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Dizziness

Hello everybody, I hope you are all as well as you can be.

I have had MS for 12 years now, and all I have had symptom wise is I can’t really walk more than my front door to a taxi, so I use a wheelchair when I go into town with my wife, so she doesn’t have to feel guilty when we have to go in every shop.

but for a couple of days now, I have been feeling dizzy all the time. I haven’t mentioned it to my wife, until yesterday when I got off of the bed and had a bit of a tumble. I feel dizzy all the time. I know that it can be a symptom of MS, but how do people put up with it, because I feel dizzy all the time now.

Does anyone know if it stops after a while, or know how to manage it. Thanks for the replies in advance, if I get any

Pete x

hiya

on-going issue at various degrees for 12+ years , bad when pushed in a manual chair! generally hell for the past 3 months.

things i have tried-again with varying degrees of effect…travel bands, cocculous, domperidone, stemetil, cyclzine, ginger (sweets and biscuits)

hope you find something that works for you.

ellie

Hello Pete

It sounds like vertigo, or an imbalance with your vestibular system.

There are exercises you can do to help with the dizziness, if you have a good physiotherapist s/he might be able to help. I had a great one a few years ago who taught me some exercises to help.

Try asking for a referral to a neurological physiotherapist, your MS nurse may be able to help, or ask your GP.

Have a look at: https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/dizziness-vertigo

Best of luck.

Sue

Thanks Ellie

Thanks Sue x