@turnitaround Thank you James. Wow, a day of no tinnitis for you, that must be a record!! Sorry you're still having some vertigo though. I hope it goes away for you without additional medication.
Yes, the bad spell finally ended, it lasted at least 7 weeks. I couldn't even get out for my daily walk for 5 weeks and the first time I tried to walk I still almost fell over sideways twice and had to wait a few more days. I had to post-pone a psychiatrist appt 4 times because I couldn't get out of the house to travel there. Now I've been out on my walk a few times, and even out as a passenger in the car twice. I saw a new neurologist today who's a headache specialist, so at least that's a step in the right direction. However she wants me to start magnesium for 2 weeks, then try Topamax. 15 mg from a capsule you can open and sprinkle over food...and go up from there. I'm still terrified. Here I am with medication anxiety and she wants to start with topamax. I tried it once in the very beginning of the dizziness probably about 6 years ago at 25 mg but only lasted one day as it made my head feel so fuzzy and like I couldn't think straight and since I was working at the time I couldn't have that. I don't know if that's the medication I want to try though. My psychiatrist wanted me to try Lexapro but it's been a year now and I've only tried it twice 1 day each. I was going to try it again over Thanksgiving but had reactions to the stomach meds they put me on first to try to help with the Lexapro and that made me end up losing my nerve and questioning it all again. I just need to try something!!! The neuro today asked me what I was willing to try (something I've asked myself for years) and I still didn't really know. My heart rate was high (I think I've been on the Xanax so long now that I'm probably nearing the possible necessity of having to increase the dose or find another med to help with the anxiety that at this point I think is being caused by the Xanax) and even though I've worn a 2 week heart monitor patch and the cardiologist wasn't worried, this neuro didn't want to try Ami or Nort because of the heart rate risk. Uggggh. Sorry for the rant I'm just so frustrated and scared. I know I need to try something but I'm afraid of the side effects. I just don't get the Topamax choice, so few people seem to be able to tolerate it, why put a med sensitive person on it?