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Does this sound like MAV?

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Does this sound like MAV?

I have had vertigo for 13 months now. For the first few months, I had 2-3 episodes of extreme vertigo everyday, they would last 5-15 minutes. The episodes were not positional, and they would occur sometimes when I was standing up, and sometimes while I was laying down. These vertigo episodes went away, but ever since the first vertigo episode I have had some really irritating dizziness and imbalance when I move my head or my eyes. In addition to these symptoms, I had some positional vertigo caused by BPPV which was cured with the Epley maneuver. But I still have the same dizziness that I had BEFORE I got BPPV. Here is the list of symptoms I experience:

-When I move my head, it feels like my head is still moving after I stop. This causes dizziness/vertigo.

- Dizziness/vertigo whenever I move my eyes. The vertigo feels like it is behind my eyes.

-I often feel like my eyes don't focus properly.

-I often feel my heartbeat on the left side of my head and in my left eye.

- No nystagmus

- I sometimes get pain behind my eyes when I am on the computer. I also get this pain when I am around bright lights.

At first I thought I had BPPV, but since I dont really have nystagmus or positional vertigo, I think I have MAV. Does this sound accurate? I know that you dont have to experience traditional migraine headaches to have MAV, but does anyone on the forum have personal experience like this?

If it is MAV, what treatment should I pursue? I have already started the migraine diet just in case....

I have a great ENT doctor at Kaiser Permanente. He suggested MAV since I didnt have nystagmus during his testing with the Frenzel goggles. I am going to email him tomorrow asking him more about the possibility of MAV.

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