I'm nicknameless, I live in Nashville, have a pup and a wonderful partner. In January I had my first vestibular migraine and BPPV. So, vertigo for more than two weeks. By the time I got to into doctors (general, ENT, Neuro) the migraine had finally subsided and after all the test were run I was sent home with the basic instructions of hoping it didn't happen again, and if it did to take an Aleve.
By July my migraines had ramped up to 20+ days a month, presenting differently than the first (today my scalp is on fire). I wrote my Neuro and told her about the increase in migraines, and was blown off. Last week I had a bad BPPV flair so I went to the ENT for an adjustment, I told him about the migraines and the blow off from Neuro (same hospital). Turns out my original Neuro had left, and that's why I was blown off. He got me into a new Neuro this week who started me on anti-depressants to try to control the migraines and Valium for the vestibular vertigo.
After talking to a nurse friend about my migraines and my overall full body pain, for the first time in my life I was told pain was not normal (I'm 34). I have an appointment with my regular doctor to start testing why I have the pain, what can be done, and possibly for other referrals in two weeks. I hit my deductible with all the migraine test at the first of the year, so I figure it's the best possible time to test me for everything. As of right now I don't have a diagnosis outside the migraines and BPPV, autoimmune issues run in my family, so I guess I'm high risk or something.
My biggest issue with the pain is how it effects my thinking. I work in software, I've been a developer for almost a decade, and suddenly I can't remember code syntax, what anything is called, what project I'm working on. I loose words and trains of thought in the middle of speaking. I have started stuttering and saying "Um" every other word. I feel stupid and incompetent. Does anyone else have these type issues?