Vertigo since late July, looking for help/suggestions

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Basically I have had vertigo since late July. Everyday without fail it comes and goes throughout the day. It’s now to the point where I have unable to work since october(HVAC tech) due to safety concerns on the job and I’m started to get discouraged with doctors. I have had a MRI which is negative, and an ENG that is abnormal, showing a right peripheral vestibular dysfunction. The dr seems to think it is viral due to having Bell’s palsy in the past. The Bell’s palsy was on the left side and the weakness is on the right. I’ve been given anivirals, Valacyclovir for 2 months, which was changed to acyclovir for the last two weeks and nothing has worked to date. My nuero also said it is maybe caused by silent migraines, but didn’t seem to sure. I’m usually pretty healthy, rarely drink, smoke marijuana on occasion, and excercises on a fairly consistent basis.  I’m unsure of what to do because I’m not getting answers, any advice or suggestions will help and are very much appreciated as I will basically try anything at this point. 

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    Hi there,

    Sorry to hear of your problems. I would encourage you to go down the route of silent migraines, it’s more common then you would think. I’ve been suffering from vertigo since February of last year, and they’ve only recently began looking into it being a migraine issue. I know a lady who had this problem and was right as rain after a few months on tablets, and my specialist says he’s had many come in suspecting it to be an infection and then have success after trying migraine prevention medication, it’s definitely something to look into. Have they taken any blood tests? Sometimes deficiencies can cause horrible vertigo. 

    Best of luck, hope it goes well for you.

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      Thanks for the reply, I will def have them look more into the silent migraine issue as it was kind of put on the back burner due to the history of Bell’s palsy. Yes luckily my blood tests were all normal. Best of luck to you also! 
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    Need to see a neurotologist. They specialize in the inner ear and it's workings, connections to the brain. Also alchohol dehydrates. This can make your problem worse.

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    do you have any gallbladder issues, if yes, check if surgery helps or not.
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