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Help with Vertigo please

Hello,

I have been suffering from vertigo for the last week, and it's not getting better.

I'm taking stemetil and cyclizine, paracetamol and Iburofen for headaches, which help slightly but i am still unable to move around. this is really getting me down and any advice would be really appreciated, thanks!

 

Michelle x

I have constant vertigo and take beta-histine for it...instead of wobbling around like I've had three drinks it brings me back to a feeling like I've only had one.  Took about a week to kick in but well worth it.

I take beterhistine n stemital for dizziness n nausea, i have to take them together or they dont work, but they dont get rid of it all. I stil get dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, balance probs. but its better than wat it wud of been.
V
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Thanks for the reply.

Whats the name of the beta-histine tablets, i may have a word with my neuro?

Michelle

Betahistine are prescribed as just that, betahistine, and are prescription only, I believe. Your GP should be able to oblige.

 

If you want something sooner and over the counter, Stemetil or Stugeron should do the job.

 

I had betahistine tablets yonks ago for vertigo prescribed by my GP. After a day or so, I felt masses better so stopped taking them. Woops! I've not tried stemetil but stugeron have always worked wonders for me.

 

Lolli xx

 

 

And, now that I've rescued my tea from boiling over lol, you might want to look into the Cawthorne Cooksey exercises.

 

These can be very helpful for vertigo and there are some you can do by yourself. Others need the help of a friend but can be quite a fun diversion if you put your mind to it!

 

Lolli xx

The cawthorne cooksey exercise, doesnt work for everyone, there are a few different types of dizziness, its best to speak to a doc, im under a neuro otologist, had many tests, n im under the the royal national specialist dizzy hospital in london. N iv had dizziness for over 3 yrs.
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Hi Lolli,

Nice to hear from you. Thanks for the advice, i will look into those exercises.

Michelle x

Im sorry to hear you have had dizziness for 3 years, i am having trouble with only a weeks worth.

What does the Dizzy hospital do for you, i’ve never heard of it.

Hope you improve soon.

Michelle x

Hello Michelle,

                        I suffered from dizziness for three years until a physiotherapist at my local MS Centre offered to help and started me on some eye exercises.He had warned me that I would get worse before getting better and boy I did.He took me as far as his knowledge allowed and he then referred me to my consultant at the National Neurological Hospital in London.From there I went to the Otology dept.where I had almost a whole working days worth of tests.Including some unpleasant ones like having warm water poured in my ears and sitting in a chair whilst a striped curtain whizzed round me!! To cut a really long story short after a few months of exercises and monthly visits I am 90% better and can look from side to side and up and down without feeling ill!Ax a bonus I don't take any medication for that side of MS either 

Don't let anyone [especially your GP} tell you nothing can be done 

 

Sue

Hi
I went to the samehospital as Smallun. Had lots of horrible tests. The cold n warm water in ur ears, the spinning chair, spinnin curtain, electrodes on head, balance board. Been seein my consultant for a yr now. On medication, iv seen afood specialist to see if food is affectin my migrains n dizziness, im now seein a specialist scientist n she is givin me exercises for my eyes n balance, relaxation cds n im meant to see her once a mth, but only seen her once so far, n then go back to consultant in april, for more balance tests to see if iv improved. They do say that everyone can get better, it just depends on wat damage has been done to the nerve n how ur body reacts to the exercises, iv had mines since June 08, but stil hold out hope that i will get better.
I know it is horrible, but most people get better after a few wks, its rare for it to go on this long.
Hope urs gets better very soon.
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Hello,

I have been suffering from vertigo for the last week, and it's not getting better.

I'm taking stemetil and cyclizine, paracetamol and Iburofen for headaches, which help slightly but i am still unable to move around. this is really getting me down and any advice would be really appreciated, thanks!

 

Michelle x

Hi Michelle.

Had this problem for years now,and it is only medicine that keep it at bay.[Betahistine 16mg 3 times a day]

If you type in vertigo on this site search engine there is a fair bit on this subject.

I wish you well on your search.

Take Care.

Chris.