Some of you will already know that I have been getting a lot of 'funny turns' initially since early 2010, with a recurrance of 'classical' migraines' treated successfully with Amitriptyline but the 'funny turns' returned in August 2011 and have continued since. These turns start suddenly and I feel that I've been pushed, or turned or the floor bounces for a second or two. I saw my neurologist last year and he felt that they were an atypical migraine. I saw Prof Hughes, again, in Feb 2012 and he felt that they were more likely to be vertebrobasilor TIAs. I have been doing a trial, agreed with Prof Hughes, of having 15,000IU of Fragmin per day and stopping Warfarin. I had felt that this was slowly reducing the number of the 'funny turns' but I had a very bad one yesterday 28th May 2012 and I am still being affected by it today; dull headache, shaky legs and tingling fingers.
I saw a new neurologist, recently, and a further MRI & CT scan were done. The MRI showned no changes to the provious two scans, which had shown small areas of ischemic change, described by one radiologist as a small infarct but the new neurologist did not agree. He has suggested that I try Sodium Valproate instead of Amitriptyline but I have read the two pages of side effects and no way am I going to take Sodium Valproate.
The strange thing is that when I am not having a 'funny turn' I am able to function reasonably normally, indeed on Saturday in did 50 mile bike ride and felt good.
Any thoughts anyone?