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Vestibular migraine never ends

  • By Kayeff

    I’ve had constant debilitating vestibular migraine for over 2 years. I’ve tried diet, lifestyle cganges, 4 preventative meds and nothing has helped. Meds only made the migraine worse. I can’t live like this and am scared the dizziness will never get better. I am being considered for botox by a headache specialist.

    I’m fed up of reading success stories that all involve pills, diet and vestibular therapy, as none of it has worked for me. Am I doomed to be stuck like this? How do you treat chronic daily migraine when meds, diet, lifestyle etc don’t work? There’s no answer.

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  • By Tom Picerno Moderator

    @kayeff I’m so sorry to hear what you are going through. It’s hard not to get discouraged when your therapies are not working and you hear other people’s are working. That’s the hard part about living with migraine. Migraine attacks and symptoms are different for everyone. There are so many combinations that can occur during an attack. I’m glad you are seeing a headache specialist. I hope they can provide you with a form of treatment that will be effective for you. Make sure to write what you want to cover at the visit and bring it with you so you and the doctor can make the most of your appointment.

    I am currently on Botox and Ajovy(CGRP) with some improvement. It took me a few years of failed therapy to get to this point so I feel your frustration. Hang in there and know you have a great community here at migraine.com to support you!

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    • By Kayeff

      @tom picerno thank you for the message of support, I really appreciate it. Can I ask how long you had botox for before noticing improvement? And how long have you been having it?

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    • By Tom Picerno Moderator

      @kayeff I saw some relief after the second treatment, but the relief lasted about 2 weeks. I have found that with the third treatment combined with Ajovy the improvement is lasting longer, but I can’t give all the credit to either therapy. I think they are both doing some good.

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