Normally when taking part in a blogging challenge where my topic is predetermined I wouldn’t chintz out and use the first word of the title as my day one ‘A’ but today I’m feeling a little less than together and so you’ll have to excuse me. That’s because this morning I went to see another doctor in an effort to alleviate the weird head crap that’s been going on since last November.
For those of you friends who have been around a while you know that back around Thanksgiving sometime I started getting all kinds of weirdness like vertigo type symptoms. I’ve learned to live with it to a point, no longer am I scared straight, but it’s still there and I’m sick of it. So this morning I went and saw another doctor.
And this one gave me another diagnosis. Well, sort of. He essentially reconfirmed what my ENT said last fall, that in his opinion I do in fact have BPPV.
Which I guess means I didn’t really get another diagnosis but the same one I’d had before. The same one that the Vestibular Therapist poo-pooed earlier this year.
So what does that really mean? It means none of them likely have a slight clue what’s what and that I’m back to square one.
The doc I saw today was a neurologist because I’m ready to rule out any other big stuff at this point. But it was your everyday consultation until I started describing when and how my symptoms come on. He immediately honed in on the fact that my body being in motion seems to trigger the wonky feeling most often (walking, forward motion, rolling over in bed, etc.) and agreed with the initial diagnosis.
And then he performed an Epley maneuver. The same thing the NP at the ENT’s office did back in early December last year. Only he did it a little differently and pointed out exactly why he was doing what he did. Doc said if I don’t notice a lack of symptoms by Wednesday to call back & he’ll schedule a head scan.
I have a sneaking feeling I’ll be going in to get that scan.
At any rate I’m no worse off than I was yesterday, except for being out another co-pay, so I’m just trying to stay positive about it all and just keeping my fingers crossed that his new-fangled Epley did the job and I’m fixed.
Because when I get to it two weeks from today I really don’t want my letter ‘M’ to stand for MRI.
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