Patient Comments: Vertigo - Treatment

What kind of treatment have you had for your vertigo? Did it help?

A Doctor's View on Vertigo Treatment

Read the Comment by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

Vertigo treatment depends on the underlying cause of vertigo. Many cases of vertigo require no treatment. Other cases of vertigo may require treatment with medication, physical therapy, or other intervention. Blood tests and CT and MRI scans may be necessary to determine the underlying cause of vertigo so that the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Gverhey, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have vertigo for weeks on end. It started in 2011 when I had a stroke that affected my cerebellum. The neurologist has prescribed topiramate 400 mg and Valium 10 mg a day, it went away for 3 weeks, but I went off a medicine I was on for depression, and the vertigo went away for 8 months. It's back now 7 days straight, I recently found out I have ovarian cancer, had blood clot in leg and lung, I have to get this vertigo cleared up, I have to have surgery soon.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female Published: August 11

I take Ativan, which knocks me out for the day, but stops the episode. My vertigo is neurological, so none of the treatments discussed are relevant. I've had a few ignorant doctors grab my head to perform the Eply Maneuver, ignoring my pleas to stop. In the 13 years I've suffered, I've only met one other person with this form of vertigo.

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Comment from: roost, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

I had a stroke a few years ago, due to a blocked artery in my neck, in which a piece broke away travailing to my eye, this stopped the blood flow to the eye which resulted in total blindness in my left eye in 3 days, since then i am sure i am suffering from vertigo, i know i have lost my depth perception as well.

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Comment from: KalenaL, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

I am in my early 40s, and have had vertigo upon waking, about once a year, for the last 20 years. I tried the Epley maneuver in the past without success. A few years ago I found a solution that works every time my new chiropractor! Within 1 (maybe 2) visits, he gives me a neck adjustment (along with a hard tug on my earlobes). Really works!

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Comment from: Et, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

Antivert (meclizine), it's wonderful. Most of the time it has to do with sinus problems which I have found to also correlate with my migraines. If I catch the symptoms soon one pill works. If really it's really bad then I take two pills and go to bed. When I was first diagnosed would have to take the pills for several days and stay out for it to take hold. But now knowing the symptoms, I take it on the first onset and I'm okay. Today is one of those days I ignored it and am now taking 2 pills and going to bed.

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Comment from: Infogirl, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: June 21

My mom suffered from Vertigo/BPPV, until a physical therapy nurse performed the Epley Manuever on her. The dizziness stopped almost immediately, and one treatment was all that was necessary.

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Comment from: Now healthy, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: May 08

I suffered from vertigo for six long miserable years. I had consultations with five different specialists, none of which helped me. I had to take Stemetil and I was highly allergic, so I had to take Benadryl to counteract it. I finally found a simple holistic solution given by a doctor. It was 12 tablespoons full of natural apple-cider vinegar with one tablespoon full of pure honey, mixed in a glass of water taken twice a day. The attacks diminished over six months and I have been attack free for 30 years.

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Comment from: Saaroo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

I consulted a physician who checked my BP and took ECG. Said the ECG was normal but the BP WAS high. From my details about the symptoms it is a case of BPPV. I consulted an ENT who has prescribed medicines for 5 days. I have to meet him after 5 days.

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