Anyone here deal with vertigo? Either as a diagnosis or as a symptom?
I’m currently dealing with a bunch of symptoms and a tentative diagnosis of benign positional vertigo. However, I have a bunch of other outlier symptoms that my PCP isn’t entirely convinced it’s BPV or just BPV. (It could also be that I’m dealing with new migraine symptoms or vestibular migraines). Anyway, I’m set for an MRI next Friday to hopefully rule out more scary things. I’ve had extensive bloodwork and everything has come back well within normal ranges (I’ve been tested for every autoimmune disease my PCP could find and had too many vials drawn).
Basically, I deal with positional vertigo. Head movements trigger dizziness. Sitting/standing typically make me dizzy but on a normal day, once I recalibrate to my surroundings, I feel OK. Now, I’m just feeling dizzy all the time. Either lost in space or like I’m on a rocking boat. I always suffer from motion sickness in cars and that is significantly worse. Some vasovagal episodes (I have a history of this dating back to when I was a kid) but I can feel the warning signs and keep myself from passing out. Blood pressure is lower laying down (normal/below normal) and will jump up when sitting/standing.
In addition, I’m exhausted and suffering from brain fog. Plus sensitive to temperatures. This all could be tied to the vertigo or migraines, but… The last few days have been bad. I have PT today so maybe that will help. And as I said, an MRI next week. I’ve just never dealt with vertigo this bad before. Just filling hay boxes and cleaning stalls yesterday was a struggle.
Thanks for letting me vent!