Thanks for the welcome! I know that everyone is friendly from lurking for a while.
My symptoms are more of an anxious nature I think. What I mean to say is that I am already diagnosed with Anxiety and am under medication for it even at the smallest dose possible. I do not want to depend on medication to carry me through this and other trials and tribulations.
In going over my symptoms, they go back many years from a vertigo perspective. Trying not to go into too much back story I never really thought that I had vertigo in the classic sense. I have never felt as if the world were spinning around me. I just felt like I was "off." The symptoms like that would persist for a week or so and then clear up.
I am 46 now and at the age of 7 had a case of meningitis that sent me to the hospital. I had tubes placed in my ears at that time. I had always had bad ear aches. My neurotologist believes that my hearing started to decline at that time. By the time I was 18 I enlisted into the US Army and had to take the hearing test twice because of problems with the first test administered. So I took a second one and was in. I have not had a hearing test from that time until last week when I met with a Neurotologist.
I have significant hearing loss in the left side and near normal hearing on the right. My word comprehension is fine so communication is not an issue at all.
So my current symptoms at this time are: imbalance, tinnutis (minor and have had it for many years and it does not bother me), nausea, feelings of weakness although physical strength is not a problem, (I hope that makes sense. I feel weak but yet I am strong enough to do anything I need to do physically.)
I have symptoms that have come about AFTER I received my diagnosis on my MRI and scouring the internet. Those are feelings of fullness in my ears, regular headaches, burning and tingling sensations in my head and my extremities. I think that all of those are my anxiety in overdrive from having read so much and being so consumed with my new "friend."
I have been hoping that my tiny brain would start to compensate for my imbalance soon so that I could get over the daily feelings of blah.
Thanks again for the welcome.