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Discussion in 'Problems Standing: Orthostatic Intolerance; POTS' started by Flanagan, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Flanagan

    Flanagan Guest

    Has anyone found an effective medication for vertigo? I am completely incapacitated by it.
  2. srmny




    During and after radiation treatments for a brain tumor I had severe vertigo and hemifacial spasms. I took Klonapin for both. It helped a lot. It was prescribed by a neurologist and from what I learned online seemed to be a fairly common treatment.

    I am sorry you are having to go through it. I hope it subsides soon.
  3. Flanagan

    Flanagan Guest


    Thanks so much. I hope you're all well too. I'll try klonopin. I need something!
  4. Min

    Min Guest

    Sorry you are so poorly.

    I take SERC tablets (UK name), betahistine dihydrochloride - I keep them with me for when it starts as labrythitis has always been part of my M.E.
  5. Flanagan

    Flanagan Guest


    You guys are terrific. Thank you!
  6. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

    Upstate SC, USA
    If you want something a little less potent, the herb Ginger helps when I get mild flares of vertigo. Sometimes I have to resort to phenergran, but it's lights out then.
  7. Flanagan

    Flanagan Guest

    August, does the ginger help with the vertigo itself, or just the nausea?
  8. anne

    anne Guest

    I know this is a ridiculous question, but I've heard different things. Could someone define vertigo for me?
  9. Flanagan

    Flanagan Guest

    Vertigo is the sensation and appearance that everything around you is moving. You feel like you're spinning or bobbing up and down or falling in space when you are actually stationary. Things around you will actually appear to be moving when they are not. It's horrible.
  10. anne

    anne Guest

    Thank you. I'm always at a loss to describe the dizziness I get. It isn't vertigo, it isn't lightheadedness. We've just started to call it "schwoozy."
  11. m1she11e

    m1she11e Senior Member

    I get different versions of Vertigo off and on. Sometimes the full on spins, sometimes just the sensation of moving when I am not. Sometimes I can just feel that fuzzy feeling in my head and neck and know that I am about to go into a episode.

    I have found that a homeopathic product called Vertigoheel (by Heel) helps me a lot. Sometimes I have to take it every 15 minutes for 4 or 5 doses but it will usually head it off before it gets going.

    I also find that stretching and rubbing my neck and shoulders helps a bit but the Vertigoheel is the best.

    That Vertigo is no fun! Good luck!

  12. Flanagan

    Flanagan Guest

    Thanks, MIchelle!

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