I wondered if any one could clarify If my symptoms could be Mav. I first started with vertigo around 2 years ago,I woke in the night with very severe vertigo and later that day i was diagnosed with BPPV (the symptoms lasted almost three months and went away after two eplay manouvers. The doctor said that because I had banged my head at the back a couple of days ago that this could have caused the vertigo, the bang to the head did not leave me unconscious, nor did I have any bleeding, just a bruise at the base of my skull.
Since then I have suffered with vertigo attacks which are getting more frequent but not as severe as the first one. I always get the attack when turning to the right in sleeping position and lying down flat, when its at its worse I cant get out of bed or move my head. I have also suffered with a lot of headaches since I was a teenager. After my last visit to the ENT the consultant said he though I had MAV. Although I feel dizzy with the migraines I’m not sure if I have Mav.
Before I embark on a trigger avoidance diet I really appreciate some advice. The headaches can last for days which is really tiring. I sometimes have severe headaches with the vertigo, and vertigo without headaches and headaches without vertigo. My ENT consultant wants to put me on long term meds for the migraines, but I would rather find out why I get so many painful headaches and why I keep getting vertigo. Any advice is very much appreciated
Thank you, Andrea