My sympathies-I was struck with vertigo out of the blue also-I am alot older than you. First time was random when I simply turned over in bed-incredible spinning room and I lurched off the walls into the bathroom to throw up. Apparently vertigo is positional in nature-sort of like liquid sloshing inside a big container and throwing the container off balance. I learned to immediately close my eyes and wait for 'fluids' to re-equalize between the left and right brain. I also had at the time an episode of exploding brain syndrome-there's a fun rare one! I have several theories on my vertigo-I was taking blood pressure meds and tried an over-the-counter antidepressant St John's Wort. Looked it up later and it was on the list of medications that should not be combined with the bp meds. It made me feel like a lymph node had swelled up behind/below my left ear. There must be a safety valve in our head diverting fluid throwing us off balance. I have also had a couple TIA's and the headaches were always on the left side of my head. Plus, I am prone to swimmers ear and most often it is my left ear that gets fluid trapped and infected. Try to not drink any liquids 1-2hrs before bed, urinate before getting in bed, sleep with your head elevated, either by extra pillows or a wedge under the mattress or blocks under the bed legs. Oh, and careful about too much aspirin which also affects fluid in/on the brain. You might have your pcp check for any buildup of wax in your ears.
Has your doctor ordered a tilt table test to see if this brings on the symptoms you are describing?
Have you consulted with a neurologist and an internist who can go over all these symptoms and perhaps tie them together?
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It sounds like you need to address the most bothersome symptoms first.
As far as possible disc issues in your neck, physical therapy is usually the first recommended course of treatment, to strengthen the muscles, and correct posture issues. Some disc issues are normal in that as we get older, the discs loose some of their moisture from normal wear and tear, and can 'dry' out as decades go by. Most of the time, it is not a concern. Nerves can be aggravated by repeated posture issues, or positions which irritate the nerve and inflammation can worsen symptoms.
I would start with a neurologist and if no success there an internist/ear, nose and throat to investigate the symptoms.
Physical therapy can happen while you are doing that. Those sessions are typically less than an hour, and in love giving you strengthening exercises to work on at home, as well as during the actual sessions.
Ovarian cysts typically resolve on their own, given some time.
Women develop 'cysts' monthly as they ovulate. Hopefully yours resolve quickly too.
I hope your doctors are able to quickly get you feeling much better and out enjoying your life.
Perhaps maybe vestibular migraine have you been to see an ent I get very similar problems bus I get pulsetile tinnitus that comes & goes I'm in with an ent at the end of this month did your mri not show anything I had a lot of fluid back there neurologist thought I have mineares he didn't say too much on that though ears obviously wasn't his thing im also going to see a cardiologist I've spoken to this doctor only but he thinks I have pots I can totally sympathize with how your feeling there's nothing more unnatural than the world moving around you but try keep your chin up take things one day at a time & try not to let it hold you back (easier said than done I know)... Lorna XxX
Hi, Nadine. You can look up and then try a do-it-yourself that's called a "poor man's tilt table test".
Or without a BP cuff: just sit until relaxed, take your pulse, then stand up and immediately take your pulse again. What is the difference in heart rate between the two? We're looking for greater than ~30 beats per minute, which would point to OI. Then try it from laying down to then standing up.
The heart rate will speed up a lot ("orthostatic tachycardia") to compensate if the blood pressure to the brain goes way down upon standing. Blood pressure to the brain will go down if the blood is pooling in the legs.
Still, if you get dizzy when just laying down, that very much seems to be a different thing. So maybe you don't have OI.
Btw, you keep talking about your ear. I believe that there are some patients who truly do have a way of "just knowing" what is the source of whatever is wrong with them. Your sense about that should be listened to.
Also, are you maybe very dehydrated? That can mean having a less quantity of blood flowing around ("reduced circulatory volume") and can make a person dizzy upon standing.
Are you long and thin, and extremely flexible (double jointed) or with very stretchy skin? That can mean having EDS, which comes with a lot of strange symptoms. Doctors often miss that.
I haven't read all the other responses but noticed you stated "dry mouth". Have you been checked for Sjogrens?