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My vertigo has come back

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy 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.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Re: My vertigo has come back

Hi - During my VNG testing at the ENT, they found that the inner ear crystals are out of whack. The Audiologist who did the test said that can happen after an accident. (which wasn't the case for me) Have you had that testing done? If not, you may want to think about it!

Old 02-13-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Re: My vertigo has come back

I believe I have been tested, but I'm not sure.

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