Inner ear pressure, motion sickness, fatigue
Hi, all! It’s been so helpful seeing that it’s not just me still dealing with issues after Covid. I tested positive on December 31 of last year. My struggles have been with fatigue (like everyone else), low blood pressure, inner ear pressure & motion sickness. I was on antibiotics & nasal sprays for the ear pressure which were no help. Finally decided to try vestibular physical therapy. My therapist was amazing. While it didn’t relieve the ear pressure, she helped me be able to ride in a car longer than 5 minutes without feeling nauseated. My ear issue was not vertigo. It’s so hard getting others to understand that. The pressure worsens the more fatigued I am experiencing. It’s also makes my hearing worse. Doctors are at a loss as how to help. Fatigue is a battle. I’ll feel fine and participate in some type of activity then suffer for a couple of days with fatigue. I try to listen to my body & not overdue but . . . it’s hard. My husband & I retired shortly before I got Covid. We’d like to do activities. I try but suffer afterwards. Fatigue is a beast. People don’t understand that while I may look & sound fine, fatigue is my constant companion. I do walk each morning which I need to do for my mental well being. I lost some weight. It’s slowly coming back. Had a stretch where I had low blood pressure. It was in the 80/50 range. It’s come back up most days to a more normal level. My doctor lowered the beta blocker I was on for migraines. You can imagine what has happened since. Yes, my migraines are slowly coming back. Yuk! My PCP referred me to the University of Florida’s long Covid treatment program. Earliest appointment I could get is mid September. One day at a time. Such an awful experience!!