Julie wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 18, 2023 12:23 pm
I wonder if the glands are pressing on your carotids or ?? and causing the vertigo?
You know that is a thought. The glands aren't horribly swollen (not like they were when in acute stage) but they are still a bit enlarged and minor tenderness mainly on the right side.
I also have some minor tenderness on the right side mastoid and the right side sure seems to be the likely vertigo culprit but of course I can't be absolutely certain.
I have sort of "good" days that may show a very slight reduction/improvement with the vertigo but then next day it seems like 2 steps backwards again.
At least I feel safe enough to drive but I am still wobbly....can't bend over or look overhead without immediately realizing that I shouldn't have done that. Nausea sometimes accompanies the vertigo but at least no puking this time.
I have had the "normal" BPPV thing off and on since I was 15 but it has never lasted this long so that worries me more than anything at this time.
Since I am still experiencing some parotitis symptoms it also wouldn't be impossible for it to be related to that and just hanging on to annoy me.
Not annoying enough to make me call and make an appt for 3 months out though.
I am a terrible patient. I know just enough to cause problems.
I probably need a big dose of a patience pill but those are in short supply for me at the moment.
I am no where near as bad as I was initially though....so there has been some improvement...extremely slow improvement.
I need to get back on the Flonase just in case it is a fluid in the ear problem and not so much the rocks in my head moving around. I quit it for a few days because I was wondering if my elevated BP was related to the Flonase use but that doesn't appear to be a factor.
I don't like doctors in general but that's another problem. I normally avoid them like the plague if I can.
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