So I have not been diagnosed with MAV but I am wondering of this is what I have. I am 50 and in peri-men. About 5 months ago I started to feel my anxiety rising (and I have never been an anxious person), and then two months ago bam I started to get dizzy/off balanced, and have been that way since. There is no true vertigo just constant random head issues like my brain is moving at a different pace than my head. I am also much more motion sensitive and get nauseous. My head always feels like it has a vice grip on it and my ears are plugged a lot. I also get headaches and one sided pressure (sometimes). Very sore neck.
I have always gotten headaches around my period but not what I would consider migraines. I started Lexipro at 5mg about 3 weeks ago for anxiety but doesn’t at this point seem to have made any difference to the dizziness. I have no idea if this is just Menopause, anxiety, neck issues or maybe MAV? Really how do you know? I have had an MRI and Cat scan which were clear. I am going to my GP in a few weeks so I guess I should ask for a neuro who knows about headaches???