I’ll tell my story, its long.
Jan 2020 diagnosed with herniated disc in lower back (was big into bodybuilding). Did PT and made a speedy recovery by March. Got sick in February for a good 4 days, with fever, was negative for flu. Got better and had no issues, 2 weeks later woke up from a nap with ear congestion. Went to urgent care, and they pulled out nasty impacted ear wax. Felt amazing after that although the world sounded very loud! Start of April, started feeling a little woozy and off balance, feelings of derealization, light sensitivity and sound sensitivity. Fast fwd to May, I wake up one night and as I get out of bed, extreme vertigo. This was def bppv vertigo. Went to ent and he did the eply, luckily that went away. However, I’m still stuck with this everyday mild dizziness. Went to numerous ENTs, did brain MRI and Ctscan of ear, all cleared. Symptoms persisted, my symptoms are pretty much always there but mild and then when a trigger goes off they get worse. Dizziness, lightheaded, imbalanced, light and sound sensitivity. Another odd one is I get ear congestion, but only when I’m driving, and it doesnt have to be on an elevated drive either! Also wierd when I drive im not too bad, but when I stop at a light I get the woozys. Saw some neurologist, they do think it could very well be vestibular migraine. My mother suffers from vertigo too, but they diagnosed her with bppv. I really dont think she has that because it’s been with her for 2 years now, she also has light sensitivity. Doctor prescribed me lorepazam but I’m afraid to take, really dont want to get on drugs. Has anyone taken this? I take meclizine on days I have it bad. Been on migrerelief and petadolex for 1 month now.
I’m at my wits end with this, I have a wife, 3 year old, and another on the way. Just want my life back. I get depressed looking back just 1 year ago. I was doing tough mudder races, bodybuilding, just insane how this can happen to someone.
I also get nausea at times, visual stimulation can bring it on. Like watching the ocean waves or even the tv if things are moving fast.
Any advice appreciated.