So, for the past 5-6 years I have struggled with what I could only describe as ‘brain fog’, which gradually got worse and worse. I thought it was everything from heart problems, to anxiety, to vitamin deficiencies, to food intolerances and so on.
I have only recently visited a physio who specialises in dizziness and vestibular issues and she believes I suffer from vestibular migraines.
My main symptoms are a constant dizziness and lack of clarity, ‘brain fog’ which is exacerbated by busy places such as the supermarket. I almost pass out every time I step foot inside a supermarket.
I have been given vestibular exercises to do, and I am taking magnesium supplements to try and ease my symptoms. The last few years have generally been hell. My quality of life has been drastically reduced by these horrible things. But I am now happy to be on the right track towards getting back to normal.
One question I do have for everyone is this: have you had to quit your job or change career due to VM?
I ask because the environment in which I work is a factory that is extremely busy and noisy with fluorescent lighting above. I feel awful every time I am in the place! Luckily, I plan on switching careers soon which will see me working in a quiet office at a desk.