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#1 Sam


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Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:36 AM

Does anyone on here have this? What type of test have they done for you. What kind of meds do you take for it and for the vomiting?

My dad has this and it happens when he is sleeping or sitting in a chair. They did an MRI and checked his ears but found nothing. He said yesterday he doesn't feel right. Plus some other things are going on too, he has blood in his urine and he has been on antibotic after antibotic with that.

Well any kind of information you can give me will be appreciated. Sam

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:43 AM

Hi Sam,

I have had some bouts of vertigo that took me to the doctor's office. He suggested motion sickness pills, Meclizine. But by the time I took them the worst of it was over. Now I keep them on hand for dizziness and nausea. They work ok.

My vertigo had me on the floor! I felt like I had just gotten off a ride that had spun me in one direction for an hour. As soon as I woke up and tried to walk, I hit the wall and slid down to the floor. Had to call for help. It lasted a couple of hours. NOT FUN!

So I really feel for your dad. I hope he finds relief very soon!

Good luck,

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 01:26 PM

I too have Vertigo. I tend to stumble. I don't take any meds for it, I don't want to. I can get pretty dizzy, though. At times I can't even drive. Gizelle

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:31 PM

I suffered from severe vertigo for about 6 weeks, then it gradually went away. I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection. They gave me an anti-depressant. I took half the dosage they recommended and it helped a lot with the vertigo.

I hope your dad finds something that helps.

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 11:14 PM

Hi Sam, I too had vertigo - fell over when trying to walk acros the room- was diagnosed as labrynthitis. Was bad for about two weeks then gradually improved. had to be off worl because couldn't drive. Given some meds but can't remember what. Hope your dad is better soon.

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:12 AM

My dad is taking adavert or something like that. But still is having problems. I just hope he will start to feel better soon. We are in the process of moving them back to the old house. LOL!! They brought the house back that they sold four years ago. I grew up there and its so nice to be back in it. Well thanks for your reponses.

I think maybe its related to his having urine in his blood, what do you all think? He has been on an antibotic for awhile.

Well take care and have a good weekend, Sam

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 04:25 AM

Hi Sam~~ The Antivert (Meclizine is the generic name) that your father is using is the most commonly prescribed med for vertigo and also used to help with nausea but it can also cause dizziness, so can some antibiotics. If the Antivert isn't working well for him I would contact the physician that prescribed it, there are other things that may help a little better. Do they know what is causing the blood in his urine?

That is great news about the house, there is nothing quite like that "Going Home" feeling!! By the way, how is your physical therapy going?

My Best Wishes to You and Your Dad~~ Tammy