Hello everyone. I’m Renee, about to turn 34, female, formerly a rescue diver and rollercoaster junkie. I’m new to the forum. I was looking for a place to discuss my newly acquired vertigo and I’m thankful I’ve found this forum. I was diagnosed with hormonal migraines back in October having suffered much of this year. Since August, I’ve gotten bouts of slight short lived vertigo with nausea. Well, I’m sad to say for the past 4 days, it’s been a constant fluctuation of slight visual disturbances to full on near spinning sensations and terrible nausea that my meds aren’t touching. Even as I write this, I’m dizzy. It gets worse when I close my eyes. I also have inner ear pain, neck pain, eye pain, and some depersonalization. I’m waiting to hear back from the ENT and the eye doc, I can’t see my neurologist until after the new year. Honestly, I would prefer the pounding headache for 2 days over the vertigo and nausea. It’s given me anxiety, which has caused my gastritis to flare up and that in turn causes me to feel even more nauseous and I get a dry cough.
If anybody has any ideas on how to control the dizziness and nausea better, I’m all ears until I can get into the doc. I don’t want to feel like I’m having a stroke or a seizure or something since before these last 3 months, I’ve never experienced dizziness in my life. My ginger tea was working but now it’s not, same with my Dramamine. I’m afraid to sleep for fear I’ll get too dizzy and be physically ill. I have passed out in the past from low blood sugar and low BP following a surgery, and I almost feel that way with this.
I apologize for the long post but it’ll be helpful to talk with people who experience what I do.