Revisiting A couple Issues Do you think

I was sitting here going over the notes of my journey in my head and was thinking back to a couple of things that I found in my journey …My answers are to the right of each question…What do you think do you? How would you answer the questions?

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition? YES

Were your Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process? VERY LOW

Do you feel better driving a car? YES

Do you feel worse riding in a car? YES, I cannot ride well in a car at all.

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes, I had headaches at least five years prior to having this condition.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 47

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? Yes, this is something that has always been an issue for me.

Ladies, do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? Yes, I was peri when my vertigo started.

I am curious to see if there are any similarities… among us as we try to find some answers about this condition.

LETS SEE WHAT WE COME UP WITH…

— Begin quote from "Timeless"

I would sitting here going over my notes of my journey in my head and was thinking back to a couple of things that I found in my journey …My answers are to the right of each questions…

— End quote

So, I guess you want us to answer the questions, 'that right? :oops: I hope so, 'cause here are my answers:

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? Hard to say, since it started very gradually… but I had an anxiety disorder and LOTS of anxiety before/during my crash, yes!

Were you Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? No, they were optimal early 2008 despite a full year of NO sun (I’m having blood drawn tomorrow and Vit. D is one of the tests, by the way)

Do you feel better driving a car? NO, I get horribly motion sick (from anything, so I’m not going NEAR a car).

Do you feel worse riding in a car? YES, see above.

Did you have or headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes, but I had no idea they were migraines; in hindsight, they were. Headache, nausea, go to bed early. 6+ years prior to the MAV, or since my early-mid teens, possibly earlier.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? ~18-20 (as I said, gradual start)

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? Not really, no. Maybe a bit, TBH I’m not sure. But a clear-cut one, no.

Ladies do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? No comments. :wink:

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? YES

Were you Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? DON’T KNOW

Do you feel better driving a car? NOT REALLY

Do you feel worse riding in a car? I WAS OK IN A CAR

Did you have or headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? NO HEADACHES, BUT SOME DIZZIYNESS OR MORE SPECIFICALLY SOME UNSTEADYNESS AND WOOSZINESS

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 47

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? NO NOT REALLY

Ladies do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? YES, I AM IN PRE MENOPAUSE FOR SURE AND I THINK THIS MAY HAVE BEEN UNDERLYING POST HYSTERECTOMY ABOUT 8 YRS AGO. I HAD NORMAL MIGRAINES IN MY TEENS THAT WENT AFTER THAT POINT.

I HAD A VIRUS JUST BEFORE THIS GOT BAD AND I HAD SOME MAJOR DENTAL WORK - IT WAS THOUGHT THAT I HAD VN AND THAT THE PAIN/HEADACHE WAS FROM DENTAL WORK. QUITE CONFUSING ALTOGETHER.

MY MOTHER HAS ME AND HAS HAD MIGRAINES FOR YEARS. SOMETIMES I THINK I HAVE ME.

Hope this adds to the pot/questionnaire.

Georgina

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? No

Were you Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? No

Do you feel better driving a car? Not at first, but as a general rule, yes.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? No

Did you have or headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? Sometimes

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 40…almost 41

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? No

Good questions -

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? Hard to say as there is no easily drawn line as to when I had this and when I didn’t. Though I will say I have always suffered from depression.

Were you Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? Never had them tested.

Do you feel better driving a car? No, I don’t like travel of any kind. Though, if I have to travel I need to be the one driving. I cannot tolerate being a passenger.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? I feel much worse riding in a car. I get motion sick extremely easy, and I don’t have to be in a car for that either.

Did you have or headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes, I have had headaches most of life, not really bad ones, but frequent/daily ones (though some have been bad).

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? Suffered with motion sickness most of my life. Had a few spells of vertigo in the mid 30’s, not again until early 50’s.

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? In some ways yes, in other ways no.

Ladies do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? It’s very possible as my migraine headaches left shortly before menopause and the severe vertigo came shortly after.

