Last reply 2 months ago
Treatment for dizziness?

Hi everyone I saw that some one wrote that motion sickness tablets (cinnarizine) are good for vertigo dizziness and helps somewhat with the optic neuritis, does any one else agree with that or have there own methods? As my ms nurse would not give me steroids as she felt my symptoms were not that bad Thank u X

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vivien
2 months ago

@melmel1 is the optic neuritis a new thing or a flare up of an existing lesion?

I’ve found cinnarizine to be very good at keeping dizziness under control, so long as I take it as soon as I notice it starting up. I keep a pack in my desk drawer at work and another in the car. If I don’t take it quickly enough, then it gets debilitatingly worse and I can’t work or drive. It does take a while to settle things down initially, but then you recognise the early signs and can nip it in the bud.

I have not used it for On, though, just steroids when it was diagnosed then eye exercises and rest, with no bright lights. I have lightly tinted sunglasses at work which help with 8 hours daily pc ๐Ÿ’ป work when my eyes are getting tired ๐Ÿ˜ด, I don’t wear them all day.

Hope this helps!


melmel1
2 months ago

@vivien I had a bad case of optic neuritis 9 years ago fifty per cent eye vision reduction years ago I did not know what it was and have just been diagnosed with ms so explains tht vision loss I had I had nothing for 10 years but the last month my visions been slightly off and sme mild dizziness I’m not sure if it’s a new lesion or what this is all new to me and will finally have my first appointment with doctor in Jan after a 3 months wait, thank u for reply X


stumbler
2 months ago

@melmel1 , there was a story recently about Clemestine Fumarate repairing some of the damage from Optic Neuritis :-

https://shift.ms/forums/topic/remyelination-clemestine-fumarate

Steroids are only really useful at the start of a relapse. The outcome of a relapse will be the same whether Steroids are given or not. It’s just that Steroids will help you reach that outcome quicker.


vivien
2 months ago

@melmel, being tired or rundown can exacerbate existing issues as I’ve found over the last year (I was diagnosed RRMS 9th December 2017)
Have you been overdoing it or fighting off an infection, cold, flu etc as these can cause a flare up of existing, previously settled symptoms?
Hopefully that’s all it is, but speak to your MS nurse or GP if you’re worried ๐Ÿ˜ฏ about it, as stressing about it will make it worse. Speak to the professionals and they should be able to allay your anxiety which will make you feel better.

Vivien xxxx


melmel1
2 months ago

@stumbler thank u๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜


melmel1
2 months ago

@vivien It’s funny you say that I had this awful sore throat that I’d never had before it was like swallowing knives or glass I think ur right about the stress and stuff x


mamawals
2 months ago

I use antivert/meclezine for vertigo. If I donโ€™t take it soon enough I get really nauseous, which zofran helps with. Donโ€™t know anything about ON, sorry!


nutshell88
2 months ago

@stumbler
@mamawals

I wonder would be fine to take them with other treatment eg: Gileneya


stumbler
2 months ago

@nutshell88 , the Patient Information Leaflet for Gilenya doesn’t suggest any adverse interactions.


nutshell88
2 months ago

@stumbler
Thats cool
I dont suffer dizziness or any flare up or relapse
I just want get better condition wise


melmel1
2 months ago

@mamawals thank u so much x

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