Re: Dizziness for 5 months now. Help?
Hello: I have not been on these sites for quite some time (it has been over 2 years since being diagnosed with vestibular neuritis). I do like to read posts to see how other people are feeling/progressing, long term prognosis, etc. I feel for you and everyone who has ever experienced this! It is concerning and scary at times as the symptoms are quite disabling. If it was not for these posts, I sincerely felt like I was going to lose my mind, the symptoms were so fluctuating and unpredictable. It did take me a little while to get the correct diagnosis. If you have the opportunity, good insurance, etc., please try to see an otoneurologist. I was out of work for 7 months due to this and I felt like it took me over a year to really start to feel "normal" again. I went back to working out, going to work, etc., though still felt like I was never really 100%. It really takes time. I originally thought I would be over it in a few weeks or a couple months. The otoneurologist had mentioned to me after 6-7 months, the possibility of now having MAV (migraine associated vertigo). I never experienced headaches before the start of my VN, though did not realize that people may experience migraines that present with dizziness, nausea, etc., without actually having a headache. Also, I believe some of us may be more prone to MAV after going through "vestibular illness". Please let me know how you are doing. I understand it is difficult to stay positive, though I think for many of us, it just takes more time and the right doctor, exercises, family support, etc. Hope you are feeling better soon!!