I’d say it’s a question of following any given neuros advice or if you aren’t in agreement finding another neuro. None of the UK consultants I’ve seen, Eye, ENT, Neuro looked the least bit approachable or At all open to suggestion from the patient. Not that I ever had occasion to try other than the last one I saw, a migraine specialist who dropped me instantly I explained I had contraindications to trialling one of her three chosen preventative drugs. So I feel we either have to commit to following their instructions or look elsewhere. Of course yours may be completely different.
With regards to vitamins and supplements. I agree with her but then I’m always amazed at the variety and amount of stuff people are prepared to take in what would often appear to be huge doses without knowing what long-term harm they may do or even how clean/pure the pill contents are. The neuro-otologist I saw was delighted to hear I wasn’t on any pills for anything when I met him. Said it would make prescribing so much easier. I’ve read the more meds a person us on the higher chance they have of being dizzy and that’s without putting MAV into the equation at all. Perhaps that accounts for your neuro’s comments.
Other countries are probably totally different but UK regs regarding vitamins and supplements seem inadequate from investigation reports I’ve read so often here people could be paying a huge price for contaminated goods or a lot of chalk. I wouldn’t subscribe to the ‘it cannot do you any harm’ theories. It’s a natural product. I don’t see anything ‘natural’ in swallowing manufactured tablets. I’m very med sensitive (Thanks MAV). Taking prescribed Vitamin D tablets pushed my MAV into breakthrough/overdrive last year within 24 hours of hitting the target dose and I even titrated up on It. Turns out manufactured Vitamin D is actually a hormone. Don’t understand that really but I do appreciate my MAV is most probably caused by fluctuating hormones so assume an adverse link. Helen