I was diagnosed with herniated disc and bone spur 9 yr ago at C5/6. Multiple symptoms and pain over the years including vertigo and strange feelings ih my head. 8 yrs ago had year of getting a falling sensation everytime I closed my eyes and relaxed like going over the top of a rollercoaster- had big impact on my ability to sleep but went away after a year - thought to be neck related.
This started again 6 months ago on and off - on good days it happens a few times before I fall asleep but on bad nights especially if I have been stressed in daytime it will last for up to 3 hrs and by then I am a anxious wreck unable to sleep even with sleeping pills. Plus I have constant nerve pain from neck to top of shoulder if I use my arms at all.
Just had another mri of neck results due tomorrow and awaiting appt with neurosurgeons. My Gp is certain that the horrible sensation is being generated by my neck when I relax my neck muscles.
I have just got 10mg of amyltriptyline for pain and also diazepam to see if its muscle relaxing effects will help. Dr said don't usually give together because both are sedating but safe to do so and see if they help.
Questions are - does anyone else on here with neck problems get any similar sensations in the head and anyone else take both these drugs at same time??