Last August, I suddenly discovered that I was having trouble reading.
The words seemed to ‘jump’ around the page. A headache shortly followed.. and then didn’t go away until February this year. When I say it was constant, I mean constant. The headache was mainly up the side of my neck, jaw, and over my right eye. Reading resulted in almost instant and overwhelming nausea and, a couple of times, fainting. Throughout, I have also had ear pain, neck pain, shouder pain, back pain and – most baffling to any professional I’ve spoken to so far – a strange sensation in the roof of my mouth and teeth pain.
I have been through several GP’s, opticians, dentists, Neurology, ENT and Neurosurgery, all with not yet one single helpful piece of treatment (more about the treatment I’ve received later). All kinds of headache, including migraine and sinusitis have been ruled out. Three weeks ago, I changed GP and was referred to a physiotherapist, who I have now seen twice.
During this referral time, I was able to see a massage therapist. After five sessions of trigger point massage therapy, I was finally able to identify that the origin of the problem (and this is not yet conclusive) is probably tension in my neck. I am currently waiting for an MRI of my cervical spine.
So, that’s where I’m up to.
One of the few things that has kept me sane throughout this time has been knowing that someone out there knows what I’m talking about – something that I have rarely experienced in real life! So what’s your story?