So my deal is I successfully weened off Effexor only to go back on Zoloft for the depression anxiety. I got the pulsatile tinnitus while weening off and I still have it, but my BP is normal. Anyway, get THIS: I got vertigo. Doc treated me for the ear crystals. Didn’t help. Went for two hour testing and turns out my vestibular nerve is totally out of wack in my left ear. Going to PT for that now. So, my therapist asked about my history and I told her my life completely flipped upside down when my dad passed away about 18 months ago. About a year before he passed, I began weening off the Effexor (37.5 mg. And it took a full 18 months to completely ween). Anyway, after his death, I moved to another state, lost over 20 pounds, Got another job, two new cars, a piece of property and well, ironically (not) was diagnosed with having bipolar disorder. (Ya think?)
Here’s my point. It’s ALL related. Turns out I have something called Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness. Fits ALL my symptoms to a T!
That all being said… anxiety and depression meds and a good knowledgeable neurological physical therapist are helping!
If any of you are experiencing vertigo, check into the PPPD. MAOIs aren’t good for this disorder but it can be treated with PT.
Ok! Take care all 🙂