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Around 6 months ago I had 2 very strong colds of flu knocking me out for 6-7 days a peice. Along with an extremely stressful time at work I started becoming very dizzy after having alcohol the day after. It got to the point that a half a beer would have me in bed for days and what was seemingly triggered by alcohol was a non stop dizzy feeling. I would be so dizzy that nausea would be very strong. Now it is a constant dizzy blurry feeling with sometimes being very confused. Along with everything I have been pretty anxious, something I've dealt with in my early 20s but hasn't been much of an issue for last 8 years(I'm 36 now).
Currently sober for 6 months, exercising roughly 4 times a week depending on how bad the symptoms are. Diet is pretty healthy, lots of fruits and veggies. Sleeping roughly 8hrs a day. 3-4 caffeinated drinks a week.
I run my own business and obviously it is difficult when walking at times is a task itself. Have missed quite a few days and continue to have a hard time making it through the days here.
After getting to Drs I've gotten an CT scan, MRI full blood work and everything is totally fine.(They did incidentally find a 4mm cavernoma with acute bleed deep in my brain, with 4 specialists saying this is not the cause due to size and location). Have been given meclizine which did not work. Aprazolam for the anxiety which has help manage the anxiety that comes along with this.
Finally saw a neurologist that suggested that it could possibly be vestibular neuritis. After reading up and looking on forums for other peoples experiences it seems pretty spot on. He's put me on steroids and its day 2 so haven't noticed any movement. He suggested a anti depressant also could be useful to knock out some of these issues. I was given an RX for one from my GP when I first mentioned anxiety. I've avoided because I wanted to not take since I remember them in my 20s. Is there a specific one that suits the affects of vestibular neuritis? I'd start taking this immediately if i knew it could possibly help. Just don't want to have to start over again if it isn't ideal.
Big question is what have people heard that could help makes this recovery faster on top of the therapy? Supplements that helped people, particular antidepressants or any vestibular exercises that have made progress.
Waiting 3-4 weeks in between appointments makes this thing drag on forever seemingly. If there's something I can be proactively doing I'd start immediately. In a day to day struggle the thought of another month or even 6 is terrifying.
Glad I found the site and have seen there is hope. Just need a bit of advice to get through the rest of this thing.
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