I suffer from BAM too and the vertigo is not fun. I am on Topomax and dislike it as it creates a 'zombie syndrome' as I call it. I find I need to rely on calendars to tell me when to do things, because I won't remember on my own. Weather is a trigger for me as well. I had to give up my full time job because I have so many migraine days that I used up my FMLA time and was literally falling down while at work losing my balance from the vertigo.
I find people don't understand BAM. I get the 'you don't look sick' glances regularly. It's true, I don't look sick, but I am. There are also times when I get looked at like I'm drunk when I'm having a vertigo 'attack'. That really bothers me for some stupid reason. And when a pounding headache sets in while I'm out and about
, I keep a baseball hat and my dark specially made, anti-glare, polaroid sunglasses on. THAT generates some sideways stares as well...I'm told I turn an awful pasty color when this happens..
The life of a BAM patient...
Post Edited (Sunup Shutterbug) : 11/5/2015 5:12:51 AM (GMT-7)