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Old 07-07-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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Brainstem lesion with chronic vertigo

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I have a left-sided pontine lesion that is reaping havoc on me. It causes chronic persistent vertigo, trouble swallowing, and forces me to I&O cath FUN! Anyway, the thing that bothers me the most is the vertigo. It is there all the time now and when I start to do anything physically demanding (like vacuum), I get extremely nauseous and dizzy. TV and reading also make it worse. During exacerbations I can't get out of bed with it. They give me Valium for it, can't say it helps much but it does make me forget about it somewhat. Meclizine does nothing. Any suggestions or things you guys have tried? My MS specialist said nothing really treats CNS dizziness like that other than Valium, and I already am on the max of Baclofen.

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