| | My vertigo has come back
I'm wondering if anyone else has had something similar to this happen to them. About a year ago in March, as a passenger I got into two car accidents. The first one we rear-ended another car and I had minor whiplash from it. The second one, two weeks later, we were rear-ended and I was looking off to the side when it happened completely unexpected. From the second accident, I had lower back pain and neck tension right away and my vertigo appeared immediately the next morning.
Until about August/September, I went to physio for treatment of the back/neck pain and the vertigo. It didn't seem to help a lot with my vertigo but I still kept going and eventually the vertigo withered away. My vertigo was never THAT bad though. I didn't get a lot of spells of vertigo, but I had a lot of other little symptoms like dizzyness, clumsyness, difficulty speaking and concentrating etc. I also had some balance issues. It affected my life and I even bombed a couple University exams because of it but I was able to live my life normally enough. I just tried to ignore the symptoms and I cut drinking, dancing, horseback riding and some other things out of my life for those months.
From September to January, my vertigo was completely gone, but it came back about a month ago. In the past few weeks, it's gotten the worst it ever has. It affects me most in the morning and afternoon, but I still feel it into the evening and even when I'm trying to sleep. My balance doesn't seem as affected as before, but I get a ton of spells of vertigo. I have a lot more nausea than before, especially when I'm in a moving vehicle. It's a lot more difficult to drive now and work is hell. I have extreme diifuclty forming sentences and am constantly mixing up my words and sounding like an idiot. It's horrible and it makes me feel really embarrassed. I've been getting a lot more headaches than usual too. I've had a mild headache for almost two weeks straight, and every now and then I get shooting pains in my head. I'm VERY sensitive to light and it makes my head hurt more and makes me really tired too.
That's all I can think of to write right now. Does anyone else have a similar experience? I don't know if I sohould just try to wait this out or what? I'm waiting to find out when my second specialist appointment will be and I don't feel like wasting my money on physiotheraphy that won't help.