Was diagnosed 3 years ago with MAV by a neuro-otologist. Only have mild headaches (only one one side though), no aura, no actual dizziness (but a general form of disorientation). Bending down and getting back up gets me disoriented. Loud noises tend to make it much much worse.
I think this all started when I quit smoking about 6 years ago (though I’ve always had Migraines). Cold/cool humid weather makes it worse. Warm (80+) dry weather makes it much better. Mix of cold/dry makes it worse. Head constantly feels pressurized.
Was prescribed venlafaxine but that stopped working after a while. Took a Zyrtec a few days ago just to see what it did, and almost a week later and I’m doing great. Hope this continues.
Not entirely related, but I had COVID and lost my smell for like seven months. During that period, during my good days, my sense of smell was also stronger.