I haven’t posted on the forum in awhile as my MAV has been somewhat under control.
i’ve had it for a year now. It was hell until I was put on Amitriptyline in January.
I worked my way up to 20mg per night.
I now am back at work and living my, mostly, normal life.
Even though ami has raised my threshold it has not fully stopped the vertigo.
I am still getting bouts with the dizziness.
For months I charted the days I was feeling really dizzy.
In a super nerdy way I input them into excel and found out they match identically to my monthly cycle.
I get dizzy days about 2 days before I ovulate and 2 days before my period.
These are both times that hormones drop.
I am going to have more intricate hormone testing done to see if I am eligible for hormone therapy to put a stop to these migraines altogether.
I have had hormone testing done through blood tests with my doctor and was told everything was fine.
The only other time I had migraines was when I was going through puberty in elementary school.
It seems right then to assume something about my hormones now (I was 27 when they began) is making them happen again and this will hopefully be the key to fixing them.
I think all women should be aware of this link.
i also wonder if anyone else has had the hormone saliva tests done?
This is a really horrible disease. When I had it every single day I had trouble recognizing anything good in my life. I hope everyone here finds some way to get relief and am so happy that this forum exists.