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As I've told you all I've been suffering with dabilitating vertigo (dizziness 24/7) for just over 2 years. I've been gone to several ENT's and 2 Vertigo "specialists " in my area. I've had every CT SCAN (thank goodness nothing ominous was found) taken e very pill they divested for dizziness, nausea and the they even put me on anxiety /depression meds (those I really didn't understand? ) with absolutely no relief. I finally got into the VISTIBULAR CLINIC at the university of michigan where they ran their own series of tests. I went back yesterday and got the following info. I'm hoping it helps SOMEONE ELSE WHO MIGHT BE GOING THRU THIS.
It seems the nerve in my left ear is 100% blocked. They have NEVER had a patient like this before. The condition usually follows some type of head or neck trauma. I've had neither. In addition to my brain being unable to communicate to the left side of my body the "crystals" were all too familiar with are also 100% inactive. The Dr did do an additional CT yesterday on my ears to see if there are any bone fragments in there which could be my culprit. I do not have those results as of this post.
The one thing I really didn't want to hear is unfortunately what the Dr told me. I am to start VISTIBULAR therapy at the university hospital (a one and a half hour drive that I need to have someone take me to as I'm not driving right now) first apt next Wednesday. The Dr six this could take up to 6 to 8 months ( maybe less maybe more) to get any type of relief OR IT MAY NEVER GO AWAY.
I just am trying to stay positive. I run one of the locations of our family's music studio's but haven't been able to put a full day in (pretty much not working) months. My husband and I run a worship band a at our church. I'm lucky if I can get up and get ready to go to church let alone try to perform without falling over. My husband and I also have a classic rock band that hasn't scheduled a gig due to far the lead singer might fall off the stage. I have a 15 year old who is a competitive dancer who I can't get back and forth to her plethora of classes every week. I'm not sure how I'll do when the competing season is here and we travel for her weekend functions. And of course any social life or activity that requires standing and moving is always iffy. I tried to go grocery shopping and ended up in bed for a day with the worst migraineI've had in over 27 years.
So that's my story this far. I hope this is of some help to someone out there who's looking for a reason for their vertigo.
Thanks for listening and commenting.
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