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Walking drunk and no alcohol

At times I start getting dizzy (vertigo is closest to pinning a word to) where I can only lay down. If I move, or get out of bed, where I have to lay on my back propped up at a perfect level, I can deal with it and be proactive against it.
However the horrid part is…I don’t feel drunk….but that’s how my body moves…Falling down drunk without a sip! It’s one of the worst on sets I get. I have to have help going to bathroom, and feeding myself. If proactive at this point, I’m down only 1 day. Not proactive endless!
Sad part is…I have to have someone with me always through this type of migraine onset. So I interrupt others work, or school. I have changed things in diet and this helps. If I eat overly preserved or processed foods…it’s the ticket to migraine headaches.
I live on the Mediterranean, and found this helps allergies, living by the sea, which in turn has eliminated most of them.
Without my family support I couldn’t manage, thx my guys!!!

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  • Douglas
    3 years ago


    I am grateful that you chose to share your story. The support of friends and family is often the only way to make it through a day.

    Unfortunately, I have some level of vertigo almost constantly. Fortunately I am lucky enough to have co-Workers that help when I am having an issue. There have been times their help may have been the difference between a trip to the ER due to a fall and getting home safely.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    3 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to share your story. I am so sorry to hear you experience these symptoms as these must be very difficult to manage. Have you spoken to your doctor to discuss this? It is however wonderful to read that you have the great support from your family! It is such a critical element when managing migraine, but especially when you are dealing with such aggressive symptoms. I thought I would share this article which discusses vestibular migraine as you mention experiencing the sensation of vertigo: Thank you for being part of our community and especially for taking the time to reach out.

    Best regards,
    Joanna ( Team)

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