Well the good news for me then is they have got all the meds exactly right, nortriptyline, calcium channel blockers and topiramate, exactly as they suggested!
I am sorry to hear about your good ear playing up too, that is just not on! Maybe, just maybe you need to add another med?
As for diet. I have always had a healthy diet my entire life so I know that is not a culprit. Ok yes I have the occasional bag of crisps but that is the ONLY ready made food in my home and I never ever have takeaways! (Very boring person!) I don't drink coffee, alcohol, eat chocolate, msg, citrus fruit etc,etc, etc!!! Yet it is only the above combination of meds that have brought relief. So I would maybe look into that James because it may just set you free. I am still aware that I have VM of course but nothing like I was before.