Originally Posted by bear3926
My mom had a cerebellum stroke about 9 weeks ago, recovery was going great until last week, that is when she began to throw up with any type of movement. Is this normal? Will it pass?
Has this issue been resolved by now ? My own experiences resulted in an ER MD writing me a presciption for "Antivert" (generic is Meclizine). Once in a while it worked, but more often it did not. What I've learned on my own: If the nausea was due to postural--such as bending way over to look for something under the bed or whatnot--with vestibular causing the problem, thhat med worked very well and pretty quickly. Long-lasting result.
However, if the cause was cerebellar generated, such as a balance or bright glare induced one. that med did nothing. With the ususal trial and error and self-teaching associated with these cerebellar problems, I eventually discovered that my nausea could be eliminated entirely by not bending my neck and head to extreme limits (Yeah..a slow learner !).
Too, I slowly increased exercise while taking hot shower to slowly yaw my head left & right maybe 10 to 15 times, then slowly tilt it up and down about the same number, and concluded with slowly tipping it to left and right. In essence, akin to pitching, rolling, and yawing an airplane about its three axes. I am no doc and think it would be wise to first consult with one before attempting those exercises.
As a former test pilot I became aware the MD and pilots do not use same definitions for "vertigo". In my jargon I only experienced vestibular problems a few times as related above. I did experience balance issues of non-vestibular origins when I pivoted feet suddenly or upon exiting a dimmly lit room into bright sunshine. No nausea with those . Here's my very best wishes to your mom and to you. Candidly, I have had little to no help within the medical world except for the initial ER personnel who did the initial assessment and came up with TIA diagnosis but stated that the TEE was the definitive test needed. It was all worthless gibberish after that. I sincerely hope you've found competent medical help where you live.