I been reading on here for a couple of months, basically trying to get info as I can on this condition.
I have always suffered with migraines since childhood back then I used to call them eye ache as they mainly manifested themselves as just above and around my eye mainly left always came with nausea and sickness but only lasted one day, that is they were better after a night’s rest. Iwas prescribed a tablet called Migravess which I believe is metroclopramide and asprin that was 1985.
After the age of about 15 they reduced to 3 or 4 a year and the sickness dissipated somewhat anyhow Paracetamol seemed to do the trick as long as I took at the onset.
Fast forward to 2019-2020 and I started having strange sensations of what felt like a sort of lightheadedness followed by a feeling of being locked in my head but not the owner of my head if you know what I mean… What I assume is “derealisation” the attack lasted only 1 minute or so and after I felt sweaty and shaken.
These attacks were spaced to about 3 months apart towards the end of the first covid lockdown so I didnt attend doctors or hospital for obvious reason. I had these attacks 3 more in total the last one just after a stressful move with my wife and family to take up a new job in S.E asia, the last attack happened six months ago in a supermarket over here.
I started to get very worried so I visited the doctors in this new country. I was sent for a barrage of blood tests and MRI/CT and ECG which showed clear except some minor ectopic heartbeats.
I started to experience 24/7dizziness mainly when moving around especially on quick head movement also tingling and sore scalp pins and needles in hands and feet also insomnia(would wake at least twice with heart racing) Supermarkets were unbearable marshmallow floor bright lights etc…
I was prescribed propanalol 10mg and citalopram at my own request, unfortunately the doctor over here was nice but pretty clueless on VM and I think I ended up diagnosing myself, anyway the citalopram shot my anxiety up through the roof and so did the subsequent sertraline enough to put me in hospital with a panic attack o e night. I was then given Amitriptyline at my own request another doctor put me on Atenolol instead as my BP was still high 155/90.Most recently immigran but that doesn’t seem to do much for dizziness.
Im not sure what the trigger was it may be Covid, an infection in my leg for which I was prescribed very strong antibiotics but I now go through bouts of feeling ok for a few days then back to the symptoms including nausea now, oh the joy of it…