Glad to have found your site. I have had tinnitus in my left ear for almost a decade now after a rock concert, however recently started having vertigo.
I have seen 2 of the top menieres experts in Sydney who won’t diagnose me with menieres as I don’t have any verifiable hearing loss with these episodes, however they have diagnosed me with vestibular migraines.
The two worst vertigo episodes I have had have both started when driving and I’ve had to pull over and close my eyes while my wife drives me back. The biggest issue is though, ever since these episodes 2 weeks ago, the last 2 weeks I’ve had wildly fluctuating feelings of being almost fine, to then having unbelievable amounts of head and ear pressure and feeling woozy and dizzy. It changes all throughout the day and gets worse when driving. I feel like I can’t focus properly and my hearing gets more sensitive to annoying and loud sounds throughout the day as well.
I really think this must be menieres as I’ve had ongoing tinnitus in one ear for so long and my ears have had issues with fullness for years which were relieved with grommets. The Otologists are telling me it is a lot more likely MAV though due to not having hearing loss and the symptoms often mimic each other.
Is this correct? Can MAV cause vertigo and ongoing pressure in the head and ears and the feeling of being off balance and disassociated? Is it really just a hearing test that differentiates between menieres and MAV? Do my symptoms sound like MAV at all? Is there anything you can take for these symptoms?