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World renowned UCLA specialist can't help me :(

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I spent all day at UCLA getting tests and having a consult with a world renowned neurologist specializing in migraines and dizziness. He did confirm that I do indeed have migraine associated vertigo, but that since I have tried the variety of medications that he would have given me, there aren't any other options left. He did say to do some lifestyle modifications, most of which I already do. He feels the same as I do about what triggered this whole mess for me, which is menopause. He did say this all may just go away when menopause is finished in 5-10 years. That doesn't help me at all :(

I haven't been able to drive a car since last August because of this disorder and it leaves me feeling very alone, depressed and isolated. The doctor yesterday told me to just start driving even if I am dizzy and that really concerns me, because I don't want to hurt myself or someone else. He's basically saying to just "get back on that horse".

I'm crying as I write this, due to all the frustration I am feeling right now and basically cried myself to sleep last night as well. I just don't know what to do now, and am having my own pity party.

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  • no profile photo CD2948406
    Well - its a diagnosis but it dosent define you. You are always capable of more then you know and can handle more then you know. Life is about hurdles and I have seen you jump over them in the past (I remember your other blogs for even a year or two ago). You will get through this too. I wish I could be there to drive you around - "Driving Miss Green Eyes" HAHA.
    3351 days ago
  • LADYIRISH317
    Sending you (((((hugs))))). I hope you find the answers you need, or that it eases when menopause ends.
    3351 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4803220
    I am friends with Sandy and saw your post on her page. I couldn't help but feel sad about your health situation. It must be very frustrating. Have you tried accupuncture? Some people have found that it helps with migranes.
    3351 days ago
  • SSDCQUINCY
    This blog made me very sad. emoticon I am sorry you didn't get any answers or results. I agree with the Dr about trying to drive. Just do a short drive around the block with some one in the car with you the first time. Hang in there and I will try and be a better emoticon to you and be here for you.
    3352 days ago
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