He has suffered, like me, from migraines much of his life. This was all new, though. He suffers from excruciating pain in his head when one of his episodes strikes, and they strike daily about 4 times with a duration around 5-6 minutes. There are other symptoms, such as weakness in his legs, nausea, dizziness. She eliminated the possibility of Menieres Disease because his hearing was tested at 100% and Minieres symptoms are identical to vestibular migraine, except for Minieres also includes loss of hearing. He had all the blood work done yesterday, sleep study is scheduled, urine is being collected for 24 hours, and he’s taking the calcium channel blocker. She had to diagnose based on symptoms since she’s already run MRI on his brain, CT scan, video EEG/ECG, holter monitor, and basic blood tests. He had all but one or two symptoms of vestibular migraine and fit the criteria for it.
All of the salt and fluids had no impact at all on his symptoms and she is convinced his POTS is mild enough it should have resolved with the amount of weight gain and water he is holding. She’s now concerned with thyroid since he gained weight so fast, regardless of the retained fluid. Thyroid issues are prevalent in one side of the family but we need the results of the blood work to know.