World renowned UCLA specialist can't help me :(
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I spent all day at UCLA getting tests and having a consult with a world renowned neurologist specializing in migraines and dizziness. He did confirm that I do indeed have migraine associated vertigo, but that since I have tried the variety of medications that he would have given me, there aren't any other options left. He did say to do some lifestyle modifications, most of which I already do. He feels the same as I do about what triggered this whole mess for me, which is menopause. He did say this all may just go away when menopause is finished in 5-10 years. That doesn't help me at all :(
I haven't been able to drive a car since last August because of this disorder and it leaves me feeling very alone, depressed and isolated. The doctor yesterday told me to just start driving even if I am dizzy and that really concerns me, because I don't want to hurt myself or someone else. He's basically saying to just "get back on that horse".
I'm crying as I write this, due to all the frustration I am feeling right now and basically cried myself to sleep last night as well. I just don't know what to do now, and am having my own pity party.