I am new here …have been reading for some time. Just in awe of you all !
I have been told I have developed vestibular migraine after 10+ years of classic migraines.
While I am able to function day to day, drive etc I am still in mourning my previous life where I had energy and didn’t worry about the next dizzy episode.
I have had a year off work. Tried EVERYTHING acupuncture , atlas profilax, vestibular phiso, hypnotherapy etc etc Recently started my first prescription drug …Amitriptyline 3 weeks in.
Regretting I didn’t start earlier to find the right drug as I am not sure this is doing much.
I am due back at work in another month and scared I am not up to it. I really want to go back to my job but it means moving interstate, signing a lease and starting full time work. again.
How have you all coped with working full time with vestibular migraine. I know everyone is different. but would welcome some personal stories.
Hello there! I was in the same boat as you and the lucky one to have it not as bad as other members here. I know the anxiety feeling of going back to work since i had 3 weeks off from work about a month ago. To make long story short, it was the worse 3 weeks of my life. Things got better when i returned and felt better. So look forward to working again if you can manage to because it”s a nice distraction.
If you work with computers try to get a flicker-free screen. Your workplace may be obliged to get one under health and safety laws, depending on where you are. If not, just ask nicely. It made a big difference to me.
I don’t know what you do for a living but as you are moving, try to move really close to your place of work. If you can avoid the extra stress/ triggers caused by commuting that will make work much easier.