Vertigo, tinnitus, fatigue
This is the second time I have posted, but the first time it was deleted. Not sure if I broke a rule of some sort, but I will try again and see what happens.
For the last five years I have experienced lots of problems with my head. It all started very suddenly, over a period of about two weeks with daily headaches and feelings of light-headedness. This was followed by episodes of feeling really out of it as though I was going to pass out (although I never actually did so). At the time a CT scan was normal, and I just got vague non-explanations, until two years later I requested a second opinion, and an MRI scan showed diffuse white matter lesions. The radiologist stated this was consistent with small vessel disease, but the referring doctor I saw at the time said he was not particularly worried about it. This always struck me as odd, as I was 42 (meaning it came on when I was 40), fit and healthy, with no obvious risk factors (e.g. smoking, alcohol, high blood pressure, diabetes). I was put on a statin to lower cholesterol, although I had always previously been told my cholesterol was not high enough to warrant this. I then saw a neurologist, who ordered several more MRI's, before discharging me.
Three years later, I am suffering greatly from daily vertigo, immense fatigue, tinnitus, and pretty poor memory and concentration. I also get periods of headache and stiff neck, which was pretty bad last week, but comes a goes. The vertigo is the thing I notice the most, which gets really bad at time and often makes me feel nauseous. Typically, when I wake up I feel it the worst, then it seems to lessen in the afternoon to be replaced by extreme fatigue.
Has anyone got any suggestions for what to do about this? I have tried contacting my original neurologist, who does not want to see me again. I wonder whether I should try and see another one , or whether it is just the case that there will probably be no treatment available anyway as that is usually the case with neurological conditions.
Last edited by headspin1; 01-06-2013 at 10:57 AM.