Good afternoon everyone. Will try to make this short as dizzyness may take over at a moment's notice.
2 episodes of debilating vertigo 16 years apart. First one at 25. This past one being this summer at age 41. I have a few health issues but am in generally good health. I take medication for depression/anxiety (same meds for 10 years), oral medication for acne (same meds for 7 years) and synthroid for nearly a year now.
The last episode in June/July landed me in the hospital and 3 visits to a wonderful group of specialists in Michigan. The Epley was done 3 times in a row during one visit with no success. According to the Dr. the crystals were simply "stuck". I did a short term dose of prednisone and I was good to go. In his opinion since it was so severe he felt that I should be symtom free for another 10-15 years. Of course this was just an opinion but man did I hold onto it.
Now it's 4 weeks later and the dizzys came back again. Only this time they aren't the vertigo spins. It's a dizzy/unsteady/jumpy eyes type of feeling when I walk. I can
drive, work, read and everything else fairly well. It's walking where I'm having a hard time. I feel like I'm on a trampoline. It's the oddest thing.
I have been taking sudafed thinking maybe it's a sinus issue. I'm taking motrin because I have a chronic headache (I think that's from my 2 teenage kids...)
Has anyone ever heard of vertigo recovery and then sometime later getting a different form of dizzy again?
Any advice or thoughts would be great.