My answers:

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition? MODERATE

Were your Vitamin D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process? NO

Do you feel better driving a car? NO

Do you feel worse riding in a car? NO

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms? YES, I had “episodes” that occurred for 8 months at a time for 6 years before I got hit with VN.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 38

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? DEPENDS on what it is. Usually not.

Scott 8)

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition? Yes, for 8 years.

Were your Vitamin D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process? Dont know.

Do you feel better driving a car? No, not when I have to turn my head.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? No, better, when I am a passenger, apart from t junctions when we stop, or watching traffic moving acrossways in front. Feel better moving, then worse when I get out.

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? First attack of vertigo after a party, drinking, aged 19. The odd attack of vertigo in my 20s. Full swing by my mid thirties onwards.

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? Unfortunately, yes, not so much nowadays though, cant be done.

Did hormones affect this. When I used to have periods. Yes, day 3 of a period every month was a 3 day migraine. When I took progesterone in the second half of the cycle to try and help, dizziness got worse. I messed around with hormones and HRT when I hit the menopause but nothing helped. My major painful migraines reduced after the menopause, but lately, two years post, the vertigo has come back worse than ever.

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition? moderate

Were your Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process? unsure. however, when I took Vitamin D supplements my symptoms did not improve. I have been taking Vitamin D for many months now.

Do you feel better driving a car? YES

Do you feel worse riding in a car? NO. I feel better when in cars (apart from occasional car sickness), but feel terrible when I get out.

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes, and my headaches got much worse right before I became ill with MAV.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 30

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? Yes

Ladies, do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? Yes, I have irregular menstrual cycles (polycystic ovaries), and was on birth control pills when this happened which triggered increased headaches and I eventually got this.

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? Yes!!

Were you Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? Never had them checked.

Do you feel better driving a car? Usually.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? No.

Did you have or headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes. I was told they were sinus headaches. The dizziness came on gradually after a few months of headaches.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 30

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? Yes!!

Ladies do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? Birth control pills have actually helped my monthly bad headaches. They did nothing to make the dizziness better or worse.

Increased stress? Yes
Vitamin D levels low? Unknown
Better driving? Yes and horrible when I get out of car
Worse when a passenger? Sometimes, but still horrible when I get out of the car
Headaches prior to vertigo? Typically one headache a month, 1-2 days premenstrual
Age at onset? 42
Perfectionist? No

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition?
Hard to say; I was very stressed months before the condition started, but not actually when it began.

Were your Vitamin D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process?
I never had them checked, but I take a multi-vitamin daily.

Do you feel better driving a car? YES.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? YES.

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms?
Yes, I have a history of migraines and regular headaches. The wooziness and visuals only started recently.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you?
If you mean MAV, late 30’s.

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place?
Not really, but I am detail-oriented.

Ladies, do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition?
Hard to say. My MAV was supposedly triggered by great pains from TMJ problems. There is a link between facial and cranial pain according to my neurologist. Since I already had a migraine history and a history of being overly sensitive regarding balance, it is believed that my MAV occured due to these things. I do, however, think hormones affect (not caused) my MAV/migraines.

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? I had just had a baby so my body had been under a lot of stress but I didn’t “feel” stressed.

Were you Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? Not sure.

Do you feel better driving a car? No, the cars and scenery going past me make my dizziness worse.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? I used to but lately I’ve been getting motion sickness just riding in a car. Feel much better as soon as I get out!

Did you have or headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes, migraines for 4 years prior.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 32 (still have & I just turned 35)

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? Yes

Ladies do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? Definitely, both migraines and MAV were triggered within a few months of giving birth.

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? Yes

Were your Vitamin D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? Never had them tested.

Do you feel better driving a car? Yes, as long as there isn’t a lot of stop and go.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? No, as long as there isn’t a lot of stop and go or sudden turns. I have to either keep my eye on the road or sleep, otherwise I get carsick.

