Hi everybody. Was just wondering if anybody in the UK can give me any advice on a private centre in London that deals with MAV?
I’m so sick of being told by my gps that I have anxiety when I know it’s migraine related. I have suffered aura migraines now for 15 years.
December 2013 I woke up feeling fine but by lunch time my whole world had changed. I felt dizzy, drunk, unreal feelings, heavy head, sick, unable to concentrate, very blurry vision and unable to focus on things like I could see them but my brain didn’t process what I was looking at. Lights were far too bright. Everything looked different. I wasn’t able to watch TV as it made me feel dizzy as the screen was moving too quick. I also had headaches.I felt like this 80% of the time. I would have moments of feeling normal and would think wow, I’m back but would end up back to feeling so ill again. In September 14 I saw a migraine specialist for my migraines with aura but didn’t mention any of my other symptoms as I thought it was anxiety (hadn’t heard of MAV) told her I had weird visuals. She told me to take beta blockers, asperin, taught me about sleep routine and cutting out msg, chocolate, cheese and nuts. After this I got 80% better. I still had the drunk feeling in the super markets etc but was feeling so much better. Ironing striped shirts on my spotty iron board and other visuals still made my head funny but I coped UNTIL a couple of weeks ago after a few months on stress I’m back to full on dizzy, drunk, major headache mode again.
Do you think this is MAV? I’m finding it all so much to cope with now. I’m trying to get on with my life but I feel so unsteady and awful again. I told my doc I thought it was mav but she said no as I don’t have vertigo.