I have been told by my ENT a specialist in dizziness that I have MAV and possibley slight MDDS. i have some good days and bad of course. Today is a bad day. i also have anxiety andhave been dx’d with it. I don’t take any meds for the MAV because I tried the amitriptyline and had a bad reaction and have had bad reacations with anti depressants so I’m afraid of them. I also have hypothyroidism and am in menopause for 4 yrs.
My questions are, do you feel your dizzy senstions change? Mine startd with rocking/swaying feeling, now i get that and falling sensation, and today its been a swiming feeling in my head and thru my entire body, I usually have the sensation thru my body, not just in my head. Is it normal to feel different sensations?
This is just scaring me so much, on the days of no real dizziness, I don’t have anxiety as much, but as soon as the first twinge of it, I can’t get past it and it just goes on sometimes for days. I just keep thinking they have missed something. I’ve been to my neuro last year and he said it was subjective dizziness and anxeity, then the PCP said verigo and now the ENT says MAV.
Do any of you have times where your arms and legs feel week when it happens, nausea, muscle aches in the neck and upper shoulders? When I usually have it I get dizzy for a bit then the headache comes and then I just feel dizzy esp when I move and sit, I feel like i’m sitting on a balloon and can feel it thru my entire body. I also have a hard time with housework, like mopping and vacuuming, i get awful dizzy with it. When I’m sitting at work I feel I need to keep moving my chair from side to side. There are so many symptoms with this how do you know if its not something more.
Today I was drying my hair when I felt the floor drop and that was it, now every time I feel it, i panic. I have slight headache on the left side and the muscles in my neck hurt when touched.
I have xanax for my anxiety and it helps the dizziness slow down, maybe I should take one.
I wish I wasn’t so afraid of the meds for this. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.
Thank you for listening.