Hello! I am originally from Spain and now living in London. I am so happy I found this community after all this time of not knowing any other person with the same problem as me…
I was diagnosed with VM two years ago but has been dizzy for more than 7 years already. I am now 37. I tried Amitriptyline and I am now taking Flunarizine 5mg (migraines prevention), I´ve been on this treatment almost for two years but I still feel dizzy and living a very limited life.
I am a clinical psychologist and I practice Mindfulness, I am grateful I learnt how to cultivate this attitude of acceptance through meditation, however, there´s still much to do.
After years of not being understood at all (all doctors told me that this was “anxiety and stress symptoms” and neck problems) I finally came up with this diagnosed and treatment, at least I know that there´s something real there and hope it is “treatable”.
My worries now are about how to live in this city with this condition, have a personal and professional
life, if I am ever going to be able to go to museums, or do my shopping, or travel and sightseeing…
I really need to think about the next step, and I wonder if you could recommend me who do you think I should see. I just wrote an email to N.Harris, I´ve been waiting for my NHS appointment for two months for the Royal ENT UCL but I am still on the waiting list, keep calling everyday but it pointless.
Thanks for being there :))