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About 6 weeks ago i experienced what i thought was a very severe case of vertigo.
It happened all of a sudden - the room started spinning to the point where it made me vomit and gave me a headache.
I couldn't really walk because I was so disorientated, and had to go to bed so I could close my eyes to stop the spinning.
My symptoms barely improved the next day, and it wasn't until the third day that I started to slowly get better and my symptoms started to improve.
It took me about two weeks to make a full recovery, though by the fourth or fifth I was able to walk around, the dizziness being more intermittent and not as bad as the initial onset.
After the fifth day I continued to get better, and after a week I was considerably better than before only feeling a little dizzy and remained the same from then on, fully recovering, as I say, after two weeks.
I must note on the 4th and 5th day I was getting better, but vomited twice.
However, This Will have been because I ate too much rich food, and my stomach was sensitive from vomiting before, I expect.
After I'd recovered I went to the doctor.
The GP I saw told me that he thought I had something wrong with my sternocleidomastoid muscle, and that it was known to cause problems with dizziness and vertigo, as well as headaches and sickness.
He asked me to stand, and said he said he could visibly see My posture was lopsided and that the sternocleidomastoid muscle was inflamed and was pertruding slightly.
After research online, I found many other people had this problem.
I then went back to the doctor a second time, and he laughed when I told him what the other doctor had said not to listen to him, and said that it was an episode of vertigo.
I thought that it was then behind me, but now, just over six or so weeks after The initial onset, I had another experience five days ago.
This time it was nothing like the severity of the first, and I had it for three days.
The first day it was medium intensity, the second day was somewhat worse, and then the last day got a lot better and now I dont have any of the symptoms mentioned below.
I was fine walking around, and the experience was more dizziness than vertigo this time around, as the room wasn't violently spinning like last time.
This time, rather than the dizziness being continuous, it came over me in waves and only seemed to occur when I was lying down or then sat up, when I moved my head, and when I looked up.
If I was sat stationary I wasn't dizzy.
Other symptoms were feeling slightly sick and a slight headache in my forehead, but as said before, I presume these to do with the dizziness and motion it's self and also anxiety.
I also had some neck pain, which I didnt have the first time I got these problems six weeks ago.
The neck pain was worse when looking up, and was mostly towards the back of my neck.
This neck pain came on a day after the initial dizzyness and has now gone.
I went back to the doctor, and they said it was likely something to do with the inner ear like an infection, and that the neck pain was probably unrelated.
They booked me in to see an ear, mouth and throat specialist, and also booked me an MRI scan which will be before I see the ear mouth and throat.
(I often feel my ears are a little bungged up, but not sure if this is just normal and me noticing things that aren't there.)
I started to research online the symptoms I was having, and noticed vertigo along with stiff neck are symptoms of brain tumour, so now I'm really worried I have a brain tumour.
I've looked up all the different types of vertigo and am still not sure what I have.
I suffer from immense anxiety, and am hoping someone on here can help me get to the bottom of this with some answers as to what it might be, before I have the MRI.
I'm a 19 year old female, by the way.
Thank you very much.
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