Hey Jake......are you feeling ANY better???
This morning I'm going to get yet another hearing test done and visiting with my audiologist. They did find about a year ago that I had a decrease in hearing (about 25%) in my right ear along with a vestibular infraction.....(WHATever that is!!...supposedly these infractions are supposed to "fix" themselves).
I have had horrible horrible vertigo bouts (2 severe ones) within the last week. I have found that my headaches....thank goodness...have vered off a bit; however, my dizziness and nausea is totally out of control.
I'll be putting the hammer down this morn. to tell them I'm not leaving the office until they have a plan to fix this problem (as my body tells me this is what has caused my year and a half of all my problems)! We have tried meds....physical therapy...and a change of diet.... specifically for my vertigo and to no avail.
Wish me luck....(and the docs too....tee hee...I'm in a bit of a "mood" today)!
Keep me posted on how your doing!
Good to hear back from you and I'm glad to hear your headaches have decreased. I wish you luck at the Doc's today and support you in standing firm to have them help you find a solution.
I still haven't ruled out that Ambien is/was the cause of my headaches as I did notice an approximately 20% improvement at week 5 of being off the crap. I'm at week 6 as of today and I'm still having the headaches, but there's much more of a pattern to them now. I wake up feeling relatively good, then around 10am, I start to feel the first dings of the headaches coming on. By early afternoon, they're at about a 3 - 4, and by evening they're anywhere between a 5 and an 8. I'm also finding a bit of relief from some of the pain meds I've been prescribed, like Midrin. Naproxin and Ibuprofen do absolutely nothing for me, but it's nice to have something that takes a bit of the edge off.
Saw my neurologist again yesterday and she decided to put my on high blood pressure medication. Not because I have high blood pressure, but to try to reduce the pressure in the blood vessels in my dome. She's starting me out on a low dosage for the first month. We'll see how that goes.
Again, I wish you luck today. Let me know how it goes.
Well...well...well...I just knew it. Even though I was totally shunned my an "audiologist specialist" about 6 months ago. My "normal" ENT doc told me that I have Meniere's Disease. (are ya at all familiar with this?) Apparently a doc from Mayo did a study back in the 80's and found that the vitamin Lipoflavinoid either eliminated in decreased Meniere's symptoms in 80% of those studied.
I FINALLY found it after searching for it for 2 days at CUB foods pharmacy. The pharmacist....rather rude, but then again it could have been my mood..(hee hee), was like "yeah, we have it....but it's $27.84 for 100 tablets". I asked her "well, does it work?" She said from what she has heard if I were to take at least 3 tabs a day I should see improvement....."should"....good grief, I then said " I don't care if it's $100 for 25 tablets if it works....pack it up...."sold".!!
Oh and Jake....the best part is.....I was reading the box when I got home.....and it stated that "results should be seen within 4 to 6 months".
COME ON....are you kidding me??? As always, I just shook my head a little, gave off a short giggle....and remembered my old day to day saying when I wake up in the morn......"nothing....and I mean nothing, surprises me"!! So yesterday I popped the first 3 vitamins and took at least one day "off" about 180 days to come....hee hee
At any rate....sorry to rant for a day. I too had tried a blood pressure med. Unfortunately, for me though, with my vertigo the lowering of my blood pressure totally accentuated my dizziness and the doc. pulled me off of them.
Do you have any trouble with dizziness? That is very interesting that you have noticed a pattern to your headaches. Are you still able to function pretty well at work? BTW...I was wondering, I know you are a realtor...do you think that stress was impacting you greatly with everything that was going on in the housing market when your headaches started? I know stress was HUGE for me.....huge!!
Hope you have a nice 4th holiday.....nice and as "headache-free" as possible!!
Take good care and hope to hear from you soon.