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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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    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
    Sending you (((((hugs))))). I hope you find the answers you need, or that it eases when menopause ends.
    3351 days ago
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    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
    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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