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I was diagnosed with vasovagal syndrome at least 5 years ago. I've only ever fainted once, but that was during the tilt table test that diagnosed it.
I started again a few years ago to have similar issues. I got symptoms, which I can only describe as like electric shocks in my head, combined with a falling sensation, that felt like someone was suddenly pulling my brain down, yeah that sounds weird, but it's the only way I can describe it!
I went to my GP, who reffered me to a cardiologist. All my tests (Echocardiogram, blood tests, and a 7 day heart monitor) came back normal. The cardiologist referred me to a neurologist, where I had an MRI which also came back normal.
The neurologist diagnosed it as a form of continuous migraine and prescribed amitriptyline, which unfortunatley caused side effects. I went back and he changed it to pregabalin. The symptons began to ease, I discussed it with my neurologist and I didn’t take them.
I had a period of varying degrees of having symptoms and not having symptons, but on the whole was OK.
It has recently come back and is now constant. I realised this time that I was also getting a stiff neck and it cracks/pops a LOT. I went to my GP and described my symptons, which I can now summarise as:
* varying degrees of dizziness, usually very mild
* a feeling of being detached
* difficulty concentrating
* occasional mild confusion that lasts a fraction of a second when I move my head
* kind of like a feeling of being drunk at times
I asked my GP if it could be a tension headache (I work at a computer all day) and she agreed it coud be. She referred me to a physiotherapist and also prescribed gabapentin, which didn't seem to do anything, so I went back and another GP disagreed it was a tension headache and agreed with the neurologist it was a migraine, so put me on pregabalin again.
My memory of events is probably a bit hazy now, but as far I know the above is correct
I'm about a week or so into this medication, so waiting to see what happens. I’m also waiting for my physiotherapist appointment.
Does anyone else have these kind of symptoms?
Can anyone describe them better than me?
Anyone know what might be wrong?
Any suggestions on what to suggest to, or ask my doctor?
It's really getting me down now, I feel sometimes depressed and it seems it will never go away.
I really enjoy driving and I'm unable to do this very often at all, which is upsetting.
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