Briefly - several severe vertigo episodes 8-11 years ago, told it was vm, menieres, atypical menieres, etc, basically no real firm diagnosis. Vertigo went away until Jan of this year when I had a very mild attack wake me which was followed by a week of hell. No more vertigo but I had extreme sensitivity to noises and motion. The noise from chewing was intolerable, washing dishes was intolerable, walking was intolerable, touching my left ear was intolerable, as all of this would “jar my brain.” I would get bad brain zaps, vibrations, pulsions, i honestly don’t even know what to call it. I went to the doctor and found one ear was very impacted with wax and the other quite close to being impacted. Had it removed and in a couple of days I was feeling great!
A month ago I had my hearing tested and there was no wax in my ears, perfectly clean. Suddenly today these “brain zaps/vibrations” started again, out of the blue. Now i can barely walk because hitting my feet on the ground sends vibrations to my brain, can’t touch my left ear, can’t chew anything crunchy, can’t tolerate the noise of dishes, have to talk very quietly because I can’t even tolerate my own voice.
Anyone - is there a name for this? I hope to go to the doctor tomorrow, not sure what he will even do. But I need to know what the heck this is called or better yet, why it happens. Any names for this disorder, any ideas what causes it? I feel so frustrated.