I think this is just the nature of The Beast. It’s chronic and recurring. And one has to remember the drugs are only masking the symptoms. They aren’t a ‘cure’. Being human we feel better and gradually drop the ‘treatment’. Skip the diet, alter our lifestyle away from the restrictive migraine regime towards our own preference and BAM. And quite often everything will just fall apart simply because it does. We haven’t done anything negative at all. Personally I cannot say I was ‘almost normal’ for two years but I was functioning up to a point, maybe 75-80% and although leading a restricted life (no restaurants, very few supermarkets, no long car journeys etc) I was vertical rather than horizontal, then three weeks ago, woke up one Monday morning unable to stand. Lasted ten days, with a funny little recovery in the middle, and now I’m struggling to see 75% in the distance again.
Perhaps reading isn’t a good idea at all eitherway.
I don’t get dizzier lying down but since this relapse I get vertigo as I try to get from horizontal to vertical every morning, bending forwards abd with head movements, all symptoms I’d almost forgotten. All signs the vestibular system is temporarily ‘up the creek’ one might say! Helen