Hi Candace, it was very interesting to hear your story and concerns. Last year I had an incident that caused a blackout followed by severe headache, vomiting, and vertigo. I went to an Urgent Care facility that said I had the worst ear infection he'd ever seen and medicated me for that. I then went to an ENT specialist who said the same but when the vertigo persisted he put me thru several hearing and balance tests that said I had lost 36% of my left vestibular function which could cause the vertigo. At this time the diagnosed me with Hydrops which is similar to Menieres and said I'd just have to live with it.
I finally consulted a neurologist I knew and told him what was happening and that I wasn't getting better I was getting worse. He said it sounded like I had an aneurysm and finally did a CAT which showed it. It was four months after the initial incident when they did a craniotomy on the left frontal communicating artery. I have thought myself crazy for things I have dealt with since then. Physically I have been cleared but ever since the surgery I have had major issues with insomnia and severe depression. I have a history of depression but after the surgery it seems to have worsened or gotten deeper.
It's been 1 year now since the initial occur acne and I'm still not working. It's frustrating that everyone thinks I look ok and why am I not back yet and it's hard to tell them that yes, I look good now but I've been in bed two weeks crying, lethargic, fatigued, and in complete despair. It comes and goes. And is more frequent than I had dealt with before and longer lasting. It seems you and I aren't alone but hearing your story at least helped me know its not all in my head!! (No pun intended)!!