It IS the worst... and I agree, when I would look on the boards it seemed like not very many people talked about the nausea. Not easy to function when you feel sick all the time.
I came down with it very quickly in July of 2010. It took months and months to get a diagnosis so I didn't start doing VRT for quite a while. Good that you're on that. That summer was pretty rough and then I basically would take three steps forward two steps back. Have a great week and then a crappy few days and then a couple great weeks and a crappy few days. I remember having a rough Christmas in 2010 but I was just in one of those down phases. I think if I hadn't laid around for days at a time and started VRT earlier I would have recovered quicker. I'm having a little decomp right now but no real nausea, just the dizzies. I don't let it stand in my way. The last decomp that I can remember was in October, but even then, it was mostly just yucky mornings and then fine for the rest of the day. I don't remember having nausea in the last six months or more to be honest. Most people don't have it last as long as me, from what I understand. The best thing anyone ever said to me was THIS WILL END... because I was scared and tired of feeling crappy. I have been doing everything... yoga, driving, step class, everything and I feel grateful for that. The only effects I still see are if I wear heels I will have mild dizzies for a few days and if I go for a long drive I will get there and still feel like the car is moving for a little while. That's it. There's hope, I promise!!!!!! Chances are, yours won't last as long as mine did. It's mostly the people who have had a longer healing time that hang out here. Know what I mean? Those who get over it quick don't usually come back, I don't think. But the members on this board really helped me when I was sad and frustrated. (So thanks for that, guys!)
Yes, it was up and down and very unpredictable. That messed with my head. It's so hard!! But just try to enjoy the better days and do what you can to get through the bad ones. Try to find a balance between doing enough (to help your brain compensate) and not doing too much (once I did way too much VRT, being super impatient) and the next day was brutal.
I did the ENG. I remember doing the water in the ears one, and another one that had to do with watching this moving digital sign thing on the wall. Sorry, don't remember what it was! They concluded that I did have damage in one ear.
I wish you well, Shelly! Hopefully someone else will reply to give you more balanced info because everyone seems to experience things differently. Just keep the faith that someday soon, all of what you are going through will just be a bad memory!! xox