I'm a newbie here and would love some guidance around VRT.
I started with dizziness in October 2011. Never had vertigo/spinning sensations, but rather a constant, CONSTANT, lightheaded, unsteady disequilibrium feeling. The dizziness is accompanied by facial pressure, headaches, ear fullness/dull ear ache and pain behind the eye on the same side as my ear.
I did CT, MRI which cleared me completely of any sinus pathology (and I really thought it was sinus related!). Went to a PT who did vestibular testing and determined that I didn't have an inner ear disorder. But when I went to a different PT a few months ago, she said that according to her assessment I did show unilateral vestibular hypofunction. I decided to go with her assessment and started VRT. I did it religiously.
At first I thought I was feeling improvement, but after doing it for 6 weeks diligently I started to feel like I was back to the beginning. So I gave it up thinking that either it wasn't helping or that in fact the first PT was right and my issues are not inner ear related.
My question is.....did I give up on the VRT too early? I am finally scheduled for caloric testing next week to hopefully get a more definitive diagnosis. I've felt like crap for 10 months and it has completely destroyed me
Any insights and guidance?