Is it unusual to have a attack of vertigo, nausea & vomiting that continues more than 8 hours?

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Offline Carolyn

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Continued vertigo & nausea etc.
« on: Jun 29 2010, 09:30 AM »
Hello everyone
I've just joined your group as I've been feeling rather isolated with this horrible condition.
This past week I've been having vertigo attacks daily - has anyone else experienced this?
I'm waiting to see another ENT specialist who I'm hoping might give me something that helps.  I've just started SERC (Betahistine) but so far it doesn't seem to have any effect, maybe it takes a while to get into the system?
Last night I had to crawl on my hands & knees to get to the bathroom - surel it can't get much worse!
Sad and worried - Carolyn


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« Reply #1 on: Jun 29 2010, 10:33 AM »
Hi Carolyn,
Welcome to the group. We are a friendly bunch of people always ready to answer questions and help where we can. :)
Sorry to hear you have this horrible condition. Serc does help some people but can take a while to get into your system and have some affect. Many swear by it but for others it has no affect.
MD is a condition where the goal posts keep changing, sometimes forthe better and sometimes not so.
We are here for you bothin the good times and the bad. ???
Take care

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Re: Continued vertigo & nausea etc.
« Reply #2 on: Jun 29 2010, 11:52 AM »
hi carolyn i also would like to say welcome to the group, its a great palce to get advice and also to just let off steam. every one here knows what you are going through. so if you feel just like screaming because so called normal people dont know what its like , this is the place to do it ...ps the advice is the best you can get as there are a great bunch of people here ...

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 29 2010, 04:22 PM »
Hi Carolyn

Welcome from me too.  I am sorry to say that MD often causes daily vertigo attacks which come in clusters lasting days, week or even months and then retreats again for a while.  I hope the Serc starts to work for you but it doesn't have any effect for some people and does take a while to build up in your blood stream.  Do you have particular triggers which some people find?

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Re: Continued vertigo & nausea etc.
« Reply #4 on: Jun 29 2010, 07:37 PM »
Welcome from me to Carolyn.
I have just come out of an "active MD phase" when like you I was crawling on my hands and knees to the loo etc.
It is an unpredictable disease that constantly throws you a curved ball,I have been taking Serc x 16mgs 3 times a day for 6 years and do believe it helps.
However the good news is you have found a great place full of wonderfully supportive and knowledgeable people.
"Some mornings... it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"


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« Reply #5 on: Jun 29 2010, 09:25 PM »
Hi Carolyn, welcome to the forum, hope you find lots of useful info on here and supportive MDers who know what you are going through, which helps relieve the isolation. Sorry to hear about your daily attacks, many of us have been through this. I know what you mean about the crawling on hands and knees to the toilet. In retrospect I'm always grateful that it is my own toilet/bathroom and that I'm not stuck out there throwing up down a strange (or a stranger's) toilet. This didn't quite come out as I meant it too, what I'm getting at is that it's always better to have an attack in the comfort of your own home rather than while out of the house. It's the heat, I can't think straight tonight....
all the best, Kathx