Dizziness & Vertigo Support Group

Dizziness is the sensation of instability. Vertigo refers to dizziness with a sensation of motion. Vertigo is more likely than other types of dizziness to be associated with nausea, vomiting, or double vision, to occur even when lying down, and to feel better with the eyes closed. If you are a frequent sufferer of dizziness or vertigo, join the group and find support.

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Antivert for Dizziness & Vertigo

Tell us about your personal experience with Antivert as a treatment: Has it worked? Have you had any issues? Any recommendations or tips?

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I was prescribed Antivert for my vertigo. It did not work I was also given dizzy pills at a different time and they also do not work. I think I may need the last resort which I believe is surgery. I just want it to stop it is ruining my life.
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Antivert or dramamine for that matter works for people who get more of a motion sickness. Motion sickeness usually subsides, but for those of us who walk or lay around all day with the dizzies it does not seem to help. All it did for me was make it worse.
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I was prescribed Antivert almost 12 weeks ago and I have not noticed much help. I continue to take it beacuse I am hoping it will kick in. I am dizzy within 20 minutes after waking up...I agree, I think it is better for just pure motion sickness.
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I was prescribed Antivert for my vertigo and it really hasn't touched my vertigo. the chiropracter did more good than the pills did.
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Might as well take a sugar pill as an Antivert. It just doesn't work. Dramamine helps to keep the neausea away and makes you sleepy so you can sleep off the attack, but it doesn't stop the spinning.
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i agree that antivert was not very helpful. i felt i got worse on it. it made it harder to focus and remember things.
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When I had my first dizzy spell, I went to one of those emergency clinics because I thought I was about to die. They prescribed Meclizine and it doesn't work at all. It made me very sleepy and did nothing for the dizzyness. Later I was diagnosed with BPPV and was prescribed Valium. I'm afraid to take it because I have heard you can get addicted to it.
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Gave me the worst migraine I have ever had. Felt like the top of my skull was going to blast off. Made my body feel like it was jello without the bowl. Ended up at the ER, had a Cat Scan, everything was normal. They increased the dosage, it made everything worse.

Can't take this drug.
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I was prescribed antivert and it does nothing for me. I don't take it anymore because it actually made my vertigo worse!
deleted_user
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It just made me sleepy.. and able to get some rest.

It did not help my vertigo at all.
I have to believe that there are many types/causes of vertigo, and the antivert works on certain kinds.
My vertigo is triggered by allergies... so the antivert does nothing to clear the blocked inner ear.. and just allows me to be drowsy enough to sleep for a bit.
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like everyone has stated.IT DOES NOT WORK for vertigo. Just motion sickness. Made me sleepy and more dizzy.
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Antivert didn't help me either. Valium helped me greatly though. My ENT told me to always have Valium with me in case I have a sudden onset of dizziness.
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At first, I thought Antivert worked for me, but what it actually did was make me sleep, and then feel "foggy" most of the next day. It did however, help some when I was having the feeling of motion sickness with the vertigo.
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It makes me worse too. Felt more dizzy than ever and all I was able to do was sleep when I wasn't walking around running into things. Was tired for two days after taking that lousy pill.
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If it's benign positional vertigo, medicine won't work, the Epley maneuvers should do the trick. Years ago I got help with these from a specialist, but now the BPPV is back and I don't want to wait for another appointment. Has anyone tried the Dizzyfix for vertigo (www.dizzyfix.com)? I heard from a friend that it works just as well, and it's not expensive, but it doesn't seem to be very well known.