It sounds like a vestibular migraine (also called MAV), here is my reasoning:
- Inner ear problems have been ruled out. Since there is no test to diagnose vestibular migraine, the diagnosis is based on the exclusion of other illnesses.
- The presence of headaches. The fact that you have one-sided headaches is SIGNIFICANT because this is characteristic of migraine headaches. Some patients have headaches with vertigo, and some dont. But since you have headaches, this should make the diagnosis easier.
- Your symptoms match vestibular migraine.
Your Neurologist will most likely suggest VM. Most patients are able to manage this disorder with good results.
While you are waiting for a diagnosis, I would avoid migraine trigger foods. Some patients (20-40%) can relieve symptoms by diet modifications alone.