How far west? Suggest you try either a Spire hospital or one of the Circle group. I saw a neuro-otologist in Bristol who diagnosed me but as VM is outside his sphere of interest he doesn’t offer follow up presumably imagining that is the sphere of your own GP. I have seen Dr Nicola Giffin a specialist migraine neurologist. There are no balance centres out west. There is a specialist headache clinic private in Exeter but only sees Devon residents. Yeovil hospital has a headache clinic under a Dr Fysh but then you are back to long waiting lists I suspect. I can look out several others the neuro-otoligist wrote to me post diagnosis when I was in similar situation to yours currently in Bristol, Gloucester and Cheltenham areas from memory but I know nothing about them. If that’s where you are looking I can look them out. Let us know how you get on.
It’s highly unlikely you will get ‘ongoing managenent’ offered but specialist can give you tips GPs just don’t know and even prescribe some drugs GPs cannot or indeed increase doses of known doses higher than those GPs dare to use except under consultant instruction. This happened to me and such can make all the difference.
Of course there more to it all than drugs. You can read up on here about diets and lifestyle changes, trigger avoidance etc. Like me you may find in the end you have just got to work out all the finer detail yourself. Helen
Oh, ENTs. I don’t have a good word to say about them with regard to VM. Seems those out west are way behind some other places. Always found them complete waste of time. I saw four different ones at least possibly more and none had any clue.