So, I have been dizzy on and off since May 23rd. Before that I had the occasional classic migraine headache with a very short shiny aura beforehand. Never super debilitating - a day off work usually sufficed. But when I suddenly got vertigo in May everything changed. Numbness all over my body that came and went. Tingling in my limbs. The feeling of being on a boat. Strange/off feelings it’s hard to describe but I’m sure people here can relate. Weakness in my limbs on and off. Brain fog. Nerve stuff. Etc.
I haven’t been officially diagnosed yet; I see a neurologist for the first time in exactly a month. I’ve seen an ENT who has prescribed nortrip and I’ve been taking that for just over two weeks. Not sure how well it’s working yet; I have been super dizzy and nauseated a few times in the past two weeks but on the other hand the pain/pressure episodes have been less frequent and severe.
It does sound like a vestibular migraine so far, but I also had an MRI of my cervical spine and I have a small disc bulge which I understand can cause some symptoms too. The other thing is that sometimes I have these attacks or episodes of pain and pressure in my middle to upper back. They often seem to come separately from the dizziness and nausea but sometimes they are together. It’s the pain and pressure episodes that the nortrip seems to help a bit. But has anyone ever heard of migraines in the back?? It doesn’t seem to fit any description I’ve found yet but I am still new to this.
I’m confused and exhausted at this point.
I should add that I had a hearing test today which was fine and the ENT is referring me for balance testing (finally!)
If anyone has any comment whatsoever or just words of encouragement I would love to hear from anyone at all!