As I’m sure a lot of you here know that MAV is becoming a much faster diagnose in the medical world today for unexplained dizziness than anything else, even with people who have never had a migraine headache before. I was talking to a doctor who had a different take on it and doesn’t quite agree. It was one of those online doctors so I don’t know who he is.
He stated that he has talked to many people online who have this diagnose and complain to him that even after knocking out common migraine triggers they still have no relief. I asked him if he thought anxiety would be the culprit then. He said that anxiety used to be the diagnose of exclusion but does believe anxiety can keep it going longer and make it worse than it should. He also said that migraine doesn’t make sense to be the only thing going on here because no other migraine symptom lasts daily for months and in some cases years on end. He said “imagine having a hard pounding headache or flashing lights for like 9 straight months with no break at all. Not buying it that migraine is the only thing going on here.” (those are his words not mine)
What was really interesting though is that he said that he believes that this particular dizziness (Constant dysequalibrium/swaying-no spinning vertigo) is separate from everything and could be an unnamed illness all by itself and probably triggered from things like anxiety, migraine, Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and other’s. He said Migraine is a popular diagnose right now and that’s what the people are getting.
Last thing he said was that they don’t really know why people stay dizzy like this for so long. Somewhere in the vestibular system, there’s a glitch and it just stays like this for a while. Most of the time it goes away on its own. There’s just no telling when.
So what I really got out of our 30 dollar conversation, was that he didn’t really know why I’m dizzy daily. But what he stated here was pretty interesting and I just thought I’d pass it along to all of you. An unnamed illness with multiple causes. Isn’t that interesting? He actually made some sense I thought.