vertigo and ENG/caloric testing--share your experience, please

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JsJs
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   Posted 4/17/2013 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd love to read about other's experiences with eng testing for vertigo related issues. I've been having a lot of weird head and nerve stuff going on, and I'm trying to narrow things down. Hoping to solve this on my own before adding yet another dr. to the mix. ;)

I do have bppv, but when I went back to the dr. to talk about the results of my tests, they said I also showed signs of central. I interpret this to mean there is something going on with my brain or central nervous system. When I asked what this meant, the lady said that was out of her realm and that she normally refers patients to neurologists but often, they don't find anything, and if I'm not having balance problems, not to worry about it. Well, I'm not having balance problems but I am having other problems (that I didn't mention as she was ent not nuero, so I didn't see the point.)

She also mentioned results could be caused/affected by meds and malnutrition. I do have lymphocytic colitis and am on a pretty strict diet right now. I also take 9 mg. of budesonide (which isn't supposed to be absorbed into my blood), 10 mg. daily of citalopram, and 4 Pepto Bismal's per day, and Tylenol PM.

For those of you who have gone through eng testing, and especially those who showed signs of cns nystagmus (or however they determine that), I'd love to learn about your experiences like what meds you take, other neurological/visual/ect symptoms you have, any potential vit. deficiencies you have, and if there was a next step for you.

Thanks!

Chartreux
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   Posted 4/17/2013 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Could very well be a vitamin B-12 deficiency, so maybe start with yor pcp and get a full cbc bloodwork panel before going to the neurologists that will run the bloodwork panel anyways...low b-12 can cause vertigo, but so can migraines, do you get headaches???
Hope this info helps and do get scared yet...many well wishes and yes I had eng vertigo testing, and told I have migraines and b-12 def...I think eng is a waste of money and maybe an mri with contrast of your brain might be a starting point after the bloodwork...
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JsJs
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   Posted 4/17/2013 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Charteux,

I've already had a full blood work-up, and thankfully, the only thing I was low in was Vit. D. I do get headaches, although not sure I'd call them migraines. My headaches are more pressure as opposed to the sharp pain in one area I normally get with a regular headache, and are getting to be daily now, and are worse when I recline or bend over. I asked her if she thought the headaches were caused by sinus pressure and she said no.

JsJs
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   Posted 4/17/2013 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, my ... Did I post this in the wrong forum? This probably isn't allergy related, although I suppose it could be. Sorry if I messed up!
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