I had my follow up appointment with a neurologist yesterday. She reviewed the MRI I had on October 17. She says it's completely normal.
I've been having dizzy spells since June that come on like rush/adrenaline disorientating feelings. In the midst of having the dizzy spells, I developed benign positional vertigo that happened when I laid down to the right. Coincidentally, the dizzy spells I was also experiencing during the day when in an upright position only happened when turning my head down to the right or holding the phone leaned to the right.
I naturally assumed that this was the reason I was getting dizzy and everything I had been experiencing was a result of BPPV. Made sense. The panic I felt with the dizziness could have been the result of anxiety over feeling dizzy. Anyways, after I treated the BPPV with the Epley Maneuver, I still got the dizzy rushes every once and while. In the midst of them, I constantly feel off balance. When I turn my head left or right, even while standing, I feel like the world is unsteady.
So, I went back to have my ears fully tested. I don't have BPPV anymore because there is no nystagmus noted and everything is normal. Now I am more confused than ever. I even got one of those attacks on the way to see the ENT. I had to get off the road. I was actually googling about being dizzy when it happened!
The neurologist said if its not my brain or my ears, it's anxiety. She just wants to rule out complex partial seizures. She says sometimes an aura can feel like a panic attack. I described a rushing sensation to her and she said some people with seizures describe the same thing. When I researched it, most people said it feels like a rushing up of stomach into throat. Mine felt more like a rush of adrenaline.
Now, she wants to send me to have an EEG. I am so scared that this may be seizures. How likely is this? Is BPPV a TMS symptom? what is going on with me??