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Inner Ear Disorders board

Hi Walty,

I can't remember, is Lexapro a member of the SSRI family? If so, I think you'll be okay. Scott has posted that SSRIs may actually help with compensation. The kind you want to stay away from are not SSRIs, but those like Valium and Xanax. They have vestibulo-suppressant qualities, that is they dull the brain's reception of signals from the inner ear. Fine for when you're in the really messy early throes of this junk, but over time with that dulling, the brain can't compensate because it's not getting the full effect of the inner ear signal. To my knowledge, SSRIs don't cause that problem. Maybe Scott will chime in on this.

As for the gaze exercises, can't answer to that.