@jap4jesus I'm so sorry to hear you are also house bound. As much as misery loves company, I could never wish this upon anyone. I'm sorry you haven't found a medicine that works. For me, I haven't been able to stay on any of them (except Zoloft which did nothing to help me) long enough to see if they could even help, thanks to side effects. But that needs to change: (and I completely agree with you on the dosages, I need a children's dose! For Lexapro, for example, my psychiatrist knows how sensitive I am and wants me to cut a 5 mg tablet into quarters to start, so only 1.25 mg. It's insane but I still feel that small amount in my system.
This entire month of October I haven't been able to get out to be a passenger in a car at all. I've had to reschedule a doctor appt 3 times, and the next appt is this Friday and I have my doubts. But, I need to get to this doctor as I need to finalize my next plan of action. They want me to try Lexapro, and I've already tried it twice but only lasted 1 day each time on it. The first time was due to nausea and the 2nd time was an extreme 24 hour panic attack followed by contracting a flu-like virus (the virus not related but I knew I couldn't handle a new medicine with the flu). This time they want me to take two different meds for the nausea, but the timing is off from what my psychiatrist wants me to do with starting at low Lexapro doses and with what my GI doc suggested for 2 weeks of a stomach med, so I need help with a plan that will work. Anyway, the other option is Amitriptyline, which many people here have success with, but I've tried it 3 times (only lasted 2 days each time) due to being much dizzier.
Right now though I have gotten even worse than feeling off balance and unable to be in a car this past week. Now I'm struggling to make it from the bed to the sofa to the bathroom, etc. I feel motion sick when I get up, I've had a horrible headache that Aleve doesn't seem to be touching. The only difference from my normal attacks is that I've noticed constant ear and jaw pain and muffled hearing. Usually my rough spells don't last this long and at least improve after the first week or so, but this one is getting worse and worse. I also have extreme pain on the back of my head and neck that feels like it's contributing to a fuzzy/nauseated head. I'm barely making it through, and I'm so scared that I will continue to get worse.
I'm between neurologists and don't even really have a doctor who's knowledgeable enough on dizziness and migraine to help me right now. I keep waiting for the rough spell to be over as mine have always gotten back to a "baseline" of dizziness, but this one seems different and isn't budging or acting normal. Thanks for listening to my rant, I'm the most scared I've been from this condition after 6.5 years of fighting it.