I have been reading through this forum for a while now and found it tremendously helpful.
I have been experiencing severe dizziness for a couple of years now, along with heightened anxiety and depression. Five hospitalizations in, I still don’t have a definite diagnosis - psychiatrists say anxiety is the root cause, neurologists say it’s MAV causing anxiety, physical therapists say it’s cervicogenic dizziness. To make matters worse, I am going through a difficult perimenopause.
I have tried many different meds - Amitryptiline made me faint in the morning. Nort gave me a major boost, but also extreme irritability despite also being on a mood stabilizer. Topiramate gave me an allergy. Citalopram gave me convulsions. Agomelatine was working some but no longer, and the gabapentinoids merely scratch the surface.
I have an appointment for HRT on Monday and hope it will help because I am at the end of my tether. I used to be a lively and fun person, high-profile career, traveling constantly… now I had to move back in with my mom (at age 45!). I am lucky that I can work remotely, but I find that I don’t even want to see my friends anymore, I really don’t harbor much hope of this ever going away.
Anyone know a good VM neuro in Northern Italy?