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Severe vertigo update

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Timbercat, Nov 11, 2017.

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  1. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    I am happy to report that most of my symptoms are either gone or improved. No more nausea, daily headaches; left ear pressure and hearing are better. I still have a balance problem but resumed activities and driving. I had a CT of my sinuses and another ENG, and have to follow up with ENT for results. Also saw neurology and he suspected meniere's but is waiting for ent verdict. In the meantime I have now developed rather severe inner thigh pain - like a pulled muscle - complete with swelling and bruising from me pushing on it trying to release the spasm. Have had it for one week now with no relief with rest and ice. And folks, I'm not an athlete so I have no idea what happened. Except that the vertigo got better so why not find something else. I have had two skype sessions with an intern from the pain psychology center and she is convinced this is all tms after talking to me. BTW, for those interested, her name is Shira and she has been helpful. The charge is $65/hr. I would recommend it. I hope I can make some further progress with this leg pain. I really dont want to see one more MD!!!
     
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  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yep. Yep yep yep yep yep.

    Why not, indeed? That's what TMS does, because its job is to keep you distracted and in fear.
     
  3. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    That's nice, and as expected a new symptom tries to take over :)
    Often tightness and pain in the inner thigh is the sartorius, a long, small but TMS prone muscle (in my case) that I never managed to release mechanically. Pushing firmly into your inner thigh isn't the best of ideas, as you will soon end up with bruises, so I suggest to stop doing that.
     
  4. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

     
  5. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    So did you get the pain in this muscle to settle down? Just by giving it time and thinking pyschologically or what? I am so discouraged today. I am suddenly so nauseated for no physical reason. And although my leg pain is better than last week, its not gone. I keep pushing forward but I have pain literally everywhere now: neck, shoulders, low back, legs, knees, feet. Plus some skin rashes. I dont know if this is that outburst stuff. Will I ever conquer one of these problems? The balance problem -- one of the pain issues -- something. Thanks for your response.
     
  6. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Cat,
    As with every TMS symptom, you can't do much. Maybe you manage to find the exact triggerpoint to release it, but don't be surprised if it returns or something new turns up, so I learned to stop treating them physically. Please stay confident in this TMS approach. I had episodes too where things went downhill or stayed static, but with time I managed to gain control and see improvement. Hang in there!
     
  7. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

     
  8. Timbercat

    Timbercat Well known member

    After dealing with this vertigo since mid-September, ENT tells me my balance organ in my left ear is weaker than my right. He said migraines can contribute to this but otherwise didnt offer any other explanation for what causes it. Treatment option was to allow my brain to continue to learn to compensate for it - or get vestibular PT to help "re-train" my brain. I declined the PT for now though I still have a balance problem. So once again , a lot of money spent and no treatment or resolution of the problem except for what my body was able to do on its own. The specialists are convinced after all the high tech tests that I have some pathology in my left inner ear (which has been damaged by either my history of migraines or by a remote infection) and they can't fix it! Or, could it actually be TMS?
     

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