A brief timeline of how I got here:
February 2018: Felt fullness in right ear. This lasted 2-4 weeks.
April -August 2018: Started to get dizzy spells with a bad sore throat. They are just quick moments of dizziness, unsteadiness, but happen frequently. Some days are worse than others and some days I would feel fine to the point I would forgot about it all, but then it would come back in a few weeks. I have had some ringing in the ears and pulsing in the ears throughout this. In August I started to get the heavy head feeling when scrolling on my computer or phone, along with some nausea, and blurred vision. I also get tingling in the hands often. I have also had 2 episodes of more vertigo like dizziness when laying in bed.
August 2018: Went to ENT, did VNG test, and ENT thinks it could be vestibular migraines. He prescribed Verapamil.
Currently: I am still feeling the dizzy spells, but I am able to function. I just went out and ran errands- Target, grocery store, etc for a few hours without any trouble. I have ear fullness that comes and goes throughout the day which started about 6 weeks ago. I have been taking 400-500mg of Magnesium, Feverfew, and am following the Migraine diet (found Lauren Kossack’s blog post and printed that out) for about 10 days. I feel like it is helping.
My question: My anxiety is really getting bad. I’m having a hard time sleeping- falling asleep and staying asleep, and waking around 4:30am and not going back to sleep. Should I take something to tackle the anxiety first, see how I feel in a month or so, then possibly start the Verapamil? I’d say as far as the dizziness I am at like 85-90%. The anxiety is what is really throwing me off.
Thanks for your time