As you know, I have been trying to find out the cause of my Vertigo episode from last month.

My vestibular therapist ruled out BPPV, so she sent me to an ENT.

The ENT ruled out problems with my inner ear from out to in, I guess you say, so he gave me referrals for a hearing test and a vestibular neurologist.

I had my hearing test this week, and she ruled out any hearing related issue as my issue, and said, I quote, ” Hearing- Excellent”

I wait for my appointment with what I guess is a sub sub specialist.

I watch as we rule out horses.

Next up we will begin to rule out zebras.

Just hoping that we don’t start looking for unicorns…

But for now:

I am grateful that my hearing is AOK.

I am grateful that my life as an eavesdropper can continue as soon as the world opens up again…

47 thoughts on “Gratitude Saturday April 24

  1. I used to get vertigo now and again – it was almost always down to the crystal thing going on in your ear. There is a manipulation that doctors can do – tipping you this way and that – that cures it immediately if it doesn’t go away on it’s own. Or at least it worked for me.

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    1. Iโ€™ve been going for therapy to figure out how to realign the crystals. For sure, my episode is because of the crystals, however, they donโ€™t know why Iโ€™m getting them so out of joint as I donโ€™t have bppv, which I guess is the usual thing which makes crystals appear. They just want to make sure I have nothing more serious going on. My understand (of which I have little, because itโ€™s all very confusing) is that the vestibular neurologist is going to look at the connection of my inner ear to my brain to make sure all these things are working properly. And yes…we could go through all of this and still not know what caused it. ๐Ÿ˜†

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  2. Seems there’s two kinds of medicine these days.. the “chase down every possibility” model and the “ruled out the deadly stuff, now get on with it” model. My stinky insurance has me in the second category. So many unanswered questions… No wonder I have insomnia! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I will say though, the simple head positioning exercises given to me years ago for my vertigo did the trick. Still don’t know why I had/have crystals in my ear.. (my own theory is dehydration.)

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    1. Now that I have a team….๐Ÿ˜†….and I donโ€™t fall under the โ€œnormalโ€ vertigo thresholds….they want to make sure I donโ€™t have something deadly lurking in my brain. Iโ€™m just happy theyโ€™ve found a brain….

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  3. I think it’s Mrs. Cravits down the street who is continually playing the tiniest violin on the highest octave so that it whines like a gnat.

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  4. I had it for a while, doc said I was spending too much time teaching Zoom classes online! Which is my job and Iโ€™m under contract. So I tried these special lenses? I think it went away in its own as I adjusted to the new platform. Hope you get it resolved, sucks trying to dry your hair upside down with a blow dryer, and vertigo! C

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  5. Amazing that they could get a vaccine for a deadly virus so soon and they can’t figure out what’s going on in your head – (sorry, had to go there). Glad they are at least checking things off the it could be list. You are an anomaly.

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    1. Itโ€™s comes down to, is it an avenue worth exploring? Is it nothing, a one off, or does it signify something worse? If you donโ€™t follow up, what are the risks? It all comes down to what your tolerance for risk is

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      1. That’s good! I just learned I have low iron, it explains why I feel so tired, and sometimes “off” myself. Good luck – hope they figure it out. Always exhausting to go for so many tests, but good when you learn EVERYTHING seems to be OK, besides the vertigo… right!

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  6. At least you’re maintaining your sense of humor! I hope that one of the routes you take leads to something other than a dead end!

    Mom has something similar which is, as far as I’m concerned, just a traveling possible phantom pain. It mostly resides in her tummy, and given that treating it on a regular basis with a heating pad on the same spot seems to help a little, it may not really be a phantom when she feels it there. When it moves to other spots though is when I’m pretty sure it may not really exist since she doesn’t usually feel it in her tummy at the same time.

    Either way, all her doctors and I and even some other people she trusts all tell her the same thing. She’s just old and nobody can do anything about most of her pains wherever she feels them but especially in her tummy where numerous exams have shown that whatever may be causing it there is not anything that is treatable or preventable.

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