Hello there, my name is Jose, I am 24 years old and this is my first time posting on here. I have been a suffering from vestibular migraines ever since I got a flu virus in February of 2017 that went into my inner right ear and damaged my vestibular nerve. I have been trying to manage this horrible condition but unfortunately haven’t had much success. It’s a lot better than what it was when it first started but I still have some awful days. I was just wondering what do you guys do or take to feel better? How do you make a living with this thing? I need some recommendations because I am currently taking Gabapentin 600mg 3 times a day, Verapamil 120mg once a day and supplements like Magnesium 500mg, Vitamin B12 and D3, ginkgo biloba and COQ10 200mg however It is still a daily struggle with this demon.
I tried Amitriptyline, Effexor XR and Topamax but all they did was make me feel worse. How is it possible to live a productive life with MAV? I have so much uncertainty regarding my future. I am a medical assistant and I don’t know how but by the grace of God I have been able to keep the job as I have called out more times than I can remember. I feel stuck in life feeling like never again will I get another job or even get married and start a family. I would love to back to college to further my education, but I feel like it’s not possible. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but I have nobody to talk to and feel very lonely. I would truly appreciate it if anyone could help me out.