Hi I’ve had VM since October 2018 and my symptoms have always been boat rocking and head pushing/pulling/falling sensations. I’m on Nortriptyline 40mg and had been on Venlafaxine 75mg for a year or so but added another 37.5mg in the afternoons (titrating up slowly) about a month or so ago. Around the same time I started having new symptoms first involving more sensitivity to head movement and then actual head spinning vertigo rather than just dizziness - it was really bad for a few days about 3 weeks ago then completely went away but yesterday and today it’s back again. When it happens it’s always associated with a head movement - up down or sideways, it seems a bit random. Not always when I’m rolling to one particular side, for instance. Makes me feel very nauseous as well.
Has anyone experienced this as part of VM or is this likely to be something else on top of the VM? I tried doing the manoeuvres that fix BPPV this morning in case it’s that, but they made me feel much worse afterwards so I’m not sure what that means. Strangely I didn’t have the nystagmus when I did the Hallpike test but after I’d done all the manoeuvres and lay down afterwards, I got nystagmus just from lying down normally.
Any suggestions as to what could help will be very welcome!!