So I’ve battled the dizzies for about 10 years now, didn’t know they were migraines until 3-4 years ago. Only treating with Propranolol which also helps control the high blood pressure. My symptoms have always come and gone, not completely ever going away but some stretches of time when they definitely put me on the couch for a while until they ease up a bit.
The past month or so the dizzies seem a bit stronger? I’ve had at least 3 episodes while I was sitting at my desk at work where a wave of dizziness comes from nowhere and I feel like I could fall out of my chair, but not just a quick wave, like a rush that holds on for a minute or 2. After which my anxiety is super high and I am quite off balance for the rest of the day. It happened last Monday and my husband had to pick me up and drive me home and I slept for a good 4 1/2 hours. It happened again today and I took an Ativan to help relieve the anxiety and I was able to stay at work, but took me a few minutes to be able to function again and now I’m just not feeling very sharp, feeling fuzzy.
Also, after having these intense episodes I am very exhausted for the rest of the day. Is this my VM getting worse? Are these panic attacks? Am I on the verge of having a heart attack?
I will also add that several years ago I was checked out by a cardiologist, given an all clear sign. And last April I had an incident with a jet ski that landed me in the hospital and had to have a stress test done before I went home and that cardiologist said I passed with flying colors. But I am 50 and overweight and I just wonder how I will know if something else is ever wrong as I’m always attributing my issues to VM. Anyone else relate?