I consider myself very lucky. I found an article about mav that sounded just like me. I took the article to my Family doc and she put me on the Venlafaxine (which is what the article said). I have never been to a neurologist. During that 4 months to feeling better, I didn’t have the vertigo, but I just didn’t feel well. Now I feel fine except for the one breakthrough MAV I had in August for 2 days.
I have not restricted caffeine (I love coffee). I did try the keto diet (to lose weight) and I did notice that I did not have a “regular migraine” during that time, so I am still trying to restrict carbs/sugar. I wish everyone the best. I am very thankful that the Venlafaxine continues to work for me. Sue