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pagefleming
September 8th, 2010, 06:35 PM
Today I was 500 meters into my workout when I experienced the sudden onset of vertigo when my feet touched the pool bottom at the end of a 100m drill. The drill was 25m streamline kick, 25m right side kick, 25m left side kick, 25m streamline back kick. I had completed the drill 3 times. I took a break and tried to just swim freestyle but had to stop after 40m. After an hour, the nausea began to pass. Six hours later, I still feel queasy and have no appetite. Any thoughts? Thanks.

gobears
September 9th, 2010, 07:45 AM
You might try seeing an ENT. I know when I was having a few dizziness issues some years ago (not the same as yours) it was sinus issues. My ENT had me start using allergy nose spray when I'd have problems and it worked like a charm. Haven't had the problem since.

DPC
September 9th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Today I was 500 meters into my workout when I experienced the sudden onset of vertigo when my feet touched the pool bottom at the end of a 100m drill. The drill was 25m streamline kick, 25m right side kick, 25m left side kick, 25m streamline back kick. I had completed the drill 3 times. I took a break and tried to just swim freestyle but had to stop after 40m. After an hour, the nausea began to pass. Six hours later, I still feel queasy and have no appetite. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Did you have double vision at any point during or after the drill? or was it just that the combination of turning from one side to the other and then on your back that made you dizzy and queasy? The double vision thing is important.

pagefleming
September 9th, 2010, 10:47 AM
I didn't have any double vision. Just felt super nauseated and weak.

pagefleming
September 9th, 2010, 10:49 AM
I have done the side to side drills before without incident but I haven't done the side to side in combination with the backstroke.

moodyrichardson
September 10th, 2010, 10:39 AM
I had that problem last year. An ENT can probably solve your problem. Mine ended up that it was fluid behind my eardrum and also one of those tiny floating bones in my ear was out of place. I always noticed it, when I went from backstroke back to free. They put me on a tilt table and repositioned it. Everything's been fine since.

DPC
September 10th, 2010, 03:15 PM
I didn't have any double vision. Just felt super nauseated and weak.
It seems that a trip to the ENT is your best next step - just in case its a inner ear thing. Good Luck.

ElaineK
September 10th, 2010, 07:24 PM
I had that problem last year. An ENT can probably solve your problem. Mine ended up that it was fluid behind my eardrum and also one of those tiny floating bones in my ear was out of place. I always noticed it, when I went from backstroke back to free. They put me on a tilt table and repositioned it. Everything's been fine since.

Cheryl, I can relate! I have tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and Meniere's (an inner ear disorder that affects hearing and balance), due to an abundance of inner ear fluid. The onset was sudden with no known cause, but my ENT said it was probably from a virus that settled in the inner ear. I had a cold a few weeks prior to the ear symptoms, so he said that it was probably the cold virus that was the cause. There is no way to cure it, so I'm stuck with it the rest of my life. All I can do is manage the symptoms... And, unfortunately, due to the sea sickness that flip turns bring on, they are out of the question for me. Fortunately, I'm a breaststroker! :applaud:

The previous recommendations of seeing an ENT are spot-on. That should be your first move.

Good luck!