Hello everyone. My name is Greg,
I have just been diagnosed with MAV in October 2010. I am 31 and have had the constant imbalance, motion sensativity and the feeling of objects moving when they’re not. The motion sensitivity is there 24/7. The constant imbalance is there about 85% of the time. Some days are better than others, but the feeling never goes away. I’ve never had spinning vertigo or migraine headaches. I went to the ER at the University of Michigan hospital in October (that’s where they gave me the diagnosis). I was there for 3 days and passed every balance test they gave me. But my vision was off, almost like I was cross-eyed and I was really off balance even though I passed the tests. Every other test I took including the MRIs and CAT scans were fine. They started me on Nortriptyline and I was on it for while but I still had the symptoms so I got off it. I was on it for about 8 weeks with no luck. I was at 25 mg and went up to 50 mg but it didn’t seem to matter. Now that I’m drug free at the moment, I wanna try and beat this thing through diet and exercise. Is it possible? Has anyone ever achieved success from that? I know there are loads of other ways I can go, but I’d rather not be on any meds. I don’t think any foods trigger this for me because no matter what I eat or drink my symptoms don’t get any worse or better. But if I eat healthy foods and do cardio will it eventually subside? Right now I eat junk food on a daily basis. I know I shouldn’t but I do. It’s much easier for me right now. But I’m wondering if better health overall will kick this thing right out.
Thanks for reading my post. Any suggestions are certainly welcome.