Originally Posted by JoniMichelle
How did this all start for you? You may have posted this elswhere but I haven't seen it. I know its frustrating- don't look at how long many of us have been dealing with this- we're the minority of folks who get hit with this vestibular stuff; the people who don't get better right away are often the people searching for support/answers. Many people do recover in just a few months so stay positive!
thanks for the support and reply. basically....this is what happened. ok here goes...... i had tubes put in my ears when i was little, and have had middle ear infections a lot, but nothing that an antibiotic wouldn't get rid of (those would incorporate the dizzy and unsteady feeling too). i had those happen while i was in cosmetology school back in 2000, and i probably had the problem on and off the whole time....once i got out and away from that bldg and fumes...no problem!!
well this started June 11th of this year. I had been feeling a little weird for a few days, but not dizzy. It was like my coordination was off and that my touch was not clicking with what i was feeling. Well on the 11th I woke up feeling "off" and a little like i was in a fog. i went outside to drive to the post office and got really hot-due to the weather. the drive was like a foggy dream. went to the same dr that i normally go to and he said an INNER ear infection and prescibed me some antibiotics.
well, i had an severe allergic reaction to them and landed me in the ER for a whole day. after that, it was even more down hill. i lost about 10 pounds which i couldn't afford to lose in the first place, due to the nausea and weakness. i slowly recovered from that after about 1 month or so.
i have slowly improved my energy and gained some weight back....but had the whole time with the feeling of the room moving in a circular motion and was awfully dizzy. from then until even now, i feel like my ears are full and the pop alot, the right one doesn't seem to get much air through though. i have had, and today included, where my left ear feels like it is wet
, and it has a fluid in it that i can touch---not regular wax.
i am still feeling liek i'm in a bubble and my headaches are in the front of my head around my eyes and in my temples mostly---upon waking every day. some ringing in my ears, but only last for a few seconds, and it doesn't happen very often.
a few weeks ago, my vision wasn't so much the room moving, but objects shaking from side to side very quickly and the wavy motion of my vision, especially out of the corner of my eyes and when i look up. that is how it is now. balance is still really off, and the floater in my right eye. the nausea has subsided, but i felt horrible today with it and had to take a zofran. i thought i was getting better. NOT to mention that i've been having headaches this whole time.....especially bad ones this week, one that hasn't really disappeared since friday.
as far as drs.....all said i dont' have an ear infection, except for the original one.
*ER dr said labs, and anxiety...gave me xanax
*neuroto was an idiot and said possible meniere's and gave me a diuretic which did nothing....i don't have any hearing loss either.
*regular ENT said this friday possible migraine associated vertigo, and referred me to a neurologist for an MRI to rule out MS. my first visit with him he thought i may have sinus problem-said my nostrils,etc looked imflamed and prescribed me clarinex and nasonex...after giving me a cortisone shot.
weird thing, i was already stressed out when all this came on and my a/c leaked all over my carpet for about a week until they came and cleaned it up. they haven't replaced the carpet, but it doesnt smell. it seemed all this happened right at the same time. my apt is also very dusty, but has never troubled me before the leak.
ohhhh...and don't know if this means anything, but i was rear-ended in 2003 and my neck has some serious pain for about 3-4 days, but never saw a dr cuz it went away.
and just this may, we went to six flags and rode a huge wooden roller coaster-----bad mistake, i had an instant headache after that and it felt like i had been in a horrible car accident. my eyes were watering when i got off the ride because i was hurting so bad--haha and i'm only 26!
thanks again for any input
hope you are doing well