Hi I am new so sorry if this is not right. It has been 17 years now that I have suffered with vertigo, migraines, painless migraines, confusion, nauseous, blurred vision, so on and so on. The vertigo could last days or weeks. Could not get out of bed or lift my head with out throwing up.
I got vertigo first in 1992 than in 1994 I had stoke like symptoms found out it was painless migraines. I have been to many doctors, taken many test and try many different things, Chiropractor, Accuputure, tilting of the head every morning and night for 3 months, tried many meds nothing really worked except the meclizine. I was dizzy or drowsy. It come in episodes and can last weeks or even a month the breaks are about the same week or month between. The vertigo never goes away just lightens.
My Migraines are with and with out pain not sure why. However I have found that if I have at least a 1/2 cup of coffee, within the first hour I am up in the morning I am able to have a pretty good day. If the migraine starts in the middle of the day I can go to starbucks and get a double shot and that will help. I hate coffee but I have found that it will open the vascular and relieves my migraine to the point I can handle my day. My family know if I don't have my coffee within the first hour we are pretty much taking care of mom for the day. It is worth a try but the first hour is the trick I try to have it first thing.
Now my left leg is in pain all the time. The muscle feels indented and I have RLS really bad, it make a long night.
I have never gotten a straight answer from the doctors I have seen. I got past to doctor to doctor just to get frustrated and I would take a break for 6 months before I was so sick and would try the doctors again. Depression was so bad, I was on many anti depressant for over 10 years. It just made me gain weight every time they changed my medicines. I changed my diet, watched everything I ate, I feel like I have tried everything.
Last January I took my self off all medicines and I take vitamins, my coffee and meclizine on my really bad days. I feel better now than I did for years. I think I have learned to live with it. Believe me I know it is not easy but mind over matter really helps and God helping hand. I never stand alone
IT IS REALLY SAD THAT WE ALL NEED TO GO ON LINE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH US!! THE DOCTORS WILL MAKE YOU FEEL CRAZY AND LIKE WE ARE MAKING MORE OF IT. THIS IS REAL THIS MAY NOT BE LIFE THREATING BUT IT IS LIFE ALTERING. sorry about the spelling I use to be much smarter and able to think more clearly. HANG IN THERE TO ALL