- CASE FILE
Sever vertigo 24/7. Unable to drive. I can hear my hear my heart beat, hear my eyes move and other body functions. I must use a cane.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy. That was 99% cleared up when I was driving and hit a bump when the sudden severe vertigo started in Jan '15. It felt like I was extremely intoxicated. I soon realized that I could hear my: heart beat, eyes move, and other internal body functions. I have right side hearing loss with tennitus. While riding in a car and going over bumps it becomes very difficult for me to speak because of the vertigo and brain fog. Loud noise and bright light have become difficult to tolerate. I have been tested for semi circular cancel dehiscence and was negative.
I've tried numerous medications for migraine, seizure, and nerve. All with no luck. I've tried vestibular balance physical therapy several times with no luck. The first two years my ENT said the vestibular issue was isolated to the right right side. The latest testing (spin chair, VNG) indicated that both sides are weak. I'm currently under the care of the chair of OU neurology and we are trying more drugs, nerve, seizure, migraine.
To make things more challenging. I had an AVM stroke that required brain surgery. I still have right side weakness from the stroke.
The vertigo is far worse than the stroke. I have lost my ability to drive and now I can't work.
I have lost count on how many MRIs (w/ &w/o contrast) and CTs I've had. I've even been to OU(Oklahoma University) dentistry for a high resolution MRI.