Hello - I am getting different diagnosis from different doctors I am seeing. The audiologist thinks I have some nerve damage. The neurologist thinks MAV. The ENT thinks PPPD. It is very frustrating (although the treatment for them all will be similar). This group has a lot of collective knowledge. Based on your experiences, can you let me know what you think I have. My story/symptoms are as follows:
In August, 2018, I Got Vertigo with nystagmus 4 times over the course of about three weeks. There was some residual dizziness in between each episode that I was told would go away (I was told this was BPPV and the dizziness was normal). I then started getting constant ear fullness/popping and head tension that felt like little electric shocks in my forehead. Subsequent to that I got sound and light sensitivity, pulsatile tinnitus and the feeling like I was constantly swaying/rocking on a boat. I was prescribed Effexor (37.5 mg) about a month ago and some of the symptoms have calmed down. My current symptoms are as follows:
Sound sensitivity - especially higher pitched noise
Light sensitivity - sunlight and bright lightbulbs are the worst
Rocking/Swaying - only when I am standing up (no problem driving, sitting or laying down)
Head tension - as noted above, this feels light a electric shocks in my forehead as well as extreme tightness. I get this in the middle of the night sometimes which is really odd or just about any time I am stressed. And sometimes my head feels like a huge bowling ball.
I have an appointment this week with the neurologist so I would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you.