| | Same headache/symptoms for over 2 years!
Three years ago I experienced lightheadedness while singing. Months later I had my first vertigo experience. Then came diagnosed tension headache only, followed by neurologists, ENT, TMJ doc, CT, MRI, pain therapy, adjustments, lots of what I call heavy drugs (celexa, neurontin, etc.) all of which made me sick to my stomach. (Anxiety, panic and heartburn were all side effects of the drugs. I'm off ALL drugs now.) Finally botox in my neck (tense muscles were squeezing nerves, they say) and all was pretty good with my world. Then... a week ago, another vertigo incident (almost 3 years to the day). I'm still dizzy when I turn a certain way, but worst of all, the tension headache came back immediately. Not as bad as before without the botox, but it's back. Apparently there is a connection: vertigo/tension headache/fullness in ears. Also feel the "ice pick" pain on left side. Meniere's disease has been discussed, as has migraine and cluster headaches. I thought I had my life back, but instead got a jolt of reality. I am 60 years old and not ready to give up! Anyone with similar symptoms?