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Hi this is my first forum post ever. Iam from Canada iam a 24 year old male who before this was in great shape and training for a triathlon. It began 3 months ago i was swimming in the pool doing 1 km times. First day out of the pool i went home and had a flashing aura in both of my eyes. I went to bed and never had any other problems. went back the next time and upon going to bed woke up 2hrs later with severe sweats and dizzyness. Nausea was very bad but never threw up. The dizzyness disappeared that night and the nausea contined on for another day. I went back into the pool a week later with ear plugs as i thought it was caused by the water. Worst mistake of my life. minutes after being in the pool i began to feel not right, and upon going to bed woke up again with severe dizzyness and nausea this went on for several hours. went to hospital and the figured was lab. the next three weeks were hell my neck was sore and has a hard lump just under my right ear. I was continously woken up from sleep with spins, shakes and nausea. the only way i could sleep was with my face down between the coushions on the couch. after almost a month I was able to return to bed but only with a stiff pillow and facing the cieling. Iam now into month 3 and I was getting better I thought until two days ago it came back and I again am woken up in the middle of the night with spins and nausea. I made sure to note that Iam not sleeping on any side Iam sleeping on my back with face looking at ceiling. Even when i try to go back to bed as I start to drift off spins begin again. I have had an mri done for inner ear and brain. It came out clear, I have also seen a ENT who thinks its bppv and said that he thinks the lump in my neck which is the size of your thumb now could possiably be a bone. I dont believe this diagnosis as i have not responded to the hal pike manouver and the dizzyness does not come in intense waves when I move my head. As of right now I have nausea most of the day ( motion sickness feeling all day) fatigue ( have not been doing any training now for 3 months) slight pain in neck same spot swollen lump is ( no pain on lump and it is hard) and the best way i can describe it is a drunk feeling things move and twist but its not spins. Anyways if someone can relate or help please do. This is the worst thing that has ever happened and people seem to think your crazy. i dont know how to make the dr.s look into it more as they seem to think because of my age and the fact that i can stand on one foot and not fall over that iam ok.
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