Pppd vs vestibular migraine?? amitriptyline.?

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how do you tell which one you would have? short story is i got cold one night. woke up next morning like i was drunk. super dizzy, lightheaded, heavy head like bobble head, hard to visually focus. but not vertigo like the room was spinning. my left ear always feels full and left side head feels weaker. my doctor said maybe 7th cranical nerve got damaged. this going on since 2016. picking at left ear or listening to mysic in left ear makes dizzy/focus isdues worst

mri, ent, ct, blood work all came back good. i have similar symptoms as ppl with vestibular migraine. i went to vestibukar therapy the first time. the lady said maybe i have pppd and reccomended a very low dose amitriptyline.

so how do i know if i have pppd or vestibular migraines? would diet changes really help? i hesrd some talk of owen judd diet. anybody here try


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    You can also add occipital neuralgia into the mix. Could be that as well.

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    I suffer from vestibular migraines. I get a slight vertigo before I get a migraine headache. I am using Nortriptyline to control the migraines and dizziness. I have removed all the things that have MSG and that has helped soooo much. Look into that. I had also gone to vestibular therapy for a few months and that has helped as well.

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      I have constant headaches but when a migraine comes, I feel weak and I get very slight vertigo, sometimes the dizziness goes away and then after a few minutes I get the migraine headache. I also have neck pain only on my left side and I am usually slightly dizzy, all the time. They did an MRI, it came back normal, they did an ultrasound of my neck and was normal, they checked my ears for meniers and It was normal, so they pretty much checked me for everything else and they came to the conclusion I was suffering from vestibular migraines.

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      oh wow

      im always dizzy/lightheaded. i dont get headaches much but when i do its pressure on my forehead. my left side is what feels off and diffetent than right side. my neck is always stiff. earbuds/finger in left ear will trigger me. i dont get vertigo like room spinning, just i can't focus, off balance, lightheaded, blurred vision when stands

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