Hope you are all well. Just wanted to give you an update. So I am on Effexor, and five weeks ago I increased to 150 mg (which is target dose for depression/anxiety, btw, but way above recommended for migraine). But I am feeling pretty good. It is hard for me to say how much in percentage but I will leave it at 80%. I don’t have ear pressure anymore, neither walking on cotton feeling, much less head pressure, and the rocking is decreased significantly. I have had an odd half way spin and after 2 flights, I walk up spinning for like a minute. I tested for BPPV but it wasn’t that, so I think it was the 2 flights.
I traveled to a very large South American city and handled all of it just fine. I was just more tired, but I think any normal human being handling a one year old in a 11 million people city will get tired. I also ate everything (hint: amazing Mexican food) and I did not feel any changes. I did not take with me my CBD oil and I noticed my sleep wasn’t great. Once I was back I restarted the CBD and last two nights, I have slept much better, which I think makes a difference in the rocking.
Side effects: I am hungrier!! Specially craving sweets, which I never did before. And dreams are like 3D movies, crazy, but they are funny. My husband says that I laugh out loud while dreaming.
I do get discourage when the rocking starts, but I need to keep reminding myself that from where I was back in March - April to now, the difference is significant, and I have only gotten better.