I have never written on any of these sites and am seeking someone out there who can relate or sympathize since no one around me can
I am 20 and feel like I’m 80 and would like to get my life back on track. In about May of this year, I had violent vertigo while driving home, ignored it and it persisted. Anxiety filled my head and I frantically searched the internet for anything. Made a doctor’s appointment and was diagnosed with anemia. Blood tests later ruled that that was innacurate. Anxiety began filling my head, day in and day out, I was unable to leave the house without fear of another vertigo attack and nausea creeping in. One day I tried to force myself outside and that was later shot down with a panic attack in a grocery store- I felt like I’d never be normal again and never be the same woman I was before all of this. This attack ended me up in the ER, diagnosed right on the spot with Ménière’s. Sent hope with blood pressure meds, meclizine, zofran (nausea). The blood pressure meds just made me lightheaded and crappy so I stopped taking them and gave up hope again. Went to a gp who flat out diagnosed me with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and got sent home with Effexor and xanax. I finally got an appointment with a neurotologist who thinks I had neuritis and now Vestibular or silent migraines (MAV) so tried so many meds for that. Nothing has worked but now going to try elavil and hopefully it will help with the depression and insomnia too! What has worked for any of you? I have only dabbled in treatments and home remedies and am failing over and over. I am losing hope but keeping the positivity the best I can. I just feel like I am losing my mind and have sadly sprialed into a hole of depression and am holding on to any positivity I can.
Now, what has everyone done to reduce their symptoms? I have eye floaters, light and sound sensitivity, vertigo, tinnitus, head and ear pressure and horrible horrible brain fog. That whole floaty, dreamy almost out of body experience is most definitely the worst symptom and it doesn’t seem to go away. MRI & CAT scans are all normal, blood tests all normal. The only thing that has “helped” is exercising every single day. I take fish oil, vitamins d and b12, and wish to have my life back on track seeing as I am only 20 years old and in university and am unsure if I will be able to even do that in the fall. I feel like no one around me can understand, but who can unless you go through this. If anyone has ANYTHING for me, I mean ANYTHING I will gladly take it and accept any offers. Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful day