I have had random episodes of vertigo since I was 13. The first attack was when i was playing basketball outside and when I went to shoot the ball everything started spinning and i ended up laying on the driveway. I told my mom but she didn't think anything of it. Then later I suddenly fell off of a chair and she took me to the doctor. Of course he just said i was stressed... at 13? Anyways I continued to have more attacks of vertigo and they have varied in intensity. Sometimes i just get a quick glimpse of undsteadiness or tilting sensation and other times i have to have someone help me walk so i don't fall down. I have fallen more times... its like a sudden spin and i feel pushed over. I don't tend to get sick (nauseus), but sometimes i do. The episodes have seemed to come more and more. I am now 22. The episodes kind of come in packs... if that makes any sense. For like a month I will have small episodes and than I won't have any symptoms for like 5 months. So lately i have had more packs of episodes. During an episode I feel weird... its hard to explain, kind of like i am floating or something. I also tend to be really slow at processing information and even slurr my words. People have told me I act drunk. So over the years I not only had these episodes but i also had very intense headaches. The doctors focused more on my headaches than the vertigo. I ended up getting 2 or 3 MRIs and an EEG and i think maybe some other scan on my head. All the tests were negative. I play volleyball at the university and during a physical was diagnosed with asthma... after taking advar for a while my headaches are completely gone. So I am pretty sure there is no connection to the headaches and the vertigo. A doctor that i did see mentioned that i could have menier's disease, but has given me no medication or help to minimize vertigo attacks. The vertigo is random and it is hard to work, drive, play volleyball, or do anything. Also without having some sort of doctor's note or something calling into work because i can't drive makes my life very stressful. Some other random symptom i have is ringing in the ear. Which does tend to happen a couple times a week, but i have no hearing loss of any sort. At least not that i or anyone else can notice. I am actually writing this during one of my episodes and I know that the information is random. Its just hard to think when i feel like this. And I just need some help and direction.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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