Diagnosed with vestibular neurtis. Since December 2nd 2017 and it's been 3 weeks

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went to the ER on December 2nd. No spinning or nausea. Just extreme wobbly and I cannot stand up straight and everything felt extreme if i moved my head. That night, they gave me valium in er to calm me down and did a MRI to rule out strokes , head injuries etc. I was feeling alittle better a few hours later in the ER so I went home.

Then on December 12th, same symptoms. Went in ER the doctor injected dexamethasone. It worked within 15 minutes and I left ER after an hour with a 5 day prescription.

Later that week I saw an audiologist and neurologist and was diagnosed w vestibular neurtis.

It's been over 3 weeks now. I still feel wobbly, not good enough to return to work. They may go ahead and fire me. Fml. The dexamethasone seems to reduce it 50%, meaning I can make it to the bathroom without slowly crawling or days I drive uber when I'm feeling ok enough. But even that's risky.

Was reading an article in the Cleveland clinic, it said generally severe symptoms last 3 weeks ??

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    Thinking of writing my will soon
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    Don't give up hope. Maybe seek a second opinion. I've been dealing with undiagnosed dizziness for 2 months now and I just keep at my doctors throats about it. I'm going to start physical therapy this week. And also trying a chiropractor while I wait to see a neurologist in January. I know in my heart that it'll get better I just have to be patient. Just because it takes some people 3 weeks, it may be a little longer for you. Try to get a positive outlook, even if it seems impossible. Hang in there.

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      I cant. About to lose my job tommorw. Then apartment soon after. Then car payments. This is random lottery from hell. I'm 40 unmarried single no kids. Live alone anyhow. I can't sit straight in my bed with out the world feeling like constant earthquake. I've been taking dexamethasone. It works 50% of the time. So can at least crawl to the bathroom.

      Reading other patient blogs, this is going to be long term. And if I ever "come out of it" i will never be the same. I was an aircraft pilot. This will be a solitary prison I didn't do anything to deserve. I am exploring options to end things early.

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      I'm not a veteran. I've had burst appendicitis when I was young . I'd rather experience that all over again than this s**t. This is life altering. I will nevrr be the same from reading other ppls stories. I'm not that smart there's nothing else I could do besides possibly collect disability checks?? And hold up in a cheap hotel room somewhere. A couple of friends and one relative. I get that

      Part, someone always wants to save someone. But this is my body my life. Its turning in on me. The only thing I have left is cognitive function the ability to end this while I still can.

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