Still not clear. What about the flu jab? Supposedly it’s a dead vaccine so cannot give you active symptoms of fllu. All it can do is prevent you against whatever flu viruses it contains. This year, first time UK we have two different flu jabs and which you get depends on your age on last day March 2019, so most probably you and your parents won’t get same one anyway. Those over 65’s on the date get three flu types covered, those under get four, the difference being younger ones get Japanese flu cover, olders don’t, not this year. Of course it’s only effective at all if you catch the matching strains. Which the NHS choose depends on decision made months back by whoknows? And last year flu jab rafed at 30% effectiveness. Reason this year for two different jabs is because olders have poorer system at utilising it and this year the jabs have been treated to improve that. Excuse was no time to include four but cynics say it’s funding. Lots of older plp seem to believe the flu jab helps with all coughs and colds but I don’t think there’s any medical evidence of that at all.
Sorry about your ‘ear dyslexia’. I once remember an optician who told me I had the wrong shaped nose to wear glasses! Because I complained they kept slipping down.
MAV’s all ‘up and down”. I’d imagine the stress wound up your tinnitus. MAV doesn’t take much to wind up.
@jojo65. Ah. Interesting that. Really proves Dr Hain spot on. He says Effexor is most effective for Visual Vertigo and particularly in people who have adapted to vestibular migraine. Most interesting.
The ear pressure depends I suppose. I only got it as late on-set symptom-so mine must be from migraine and it’s so similar to the rear head pressure too. But it’s ‘chicken and hen’ for some so history becomes very relevant (@turnitaround knows his and that it caused his MAV) in diagnosis, and with difficulty, when there’s comorbid conditions as with @Janb. Thinking on it, only other time I’ve ever had ear fullness/ear pressure was when I had Mumps as a child although I’m sure my pet golden hamster I then had must have felt it carrying those pouches full of seeds back to his den a few times too.
@turnitaround. Timely your cotton buds comment. Heard earlier on radio huge sums NHS spent extracting a long list of bits of things (biros,pencils,beads etc) from childrens’ ears, and cotton wool buds from UK adults. Helen