The last few years, I've developed nausea when working under a vehicle. I don't have ready access to a lift, so I put the car up on ramps, jackstands, etc, and work from underneath on my back. After a little while, I start feeling nauseous to the point that I have to vomit. It doesn't happen every time I'm underneath, but it does happen. The last time I mentioned it to my doctor, I ended up getting a gastroscopy and colonoscopy. Go figure!
I do have a severe hearing loss in both ears and suffer from tinnitus. The hearing loss is due to issues with my inner ears. I'm guessing I have some type of vertigo, but I don't have any other symptoms other than the nausea. Anyone ever hear of something like this?
Hi Lee, Yes I have and it happens to me on occasion. Like you I also suffer from bilateral hearing loss, and tinnitus, which may bring on the the issue more for us. It is an inner ear problem that can be caused by an ear infection, damage to the ear or just getting older. Here are the symptoms, of which a few you already described:
Dizziness or spinning sensation (vertigo)
Nausea and vomiting.
Problems with balance or walking.
Hearing loss (or decrease in sound volume) in one ear.
Earache or ear pain.
Feeling of fullness in the ear.
What I've found that helps is taking a regular 325 mg aspirin a few times a day will help with the vertigo and the symptoms will go away usually within a few hours. If it lasts longer than that I go to the doctor and usually I'm told I have an inner ear infection.
My dog used to suffer from inner ear problems (Vestibular disease) and would display the same symptoms. By giving her a small baby aspirin it would fix it within an hour. So when I exhibit the same issues I take an aspirin and within a hour or two I'm feeling much better.