Hello - I had a relapse of vestibular disorder, most likely MAV - migraine associated vertigo on Memorial Day. Neurologist put me on xanax and amitriptyline - same drugs I was on between 1998-2005 during my last episode. I thought everything was fine - small spells here and there but 95% "cured" until this happened. Symptoms have subsided but not completely gone. I also have four herniated cervical discs C4 through 7 and am in physical therapy for those. I have mitral valve prolapse (diagnosed many years ago), and yesterday got an abnormal EKG at the cardiologist - low voltage, electrical pathways not right, other "irregularities." (I've been told there's a connection between MVP, inner ear disorders, and anxiety). Now the cardio has ordered a chemical stress test since he doesn't think I can do the treadmill with my dizziness. I walk 20 minutes a day but at my own pace, not with somebody making me walk faster and faster.
Is this chemical stress test going to make my dizziness worse? Is there anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms I keep reading about - headache, nausea, panic, etc. Can I take my xanax before the test? What about anti-nausea (promethezine)? Tylenol for the headache pain? My resting heart rate is 95-110 and I am 59 years old and about 40 lbs. overweight. BP is averaging about 100/80.