sue1234 Posted February 10, 2011 Report Share Posted February 10, 2011 I was thinking about my inner ear problems this morning as I lay in bed on my side. I was trying to look at something on the bookshelf and once again found I can't keep my eye on something. It is like I am off-balance and all I am doing is laying still!So, I was reading through alot of our old posts about ear/vestibular issues, and found alot of people said they have this issue. So I thought I would start a formal poll, as you never know who is going to read through our forum and gain some kind of research insight when we show alot of people have a group of similar symptoms.I was reading through some research that they had done with the astronauts, where they say they think they have orthostatic issues upon return to earth because the otoliths are out of place. When your body doesn't know what position it is in(standing or lying down), it gets confused whether it is supposed to constrict or vasodilate. Then, of course, the brain gets crazy with a lack of blood flow, and the whole thing goes crazy. Okay, that last sentence did not come from any research, I'm just saying.... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9674521The above link was originally posted here by someone else--I just found it looking back through old posts.This one just talks in the beginning paragraph how a misplaced otolith could contribute to orthostatic intolerance.http://www.dsls.usra.edu/meetings/bio2005/pdf/HHCPosters/2130Serrador.pdfI found a few other references to the vestibular system needing to be in good order to make sure all the orthostatic systems are working properly.Well, like I said in one of my earlier posts, I need to have my ear checked. I don't drive because of the "off" feeling I have from it. I guess I'll look up a neuro-otologist. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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