I had my followup two weeks ago but got caught up in so many things (and dizziness, and lightheadedness, and migraines) I didn’t get the chance to write about it. And actually, there isn’t much to write about. The ENT asked if I’ve experienced any changes since my last appointment in November; I told him I didn’t. Things are not that much better but fortunately, not worse either. He essentially told me that nothing much can be done and I will have to learn to cope and live with MAV. His response didn’t surprise me, as in fact I had been thinking, really, can anything be done? ENT gave me an open date and told me to make another appointment if I ever need to. I guess that means I’m discharged and my case is closed.
I don’t know if I should see another doctor. I’ve been to quite a few and I don’t think I can bear seeing more, and hearing the same thing over and over again. Plus, specialists don’t come cheap. Maybe I do indeed have migraine-associated vertigo and I should just accept it and stop questioning and wondering and doubting. Compared to many others, my dizziness hasn’t been very debilitating. I’m still able to function more or less normally, although of course I usually have to put in a lot of effort, and there are bad days too. Although I wish I could go back to my pre-dizzy days, I know that may never be possible, and I’m just grateful for all that I have right now.