ENT thinks I have MAV

Hi all,

To cut a long story short, my ENT thinks I have MAV and is referring me to neurologist to get advice/confirmation, still waiting on NHS for this appt.

My question is - along with my everyday symptoms of feeling lightheaded, drunk, off balance and positional vertigo, I also get this full pressure feeling in my head. It’s not always there but will be particularly bothersome when I am at work on the computer. The pressure feels like it is in the bridge of my nose and I find myself holding/squeezing my nose to try to relieve the pressure. Also between my eyes.

I can’t find anywhere that describes these nose sensations so I am wondering if anyone here has experienced it? I thought it was my sinuses but a CT scan has ruled that out.

Thank you for any advice.

I also get that feeling of pressure. I described it to my doctor as pressure behind my eyes and nose from temple to temple. This happens as soon as I sit in front of the computer. The computer is my enemy in this mess but for work I am in front of my computer 8 to 10 hours a day. I am on nortriptyline which did take that pressure feeling away but not the feeling of imbalance and movement when in front of the computer. I am supposed to up my dose of nort next week to 20 mgs. but I am so fatigued I am afraid I will be comatose. I guess we will see what happens.

Hi all,

Old user here returning for the first time since 2017!

Hoping anyone on here might have some advice for me!

Long story short I was diagnosed in 2015 with vestibular migraines by Dr S and over the next two years (being on pregabalin, diet, lifestyle changes) I recovered back to ‘normal’ and was taken off meds and introduced most foods with no issues. My ‘normal’ was living life without thinking about MAV but having odd periods here and there where I would feel symptoms but it would always return to base and I’d resume normal life. I had two children during this time too.

Since March this year these odd periods have become more frequent and I’m now at the point where I have had symptoms everyday for the past 3 weeks. I believe I have returned to a chronic state again unfortunately. My symptoms are feeling off balance with head pressure and brain fog.

Along with this I have today had a full on vertigo attack - triggered by head movement (I also have bppv which has always stayed with me over the years but never caused much issue - I just can’t lie flat is all)

Has anyone relapsed after this long and managed to clear it again?

I’ve been ‘well’ for 5/6 years now and was hoping it would never return but lo and behold it has. I can’t for the life of me work out what’s caused it as i haven’t done anything different lately to what I’ve been doing the last 5 years so it’s frustrating to say the least.

Any help is massively appreciated!

Thanks all x