I have tinnitus, quite badly ... hubby would even say annoyingly so. I have see my doctor about it, he referred me to an ENT specialist, I had an MRI ..... they could find nothing, nadda, not even a lump or bump. Which yes, I am relieved about but it hasn't made the stupid ringing in my ears go away or even lessen. They did refer me for a hearing aid but all that did was make everything louder so I could hear the kid yelling 10 isles away in the supermarket but I still couldn't her the check-out lady :-(
I mention the tinnitus because I'm pretty sure its related to the vertigo - all the inner ear connections with balance and stuff. I have had this vertigo, dizzy, falling over, feeling fait & nauseous business before. The first I remember was on my 9th birthday then nothing until the tinnitus; it can last a day to a few weeks (2 years ago being my last episode). I still seem to be able to function but do need
slightly more rest than usual. This morning I was actually feeling better but had a funny turn when getting dressed (hence the treadmill first before heading out).
So how can I manage this until it decides to stop and / or go away?
- I'm cutting coffee - after 2 days of no coffee I felt slightly better, had a coffee with breakfast and then felt weird again
- Not go running unless hubby knows where I am and how long I will be and be ready to fetch me at a moments notice
- Stop to check for traffic as sudden head movements are not good at the moment and whilst I've not actually passed out from it I don't want to tempt fate
My question is: Do I go to the doctor? What would you do?