Seven days now...I have had persistent hypersensitivity in my head (front and sides) that will not go away. First went to my doctor who diagnosed me with vertigo. I called him back to tell him the meds were not working and he said I just needed to give it more time. I have tried massage and have gone to a chiropractor to see if I can get some kind of resolve with this.
I have had this before - 8 years ago when I was in graduate school. It lasted for 6 months back then. I went to 3 different doctors, had MRI's, Cat Scans, was put on numerous medications that did not touch it. Basically learned to live with it, which was very debilitating as I was going through school. For some reason it went away - I never was diagnosed. Now it is back again.
Symptoms: Constant hypersensitivity to everything (lights, noises, touch, vibration). I lay in bed at night in a dark room, with earplugs in and my head still picks up vibrations of traffic in town, etc. When the microwave is on, my head feels like it is picking up the waves. I can't listen to music - aggravates it even more. I cannot take hot baths or tan - heat seems to intensify it.
Started last Tuesday night. Events leading up to it: I was teaching a fitness class - doing alot of exercises on a stability ball. After class I came home and did some more exercise - it was chest night so I was doing alot on the decline bench - chest presses/flyes, crunches, etc. (This is why the doc thinks it is vertigo - from types of exercises I was doing). Afterwards I tanned for 20 minutes - this is when it really intensified. By the time I got in the tub I was completely disoriented. For the first 2 days (Wed-Thurs), I could not stand up without feeling like I was going to fall over. Made me very dizzy which in turn starting making me very nauseaus. Went to the doc on Wendesday - he gave me Meclizine (for vertigo) and said it would take a good 2 days for me to see results. The meds seemed to helped with the nauseausness. By Friday I could stand up - but symptoms seemed to change. Now - I just have this nagging feeling in my head. I tried to go to work on Monday - which was a bad mistake (too much noise, bright lights, and vibration from planes landing and taking off about drove me up the wall).
I have been off work now for 5 days resting and staying in the dark. I am getting very discouraged and worried. I am supposed to drive to Texas next week for my mother's wedding. Anyone have any ideas? ...please...please...please let me know.