For the last nine months, I’ve had vertigo basically every night, usually triggered by my moving position in bed. I’ve honestly gotten used to it at this point, but when I’m very hormonal it’s pretty bad, and I know my sleep quality is a lot worse than it used to be.
I’ve been to maybe five different doctors during this time, all scratching their heads. Now two have given me the vertigo migraines diagnosis, but with a sort of shrugging associated with it because I have no pain, light sensitivity, or auras. The doctors want me to work on triggers to see if I get any better. The big problem is, I already have IBS and my diet is so restricted already. Now I have to get rid of a lot of my “treat” foods, Chocolate, avocado, certain breads, nuts. I’m the most upset about the chocolate - it’s one of the only “sweet” things I can still have without reaction, and now I have to give it up
I can’t decide which might be worse, giving up the chocolate, or knowing that if I give it up and it doesn’t work, then we haven’t found the right diagnosis. Part of me wants to just ignore it all and deal with the vertigo every night.
Any words of advice or support? Good replacements for chocolate? I know it sounds petty, but with an already restricted diet and stressful life in general I’m feeling pretty blue.