Little background: I was wondering if what I’m experiencing this week is possible of VM or it sounds like something else is causing it.
I was diagnosed by a neurologist and was referred to a neurologist “headache specialist” who I see Monday for confirmation and treatment of VM. I also reached out to my GI doctor yesterday who does not feel it’s GI in origin but wants me to confirm with neuro on Monday. She said if neuro does not feel it’s vestibular related then we can run a bunch of GI tests. Praying that’s not the case cause I don’t know if I can deal with a separate problem right now.
My newest (since December) and worst VM symptom is motion sensitivity. I get really motion sick in the car as the driver or passenger. For this reason I haven’t gone anywhere in 3 months. I also get worsening of VM symptoms right before and during my cycle including nausea, but the last 3 months they get better again in a day or two and I return to “baseline”.
This month, I’ve been nauseous and dry heaving since Tuesday, so I’m on day 5. I did get a wave a light headedness with the nausea starting on Tuesday.
The reason that it seems vestibular related is that I sleep fine and the nausea starts as soon as I get out of bed in the morning. The weird part is I really don’t feel lightheaded which is my main VM symptom. Can nausea occur on its own as a part of VM?
I haven’t thrown up but I’m nauseated to the point that I can barely drink or eat. I finally called my PCP yesterday and they prescribed me a few Zofran pills to get me through the weekend until my appt on Monday. They help a little bit. The nausea comes in waves, I can’t really correlate it to movement. I’m up and down moving all day with my kids. Before I got the Zofran, taking Dramamine helped a little bit also.
I’m really scared at this point. I’m scared that the neurologist won’t know if it’s VM related. I’m also scared that I’ll have to wait for a preventative to kick in, which I know can take a while, for this nausea/dry heaving to go away.
I know it’s hard to say for sure, but I’m looking for insight/advice or if anyone has experienced this?
Edited it to add: I have already had my gallbladder removed and I take a daily med for Acid reflux so that’s why I’m already seen by a gastroenterologist.