Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been reading the responses on this site late at night, but have been reading on my phone so haven't responded from there. Taking the time to respond now from my computer.
I'm glad you're off the meds and managing well. Sorry that a relapse occurred though. Usually when I have a relapse it takes me a couple days as well. I noticed when I had my really bad one in early August it took 5-7 days for me to be somewhat normal again.
What have you done with your time differently now since you're starting to get into a better place?
Funny enough, I actually thought of you this morning when I woke up, because I had about 10%-20% of the inner ear fullness feeling in left ear and when I sat up for about 5 mins (finally got up/woke up), I felt the fluid in my left ear leaking out feeling and I remember you stating that happened most/every morning for you.
I'm still dealing with the random inner ear fullness feeling though sometimes throughout the day (I'm sure seasonal allergies also are not helping the situation) and then feeling the fluid feeling (right now as I post this the fluid feeling is occurring). I haven't done the Valsalva maneuver ever since that other post I made. I have noticed most nights now I'm walking imbalanced in the dark. Not sure why that is, since I was fine a couple weeks ago.
I also noticed my head isn't as warm/hot as it has been in the previous months, but I can tell when I start to get more symptomatic that my forehead gets much warmer.
I've been abiding by the migraine diet for about roughly 2 months now and I can sense more so about 15-30 mins later after eating something if it will trigger some symptoms (light headedness, motion sensitivity, possible slight dizziness, etc).
Thank you for that info from Dr Priesol about 99% of people make a full recovery, that gives me a bit more hope since I, and others, are always looking for answers and "hope". My appt is soon with Dr Rauch.
Thanks for that info on the migraine med and the information regarding it's status! (I'll pass that info along to my family since 2 of my brothers get migraines daily. 1 brother it's from a hard workout or work. The other brother it's from barometer pressure/weather and work. I usually ask him how he's feeling if I'm feeling off to gauge if it truly is the weather or just the random VM fun). I always like referencing back at this thread and seeing information that's been discussed (and posting my continuing progress).