Has anyone ever had a relapse triggered by a massage?
I had a deep tissue on Monday, mostly to my hips and butt, but he did a fair amount of work on my neck.
When I got up from the table I had overpowering vertigo, which is typical. But it didn't go away, and three days later I think I have accept that this is my first relapse in 4 years.
I have a big ole' lesion on my brain stem, which caused a pretty powerful spell of vertigo 4 years ago. This would be the third time this bad boy has acted up.
My first-ever relapse was also triggered by a neck massage; that one was sensory but also caused by the lesion on my brain stem (I don't recall the details but the inflammation spread over to an area that affects sense of touch). I was undiagnosed so went to the ER and the docs thought I have a compressed or torn artery.
I also wonder if it could be related to blood flow or release of toxins such as lactic acid? I'm going to drink as much water as is humanly possible.
I'm also freaking out because in two weeks I am launching a new magazine, the highest point in my career to date. F@#k.
Sorry I haven't been on the boards in so long - I'd been living in a blissful bubble of denial until now.