Was almost done. Then back? Vestibular Neuritis? Can anyone answer some questions.

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Posted earlier on site about my dizziness. I figured i was done with it and was going to post a good story on here about my recovery and then yesturday it came back with avengance. I have had this problem for almost 4 months now. It started off with extreme vertigo in bouts at bed time that would wake me up at night or when trying to go to sleep for just over two weeks. It then turned into a nausea, slight dizzyness (not vertigo) and fatigue all day for almost everyday everyday for almost 3 months. It was especially bad when eating dinner or when i got tired out. I then started to feel better for about a week and then a couple of weeks ago it came back and woke me up in my sleep again with vertigo and then again two days later. It then slowely got better and since about a week and a half ago i was starting to me symptom free. O have had about 7 or 8 days where i was almost symptom free, energy was back and i wasent feeling any nausea or dizzyness. Then yesturday while at work i started to feel very nauseated around 5pm i then finished up at work and headed home. Felt very sick nausea and slight dizzyness along with headache over right temple and down neck in same place i get the pain everytime i have symptoms. Worst nausea and shakes i have had dince the start of it. I then slept 15 hrs last night as i went to bed as soon as i went home. Today i feel a bit better. There are some questions i was wondering if you guys can answer. Has anyone found heat has made symptoms worse? Both times i have had symptoms come back i have been out in hot weather as i work outside all day. I do drink plenty of water though i make sure of that. Is this thr regular recovery pattern of vestibular neuritis? Is it normal to have both ears popping and feeling full and itchy with vestibular neuritis? Hope you guys can fill in some of the blanks as i was soo sure it was done and now iam back in the boat. Hopefully this is its last bout and i finish it off this week. I will keep you guys updated and i look forward to your responses.

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    Sorry I am fairly new to this. My problem is Vertigo BPPV and I do not like the dizziness as I have don't have control. I wish you well, prayers to you.
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    I've never recovered, for 4 years now!
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    All I can say is snap! This could be me writing this. Been six months now on and off. Saw specialist in otology who confirmed VN now having vestibular Physio. Back in Feb I was better! Went back to work etc then gradually back it came . Still have rough days when I just want to sleep and feel queasy. Neck ache etc which I've learned is the muscles tension as are the ear pains. Anxiety makes it so much worse. I've just accepted it now and I know it won't kill me so no longer allow myself to get anxious about it.i took betahistine for three months but came off it a month ago as doc says it slowed down my brain compensating. You will get there. Promise . Take care x
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    You appear to have intermittent episodes associated with vertigo.  This is not typical of vestibular neuritis.  Together with occassional appearance of headache, and bilateral (both ears) symptoms, you may in fact have vestibular migraine.

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    Hi everyone. Thank you for the replies. I will also look into the vestibular neuritis mentioned by elefetherio. I wish you were in canada so i could have you take a look at me. Today has been a particularly rough day. On second day of the craps now, not sure if it was because of stress, but last time it started back up i had the craps for 3 days. Will regular migraine medication take the effects of vestibular migraines away? Should i be using tylenol migraine for the symptoms instead of gravol?
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      It is very likely that regular migraine medications will work.  However, all things being equal, you need to follow up with your ENT physician to confirm the episodic nature of your symptoms.  An audiogram is needed to rule in a Vestibular Migraine (more likely if the audiogram is normal).  An abnormal audiogram (hearing loss less than 2K) suggests Meniere's Disease.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysilogist

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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    I had it in 2007. Still have issues. Viral labrythitis was it name. Ruined my life. They arent sure if its responsive for my optic pallor in my eye either. I also have all kinds of tinnitus.right now a bad bad cold which is sending off a motorboat noise. Its so frustrating at times. I went to vestubular therapy at the begining. 
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