A little over two weeks ago I felt dizzy one evening. I didn’t think much of it and the feeling eventually went away. Just a couple days after that, on Thursday November 10, the dizziness and mild vertigo hit. Knowing nothing about the many different causes of vertigo, I made fast tracks and visited an ENT specialist the day after it happened. Today I was back in there and he confirmed my suspicions. He diagnosed it as MAV. There are many reasons I agree with his diagnosis but I don’t want to get too far off track here.
The worst dizziness/vertigo lasted for about 6 days but ever after that I’ve been very off balance. I’ve also had the vertigo return a couple times. Vertigo for me has been sort of a rocking feeling, nothing real extreme, but very disconcerting anyway.
When I feel the vertigo I found out I can take Advil (ibuprofen) and the vertigo goes away. However, the off balance feeling doesn’t go away. (As a side note, I’ve read on this forum that it’s best to try to get off pain meds since they can also act as triggers; I’m hoping to accomplish that soon.)
Now I’m trying to better understand this. If I feel off balance, do I still have a migraine? Is it possible that it lasted for 13 days or is it more likely that I’ve had several migraines back to back?