Re: VERTIGO...Please Help. :(
I've suffered vertigo for years and understand the frustration. Of all my different symptoms, vertigo is the only one that really prevents me from functioning in life. After numerous tests, with no real answer, I was finally prescribe d Betahistine (Cerc) which is a treatment for Menieres. I now have a new ENT who is determined to find out the cause and an effective treatment. I reduce my salt - might start the water pills, but waiting on further test results this month. One thing however I've discovered is during one bad attack when I went to Emerg - I was having sever vertigo but the Nystagmus was so bad that I could not sleep which usually helps as well as a really horrible headache. They were concerned that I had an anuryism from a previous CAT scan that was never pursued. A new CAT scan was ordered, and followed up by a Angiogram which showed a vascular/veinous abnormality behind my right eye. The Neurosurgeon has indicated this area is not connected to my vertigo, and I'm waiting to see a vascular radiologist for treatment of this newly diagnosed illness. Going back to the Emerg visit, they gave me a Migraine IV treatment for the headache. I've always been told I don't have migraines because I don't have the nausea and rarely have headaches with the vertigo, but as the headache diminished from the treatment, I am pursuing Migraine possibility. It turns out that you can have a migraine without the headache. Imagine that. Most people that have migraines will tell you one of the symptoms is vertigo. So, for the grain of salt - you might want to research this option. Good luck!
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