Life Goes On

Hi everyone. I’m a newby and I would like to tell my story. I Started at an early age about 8 years old with classic symptoms – very painful headaches accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Being sick and then sleeping usually ended the attack. Move forward to late teens early twenties things changed to vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. Was sent to ENT Consultant and had all the usual test plus MRI, that came back normal. I was diagnosed with Ménière’s Desease. Took Serc for many years. Later into my Fifties and the diagnosis was changed to vestibular migraine!


The new diagnosis hasn’t changed anything, I still wonder when the next attack will come and it doesn’t change the fact that it has had an impact on my life. Through all of this I have managed to work part time as a doctors secretary, have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and care for various elderly relatives. I am now 64 and retired and feel I’ve missed things but I do try very hard to not let it get to me. Sometimes trying hard doesn’t work and I give in and feel down but that’s life! Keep strong.

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