Dizzy, nausea, off-balance.
Two days ago in the morning after awaking and eating breakfast I suddenly experienced an extreme dizzy feeling, then everything I saw started spinning, so I lied down on bed and elevated my legs thinking I was going to faint. The experience didnt stop and I thought I was going to die. After a while I noticed that if I stayed still it would feel a bit better. Then I felt very nauseous which led to vomiting. Later felt the urge to empty my bowels. I started to feel better after many hours, by nighttime I felt much better. The next morning I felt similar except for the spinning and vomiting, but I felt dizzy and nauseous. The movement of my head would make it worse. I decided I should see a doctor and I suspected that this could be a result of a head injury I had at work 5 weeks prior, so I couldnt by law see my own doctor but had to see the work appointed doctor. That doctor I saw said he doesnt believe that the injury could have caused what Im experiencing because of too much time in between the injury ( 5 weeks ) I was able to work and fuction normally after the injury until now.
I have another appointment for a 2nd opinion with the same clinic just a different doctor.
I did some reading on the web and came across a condition called vertigo and it describes exactly what I have. It also lists probable causes one being a head injury but I cant find any info that states vertigo can only occur immediately after a head injury or can weeks or months pass. Today I still am dizzy, I cant walk straight, or bend down, I dont want to try driving, and I surely cant work, I feel like Im sea sick. The doctor wouldnt give me any medication so I guess I am stuck in this condition until my next appt.
So my question is can a head injury from 5 weeks prior cause vertigo?