I’ve only just signed up to this forum/webpage, and it is relieving to see I am not alone.
Firstly I will summarise my medical history and association with MAV. Since childhood (as long as I can remember) I have suffered with belts of vertigo. My childhood GP diagnosed me with Glue Ear and tiredness. This went on for many years… It was only until I suffered a deliberating attack when I turned 19 that I decided to invest in the persistent investigation into what is causing this. I was diagnosed with vestibular migraines and BPPV by an ENT specialist, to which he attempted to execute the Epley Manouver, however it was unsuccessful.
I have trialed a cocktail of drugs provided by NHS England (drugs that are available in the USA are not always available in the UK), and the most successful drug was Beta-Histine Dihyrdochloride.
My question is: how do you balance the drive for a successful, stressful career with belts of vertigo and anxiety?
I just graduated university and seeking to persue postgraduate education and/or graduate schemes.
I’m finding as I stress more about my future in the science industry, the higher the risk for me to suffer an attack.
I am considering anti-migraine preventative medication, but I’m still questioning whether mental health and the consumption of the combined contraceptive pill is related to the occurrence of vertigo attacks?
Please let me know your opinion!
(I apologise for the essay, I had a lot to say!)