I read the new posts from people new to the forum or people that just found out they have MAV. I “hear” the panic in their voices, desperation, feeling like this is never going to get better. Well, I probably wrote the most desperate posts in my beginnings, folks! I had sudden vertigo attacks, where I was on the ground, holding on for dear life, spinning like a top at 100 miles per hour. Scared to death. Dizzy all day long. Frightened, depressed, changed our lives we were so scared. Sold the house, cancelled everything, scared our kids and our friends ( who were so very kind but didn’t really understand anything about what was wrong with me). Then I went on Verapamil, then Nori, and TIME went by. I felt better, I relaxed more, I got used to it, it improved slowly. I gained some weight from the drugs, got constipated from the drugs, but stuck with them and learned to eat better, more carefully, and found Miralax ( lol)!
It’s been 10 months since I was diagnosed with MAV. I am all better. I feel all better. I have lost 10 lbs and look the same as before, I do everything I used to do, except I stay far away from known triggers such as coffee, tea, orange juice, alcohol. Yes, I’m a teatotaler but that’s ok. I misspelled that.
Don’t despair good friends! Takes time and effort but can be done. Thanks to all on this forum that helped me so kindly. Meredith