Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum, and I hope you can answer some of my questions.
I am 18 years old (male). Since I was 14 I have been going dizzy and feeling very ill for no reason. I can have an attack which lasts from days to 3 months! However in-between these attacks I am fine. I have seen numerous ENT specialists, Neurologists and had an MRI and Brain scan (in 2010). In the end the doctors wasn’t sure what I have. Some thought it was viral labrinthitus, however due to the fact I have had this for 4 years, I am not convinced.
When I go dizzy, I feel terrible, sick, and have to go to bed. I have missed so much school!
I am not sure why I go dizzy however. I have noticed certain factors which seem to make me go dizzy, these include: Stress, When I am tired, When I have a cold, when driving at night and going to the cinema (due to flashing lights).
I also suffer very badly from travel sickness. Both my parents get very bad migraines.
For these reasons I think I have Vestibular Migraines. I am just wondering if anyone can tell me is this seems like Vestibular Migraines.
Over the last 2 months, I have been to dizzy to drive and go out the house. I have been speaking to a neurologist via phone and he says he thinks I have VMigraines but as he has not seen me in person, he can’t be sure. He gave me Nortiptyline 10mg. I have been taking them for about 3 weeks now and haven’t seen any noticeable improvement. Some days are better than others however.
Can anyone tell me if my symptoms match V Migraines. Any medicines I should look out for to treat them, and just general advice for me