Hi all again,
I am writing you again because I could not sleep last night.
So this is my story. I started feeling the dizziness/rocking sensation one day when I was pumping (around 4 months post partum).
I thought it was because I was dehydrated or had not eaten enough. But then the rocking sensation became more frequent. I was also feeling really fatigued, and one day as I was putting my baby to sleep I felt completely exhausted and like “out of my body”. I thought it could be iron, vitamin d, etc. But no, all tests came normal. I started loosing weight because I lost my appetite, and also started to not being happy. So I thought, oh well, post partum depression. I got diagnosed with pp depression/ anxiety and tried zoloft for three days but feel horribly, and did not continue. Then I thought I will work this out, will sleep better, etc. Got the flu, then my period, then a horrible ear infection, and I was bounded to a couch feeling so lack of energy and nauseated with a horrible headache. I restarted the zoloft but have only been on 25 mg for 5 weeks because I am very afraid of the side effects, which I had a million. In the mean time I had ENT, VNG, EEG, MRI, MRA. All normal. Neurologist diagnosed me with VM. She is suggesting I take venlafaxine. I decided I would stay with zoloft and do VRT and life style changes, and supplements.
But after spending time yesterday reading all your experiences, nobody has really improved without meds. This thing is taking my soul away, besides the rockiness/head fullness, I am totally sad and anxious and mad that this happened to me. I am so sad I can’t enjoy my baby and my partner and my life.
I am beyond scared about taking venlafaxine, with zoloft I almost had a panic attack. I am also worry it won’t work and that I will have the horrible withdrawal experiences many have had.
The neurologist doesn’t recommend amytryptaline, but she says maybe nortriptaline would work for not for the rocking sensation.
Please, any words of support/ advise are appreciated. I need to make a decision soon. I can’t live like this or at least I need to do something about it.