I have had constant dizziness since March 2011. I have gone to every doctor you can imagine and also have had numerous tests. Have not yet gotten a definite diagnosis. Needless to say it has thrown a huge monkey wrench into my life.
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I have had constant vertigo for over 2 years. It started suddenly and has not ever really gone away. No BPPV, no tumors. One specialist said cervical vertigo another said possible vein compression of the vestibular nerve. I have been to 10 doctors in the Chicago area. My live is in ruins. Like you it lasts all day and I also have given up driving. Tried the exercises and they did not help. Also like you the doctors keep suggesting various medications but I am very sensitive to the side effects of the medications. At this point I am not sure what to do. Let me know how you are
I have had constant dizziness for 2 years. Have been to over ten doctors in Chicago.
For over one year I had no diagnosis. Then I was told that I might have cervical vertigo. Then it was vestibular nerve disoder and now it is possible nerve compression.
I have osteoarthritis and have had 3 abnormal ABRs. My MRI is fine and is all tje blood work. Am trying high dose cortisone for 10 days. Have also been told to try effexor or lexapro, One of my docotrs suggested gabapentin. Have not taken any of those.
Have been to physical therapy for four months and tried several vestibular nerve therapy. So far nothing has worked.
I would also like to know if anyone has had success with klonopin or sertraline.
Thank you and good luck
The constant vertigo/dizziness is now going on 2 years. I do not drive anymore and I live alone. I have had a battery of tests with a variety of doctors. I have been told I might have cervical vertigo,acoustic nerve disorder or vestibular nerve neuritis. I have also been to physical therapy and vestibular therapy.It is frustrating.
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So glad to hear from you. This dizzy stuff is just awful. I had physical therapy for my neck as well as vestibular therapy. I had stopped turning my head from side to side because it made the vertigo worse so I got a very stiff neck hence the physical neck therapy for 4 months. One doctor suggested the vestibular therapy but after several sessions the therapist said it was not doing any good.
I had an MRI of my c spine and that showed stenosis and spurs so one doctor thought I had cervical vertigo. Like you I am almost nonfunctional at this point.
I have to rely and friends and neighbors for rides to the store etc. Now even getting to the docotrs is difficult. I am 59 but I feel much older.
I hope you get some relief from your difficulties. Has anyone prescribed any medication?
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I have constant vertigo for 2 years. I have had just about every test under the sun.
3 abnormal ABRs and an MRI that shows an AICA loop extending into the left ear canal. All other tests normal. My speciialist thinks there might be vestibular nerve compression.
This vertigo statred quite suddenly and has been constant. It gets worse when I turn my head side to side so I gave up drivng.
Would appreciate hearing from anyone.
I live alone and feel so alone in this . Nobody seems to understand this.
What is MSA?
Irecently had an MRI in a closed machine. It showed an AICA loop extending into my left ear. My specialist thinks it might be compressing the vestibular nerve but he is not sure.There are some meds to try but thst is about it. All the doctors I have spoken to said surgery for this is high risk and if the meds do not help just learn to live with it.