I’ve been considering posting a success story on here for a while.
I’m not 100% over this, and I’m still on meds, but I’ve made so much progress and been consistently in the 80%+ range for a few months now, so I think I can call that a qualified success for now. I know when I was at my worst I would have sawn off my right arm to feel this ok!
So, in brief:
Early 2017 dizzy spells that quickly passed
spring 2017 severe dizziness and very unpleasant head pains, all manner of strange neurological symptoms 24/7
Summer 2017 saw Dr S for diagnosis of Migraine Variant Balance Disorder. Started Pizotifen with positive effects within a week or so
Winter 2017/18 progress stalled at about 50/60% better. Dr S put me on Gabapentin in addition to Pizotifen. Meanwhile I changed to a much less stressful lifestyle
Summer 2018 - started feeling much better as symptoms very slowly faded
winter 2018/19 - feel almost normal most of the time and bad days are not very bad. Travel and sports and working at computer screen all are very doable now. Averaging 80-90% most days. I’m even going snowboarding tomorrow!
I have not yet put myself in extended stressful situations (such as very stressful work) and I’m still on meds as above, but I think this should be a message of hope for people who are at a low point.
I know I personally clung onto the success stories in my very dark days. I hope this will help others improve and get better!
Good luck everybody.
MAV is not much fun but it is definitely recoverable!