Did you have headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes, I have had mild to moderate headaches often for most of my adult life. I thought they were tension headaches, but I now think at least some of them were migraine. I had classic migraine headaches with aura in my twenties (and a few in my thirties).

What age group were you in when this condition affected you? I was 36 when the symptoms became 24/7/365, but I had spells of what I originally thought was BPPV for several years prior. I now think it may have been migraine all along.

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? Yes

Ladies do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? Definitely. Hormones may not be the cause per se, but they are definitely a trigger for me.

Were you under a lot of stress when or right prior to being effected by this condition? Some as I just got married

Were your Vitamin D levels found to be low during the time when you had test done during this process? Never had them tested.

Do you feel better driving a car? Never noticed a difference

Do you feel worse riding in a car? Never Noticed a Difference

Did you have headaches prior to being effected by the vertigo symptoms? Never had a true Migraine. Some Headpressure but never noticed a headache

What age group were you in when this condition affected you? I had a 3 month episode when I was 30, then became 24/7 when I was 32… I have had this for 5 years but now I am under control of 95% most days

Stress prior to onset? Yes, major, major, amounts
Vitamin D low? I was deficient, only a 16
Driving? Better!, Didn’t like to stop at stop signs, felt “rocking”, fidgety, hard to explain
** Riding?** Not as good, I have always gotten car sick
Headaches prior to vertigo? Yes, I always suffered from cluster migraines, usually in spring only. I had my clusters just prior to this, but not during
**Age group? ** 33 when started
**Perfectionist? **YES!!! - my house has to be in perfect order, I am a fanatic
Hormone connection? I think so, I hope because then hopefully this will go away

Nance

George’s run-of-the-mill answers:

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition?
Not especially. We were beginning a big (somewhat-long-term) project at our office, but I wasn’t feeling very stressed about it.

Were your Vitamin D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process?
Not sure if that was ever tested. Had a blood test that came out normal.

Do you feel better driving a car?
Yes, almost completely normal, though not so much when the car comes to a stop.

Do you feel worse riding in a car?
In the front seat – no. In the back seat – yes. Since childhood, I’ve ALWAYS gotten carsick when I ride in the back.

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms?
Yes, anywhere from mild, low-grade ones to severe-pain ones.

What age group were you in when this condition effected you?
I was 27, so late twenties.

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place?
I used to be, to an extent. Not so much now. Though I am a stickler for detail.

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition? YES, I blame all the extra stress on my ex-supervisor at my ex-job

Were your Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process? I Don’t Know

Do you feel better driving a car? NO

Do you feel worse riding in a car? YES, I get nauseous and dizzier

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms? YES, but rarely, and they were very minor and would go away on their own within an hour without meds .

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 32

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? YES, and my significant other believes I have OCD.

Ladies, do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? Probably. Next on my list is finding a bio identical hormone specialist.

Interesting questions, and responses.

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition? No

Were your Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process? I Don’t Know, but I doubt it, I live in Australia so if anything I probably have too much.

Do you feel better driving a car? No difference.

Do you feel worse riding in a car? No difference.

Did you have or did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms? Yes, but nothing out of the ordinary. I have had migraines (without headache since mid teens).

What age group were you in when this condition effected you? 31

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? No, near enough is good enough, except when it comes to my home, then I like it clean, neat and tidy.

Ladies, do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? Never noticed any connection and I’ve been on and off the pill for years.

Were you under a lot of stress when or prior to being affected by this condition? YES
Were your Vitiam D levels found to be low during the time when you had tests done during this process? YES
**Do you feel better driving a car? **YES
Do you feel worse riding in a car? NO
Did you have headaches prior to being affected by the vertigo symptoms? about 4 times a year with vomitting.
**What age group were you in when this condition effected you? **30
Do you consider yourself a perfectionist or someone who feels thing always have to be in place? HAD TO ASK HUBBY HE SAID NO
**Ladies, do you think hormones have played an issue in your condition? ** YES

jen :mrgreen: