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  • Vertigo

    funny,
    I have seen some of you who, like myself, experience vertigo...I have benign positional vertigo
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: Vertigo

    I thought mine would be gone after stopping the meds but the last few days it has been back. I have never heard of the type that you have could you describe it?
    Lana

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    • #3
      Re: Vertigo

      The way the doctor explained the type I had to me was that there were crystal like things in my inner ear, which the body/brain uses to determine position. If these crystals become disturbed you become disoriented – you get roaring headaches, when you move your head you get dizzy, you can also get nauseous, and other motion sickness symptoms - it’s altogether an unpleasant experience. Thankfully, I used a cheap medication that did wonders in controlling it.
      Burt

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      • #4
        Re: Vertigo

        exactly. That is what I was told...when I have it, I get dizzy when I look up at things and when I get up in the morning after lying down for a long period.
        \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

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        • #5
          Re: Vertigo

          Meclizine (antivert) is not for us Cynthia, as it is a histamine receptor blocker, and doesn’t play well with HCM. I wish I could remember the name of the drug I used. I do not believe it was an HRB, but it was extremely effective for me.

          Talk to your PCP about it. Maybe he can come up with an effective medication that isn’t in the HRB category – make sure you tell him that HRB’s are out because of your HCM. (If many cardio’s don’t know that much about HCM, you have to guide your PCP in that area.)

          Good Luck Hon. Hope you rediscover the stuff I used. Let me know the name if you do. I think I’ll go back to my playpen, grab my letter blocks and see what other letter combinations I can put together – PCP, HCM, HRB, He He He.
          Burt

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          • #6
            Re: Vertigo

            Burt is it called Bonine?
            Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
            Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
            Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
            SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
            [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
            Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
            Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
            Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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              Re: Vertigo

              Sorry just checked , it is the same as meclizine and sold OTC at CVS.As bonine
              Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
              Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
              Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
              SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
              [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
              Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
              Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
              Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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