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Hi everyone,
Can anyone tell me how long you should stay on stemetil after an attack of vertigo. My dizziness goes on for weeks at a time,i try to cut the stemetil down as soon as possible because i've heard that it doesn't help long term.
After my attack i'm left with balance problems and real bad headaches,i'm worried that the headaches arent part of the vertigo.
Anyone has something similar i'd love to hear it
Best Wishes
Posted on 03/19/08, 12:30 pm
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Reply #1 - 03/19/08  10:36pm
" what is stemetil i suffer with dizziness daily "
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Reply #2 - 03/31/08  9:06am
" I was prescribed stemetil for vertigo attacks and was told just to take it when it was at its worst as it can slow recovery "
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Reply #3 - 04/16/08  1:18pm
" Hi
When I originally started with vertigo last year i was prescibed Stemetil but was told it should only be taken for 2 weeks at a time as it can then make symptoms worse. I now take Serc 3 times a day and this helps a lot
Trish "
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Reply #4 - 04/17/08  11:10am
" Thanks very much for that it was very helpful...can you tell me what serc is and why you take this 3 times a day...i guess its different from stemetil. "
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Reply #5 - 04/26/08  5:31pm
" All the research I've done and the doctors that I've seen seem to indicate that there really is not any reliable medication for vertigo (BPPV).
However, there are at least three different exercises (actually head & body movements) that are reported to be quite effective - in the high 80% range. The chosen maneuver is based on specifically which inner ear canal is the most problematic. If you are interested I will look up the names - I plan to begin the exercises myself. I am tired of not knowing when or where the episode will happen. I had it once while driving and that was quite distressing. "
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Reply #6 - 04/27/08  5:07am
" Hi thanks for your reply...since my last post i have had whats called the epley maneuver done twice and thankfully it seems to have workrd no dizziness or anything i'm sooooo happy...if you get the chance to have it done go for it...best wishes "
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Reply #7 - 10/05/10  5:10am
" I have vertiginous migraines. I either have vertigo or a migraine headache. It is one of the subsets of migraines, along with the migraine headaches you can also have vertiginous migraines and abdominal migraines. "

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