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Vertigo And Nausea?

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#1 Patty


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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:27 AM

hello .. I was wondering if anyone else has been experiencing vertigo and nausea.. I do not have it all the time however.. its speratic.. and I am worried.. the doctor said it may be associated with the vessels in my brain constricting.. does anyone have any info to offer me.. I was so bad today I couldn't walk and I vomited... I am better now but if I exert myself I start to feel dizzy and I do not want that spell to reaccure! the doctor gave me this medication... its called : meclizine generic for antivert.. I took it and seemed to get worse... thanks for listening.. id appreciate anything you can tell me..

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:34 PM

Hi Patty,

I have had this off and on. I'm not sure it's related to sclero as I have had problems with it long before being diagnosis. It's an awful feeling! I wanted to give you a link about vertigo, I hope it helps.
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 11:58 PM

Hi Patty,
I had a severe and sudden case of Menieres Disease about 10 years ago.
I only had one attack and it lasted for a few days, the symptoms were also vertigo , ringing in the ears and vomiting . The vertigo was so bad I couldn't even lift my head from the bed and even when I closed my eyes everthing was spinning uncontrollably.
It seemed as if my eyeballs were spinning too :blink: .

I only had one attack and I thought I would rather die than have that again!
It did send me to the E.R, I was given an injection of maxolan which helped some.

I felt incredibly weak for weeks afterwards and even walking a short distance left me very fatigued.

Take care

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:59 AM

Patty my dad is going through this too,. He can't find the reson why it comes and goes it beens going on for awhile.. he does take antivert for it. I know something is going on with him he isnt acting right. All I can say is let the doctor know what is going on and get on a med and hope it goes away. Sam

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:31 AM

Hi Patty,

Thank god I am not alone. My whole experience with Sclero started because of my vertigo and nausea. My doctors. don't think it is related to sclero, but I had never had this before. doctor. suggested an over the counter med. but it didn't help. I don't have it all the time, but when I do it is very uncomfortable. I will talk with my doctor. next time about the med. you tried. I hope you find something that helps.

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 04:14 PM

My journey with sclero started with vertigo too.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:13 AM

I have experianced at least six bouts of vertigo in the year prior to the onset of shortness of breath........is it a coincidence that so many of us have had this?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 11:50 AM

I have had bouts with vertigo and such but not for 20+ years. Antivert is usually the prescribed drug. Take comfort in knowing about 90% of people experience vertigo for reasons such as ear infections to stomach ailments. Not necessarily attributed to sclermo or crest.

It is what it is...........