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Is this vestibular migraine?

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(@jacklobban)
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4 years ago I was hospitalised with early stage sepsis and I have been suffering with extreme dizziness ever since. I have seen multiple specialists and had scans of my inner ear and head which have both shown nothing unusual. The current diagnosis I have is that I am suffering from vestibular migraine. I do believe I have vestibular migraines from time to time but as I am dizzy 24/7 I find it hard to believe that I am in a constant state of migraine? I have tried multiple prescribed medication which has not helped my symptoms. I have also attended vestibular rehab and CBT therapy which again did not help. The main trigger of my dizziness over the last 18 months is hunger. Literally every single time I get hungry, my dizziness will escalate to the point it is unbearable. I eat regularly and well but I seem to be hungry all the time which only makes the dizziness worse. I have had my bloods tested multiple times and the only issue was high vitamin B12 which I’m told won’t be contributing to my symptoms. When my dizziness is bad, I feel very disorientated and feel like my brain is rattling about inside my head. I also get extreme brain fog and my vision almost seems to be delayed which is very hard to describe. I have had my eyes tested which were all okay. I am quite a stressed person and I do believe stress will be impacting my dizziness. I was wondering if this sounds like anyone else’s situation? Does anyone have hunger as a main trigger and how do you combat this? Sorry if there is 2 posts from me, I tried to post this already but can’t see the post. Thanks. 


   
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(@libbyboyd)
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Your experience sounds very difficult and I am sorry that you have faced such serious health issues. Dizziness and hunger seem to greatly affect your daily functioning. Your symptoms, such as confusion, brain fog and delayed vision, can be very distressing. Regarding hunger as a primary trigger, it may be worth paying attention to diet and considering consulting with a dietitian or primary care physician to develop a personalized eating plan that may help reduce your symptoms.


   
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(@jacklobban)
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@libbyboyd thanks for your help Libby, I appreciate it.


   
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