Any pain there?



Post by jellybean » December 12th, 2007, 4:57 am

1. when did this first happen?
2. is it the same dizzy every time?
3. do you spin or does the room spin, or is a general lightheadedness?
4. does it happen turning side to side, or specifically head to one side (as in rolling up from bed makes you spin every time in the same direction)?
5. any recent cold or virus?
6. and change in hearing with the dizziness?
7, does it last seconds or minutes, or drag on for hours?
8. and ear pain, and ringing in the ears, or any headaches with the dizziness/
9. any new meds, changed doses?
10. have you hit your head at all recently?

:D Just 10 questions, not 20.

*not a substitute for a doctor's opinion*


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Post by WHMInc » December 12th, 2007, 8:05 am

1. First started yesterday morning. Day 4 after implant.
2. It is the same every time
3. More like the room spinning. Happens when I rotate my head. More when lying down.
4. Happens when I rotate my head. More when lying down.
5. No recent colds. Had flu shot two weeks ago.
6. No change in hearing
7. It last seconds but has some lastng effects
8. No pain or headache
9. No new meds. Sotalol reduce to 80m twice a day from 120m.
10. No recent blowsto the head.

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Post by Keith of WI » December 19th, 2007, 8:45 pm


I haven't heard any more reports of the headache problem, you find the cause, or see your Dr.'s?


Post by Don36 » December 19th, 2007, 9:56 pm

Not sure if its the same thing but if I recall correctly I had similiar problems a week or so after my implant, three years ago. Before the implant I slept on my left side, since I had to stay off of my left side I slept on my right side, apparently this caused me to pinch a nerve or something on my right side. I would wake up with a stiff neck and mild vertigo. This didn't last to long and I no longer have the problem.
If it persist I would contact your doctor, it could be the meds.

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Post by WHMInc » December 19th, 2007, 10:05 pm

I went to my EP and they read the device and found nothing. He said if it continues to go to my Primary.

I then read something in a different thread here about crystals moving deeper into the ear canal and that they will absorb into the system or you can do some exercises to get the crystal back in place. It made sense to me but I could really figure the exercises out so I decided to wait and see if they are absorbed. So far the dizziness is getting better.

Thank you for asking.


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Post by Keith of WI » December 20th, 2007, 12:28 pm

Glad to hear that is getting better for you! Enough of us are dizzy or is it just lack of brain power all the time! :oops:


Post by jellybean » December 21st, 2007, 2:39 pm

Sounds like vertigo. The idea of the crystals is correct, when they become displaced they give that sensation of spinning. sometimes it goes away, other times it is persistent. If you do require seeing your PCP, then ask for a referral to an ear nose and throat specialist or be seen in a balance center. Good luck!


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